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FF7 VotL mp3 track corrupt?

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I have no friggin Idea whats going on but I cant do a thing about this track, I can neither open it with an application or edit it (copy,paste,cut,rename,delete) or open it in notepad or look at its properties. I have also tried to scan it with my virus scanner and it says it can no access the file. I have tried to restart my computer, restart my external hardisc which the whole album is at. The other files I can open just fine and I have killed all other third party processes that are running in the background. I've heard of such thing as DRM, but never had such mp3 file. and if it had drm protection it wouldn't be this picky would it now and why would you guys have it in your album and on this track specifically?

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The filename is too (goddamn) long. I had a similar problem. Go into your command prompt (Start>Run>"cmd"), navigate to the directory, and use the ren command to rename the file to something shorter.

For future projects, we should refrain from putting artists in the filenames, especially if there are approximately one million artists for a specific track. Track Number and Track Title only, please. :(

Edit: contributing to this problem is the fact that it's located deep inside a directory structure with long folder names. I had a similar problem; this is the fault of ourselves, obsessive-compulsive as we are about organization of music files.

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The filename is too (goddamn) long. I had a similar problem. Go into your command prompt (Start>Run>"cmd"), navigate to the directory, and use the ren command to rename the file to something shorter.

For future projects, we should refrain from putting artists in the filenames, especially if there are approximately one million artists for a specific track. Track Number and Track Title only, please. :(

Edit: contributing to this problem is the fact that it's located deep inside a directory structure with long folder names. I had a similar problem; this is the fault of ourselves, obsessive-compulsive as we are about organization of music files.

I think it's important to have the artist names though - otherwise it just comes out as OCREMIX MADE THIS, and nobody gets credit where credit is due (except in ID3s). I think there ought to be some other way around it.

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I think it's important to have the artist names though - otherwise it just comes out as OCREMIX MADE THIS, and nobody gets credit where credit is due (except in ID3s). I think there ought to be some other way around it.

MOST releases of albums in MP3 format (like game music and stuff) follows the track number - track name convention. I'm not saying it's a standard--it's a convention, and I think it's a good one.

I think ID3 tags are enough. Practically any MP3 playing software and hardware supports tags. People saying "OCREMIX MADE THIS" will be ignorant regardless.

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A lot of people were having similar problems with Black Wing Metamorphosis in particular, including one of my friends. Like DarkeSword said, the file name for that track is too long because it credits 5 remixers. Just rename it to something shorter..."Various Artists" instead of the 5 remixers.

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What is the filename limit now that our old friend 8.3 is history? I, too, tried playing it on Windows Vista and had no problem.

yes, but did you try playing it from C:/Documents and Settings/Whateverthehellyourusernameis/My Documents/My Music/Overclocked Remix/Albums/Final Fantasy VII - Voices of the Lifestream/Disc IV - Order/4-09 bLiNd, Fishy, pixietricks, Sixto Sounds, Steffan Andrews, Suzumebachi, tefnek - Black Wing Metamorphosis (One-Winged Angel).mp3 :?:

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D:\AUDIO\MP3\@Games\[ARG] Final Fantasy VII - Voices of the Lifestream\4-09 bLiNd, Fishy, pixietricks, Sixto Sounds, Steffan Andrews, Suzumebachi, tefnek - Black Wing Metamorphosis (One-Winged Angel).mp3

works fine

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Like I said, it's not just the long filename, but the long path that contributes to the issue. That said, a person should not have to reorganize their entire music collection in order to listen to one track with a very long filename.

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MOST releases of albums in MP3 format (like game music and stuff) follows the track number - track name convention. I'm not saying it's a standard--it's a convention, and I think it's a good one.

I think ID3 tags are enough. Practically any MP3 playing software and hardware supports tags. People saying "OCREMIX MADE THIS" will be ignorant regardless.

I suppose I can see that, though most of those album releases you're talking about are all done by ONE artist (making an artist entry in the filename irrelevant to begin with), as opposed to these multi artist compliations and collab tracks found on albums here (where they're arguably more necessary). While I do really like the above idea of just putting "various artists" whenever there's a collab, I can also see how just omitting the artist would keep it much more consistent, so I'd definitely agree there. Still, I do also think it'd present a problem when you'd just want to listen to or sample a particular artist from the album (particularly if it's as large as VotL) especially before adding it into iTunes or an equivalent program (as I always do before adding something into my collection).

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D:\AUDIO\MP3\@Games\[ARG] Final Fantasy VII - Voices of the Lifestream\4-09 bLiNd, Fishy, pixietricks, Sixto Sounds, Steffan Andrews, Suzumebachi, tefnek - Black Wing Metamorphosis (One-Winged Angel).mp3

works fine

Your answer should have been no, and you obviously missed my point.

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A lot of people were having similar problems with Black Wing Metamorphosis in particular, including one of my friends. Like DarkeSword said, the file name for that track is too long because it credits 5 remixers. Just rename it to something shorter..."Various Artists" instead of the 5 remixers.

As I told in my first post, I couldn't do a thing with the file. But it is fixed now. Foobar2000 saved my life, I had a "EDIT" plug in and It managed to move it which Windows wasnt able to. Then it worked just fine I copied it back as it was and it is working just fine now.

If there is too many artist you should put them in id3tag "composers" instead and come up with a "group" name into Artist field instead and/or onto the file name.

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Also, on the subject of file corruption, I think I ran across two MP3's in the project that had data "blips" in them from something. I think Haroon's track had one somewhere in it, and there was another one as well (I think in the first few tracks on the first Disc). I'm playing them on my Zen Vision W, and I don't see why it would have an issue. I'll have to play the tracks back on a computer sometime to see if I can replicate the bad spots.

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The path is too long. The file name is only the last part of the path reference; the total number of characters is the problem, as already mentioned.

A typical (MicroSoft) Windows application would use the MAX_PATH constant when dealing with paths. Here's the definition used by these applications (and most likely operating system dialogs):

/* windef.h -- Basic Windows Type Definitions */

#define MAX_PATH 260

That would mean most applications are limited to a path reference of 260 characters, however, most programmers seem to assume it's 256 characters and hardcode it--and few seem to adapt the file path buffer size dynamically.

A contributing factor here would probably be the typical prefix "C:\Documents and Settings\Name\My Documents\whatever" (also depending on language adaptations).

suzumebachi's path is 203 characters.

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