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Help - personal media files (mp4) not showing up under a TV Shows Library

sstrychowski@gmail.comsstrychowski@gmail.com Posts: 1Members


I have just installed plex ( Version ) on CentOS 7 ( Linux version 3.10.0-693.11.6.el7.x86_64 (builder@kbuilder.dev.centos.org) (gcc version 4.8.5 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-16) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Thu Jan 4 01:06:37 UTC 2018 )
I have followed the tree structure exactly even named the files the same as recommended (https://support.plex.tv/articles/200265256-naming-home-series-media/) but when i scan the library there are NO ITEMS IN THIS LIBRARY. If I add the same root folder to an "Other Videos" library they show up. I have even gone as far as chmod -R 777 on the entire media root folder.

Thanks in advance


  • JamminRJamminR Posts: 3,352Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Do you have the "Local Media agent" as the first agent for TV libraries?

    Enable "Local Media Assets"

    "Local Media Assets" is an Agent source that loads local media files or embedded metadata for a series. To do this, ensure the Agent source is enabled and topmost in the list:

    Launch the Plex Web App
    Choose Settings from the top right of the Home screen
    Select your Plex Media Server from the horizontal list
    Choose Agents
    Choose the Library type and Agent you want to change
    Ensure Local Media Assets is checked
    Ensure Local Media Assets is topmost in the list

    Related Page: Plex Media Server > Server Settings > Agents

    I've never tried to tile my 'home videos' this way, nor knew that the support site you linked to existed.
    (A URL rebranding/CSS 'plex' theme usage case I would guess)
    However, I'd think ensuring the agent was first and enabled for TV show libraries might fix your issue, if they weren't enabled/at top already.

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