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Feature #4350

Recording date and time string changes - improves readability

Added by David B over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

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Start date:
2017-05-02
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Description

Thoughts on file name string modifications, internally adding underscores to beginning %F and %R (date and time) fields?

As someone with dyslexia, finding the default condensed date and time file names difficult to read, I change this manually modifying $t$-c%F%R$-e$n.$x -> $t$-c_%F_%R$-e$n.$x, but wonder if an internal code change will benefit all users?

Readability improvement examples:

- Before
Enjoying Everyday Life-TBN UK2017-04-2505-30.ts

- After
Enjoying Everyday Life-TBN UK_2017-04-25_05-30.ts

Thank you for your time.

History

#1

Updated by Jaroslav Kysela over 4 years ago

I don't have any strong opinion about this default. If others add positive comments, I can change it.

#2

Updated by Mark Clarkstone over 4 years ago

Jaroslav Kysela wrote:

I don't have any strong opinion about this default. If others add positive comments, I can change it.

I don't mind it either, but it's a bit inconsistent, spaces in the title, then underscores and dashes elsewhere? Shame there is no default naming scheme to follow.

#3

Updated by David B over 4 years ago

Thank you for your positive feedback.

In reference to Mark's reply, agree, maybe spaces would be better than underscores for beginning of %F and %R fields, maintaining continuity with EPG data?
For those opposed to spaces in file names, there's Replace whitespaces in title with '-' (would this be better as underscore, check below to see which you prefer?).

Chosen programme example highlights readability issues (at least for me).

  • Current
    5 News At 5 Channel 52017-05-0517-00.ts
  • Proposed (based on Mark’s reply, adding a space to beginning of date and time fields)
    5 News At 5 Channel 5 2017-05-05 17-00.ts

Examples for those wanting to use replace whitespace options

  • Replace whitespaces in title with '-' (can be confusing depending on dates and times as fields appear to merge)
    5-News-At-5-Channel-5-2017-05-05-17-00.ts
  • Replace whitespaces in title with '_'
    5_News_At_5_Channel_5_2017-05-05_17-00.ts

Bit early, but hope you have a great weekend!

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