Updated versions of Plex, additional metadata fields, retrieving metadata, locking files
Okay, I have a few questions regarding Plex versions, metadata downloading, re-downloading, and locking files.
Bare with me, I'll try to explain the best way I can without any magic or trickery.
My first question involves Plex versions and additional metadata new versions may retrieve. An example of this would be PMS v0.9 didn't display actor posters whereas v1.6.1 does. I assume this means Plex had to create additional tables in the database.
If so, does Plex re-scan and download all the metadata again or just the additional new fields?
Secondly, does Plex flag a file after it believes it has retrieved all possible information(data for every table/field in the database Plex uses). If no, then why not? I would think a soft lock would be a good thing. No need to re-scan and download all metadata again for a file that has all fields filled in.