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Thread: Arrange Audio deletes original files when certain characters in tags (e.g. )

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    Arrange Audio deletes original files when certain characters in tags (e.g. )

    Starting to get my head around the Arrange Audio codec (useful!), but have noticed a pretty serious bug that deletes original files if a tag that will be used in the filename has certain sorts of characters. Pretty much anything not in the English alphabet, in my experience.

    Example scenario:
    File name: Bonjour (Live in Paris).flac
    Track name: Bonjour (Live a Paris)

    ...will be handled perfectly - Arrange Audio will update the filename as you'd expect:
    New track name: Bonjour (Live a Paris).flac

    When you have less common (to English speakers, at least) characters, it goes to pieces:
    File name: Bonjour (Live in Paris)
    Track name: Bonjour (Live Paris) (or Comme des Garons, or Hello Andr etc.)

    ...will mean that the original FLAC file will be deleted entirely, and Arrange Audio will show an error. Cross your fingers that the original is on a backup somewhere

    Hope that makes sense.

    FWIW this is on macOS 10.15.5, on an APFS partition, running the newest dBPoweramp software.

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    Re: Arrange Audio deletes original files when certain characters in tags (e.g. )

    Thanks for the bug report.

    I don't seem to be able to recreate this on my development machine (macOS 10.15.5 + AppFS too) so there must be some more factors to this than just the specific characters.

    Which exact version of dBpoweramp are you running? Is it the latest R17.1 beta ?

    What exact error messages does it generate?

    Are you trying to move files to another volume or just renaming them within the same volume?

    Note that in R17, Arrange Audio started respecting filename character substitution rules (which it did not in R16 and older), but I don't see how this could lead to file deletion.
    Last edited by PeterP; 06-29-2020 at 08:15 AM.

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