ltmayonnaise Posted September 20, 2006 Report Share Posted September 20, 2006 (edited) After going through all the threads here, specifically the original ML_SONY thread (http://www.atraclife.com/forums/index.php?showforum=24) I've noticed that all the discussion has turned to SWEX. I really like SWEX, but would like to have a place to continue the discussion about ML_SONY as well. Hence this thread...Just thought I'd start off by mentioning that ML_SONY 1.0.3 rules! It works great, but after putting it through it's paces on a month long trip, uploading and downloading music from friends several times I ended up with a bit of a disaster on my NW-A1000 player.Bug Report:Winamp crashed several times during different transfer operations. Eventually I ended up with a database on my player that had seriously mistagged music. Songs in the wrong album, gibberish in the genre field, misnamed tracks, etc. The music still played, but it was a mess to sort it all out when I got back home. Possible Cause:I can trace it back to one thing in particular. Illegal characters in Windows (eg. * or ?). If the tracks have illegal characters in their ID3 tags, when uploaded or downloaded they cause Winamp/ML_Sony to crash. This crashing happened so many times that I'm pretty sure it's what corrupted my database. Ideas:My suggestion would be to run a regular expression against each tracks ID3 tag before a transfer is made and replace or eliminate any illegal characters. I have a feeling this would eliminate a huge number of crashes, at least the type I've been encountering. I also had a lot of problems w/ ID3 tags for music with foreign characters, Spanish characters in this case. Unicode support could help here I'm guessing. Just a few thoughts.Is anyone else experiencing this type of crash?Thanks again to the developers working on ML_SONY! You're making my player actually worth owning Ciao,ltmayonnaise Edited September 20, 2006 by ltmayonnaise Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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