Difficulty adding "Documentaries" category.
Is there some reason PLEX wouldn't properly scan a share named "Documentaries" that's categorized as "TV Shows" ?
Is PLEX somehow limited to one category that's configured as TV Shows?
I already have a TV folder that's very completely populated, and PLEX scans it very well. All TV shows in their own sub-folders.
I already have a MOVIE folder that's very completely populated, and plex scans it very well.
I have a /movie/HALLMARK folder, categorized as MOVIE folder, again, scanned well.
I have /movie/CLASSIC SCI-FI folder, another MOVIE folder: successful
I have a /movie/BUSTER KEATON folder....works fine.
etc.etc.etc. You get the idea- several shares, using the MOVIE category. All work fine.
Until yesterday, I only had ONE TV category, but I waned to segregate the rather LARGE collection of non-indexed documentay videos I've amassed. I've accepted the fact they'll never be as cleanly integrated into my collection. The infrastructure just doesn't exist to automatically populate their information. And I'm fine with that, but I wanted to gather them all in one place, so that when I'm in the mood to watch an obscure documentary, I can just select that category and cherry-pick a show. Easy-enough....I thought.
I copy about 100 of the documentaries into the sub-folder /tv/Documentaries, create the category in PLEX, point it at the folder....It never populates....says there's 0-items in there.
I change the folder name to /tv/Docs, reconfigure PLEX...same result.
I delete the category and re-add it....same result.
I delete the category AGAIN and re-add it, THIS TIME choosing the cateogry HOME MOVIES....BANG! PLEX instantly begins adding the files...same folder, same place, same files, but PLEX never saw them until I chose HOME MOVIES instead of TV SHOWS while creating the category...