I'm trying to create a unique ID for each album mainly so that I can use it for MinimServer but also for other purposes like calculating ReplayGain tags.
The reason I need this is because of the way I tag my files e.g.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,Super Deluxe Edition
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,Mono Remaster
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,Stereo Remaster
The starting point for the unique string would be of the form %albumartist%%album%%release%%boxtitle%, but that could be quite large so what I'd like to do is to generate an MD5 from it and store that instead. If that's not possible I can apply various string conversions to reduce it further but thought I'd check first.