• Status Unconfirmed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category User Interface
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Release 3.11
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
  • Votes 1
  • Private
Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by drewbenn - 2012-06-19

FS#12702 - playlist catalgoue silently fails to save files with < and > characters

I'm running Rockbox 3.11.2 on a Sansa Clip+.
I followed these steps:
- go to the Main Menu
- Files
- long press on <microSD1>
- Playlist Catalogue
- Add to New Playlist
I tried to save the playlist with a long press of the select button (not sure of the button's actual name; it is the button in the middle of the 4-way controller and the one that is usually used to select the highlighted option). I was returned to the Files menu. The playlist did not get saved, and there was no error explaining why.

As a result, I spent a long time assuming that long press of select was a "cancel" action, and tried short and long presses of every other button trying to save the playlist.

Workaround: instead of accepting the suggested filename, remove the "<" and ">" characters from the auto-entered filename ("/Playlists/<microSD1>.m3u8") to be able to save the playlist.

Suggested fixes: The filename suggested by Rockbox should not include "<", ">", or other un-saveable characters. In addition, if the user tries to save a file with invalid characters, a warning or error message should be posted (like the "Cancelled" message that briefly pops up when the power button is pressed to exit from the set-filename screen).

This bug is present still, on current dev build.

confirmed on latest dev build (2022-05-28 85232fadbb)


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