i am doing this as well. do i like it? no. but i thought in the meantime before there are potentially hundreds online to choose from, it's fine. i'll probably remember which i've got...?starthief wrote:The module is (I assume) not reading long filenames and spitting out the 8.3 format; those names are created by your OS when the files are written. Originally that was for backward compatibility with DOS, but it continues to be a part of the file system standard.
I saw something online aabout microcontrollers not natively supporting long filenames because it requires paying royalties to Microsoft... not sure if true.
The point is, displaying long filenames isn't as trivial as it seems like it should be. 8.3 is the default, minimal fuss version.
I manually organize and rename as necessary to make them legible. I also audition every bank (on the module itself so I can try Cloud mode, different kinds of modulation etc.) and cull a lot of them. I have kept about two dozen WaveEdit online banks that aren't mine, and a roughly equal number of banks I've created (I haven't posted my converted Serum or Massive banks).mdoudoroff wrote:The number of E352/E370 customers who want to sit around manually renaming and organizing 100+ bank files is zero.
(And this is going off on a tangent, but I'll probably use about 1/3 of what I've kept, though some of them are staples that I keep going back to. I think of a big library of samples, banks etc. as a supermarket with lots of variety -- it's nice having a choice of 11 different kinds of tortilla chips but I'm going to settle on one or two favorites.)
but when it comes to manually sorting files after batch downloading, you'll never know which are duplicates unless you keep detailed notes on what filenames you've changed. that's my issue. i have a limited time to make music, and i don't want to spend it managing sample libraries.
obviously exploring new content as there is more and more available is difficult no matter the medium. but it's much harder when the computer is unable to inform you when you've already downloaded something because you changed the filename to be able to decipher it in the module.
i respect the amount of work that would have to go into reworking the code and not upset that you wouldn't want to tackle it. pros don't outweigh the cons here.. but you can see how an advertised feature would become a pain to manage.