What is your operating system? Windows 10 version 21H1
What is your Shotcut version? 21.06.29
Can you repeat the problem? If so, what are the steps?
Can someone recreate this?
- Create a folder with the “#” character in its name (mine is named ##SANDBOX##)
- Create a mask file to be used with the Mask: From file filter and put it in that folder
- In Shotcut apply the Mask: From file filter and try to use this mask.
- Mask doesn’t work
I’ve used this folder for months to test things in Shotcut and never add any issue with it.
Except now when I try to use a mask file located in this folder.
If I remove all the “#” from the folder name, the mask works.
According to this page from the Microsoft web site, it’s safe use any character to name a folder except those:
< > : " / \ | ? *
So in principle, Shotcut shouldn’t have any problems with #.
If you want to test, I include this ZIP file containing a project file, and a mask located in 2 different folders:
MaskFromFile_test.zip (797.5 KB)
Open the .mlt file, select the transparent clip and try to use the desertmask.png mask from the ##mask## folder, then the one from the mask folder (they are both identical files).