Genre appears as a number

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talmage
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Genre appears as a number

Post by talmage » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:11 am

For some of my music, TwonkyMusic shows the genre as a number instead of a name. It doesn't do this for all of my music. Any idea what's going on?

I suspect that TwonkyMusic doesn't recognize the genre, so it makes one up. If that's what's going on, how do I teach TwonkyMusic new genres?

I'm running TwonkyMusic 4.1 on a new installation of Ubuntu 6.10 for i386.

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Post by VasqueZ » Tue May 08, 2007 7:28 pm

I have noticed the same thing, although it seems twonky is displaying the number AND the name, so it isn't because it isn't recognising the genre. Makes it a bit awkward navigating by genre on an MP101 though as all the numbers are listed first.
Twonky 4.2.1 is running on an NSLU2.

Any ideas what is causing this ?

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Post by twonky-christian » Sun May 13, 2007 9:50 am

can you send us one file where this happens ?

send it to support@twonkyvision.de

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Post by VasqueZ » Thu May 17, 2007 11:56 pm

No, actually I can't Christian ...

It was my mistake, these tracks were actually duplicates but while checking this I think I've found the problem.

It is tracks labeled with ID3v2.4 tags that appear as numbered genres instead of text. Version 2.3 and 1.1 tags display genre correctly.
Is this a known limitation ? and if so, will v.2.4 tags be supported in future ?


P.S. I'm still looking through files to see if I can find a v.2.4 tagged file that displays genre correctly.

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Post by twonky-christian » Fri May 18, 2007 9:25 am

This is not a known limitation.

Would be interesting to see such a file :D

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Post by VasqueZ » Fri May 18, 2007 4:33 pm

I have sent you one :)

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Post by talmage » Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:25 pm

I concur. The songs that Twonky says have numeric genres are all tagged by ID3v2.4.

Do you want me to upload a song, too?

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Post by talmage » Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:05 am

The 4.4beta for i386 Linux has mostly fixed the problem! Nice work!

Only ID3 v2.4 files with genre "Blues" show up as a numbered genre, 0. All other ID3 v2.4 files show up as the correct genre. All ID3 v2.3 files, including the blues files, show up as the named genre, as expected.

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