Resolved extra files on SD card...

fisherking

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i have a video display for a project, in MS-DOS format (as required by the device): i've copied mp4s to it, but for each file, i see (on the device only) a file like this:

._title.mp4

anyone know why that is, and (more importantly) how to get rid of these files?

thx

EDIT: ha, think i just figured it out; the files with a space in the name show this, the others don't. so will fix everything, and mark this as RESOLVED (if that does it).
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EDIT EDIT: the above made no difference, but the problem's now fixed! i used the 'dot clean' command in the terminal, and all seem to be well...
 
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the files with a space in the name show this, the others don't.
Aha! I've been wondering what causes this (when I copy movies onto my Blu-ray player) so it's good to know that that's the cause. Thanks for posting :)

Edit: Doesn't seem quite right; I have "dot files" for movies that don't have spaces in the names.
 
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fisherking

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got my ass kicked, until i figured it out. the terminal command is:

dot_clean /Volumes/yourdrivename

i get an error message (about the spotlight file on the sd card), but the others are deleted, and everything plays without issue now.
 
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fisherking

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Aha! I've been wondering what causes this (when I copy movies onto my Blu-ray player) so it's good to know that that's the cause. Thanks for posting :)

Edit: Doesn't seem quite right; I have "dot files" for movies that don't have spaces in the names.
the spaces were not the issue. just some files seem to create a separate metadata file (not sure why some, and not all)..
 
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