--- a/src/xitk/mediamark.c
+++ b/src/xitk/mediamark.c
@@ -575,7 +575,7 @@
 		      title = strdup(ptitle);
 		  }
 		}
-		else {
+		else if (ln[0] != '#') {
 		  char  buffer[_PATH_MAX + _NAME_MAX + 2];
 		  const char *entry;