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Old 11-11-2004, 04:59 PM   #1
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long file names; fatso32


Hello,

I want to finally move completely from Windows to Linux (no more Vmware!!!) but I have one issue: long filenames on FAT32 partitions. I tried this once before (a few years, and many gigabytes of data, ago), and the files that resided on a FAT32-formatted partition were renamed with the DOS 8.3 format. I was dual booting XP and Mandrake when this occurred. I have no idea why it happened, but if it happens again I would be screwed. Recovering the real file names of 30 Simpsons episodes by watching them was fun, but I don't want to do it again with 10 times as many files (SIMPSO~1.mpg .. SIMPSO~30.mpg ).
I will have a 6gb drive as primary master, with all the linux partitions residing on it, with 2 FAT32 drives (40 and 60gb) holding the majority of my data (mainly .mp3s and CSI eps). I figure that I'll mount these drives as -t msdos.
Does anyone know
a) why this might have happened in the first place, and
b) how I can prevent it from happening on the new install?

I'll need to both read from and write to these drives, extensively.


Also, would I have any issues with XMMS or whatever reading .mp3s from a FAT32-formatted drive?

THANKS!!!

I want to get rid of Windows asap; I only keep it around for Civ3 anyway and I'm about to beat it for the umpteenth time....
 
Old 11-11-2004, 05:16 PM   #2
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Probably because you mounted your partition as msdos instead of vfat

I didn't think "-t msdos" would work with fat32, but perhaps it does... anyway, use "-t vfat" to make sure your long filenames are used.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 05:19 PM   #3
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you da SHIZNIT!! jeez; you think you know something about something - and then someone tells you that red is yellow.

Thanks!
 
Old 11-11-2004, 06:05 PM   #4
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XMMS don't do .mp3's too well by default, but you can get a plugin for it. Hard to find due to those companies taking royalties from the Moving Pictures Expert Group (and I'm not happy about that at all), but you will have to find and modify a MP3 plugin for XMMS. I have the other problem though, I have a pre-royalty MP3 player that I can't get source code for to write Ogg Vorbis support, but I have ripped all my music to Ogg Vorbis and have been playing the original CD's.

Maybe you can run WinAmp in WINe.

Last edited by lectraplayer; 11-11-2004 at 06:06 PM.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 08:04 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by lectraplayer
XMMS don't do .mp3's too well by default, but you can get a plugin for it.
I thought it was only DeadRat that removed mp3 support from XMMS. The version that can be downloaded from www.xmms.org plays mp3 with no problems. You could also try other media players, such as beep-media-player [Xmms with GTK2] or mplayer or mp3blaster...

Quote:
Maybe you can run WinAmp in WINe.
I don't think this would be a good idea....especially when XMMS runs natively.

--Ian
 
Old 11-11-2004, 08:21 PM   #6
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XMMS? You pussies! Use mpg123 like a REAL MAN!

Caution: the above is a joke
 
Old 11-14-2004, 04:44 PM   #7
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Glad there are no "girly-men" here.

I know every version of XMMS I have tried, except for that with Lindows, would not play MP3's. I also know that it is illegal to distribute an MP3 plugin for anything unless you pay huge royalties to a few companies (with the Moving Pictures Expert Group not being one of them).
 
Old 11-14-2004, 06:56 PM   #8
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Perhaps you should download this.

I downloaded and installed that version, and it plays mp3 files will no problem.

--Ian
 
  


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