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Multi Part Movies - Plex only plays first part

markmcalearmarkmcalear Posts: 8Members ✭✭

I am using Plex on PC, iPhone/iPad and Samsung Smart TV.

All multi part movies I have are only playing the first half no matter which device I play it on. Plex is recognising both parts but the second part just will not play after this first.

This hasn't always happened, its fairly recent, I assume since the latest update?

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  • sliverchiusliverchiu Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Yes, me too.

  • sliverchiusliverchiu Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    On a 2-part movie, my Plex plays the same part twice. I am sure that file naming no problem, because same movie play very well half year ago.

  • venkataranganvenkatarangan Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I have the same issue. Plex doesn't group the 3 part home video I have and it stops with playing the first part. I need to go and press play for the second part and so on.

  • zpaolo11xzpaolo11x Posts: 1,237Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    to @markmcalear and @sliverchiu
    If it happens on any device then it's not a matter of the client not supporting multipart movies, have you checked that the media manager actually sees the movie as a multipart? https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201998867-Investigate-Media-Information-and-Formats Also please provide detailed info about the PMS version you are using, and does it work at least from the web interface?
    Also be sure that the movie parts have the exact same video format, exact same audio format, same container, subtitle structure etc

    to @venkatarangan
    Same as before, more info needed and checking if Plex actually see it as multipart. I'm not sure that Plex applies multiparts to home videos too, never tried.

  • JuiceWSAJuiceWSA Posts: 7,797Members ✭✭✭✭✭

    and not to mention - Stacking doesn't work across all devices.

    Sometimes it's just easier to spend the few minutes it takes to join them together into one file:


    FileBot For Easy Plex File Naming: http://www.filebot.net/

    Automated Plex Naming With Filebot: https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/191687/plex-naming-schemes-for-filebot

    Plex Friendly Handbrake Guide - DVDs/BluRays: https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/comment/1335697/#Comment_1335697

    Plex Clients: AFTVs, Androids, PMP, Rokus (running RARflix: http://mkvxstream.blogspot.com/2014/09/roku-plex-setup-guide.html ) Link May Work - May Not

  • jjd57jjd57 Posts: 23Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I have had the same experience that sliverchiu had. My iPhone and Apple TV play only the first part of a two part movie (it will repeat the 1st part at the end rather than play the 2nd part). My old Samsung TV App plays the both parts as expected.

    Given all the attention Plex gave to the iPhone and Apple TV apps, this seems a rather glaring QA miss....just sayin'

  • culsswculssw Posts: 13Members ✭✭

    I can confirm the same problem on my Samsung TV.
    When checking the movie "Information", from a PC,
    both part1 and part2 are listed, but when I open on
    the Samsung TV only the part1 is played.

  • CBMFellowsCBMFellows Posts: 94Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited September 2017

    Anybody else having problems regarding pt2 and pt3 in files? Pt1 plays fine but pt2 and others usually start about half way through (Using Nvidia Shield). Everything plays fine on PMP for PC.

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