Movies listed as songs in Twonky

When I connect to Twonky on my MyCloud there are 3 movies listed as songs. Any known reason for this?
These are MP4 files, but there are many MP4 files that list under movies.

I’d check them with something like MediaInfo, to see what media type the MP4 container format claims to be reporting. My suspicion is that the media type is incorrectly coded.

https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo

Like Cpt_paranoia indicated check the details of the file using MediaInfo (https://mediaarea.net/). I have this happen from time to time (with files downloaded from the internet) and almost always its because of the encoding used for the MP4 container. For example the encoding was MKV or AVI but saved as MP4. The solution is to reencode the file using a proper MP4 container. There are numerous programs that will preform reencoding. I’ve long used Handbrake (https://handbrake.fr/).

Thanks cpt and Bennor. Will try what you suggest and report back.

These files do play properly BTW.

So what should I look for? I took a quick look but don’t see anything obvious. I don’t really know a lot about this stuff. However the format shows up as MPEG-4. The file type is mp4.

Here is the information:

General
Complete name : M:\xxxxxxxxx.7200p.BrRip.x264.YIFY.mp4
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/avc1)
File size : 701 MiB
Duration : 1 h 47 min
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 911 kb/s
Encoded date : UTC 2012-12-12 08:41:48
Tagged date : UTC 2012-12-12 08:41:48

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 8 frames
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 1 h 47 min
Bit rate : 812 kb/s
Maximum bit rate : 4 462 kb/s
Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.037
Stream size : 624 MiB (89%)
Writing library : x264 core 125 r2200 999b753
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=9 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=9 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=12 / lookahead_threads=2 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=8 / b_pyramid=1 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=2 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=240 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=60 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=812 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Encoded date : UTC 2012-12-12 08:41:48
Tagged date : UTC 2012-12-12 08:41:59

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : 40
Duration : 1 h 47 min
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 96.0 kb/s
Maximum bit rate : 137 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate : 46.875 FPS (1024 spf)
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 73.7 MiB (11%)
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2012-12-12 08:41:58
Tagged date : UTC 2012-12-12 08:41:59

Take one of the files that is showing up as audio and reencode it with a program like Handbrake and see if it fixes the problem.

Could be a problem with the Codec ID.
Yours was:
Codec ID : isom (isom/avc1)

Mine tend to be something like the following on my MP4 video files:
Codec ID: isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
Codec ID: mp42 (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
Codec ID: mp42 (isom/mp42)

What result do you get if you look at a file that is correctly identified? Are all of the problem files using the AVC video codec?

I suspect Twonky doesn’t know about the AVC codec, so is identifying it as an AAC audio file.

A file that is idendified as a video file has similar:

Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/avc1)

I’ll have to wait for a scan to complete before I know if a converted file is identified correctly.

I don’t know what to say or believe. After another scan Twonky has the movies identified correctly.

Oh well…

:slight_smile:

Thanks for the help. I l;earned a lot and found 2 neat utilities