Spaces in path names

Melt doesn't seem to like spaces in path names. I have a Western Digital Hard drive which is quite unfortunately called "WD HDD", and Kdenlive is unable to render either from the GUI or from the command line script it produces.

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Changing the name of the external drive to WDHDD (without the space) and doing global search/replace with the name of the new drive name within the Kdenlive project file solved the problem, but I wanted to mention it anyway in case someone else was tearing their hair out wondering why the renderer wasn't working.

Which Kdenlive /MLT version are you using? It works correctly for me with current git versions and should also work with Kdenlive 0.8.x

Hello j-b-m, thanks for your reply.

I'm using Kdenlive 0.8.3 and Melt 0.7.9.

I've already changed the name of the external drive, but I've found that I can reproduce the problem if I put a space in the file name of the script I am exporting from the renderer. If I put a space in the target file name only (but not in the script name), the script runs fine.

This leads me to believe that there's a problem with how the script deals with the SOURCE variable. It wants to interpret the space as a new argument.

Perhaps it's something as small as putting quotation marks around the $SOURCE variable when it is called in the PARAMETERS declaration, but I'm no expert.

Here are the contents of "test script.sh":

#! /bin/sh

SOURCE="/home/delfine/kdenlive/scripts/test script.sh.mlt"
TARGET="file:///home/delfine/kdenlive/test%20file.mp4"
RENDERER="/usr/bin/kdenlive_render"
MELT="/usr/bin/melt"
PARAMETERS="-pid:2150 $MELT /home/delfine/.kde/share/apps/kdenlive/profiles/customprofile0 avformat - $SOURCE $TARGET f=mp4 hq=1 acodec=aac ab=384k ar=48000 pix_fmt=yuv420p vcodec=libx264 minrate=0 vb=12000k g=250 bf=3 b_strategy=1 subcmp=2 cmp=2 coder=1 flags=+loop flags2=dct8x8 qmax=51 subq=7 qmin=10 qcomp=0.6 qdiff=4 trellis=1 aspect=@16/9 pass=1 an=1 threads=1 real_time=-1"
$RENDERER $PARAMETERS

And here is the command line:

bash '/home/delfine/kdenlive/scripts/test script.sh'
//STARTING RENDERING: false , false , "/usr/bin/melt" , "/home/delfine/.kde/share/apps/kdenlive/profiles/customprofile0" , "avformat" , "-" , "/home/delfine/kdenlive/scripts/test" , "script.sh.mlt" , () , ("file:///home/delfine/kdenlive/test%20file.mp4", "f=mp4", "hq=1", "acodec=aac", "ab=384k", "ar=48000", "pix_fmt=yuv420p", "vcodec=libx264", "minrate=0", "vb=12000k", "g=250", "bf=3", "b_strategy=1", "subcmp=2", "cmp=2", "coder=1", "flags=+loop", "flags2=dct8x8", "qmax=51", "subq=7", "qmin=10", "qcomp=0.6", "qdiff=4", "trellis=1", "aspect=@16/9", "an=1", "threads=1", "real_time=-1") , -1 , -1
Started render process: "/usr/bin/melt" "/home/delfine/kdenlive/scripts/test -profile /home/delfine/.kde/share/apps/kdenlive/profiles/customprofile0 -consumer avformat:script.sh.mlt progress=1 file:///home/delfine/kdenlive/test%20file.mp4 f=mp4 hq=1 acodec=aac ab=384k ar=48000 pix_fmt=yuv420p vcodec=libx264 minrate=0 vb=12000k g=250 bf=3 b_strategy=1 subcmp=2 cmp=2 coder=1 flags=+loop flags2=dct8x8 qmax=51 subq=7 qmin=10 qcomp=0.6 qdiff=4 trellis=1 aspect=@16/9 an=1 threads=1 real_time=-1"
Rendering of "script.sh.mlt" finished

Ok, thanks for your feedback. I now fixed the problem in git.

I just wanted to say I have the same issue.
ver 0.8.2.1 | Mint 13

I noticed the shell script didn't protect the $SOURCE and $TARGET variables, so I put quotes around them but same result; it still splits on the space.

eg

//STARTING RENDERING: false , false , "/usr/bin/melt" , "atsc_1080p_25" , "avformat" , "-" , "/mnt/bravo/TV/Ross" , "Kemp/scripts/Ep01-1080p.sh.mlt"

I tried putting in an HTML space character for the space like the script has in the target
eg
SOURCE="/mnt/bravo/TV/Ross%20Kemp/scripts/Ep01-1080p.sh.mlt"

There is no error now and the output looks right, but the render finishes straight away and the output file is 0 bytes.

Which ver is the fix for this in?

Thanks.

Try for the most recent version 0.9.6 or the one before 0.9.4

http://kdenlive.org/downloading-and-installing-kdenlive

I note that mint is based on ubuntu so you probably can just use Sunab's alternative repository as described here http://kdenlive.org/download-ubuntu

ttguy,

Thanks for that. I will take that for a spin.

Cheers.

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