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import problem of external media files
« on: June 28, 2020, 11:11:16 »
Hello,

I am new to Ancestris. I am trying to import a genealogy created by my dad in HAZA-21, I have already made many GEDCOM transformations in order to get something reasonably complete and consistent. The file imports into Ancestris.

One of the problems I have encountered is that all external references to media files are not imported. The file names are imported but without path.

The GEDCOM entries all look like this:

0 @O0000@ OBJE
1 FILE C:\Afbeeldingen genealogie\Foto's genealogie\Huw.Meijsen-Schneider 06-08-1988.JPG
2 FORM JPG
2 TITL Huw.Meijsen-Schneider 06-08-1988.JPG

When using the Ancestris Property wizard, it shows that there are 0 references to media files, and there is no way of adding a new location.

I also noticed that when editing one of the media files and adding the path by hand, the complete jpg file is added as a BLOB. I would like to keep simple external references.

I would appreciate any help and hints.

thanks

Martin

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Re: import problem of external media files
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 11:15:26 »
Blob property is a feature of GEDCOM 5.5.
Change to version 5.5.1 to have the files as external references.

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Re: import problem of external media files
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 11:28:55 »
And how do you do that? Change the GEDCOM VERS tag in the header?

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Re: import problem of external media files
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 11:48:25 »
Take your original GEDCOM file.
Open it with a text editor.
Locates the lines (it should be in the first 20 lines) :
1 GEDC
2 VERS 5.5
2 FORM LINEAGE-LINKED

And replace 2 VERS 5.5 by :
2 VERS 5.5.1

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