Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 484794
rhythmbox saves podcasts with special characters in filename
Last modified: 2009-09-10 21:37:53 EDT
So for some podcasts, the filenames when saved to disk have changed from something like:
I don't know what this means or if this is something Rhythmbox is doing, or the podcast provider, but the ? causes problems when I use "cp" to copy saved podcasts to my MP3 player. It uses a VFAT filesystem, for which ? is apparently an illegal character. It seems like portable device integration would be easier if special characters were kept out of filenames.
This is with rhythmbox-0.11.6-2.fc9.i386.
I believe that's been fixed in rawhide with the move to GIO for the data access and download. If you want to be doubly-sure, just paste the URL for that Podcast (which would be a good start for problems with Podcasts...).
Confirmed to be fixed, at least as of rhythmbox-0.12.3-1.fc11.i586. Thanks!