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    Quote Originally Posted by shaina View Post
    It won't work in Plex or others...
    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    I thought Plex was not complicated
    It is not complicated it you use the protocols of the Plex parameters Anon, that's what i meant..

    It is the same when you go manually to the linked sites that Plex uses to get the info, you still need to type in what you are looking for the right way....

    That's all....
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  2. Lounge   -   #4912
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    If it's a TV show, I rename every file to adhere to the format "show_name.season&episode.episode_title" -- in reality the first part is not really needed and the last part is just for me/my friends as Plex does not look at anything beyond the season/episode number. And I say the first part is not needed because you can name it "xyz" and then, when Plex in unable to match it, do a manual matching. You throw the files into a folder, tell Plex what that folder refers to, and all future files you throw into that folder will be treated like they are part of the same show. The only relevant part that is needed is the S01E01, S01E02, etc part.

    So create a folder called "Magnum PI" and throw Magnum.S01E01.mkv and Magnum.S01E02.mkv into it. Plex will most likely match it with the show from the 80s and when you add a file Magnum.S01E03.mkv to it, it will automatically pull the metadata for its database for that episode.

    Let's say this is, in fact the reboot. Then you have two options: (1) you call the folder "Magnum PI (2018)" and Plex will automatically match it, or (2) you manually fix the match by specifying the year in the match/search criteria. Either way, Plex knows what data to pull in for any file you add to that folder afterwards.

    And yes, while I have not done that, I believe if you threw in a file "Mag.S01E04.mkv" or "XYZ.S01E05.mkv" they would still be correctly identified as "Magnum, Season 1, Episode 4 and 5" because you previously matched the folder that those files are in.

    Again, my current problem arose because up to this point, Plex also recognized 101, 102 or 103 as substitute for S01E01, S01E02 and S01E03, which it now apparently no longer does. if I had followed recommended guidelines from the beginning, this would not be an issue, but you know what a rebel I am .

    Movie titles should be formatted "movie-name.release_year.mkv" and Plex does the rest. Again, if for some reason a correct match can't be found, you can manually fix it and Plex will pull in all related metadata at that point. And the scanners are good enough that if the movie name is unique, you don't even need the year. So whether the file is named "waterworld.mkv" or "waterworld.1995.mkv" should still result in the same match. Or, if you want to make a point and are willing to invest one more step of manual labor, you could also name the file "shitmovie_with_Kevin_Costner.boring-as-hell.mkv" as long as you manually tell Plex that it should match it with "Waterworld (1995)" afterwards. Either way, Plex will pull in the graphics, descriptions and other movie-related data for you.

  3. Lounge   -   #4913
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    Cabby:

    To me after reading your response/post, there is a wee bit if manual labor to make plex look pretty and work properly. And all that time be linked to the Internet, even if you just want to use it as an internal streaming program.....And really the big benefit is that you can share your library with others outside your dwelling like what "Sling" had done before Plex even existed??

    Again i am not looking for mine to be broadcasted over the internet, i just want it to work internally and look pretty at the same time, and that entails a lot of manually setting up and then hoping the next update doesn't change how you did the set up in the first place...


    Thank you for the info buddy , i do much appreciate it.....
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  4. Lounge   -   #4914
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    Not to keep beating a dead horse, but the only manual work is renaming the file sjhieh1hjds64hjh.mkv that you just downloaded to Riviera.S03E01.WEBRip.720p-IdeaFilm.mkv and copying the file to a folder in your Plex library.

    Oh, and in this case, since it's dual audio, you may want to set the right audio track in Plex afterwards, but that is really it.

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    No fucking way! He was basically the chalice of the 3D world. RIP, legend
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