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Problem with AACelerator and Quicktime
Authored by: JordanHighway on Jul 27, '02 06:41:52PM

Amazingly, QuickTime 6 *does not support long filenames*. It is still stuck at the 32 characters or less mark. I first noticed this when I was using the QT6 trial, QT truncates a file in the export window if the filename is too long. Example:

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.mp3
attempt to export in QuickTimePro6 and you get this...
Harder, Better, Faste#A4558.mp4

At first this wasn't much, but AACelerator would error out like mad if I attempted to send one of these long-name files to QT to be encoded, saying that "QuickTime cannot find the file". Cutting the name down fixes the problem, but having to do that for EVERY audio file that has a long file name is rather a pain.

I emailed the author of AACelerator and told him about the problem, and also made a suggestion as to how it could be fixed. AACel could shorten the long named files (storing the long name in memory) and then restore the long name after the encoding is done.

Just wanted to let everyone know of the problem caused by Apple by not updating QuickTime for MacOSX fully.



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Problem with AACelerator and Quicktime
Authored by: DougAdams on Jul 28, '02 07:51:32AM
I ran into this filename/foldername problem developing Make Mine MPEG-4 and had to work around it. I am dumb-founded that QuickTime's AppleScript innards cannot deal with long file/folder names in OS X. It's almost as if it never evolved from OS 9. I have made several inquiries about it and have yet to get a explanation of it. By the way, AACelerator is a great utility! Doug Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes Doug's Message Board

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