metadata not read from m4a file

  • Kevin

    Kevin - 2013-01-08


    I tried adding an m4a file that has metadata (artist, album, etc.) but when MediaTomb scans it and adds it to the database, it shows up under "Unknown" virtual folder. Currently, mp3s with metadata are read and sorted properly. Can someone point me in the right direction for getting m4a files (AAC) read by MediaTomb so that the metadata is parsed and used by the import script? Thanks…

  • cojms1

    cojms1 - 2013-01-12

    Can you post the output of the following command please?

    mediatomb --compile-info
  • Kevin

    Kevin - 2013-01-12

    I didn't compile mediatomb…I installed the binary via yum/rpm on a CentOS 5 system:


    # mediatomb -compile-info
    mediatomb: unrecognized option `-compile-info'
    Usage: mediatomb

    Supported options:
        -ip or -i         ip address to bind to
        -interface or -e  network interface to bind to
        -port or -p       server port (the SDK only permits values => 49152)
        -config or -c     configuration file to use
        -daemon or -d     run server in background
        -home or -m       define the home directory
        -cfgdir or -f     name of the directory that is holding the configuration
        -pidfile or -P    file to hold the process id
        -user or -u       run server under specified username
        -group or -g      run server under specified group
        -add or -a        add the given file/directory
        -logfile or -l    log to specified file
        -help or -h       this help message

    For more information visit

    # rpm -qa | grep mediatomb


    I'm guessing that my version doesn't have m4a metadata support?


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