Purchased the Wavelab 8 online download version today. I wanted to backup the download file to DVD to keep safe. I’m a Windows 7 user and I used Nero 9 burning ROM to do this.
When burning I got the following warning message about an ISO 9660 standard failure in the nested Wavelab file structure.
“This compilation does not meet the ISO 9660 and Windows 9x standard; i.e. it contains at least one folder with a path depth of more than 8 levels and /or a path name longer than 255 characters. Are you sure you want to allow this?”
The ISO 9660 standard relates to the following.
There are several specification levels. In Level 1, file names must be in the 8.3 format (no more than eight characters in the name, no more than three characters in the suffix) and in capital letters. Directory names can be no longer than eight characters. There can be no more than eight nested directory levels. Level 2 and 3 specifications allow file names up to 32 characters long.
I believe the Joliet extension to the ISO 9660 adds the long file name support and file nesting, so I suspect that this is only an issue if trying to recover from a DVD/CD backup to an OS which requires the files to follow this standard and this is unlikely to be an issue given the OS that WL8 runs on. However as I came across this I thought I’d just point this out as general information for WL8 users.