Long file names are exactly the reason I use Prassi PrimoDVD to burn those MP3’s. Long file names also develop when saving web pages using Internet Explorer or other web browser software.
Prassi PrimoDVD is now owned by Veritas Software but is sold only through 3rd parties. The most commonly known 3rd party is Stomp, Inc. It is now sold under the name: RecordNOW Max.
See it at: http://www.stompinc.com/recordnow
Nice thing about this software is that it will allow the writing of file names up to 212 characters. That will usually be enough to manage those MP3 names like the one you give as an example. (Maybe it goes beyond 212 characters? I’ve never counted. All I know is that it never truncates file names for my MP3’s and/or web pages.)
RecordNOW is the only software I know of that will write 212 character names using conventional software mastering techniques. I think that Gear and CDMate will go up to 128 characters.
One other option for long MP3 file names is to packet write the disc. As you know, “packet writing” is also known as Universal Data Format (UDF).
When I packet write my discs, the long file names are retained on the disc. Once again, I’ve never counted the file name character length. All I know is that if Windows can retain and display the name, the name is kept intact when I packet write it to a disc.
Some packet writers are Nero InCD, VOB InstantWrite, Roxio DirectCD, and RecordNOW Drive Letter Access (DLA). I think Gear Software has one as well.
Not all packet writers will do packets on CDR. Some are limited to only CDRW. I know that Nero will only packet write to CDRW. Nero will not packet write to CDR.
VOB InstantWrite will write packets to CDR. This I know for a fact because that’s what I use. I also think that Roxio DirectCD will packet write to CDR. I’m not sure about Roxio, because I don’t have the software. Maybe someone will clarify for us.
The medium is important because some players won’t do well with eraseable rewriteables (CDRW), but, those same players will do well with the write-once recordables (CDR).
Many MP3 players can handle packet written disks. I have a very inexpensive personal music player by Memorex that cost only $50 U.S. and that inexpensive player has no trouble at all with packet written discs. I do not have to place an ISO9660 bridge on the disc. The Memorex player can handle the CDR even if there is only the UDF packets on there. So, I believe that the cost of the player will have no bearing on its ability to handle packet writes.
I find packet written discs are useful for more than just the long file names. Packet writes to disc let you store more on a disc, providing that your software will utilize variable length packets. I think these variable length packets are what VOB InstantWrite uses for CDR. Formatting a CDR only takes about 30 seconds. You don’t have to go through that lengthy format time like you would with CDRW. I think it does the fast formatting because it only has to reserve space for an appendable Table Of Contents (TOC). It doesn’t have to set up packet “slots” all over the disc for erasures and such as you would do with CDRW.
If you write multi-session to a disc, I think it eats up about 16 MegaBytes each session.
If you packet write to a CDRW, the software eats up about 100MB to develop a file system that allows erasures. But, I seldom erase stuff from a disk.
Packet writing to a CDR, on the other hand, will use only about 800 KiloBytes to hold in reserve just in case you want to close the disk with an ISO9660 table of contents.
So, using VOB InstantWrite on CDR’s, I am able to keep the long file names, minimize lost disc space to the file system, add to the disc any time without launching a disc mastering software package, and my personal (portable) MP3 player has no trouble reading the disc (although it displays song information from the ID3 tags.)
Hope this helps. I know that I yearn for long file name capabilities in all my software. I wish Nero would relax the restrictions on file name length. Truncation of file names is one reason I often have to look elsewhere besides Nero.