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April 25, 2010 6:09:31 PM

Hello,
forgive me if this question has a very obvious answer, but in laymans terms can someone please advise how i can rename a file I have downloaded the length of whch is too long to be played by media players such as windows, vlc etc. The usual right click and rename option is not available. The file shows as being downloaded but I can do nothing with it. How can it be renamed/played/burned to cd successfully?
Thanks
April 25, 2010 7:09:41 PM

hitmanwoz said:
Hello,
forgive me if this question has a very obvious answer, but in laymans terms can someone please advise how i can rename a file I have downloaded the length of whch is too long to be played by media players such as windows, vlc etc. The usual right click and rename option is not available. The file shows as being downloaded but I can do nothing with it. How can it be renamed/played/burned to cd successfully?
Thanks




Maybe it was named that way and the rename option greyed to protect it from being used if downloaded - Copyright issues perhaps?


April 25, 2010 10:27:30 PM

Windows allows names up to 255 characters. Is it longer than that? Is it Read-only?
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April 26, 2010 7:27:55 PM

Hiya,
the filename is longer than 255 characters.....it seems the original uploader named the title in question by its whole name. It appears to have been downloaded with the remainder of the album but I can do nothing with it....it wont open, play, email, zip or rename. Am wondering whether its in the hands of the original uploader to name it something shorter and more sensible?? If there are any other options for me as the downloader I would appreciate them.

Cheers
April 26, 2010 11:31:53 PM

Is this part of a commercial album? If it's copyrighted music, we're not going to deal with it here.

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