Shorten filename to variable number of characters


#1

I don't know if this has been requested before, but would it be possible to shorten the filename to a variable number of characters instead of just 64? My cell phone can only handle files with up to 32 characters in the name and there doesn't appear to be a simple way to do this in mp3tag.

Thanks for your consideration.

-Kyle


#2

It's really not as simple as all that after all. I ended up making a very custom set of actions for what I wanted. One thing to consider though is what happens if you shorten the title and there is already a duplicate name. I'm still wrestling with that one.


#3

No idea how to deal with duplicates right now, but shortening names can be done by using $left(%field%,number_of_characters_allowed), where %field% can be any field like %track%, %artist%, %_filename%, etc. and the second argument being the number of characters you want to have - in your case 32.