Pity there's no character set that the user could use for the replacement of each illegal character.
You also could do this:$replace($replace($replace('a_string',_,mytempunderscorefix),_,-),mytempunderscorefix,_)
This way you retain any underscores.
You're right. What I actually did was: (Not ideal I know but this mimics the behaviour I had before)$replace('a_string',_,-)
That's a damn good workaround, thank you for the suggestion. Files with artist or album tags that include a pipe are still going to be updated but that's a handful vs tens of thousands, so calling it a good solution.
It's not really transparent by default, I've found it needs at least 2 workarounds:
1) need to adjust ATH per track using option ltq_gain based on track loudness (not really viable to do by hand, because each track needs a different value, so you'd need to script that; I wrote it already btw, can upload if someone's interested), otherwise it will delete too much stuff from very quiet tracks
2) it's easily ABXable on a "killer" sample "Fighter_Beat_Loop" even at maximum quality preset (and this sample sounds quite similar to sounds which can be found in some music genres), and I've found only 1 way to work around that (add `--nmt 18` option) which also raises bitrate quite a lot, making it harder to say it's competitive with modern codecs)
Simply, there's usually a very high chance that using --quality 6 for example would give you better quality at a similar average bitrate to the one you got with the manually "tweaked" --quality 5.
It does. But you know such market is being kept alive more by its hobbyists' stubbornness/deep pockets (hipsters and the like, as rutra put it) than by any kind of innovation itself - which for any technology is something as unstable as the elation I'm certain luddites in the 19th century felt after wrecking another piece of cotton mill machinery.And in the real world it's a niche - nothing more nothing less.In the real world which you appear to define as something that substantially doesn't exist in any tangible form?