In order to make the MPDOS experience more user friendly I created a software that will automatically convert a chosen filename via a nice filebrowser to short filename instantly.
Just click on the long filename in the listview and it will automatically be copied into the clipboard. At this point you just simply "paste" the short filename into MPDOS's file requester and click OK to load it.
My software can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of page.
Play Video: Example of my software enabling Long to Short filenames
That's it. It works great and I watch a lot of demos, play games using the MPDOS approach.