[Bug 416731] Re: Long filename unreadable by Windows but can be read by Ubuntu

Innocent Bystander galaxtri at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 21 03:49:24 BST 2009


** Summary changed:

- Long filename unreadable by WIndows but can be read by Ubuntu
+ Long filename unreadable by Windows but can be read by Ubuntu

** Description changed:

  Binary package hint: brasero
  
  Using Ubuntu 9.04 x64. Brasero 2.26.1
  
  I have seen that a similar bug report
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/brasero/+bug/349096 has been
  flagged as invalid. I think this is a valid bug report.
  
  A quick description of the bug is: Ubuntu can read long file name in a
  data DVD written by a Windows software. The opposite is not always true.
  Brasero writes something in the DVD so that Windows only see capitalized
- 8.3 folder / file name. But when read under Ubuntu, all the log file
- name are intact.
+ 8.3 folder / file name. But when read under Ubuntu, all the long file
+ names are intact.
  
  It is not a long file name problem. Brasero can write long file name
  which is Windows compatible (meaning can be read by Windows and the long
- filename appears as the original name). Example (without quotes)
+ file name appears as the original name). Example (without quotes)
  "Ubuntu_0-94 - 64 bits Version.txt".
  
- However, when the folder / file name is long and has symbol Example
+ However, when the folder / file name is long and has symbol. Example
  (without quotes) "Ubuntu_0-94 - 64 bits Version (April 2009).txt" Then
  when the Burn button is clicked, Brasero UNCHECK the "Increase
  compatibility with Windows System" box. If you continue to burn the
  CD/DVD then the file / folder is transformed into captialized name and
  truncaeted to 8.3 format. Example: UBUNT_01.TXT. However if the CD/DVD
  is read using Ubuntu then the file name appears as its original name.
  
- This is not not a technical support question, neither nitpicking about a
+ This is not not a technical support question, neither nitpicking a
  philosophical debate about who is better between Linux & Windows. This
  is an objective report about a simple and provable discrepancy. A file
  has a name, the file is written in a DVD. The DVD doesn't know which OS
- is going to read it. When Windows writes that file name in the DVD,
- Ubuntu can read it. When Brasero writes the same file name in the DVD,
- Windows can no longer read it. There is no waring on Ubuntu system that
- states "Ubuntu can only read DVD written specifically for Ubuntu".
- Therefore I assume that the DVD format must be universal and compatible
- between Windows & Ubuntu.
+ is going to read it. When Windows writes that file / folder name in the
+ DVD, Ubuntu can read it. When Brasero writes the same file name in the
+ DVD, Windows can no longer read it. There is no waring on Ubuntu system
+ that states "Ubuntu can only read data DVD written specifically for
+ Ubuntu". Therefore I assume that the DVD format must be universal and
+ compatible between Windows & Ubuntu.
  
- To reproduct this bug:
+ To reproduce this bug:
  
  1. Create folder named: "Test Brasero Long File name (Aug.2009)"
  2. Copy any binary file into this folder and rename it to: 01 - Brasero [2.26.1] and Ubuntu 9.04 x64.testBinary
  
  Burn the CD/DVD and read it using Windows operating system. The folder
  and file names above must remain intact.
+ 
+ Suggestion: remove the "Increase compatibility with Windows System"
+ option in Brasero burn dialog. Brasero just writes the file name into
+ the DVD without transforming its length or casing. The way other CD
+ burning softwares do.

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