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PLex naming convention - THE GREY ZONE

caspersecasperse Posts: 124Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Hi All

I really want to update all my files with more than just name and year!
The many codec and sources of files today requires additional naming scheme!
Plex does not distinguish and show sources so a TV recorded 1080p would be equal to BluRay in Plex

- BUT WITHOUT MESSING UP THE PLEX NAMING STANDARD (TO MUCH)!

First I thought that just creating a "." after the normal naming scheme would be okay and Plex would disregard anything after that?
But looking at the rules for naming multiversions: https://support.plex.tv/articles/200381043-multi-version-movies/
so it might just be better to do the " - 1080p" and the add the additional info after this?

And what I would like to do (Using filebot and Mediainfo) is to add to this without breaking PLEX?

I AM ONLY TALKING ABOUT NAMING OF FILES! - The directory is always "Title (Year)"
So I have come up with some different naming setups, and I would like to hear from people who have included this quality info in their naming scheme.

Examples - Multiple versioning needs to be in the naming!:
Firefly - s01e01 - The Train Job - 480p.HDRip.XviD.mkv
Firefly - s01e01 - The Train Job - 480p.HDRip.XviD.srt
Firefly - s01e01 - The Train Job - 1080p.Bluray.x264.mkv
Firefly - s01e01 - The Train Job - 1080p.Bluray.x264.eng.srt

Deadpool (2016) - 1080p.BluRay.x264.mkv
Deadpool (2016) - 1080p.BluRay.x264.eng.srt
Deadpool (2016) - 2160p.UltraHD.x265.mkv
Deadpool (2016) - 2160p.UltraHD.x265.eng.srt

Or

Firefly - s01e01 - The Train Job.[1080p.HDTV.x265].mkv
Firefly - s01e01 - The Train Job.[1080p.HDTV.x265].eng.srt

Deadpool (2016).[1080p.BluRay.x264].mkv
Deadpool (2016).[1080p.BluRay.x264].eng.srt

Any practical experience or feedback from official "Plex authority" or Super-users to what is best?
Would be highly appreciated :)

Best regards
Casperse

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  • caspersecasperse Posts: 124Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited April 8

    So that would be something like this:

    TV SHOWS:
    Firefly - s01e01 - The Train Job - [1080p.Bluray.x264].mkv
    Firefly - s01e01 - The Train Job - [1080p.Bluray.x264].eng.srt
    or
    Firefly - s01e01 - The Train Job.[1080p.Bluray.x264].mkv
    Firefly - s01e01 - The Train Job.[1080p.Bluray.x264].eng.srt
    or
    Firefly - s01e01 - The Train Job [1080p.Bluray.x264].mkv
    Firefly - s01e01 - The Train Job [1080p.Bluray.x264].eng.srt

    Would naming multi-files then be like this part 1 and part 2?
    Following the Multi rules LINK

    MOVIES:
    Deadpool (2016) - part1 [1080p.BluRay.x264].mkv
    Deadpool (2016) - part2 [1080p.BluRay.x264].mkv

    And multi versions would be like:

    Deadpool (2016) [1080p.BluRay.x264].mkv
    Deadpool (2016) [1080p.BluRay.x264].eng.srt
    Deadpool (2016) [2160p.UltraHD.x265].mkv
    Deadpool (2016) [2160p.UltraHD.x265].eng.srt

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Posts: 30,300Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    @casperse said:
    So that would be something like this:
    Firefly - s01e01 - The Train Job [1080p.Bluray.x264].mkv
    Firefly - s01e01 - The Train Job [1080p.Bluray.x264].eng.srt

    ^^^this

    Would naming multi-files then be like this part 1 and part 2?
    Deadpool (2016) - part1 [1080p.BluRay.x264].mkv
    Deadpool (2016) - part2 [1080p.BluRay.x264].mkv

    No.
    the part1 must be the very last part of the file name, before the file name extension.

    Deadpool (2016) [1080p.BluRay.x264] - part1.mkv
    Deadpool (2016) [1080p.BluRay.x264] - part2.mkv
    

    And multi versions would be like:
    Deadpool (2016) [1080p.BluRay.x264].mkv
    Deadpool (2016) [1080p.BluRay.x264].eng.srt
    Deadpool (2016) [2160p.UltraHD.x265].mkv
    Deadpool (2016) [2160p.UltraHD.x265].eng.srt

    Correct.

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