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Converter over-writing files with the same name [1.4.1]

Recently tried to re-encode a soundtrack album stored in individual FLAC tracks, some of which have the same title. Under the 'if file already exists...' option, I always have 'Ask' selected. For file name output/formatting, I just use %title%.

As is often the case with soundtrack albums, several tracks had the same title (and thus file) name. The output was missing several tracks: After doing some experimenting, I've concluded that Foobar is now automatically over-writing earlier tracks with later tracks of the same name, whereas older versions would 'ask' me what to do in each instance. If I change the output track name to something like '%track% - %title%', it of course works fine and I do not lose any files.

tl;dr: I can only assume that the converter tool's 'ask' option is no longer functional, and it is instead defaulting to 'overwrite'.

Re: Converter over-writing files with the same name [1.4.1]

Reply #1
Is anyone else able to duplicate this behaviour?

Re: Converter over-writing files with the same name [1.4.1]

Reply #2
Yes and Peter has been made aware of it. There shouldn't be a need to bump topics unless a new version gets released without a fix.

Re: Converter over-writing files with the same name [1.4.1]

Reply #3
Thanks for the bug report.
The 'ask' feature works properly - but only against files that existed prior to the conversion.
I'll make the converter use unique filenames when this scenario occurs rather than overwrite files that it just wrote.

Re: Converter over-writing files with the same name [1.4.1]

Reply #4
Thanks for the bug report.
The 'ask' feature works properly - but only against files that existed prior to the conversion.
I'll make the converter use unique filenames when this scenario occurs rather than overwrite files that it just wrote.

Many thanks!

Re: Converter over-writing files with the same name [1.4.1]

Reply #5
Fixed in 1.4.2 beta 1.

 
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