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Adding avi files

joeg679joeg679 Posts: 35Members
edited April 2011 in Windows
I am trying to add avi files to my Plex folder and they do not seem to be populating when I refresh the library. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks

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  • hkeylm@hotmail.comhkeylm@hotmail.com Posts: 841Validating ✭✭
    Hi joeg679,

    Its a bit hard to help you with the little info you gave.
    However, you might want to take a good look at the File Naming Guide as this is in most cases the problem for people adding new content.

    If this doesn't help please post more details about your problem so that folks here can try to help you resolve..
  • joeg679joeg679 Posts: 35Members
    I have a folder on my desktop that is connected to plex so everything that I put in there should show up in the plex media library. I had a few movies and tv shows that I converted to mp4 so I could play them in iTunes through apple tv. I put them in the plex folder and they played great, but then i put a few avi files into the same folder and they won't show up in the library. These avi files are just episodes of the same tv show but had not converted. Is plex supposed to be able to read avi files? I didn't have this problem with xmbc? Please let me know if u need more info. Thanks a lot.
  • hkeylm@hotmail.comhkeylm@hotmail.com Posts: 841Validating ✭✭
    Hello again,

    Plex has no problems with avi files at all. Mine play just nicely.

    i believe your problem is somewhere else whereas you need Plex to scan these files into the library and add the appropriate metadata to it.
    So the question is how you have setup your Library sections and whether the files are organized following the expected Naming standards so that Pelx is able to appropriately populate the library.
    Plex does treat TV Shows and movies differently and expects appropriate file namings, by the way...

    So to start with i'd suggest you familiarize your self with the new concepts of Plex / Nine and the differences to the 0.8 version.
    There is a very nice Screencast and the Wiki is full of good information too...
    I should hope that will get you appropriately started and should have many answers to your current questions.
  • yassin3636yassin3636 Posts: 1Members

    EASY FIX:

    some .avi videos/movies may not show up because the plex scanner does not recognize them as a movie so you have to chose the right type of media Plex should be looking for.

    Step 1: Push button "Add Section"

    Step 2: Select "Home Movies"

    Step 3: Select the folder and your files should show up

  • brian9885brian9885 Posts: 1Validating, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @yassin3636 said:
    EASY FIX:

    some .avi videos/movies may not show up because the plex scanner does not recognize them as a movie so you have to chose the right type of media Plex should be looking for.

    Step 1: Push button "Add Section"

    Step 2: Select "Home Movies"

    Step 3: Select the folder and your files should show up

    Worked perfectly THANK YOU

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