I was wondering if anyone out there knows of an object or absraction or fix for my problem. What I would like to do is display the name of a movie on top of the movie by automatically making it a quicktime text track. That's the easy part. The hard part is striping the .mov and other parts of the name which I don't want displayed. For example, I'd like "miller1.mov" to become just "miller." Of course in Textwragler or whatever you can just delete the extension and last charater. How do you do this in max?