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movies wont play-say "unavailable"

BK1948BK1948 Posts: 4Members ✭✭

Been useing plex for a while now and find it awesome.
One issue i hope someone can help with.I have 3 movie folders eg. Movies 1, Movies 2 and Movies 3.
Unwatched movies are in 1 and 2. After they have been watched i transfer them to 3.
Now the issue.
If i go back and would like to rewatch a movie in movie 3 it says unavailable .If i want to watch it i have to transfer back to movies 1 to watch again.
Can u think why I am unable to watch movies that have been watched and tranfered to a different folder eg Movies 3.
All folders are on the same drive, a NAS drive.

Thanx

Best Answers

  • BK1948BK1948 Posts: 4Members ✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    Did what u said... alls good

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  • BK1948BK1948 Posts: 4Members ✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    Did what u said... alls good

  • hatfieldjfhatfieldjf Posts: 58Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Since all folders are on the same drive I’m struggling to imagine why you’re moving the files among folders rather than using the watched/unwatched feature of Plex, particularly since you aren’t deleting the movie from Plex. Hence the “unavailable”.

  • SE56SE56 Posts: 2,185Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @hatfieldjf said:
    Since all folders are on the same drive I’m struggling to imagine why you’re moving the files among folders rather than using the watched/unwatched feature of Plex, particularly since you aren’t deleting the movie from Plex. Hence the “unavailable”.

    For New Movies I have a specific Library marked "New Movies" after a period in time I cull/delete or keep. On keep i put them in other Libraries. Say Comedy, Action and different Genres . When Libraries get large I have found it works better for Dumb **** TV's/ Smart TV's in Load times and quick sorting.

    Have you got your PMS/Library settings enabled for "Update my Library automatically" as i do not suffer from this issue. Maybe "Weeks to consider for deck" has something to do with the problem. I always have that at " 1 ".

    Anyway best practice is generally to leave alone and let PLEX organize your media as the software intends.

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  • tom80Htom80H Posts: 1,751Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @SE56 said:
    Anyway best practice is generally to leave alone and let PLEX organize your media as the software intends.

    THAT!

    you could quite easily setup a keep/delete scenario using e.g. a smart playlist (movies added x months ago with status not watched and status not rated or rating below x stars; during maintenance you check the smart playlist and clean-up the no longer wanted movies.
    handling this by tinkering with the files etc. will drive you crazy at some point ;)

  • SE56SE56 Posts: 2,185Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @tom80H said:

    @SE56 said:
    Anyway best practice is generally to leave alone and let PLEX organize your media as the software intends.

    THAT!

    you could quite easily setup a keep/delete scenario using e.g. a smart playlist (movies added x months ago with status not watched and status not rated or rating below x stars; during maintenance you check the smart playlist and clean-up the no longer wanted movies.
    handling this by tinkering with the files etc. will drive you crazy at some point ;)

    Only Movies and most are deleted as 1 in 10 these days are rubbish. So not a big job and done every 2 or 3 months. But a cool idea with playlists, I'm probably just doing it manually with a sort date added as separate Library. Big Libraries offer issues with older Smart Tv's that don't have quad core Processors and suitable RAM using Plex TV app.

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