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Genre appears as a number

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:11 am
by talmage
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.

Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 7:28 pm
by VasqueZ
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 ?

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 9:50 am
by twonky-christian
can you send us one file where this happens ?

send it to

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 11:56 pm
by VasqueZ
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.

Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 9:25 am
by twonky-christian
This is not a known limitation.

Would be interesting to see such a file :D

Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 4:33 pm
by VasqueZ
I have sent you one :)

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:25 pm
by talmage
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?

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:05 am
by talmage
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.