FS#8774 - MP4 Video in the database

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Mark (Xebozone) - Friday, 21 March 2008, 01:17 GMT
Last edited by Dave Chapman (linuxstb) - Saturday, 22 March 2008, 09:36 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Database
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Currently, the database will add any supported media files.

Unfortunately, this also includes MP4 video files.

the database should ignore MP4 video.

I have realised that will some MP4 Video files, the database does ignore.

Maybe it's a problem with MediaCoder and some other encoders?

If so, then how do you fix this?

If not, it should be fixed in rockbox.
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Closed by  Dave Chapman (linuxstb)
Saturday, 22 March 2008, 09:36 GMT
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Additional comments about closing:  If Rockbox can play the audio streams in your video files, then it's correct behaviour for the database to index them.

As mentioned in the task comments, you can use database.ignore files to exclude files from the database.
Comment by PaulJam (PaulJam) - Friday, 21 March 2008, 11:22 GMT
Do you know that you can make the database ignore certain folders by placing a 'database.ignore' file in them? (See chapter 4.2.2 in the manual.)

I don't think the database should ignore mp4 by default. As far as i know rockbox can play the audio stream in such a container.
Comment by Mark (Xebozone) - Friday, 21 March 2008, 11:27 GMT
I dont think so either. most of my music is MP4.

and yes, even though it takes longer to load, it can play the audio stream.

maybe someone knows how to tag a video mp4 file so that it will be ignored?

I know it works with some of the videos i have imported