• Status Unconfirmed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category Music playback
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System iPod 5G
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Daily build (which?)
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by shela - 2013-07-07

FS#12877 - Unsatisfactory support for LFN (Long File Name)

In FAT, file name can have max 255 characters (not bytes).
A file name that have 255 characters(contains many multibyte characters) is listed in File menu, but playback can’t.

Using patched firmware\include\file.h as a test, MAX_PATH 260 up to 520, rockbox can playback the long name file.
But, changing theme causes PANIC.

Did you make this case up or do you experience this insufficiency with real files? Nobody hit that limit in 11 years of Rockbox.

shela commented on 2013-07-08 17:36

I often use path name like this.
e.g.) \music\album\<artist name>\<album name>\<song title>.mp3

I would think that this is not a problem in single-byte characters using environment.
But, in multi-byte environment like us japan, in rare cases, there is a very long title song.

I've been using Rockbox for five years, I began to use and noticed this problem immediately.
So, I've been using my private MAX_PATH patched version of Rockbox.
In addition, several unofficial patched version was published from those days.


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