when I was first exposed to the concept of metadata, it was when I had my mp3 collection
it was amazing that I could store all the info I would ever need (like name of artist, recording year, edition, title of album, etc) and I wasn't limited by the filename restrictions (too few characters, specific characters aren't allowed, need to create a consistent filename template, like Artist_Album_Year or Year_Artist_Album? etc)
now I am again facing that problem, but with files with xls, doc, pdf, zip, etc
am I limited to the filename of these files? or can I store additional information within them?
I am basically interested in a 'second filename': the original filename needs to be maintain for consistency purposes (eg hyperlinks, search/find it, etc) but it is not self descriptive, so I need another filename to describe that it actually is
is there a solution for this? it may not be based on metadata, but I would really like NOT to have a seperate file (eg. excel or text) that will contain the 'second filenames' of the files, because it won't be standalone within the files