Because I have never fully resolved my codepage issues across Windows and Linux platforms, I make sure that my directory and file names are all straight Latin, with no accented characters. But I want the tags to have the correct accented characters. What I normally do when ripping with dBpoweramp is leave the accented characters in the metadata, and then manually edit the filenames and directory names, replacing (á à ä â ã) with a, (é è ë ê) with e, ç with c, etc.
I vaguely recall reading somewhere that dBpoweramp can be configured to do this character substitution automatically at rip/encode time, but I can't find the setting anywhere, or the place where I read it. Can this be done, and if so, how?
Or am I confusing this with a feature of mp3tag? If so, that wouldn't be a bad second-best solution. Thanks.
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2010-02-14, 16:24 #1
non-latin character substitution for filenames with dBpoweramp?
2010-02-14, 18:10 #2
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2010-02-16, 18:02 #3
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I use MP3Tag to fix this problem.
First load the disc in MP3Tag and select all the tracks, then click on Actions (quick) icon - The A with a yellow arrow swoosh thingy and a green B - then select convert codepage from the drop down list. This opens a box where I select Codepage English 1252, then I select the field to be changed. Repeat for more fields if wanted.
I also use Actions (quick)to shorten file names to 64 characters.
The beauty of MP3Tag is you can select a CD, a directory of CDs e.g. the artist, or a whole disc.A camel is a racehorse designed by a committee.
2010-02-21, 20:27 #4
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That just ensures that the accented character is in the codepage. Assuming both Win and Lin are using the same codepage, that had ought to work, but wasn't what the OP was asking for - which was a way to name tracks using "straight Latin" (meaning IMO the lower 127 chars only)
2010-02-26, 10:18 #5
Thanks for the explanation bobkoure, because I tried Wirruna's suggestion but it didn't seem to do the renaming of files or directories. I've since confirmed over on the dBpoweramp forum that dBp can't do what I want (http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?p=97416). spoon doesn't spell it out, but I suppose the translation is made to the tags as well as the filename.
I was able to define an action in mp3tag that does the conversion, so I'll work with that for now. The action looks like this:
Replace "_FILENAME": "á" -> "a"
Replace "_FILENAME": "é" -> "e"
and repeat for _DIRECTORY