Zipped songs under Catalina

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HowardBrazee
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Zipped songs under Catalina

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I boot to Mojave to run kJams. But today I used Spotlight under Catalina to do a search and got a result which found an error within a Karaoke song. Googling, one answer I found is that the file is zipped with a 32-bit zip program.

Does that make sense? Will we have to convert our songs when before we run kJams under Catalina? Or was that answer messed up?
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Re: Zipped songs under Catalina

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did you test if you could unzip that exact same file under Mojave?

i expect the zip file is corrupt either way. zipping / unzipping a file is unaffected by the bit-depth of the app that did the compression / decompression.

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I'll check. Hmm, I went back to Spotlight for that same search and got that message immediately without having a "find". Pulled out a different utility to find where the file is. I could open a different Karaoke zip file with Catalina.

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I booted to Mojave and double-clicked on that song and a few others. They all unzipped. Went back to Catalina and got that error with those songs.

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send me a zip file that behaves differently between Mojave and Catalina, thanks

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Will do.

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you're right, catalina can't unzip files that have roman diacritics, when zipped by an OS < Catalina. crap.
i'll have to deal with that!

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Is this something that Apple is going to fix?
Or will you need to have an obsolete unzipper forever?
Or will current zipped files need to be converted?

Just curious.

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i don't know if apple will fix it. rest assured i'll have some fix for it so you won't have to worry

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It may be that Apple has already fixed it. After I upgraded to Catalina 10.15.4 yesterday, I opened a few zipped songs successfully.

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you are correct, this problem has been fixed by apple!

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