[Feature Request] Change how Plex Handles Multi-Episode Files
Currently, Plex handles multiple episodes in a somewhat inconvenient way. If, and only if, your episode format begins with S## E##-E##, it will detect that the file is for multiple episodes and then, under the season folder, show entries for each episode in the range that all link to the same file. This means if you click on episode 2 out of a two part episode, it re-opens the file at the beginning. This really doesn't provide any benefit to the user. Alternatively, if you don't match the format exactly it will simply show a gap in your list and label the file as only being the first episode in the range.
My proposed solution is to, instead of re-listing the same file multiple times, simply allow one file to be listed as a multipart episode. Instead of having separate entries for each episode on the season list, have a single entry but list it as Episodes #-# when the file contains multiple episodes. As part of this, it would also be nice if Plex would concatenate the episodes' data where appropriate adding tags, directors, summaries together with some sort of simple separator where appropriate.
Here's a quick mockup of how the season page would look, if my explanation isn't clear enough on its own.
Additionally, Plex would need to recognize other commonly used formats like 01x01-x03, 01x01-03, S01E01-03, etc. for multiple-episode files, like it currently does for single episode files.