Hey all. Have been using Beets for a while and absolutely love it. I have a problem that’s racking my brain.
I have a very well-established collection of music, but only recently noticed that Beets allowed utf-8 characters into filenames, such as á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ and what-not.
The filesystem/server that the music is on and where it is played from is totally fine with this. But, I run into problems when I try to do Beet operations from another computer, as the conversion of those characters means that I can’t read those files, and Beets throws errors. I don’t think this is a bug with Beets, it’s just the way the mounted filesystem works.
Ultimately I just want to rename those files or directories. But, there are 100’s, maybe 1000’s of them.
I know the
beet move command exists and works great for other files, but for these it throws errors:
beet move "albumartist_sort::^b" Moving 44 items. Error: No such file or directory while moving /Volumes/Multimedia/tunes/albums/****.mp3 to /Volumes/Multimedia/tunes/albums/****.mp3
I’ve tried many, many ways to go about this. I’ve tried different settings on mounting the filesystem, but I really don’t think there’s a way to do that. I’ve tried re-importing those files/albums, but it’s very slow and it can be difficult to match up the right album, and then I still have to manually remove the old files.
Any suggestions are welcome. I’m really kind of lost here.