Hi Kilimar,... 😊
The semicolon ( ; ) is on all filesystems (Windows/Linux/MacOS) either considered an illegal character or an undesired character.
To avoid problems in general, even if your filesystem shows a semicolon (like under MacOS or Linux), I'd highly recommend not using them.
For example under MacOS you can use a semicolon by escaping the character (for example type "\;" instead of ";"). I have not tested this under RMTV though, and I would highly recommend against using semicolons - it is a recipe for unexpected issues.
Sorting: At the moment I have not yet implemented a "simple" sort. 😁 Sorry - did not have time for that yet.
Merge/Select: This is a known problem under Windows.
The current work around is to select the items your want and press and hold SHIFT when right clicking.
I haven't found a good and satisfying fix for it yet though.
It either works as it should and selected episodes/files are not linked when scrolling (bad), or they do scroll correctly but we have this right click issue under Windows 😞
Naming merged files: you can use different characters. Again: I'd highly recommend against using a semicolon though.
Change (for example) this:
%NFY - %SZx%EZ[x%EZ] - %T
%NFY - %SZx%EZ[;%EZ] - %T
The red/bold character only gets added when doing multiple episodes, but Windows may cause problem when using semicolons in file names. If I recall correctly (so I could be wrong) the semicolon is reserved for listing multiple files in Windows, eg. file1.avi;file2.avi etc.
Whatever is between square brackets is what is being repeated for multiple episode files. You can define multiple blocks like that. For example:
%N - s%SZe%EZ[-%SZe%EZ] - %T[,%T]
will result in something like this (season/episode and title blocks are repeated):
Stargate SG-1 - s02e07-02e08 - Message in a Bottle, Family.mp4
On the semicolon note: most mediacenter applications (for example Kodi - see this article in the Kodi Wiki, where either "e", "x" or "-" is mentioned).
Since most other mediacenter like applications have similar rules. For example here in the Plex documentation.