Originally posted by DJ Egg
Winamp 5.5 Beta Preview 3 (Build 1600) to 5.5 Final (Build 1640) Changelog
* = 5.36/5.5 beta-specific issues
-Improved: Album Art: %album%.jpg path cleaning. Retrieval service now replaces illegal characters in the Album name by using the same naming convention as cd ripping for saving the cover filename. i.e.
? * | are replaced by _ (underscore)
/ \ : are replaced by - (hyphen)
" is replaced by '
< is replaced by (
> is replaced by )
Album Name: Greatest Hits: Why? = cover filename: Greatest Hits_ Why-.jpg
Album Name: Vol. 1: "\Bleh/" <|Blah|> = cover filename: Vol. 1- '-Bleh-' (_Blah_).jpg*
Is the first example, above, correct? According to the text, the ':' should translate to '-' (not '_') and the '?' should go to '_' (not '-'). The second example seems right to me.
I have noticed that the above text has been copied/pasted into a number of threads as the "official rules" for album path cleaning, so the examples should be correct...