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Library and naming issues

I have a number of multi lecture courses produced by "The great Courses". Can I make a separate library for them? If so how do I organise folders and are there special naming conventions?

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  • joe burgessjoe burgess Posts: 2Members

    Thanks. If I read you correctly I could use the TV library format with a library name of say "great courses" and then set up the file structure using the TV season/episode conventions. This should then let me have a library called great courses in which I could see individual courses as I would TV shows. I could then open a particular course and see the individual lectures. Meta data is not that important

  • trumpy81trumpy81 Posts: 10,677Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    edited July 2017

    Yes, that would certainly work. No metadata, but you could add posters quite easily. See the 'File Naming in Plex' link in my signature and then click on Local Media Assets for TV Shows to see how to add the posters and such for your series 'Great Courses'.

    You could of course add your own metadata, but that would require that you edit each episode and add the description etc.

    You will need to put the various episodes into Season folders, or you could put all videos in a single Season folder if you wish. As long as the folder is named Season xx, where xx is a number.

    Your files should be named like this: TV Show Title - S01E01 - Episode Title (Optional).ext

    TV Show title being the name of the series, 'Great Courses' for example, S01 is the season number and E01 is the episode number. The Optional Episode Title could be something like 'A Great Workout' or anything suitable for that video. .ext is of course the file type, .mp4, .mkv etc...

    EG: Great Courses - S01E01 - A Great Workout.mp4

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