"Create subfolders" option is greyed-out but active

Bug #2016432 reported by Aznörth
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Bug Description

Bug details :
In the parameters window, we can create sub-folders whether we choose to place converted files in the same folders as original files, or into a separate folder. However, when we choose to place converted files in the same folder, the checkbox option to create sub folders is greyed-out.
To enable or disable, and configure it, one has to choose to place the converted files into a separate folder to tweak these options, then clicking back on the other radio button.

Expactations :
I expect the checkbox to be never greyed-out, as it can be useful in both cases to create sub-folders for converted files (e.g. for to-convert lists containing multiple artists or albums).

Technical infos :
SoundConverter 4.0.3
OS: Arch Linux x86_64
Kernel: 6.2.10-zen1-1-zen

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GautierPortet (kassoulet) wrote :

When selecting "Where to put results?", you can choose to store output files in the same folder as the original, or in another, selectable, folder.

The "Create subfolders" is another additional choice that will create folders based on each file metadata, and only if you are storing files in a selectable folder.

The option is greyed-out if you are writing to the same folder, as by definition you want the same structure.

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Aznörth (aznorth) wrote :

Hi, thanks for the answer,

What I’m saying is that when "Create sub-folders" option is ticked, SoundConverter will create sub-folders, whether "Create sub-folders" is greyed-out or not. From your message, I understand that SoundConverter has been designed so that the user can only have it create sub-folders when "Into folder `/path/to/result/folder`" in "Where to put results?" is selected, which is why "Create sub-folders" is greyed out if "Same folder as the input file" is selected. However what I’m saying is that even when greyed-out, if "Create sub-folders" is ticked, it is taken into account by SoundConverter and a sub-folder will be created.

Personally, I think that the "Create sub-folders" option can be useful in both options of "Where to put results ?" parameter, so I think it would be better if "Create sub-folders" was never greyed-out.

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