Recording date and time string changes - improves readability
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:
Enjoying Everyday Life-TBN UK2017-04-2505-30.ts
Enjoying Everyday Life-TBN UK_2017-04-25_05-30.ts
Thank you for your time.
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.
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).
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)
- Replace whitespaces in title with '_'
Bit early, but hope you have a great weekend!