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I recently purchased an Alpine CDA-7897 auto head unit that can play MP3 data CD's. I also upgraded my home computer to Windows XP and added a new CD burner that is really fast.
The only remaining issue is that my library of MP3 files is named using the following naming convention:
Artist - Album - Track # - Track name
So I get file names like the following:
Todd Rundgren - One Long Year - 10 - The Surf Talks.mp3
Only problem with this is that the Alpine unit only accepts CD's burned with file names <= 31 characters including the .mp3 extension.
Anybody know of software that will take the previously mentioned file and spit out:
The Surf Talks.mp3
It would also need to be smart enough to be able to truncate the track name to 31 characters in the rare case where the track name exceeds 31 characters. And also strip out any characters not allowed in filenames, like apostrophes.
As a worst case scenario I might just have to write some code to do this instead of laboriously using windows explorer to rename files. Especially if I do it frequently.
Also, I will be using the Nero program to do the burning instead of Roxio as I have read a bunch of bad reports about Roxio and Windows XP.