Resolved extra files on SD card...

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  1. fisherking, Nov 8, 2018 at 4:21 PM
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    fisherking macrumors 603

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    #1
    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).
    --- Post Merged, Nov 8, 2018 at 5:10 PM ---


    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...
     
  2. Nermal, Nov 8, 2018 at 6:18 PM
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018 at 12:45 AM

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    #2
    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.
     
  3. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    #3
    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.
     
  4. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    #4
    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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