Mount losing file type on Gdrive


#1

When I move a .mkv movie file to gdrive with rclone copy it maintains the file type as a “Video”. However, when I move the same .mkv movie to gdrive with rclone mount, the file type shows up as “Binary File” in the gdrive web interface which means I cant play the video using the native web video player. The file extension is still .mkv but for some reason gdrive no longer recognizes it as a “Video”.

Is there a way to fix this? Is this a known issue or am I missing an option?


#2

Which OS are you running?

Does the same thing happen when you copy a JPEG file say?

I have a feeling this is because the OS understands that the file is a Video file, but the go runtime doesn’t just by looking at the filename


#3

Turns out it was an issue with the script I was using to move files (it conflicted with the server side renaming). Sorry for the confusion!


#4

Glad you sorted it as I really wasn’t sure what was going on!


#5

I’ve had the same problem and come across this thread while trying to find an answer.

I’m using Sonarr and Radarr, both do the same. Whenever a file is found in the Sabnzbd download folder, it’s copied by their post-processing scripts as file.partial~ to an Rclone mount folder on Google Drive. When its finished copying, the file is renamed without the .partial~.

Any file uploaded this way is detected as a binary file by Drive, and is not playable as a video through their web interface. If I use Rclone copy, its detected as a Video.

I’ve got a debug log of the mounted upload if that’s any use?


#6

This thread is about 2 years old. If you could make a new thread and share your version and examples.


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