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How do I join 2 movie files together as 1 "Movie" entry?

specul8specul8 Posts: 45Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
Hi all.

Just wondering how I would go about having 2 files (say "Movie Name-A" and "Movie Name-B") which are the same movie, split into 2 files appear as one object in the Plex client?

I've tried "Fix Incorrect Match" in the PMS Manager, but I cannot seem to get it to "ignore" the second part of the movie and just have them treated as one. Do I need to create a playlist of some kind?

Also I've deleted another movie from the place where the file is physically stored, but the thumbnail still appears in the Media Player. How do I force deletion of the thumbnail? what about deleting something from the library where the file still exists?

Thanks!
Brad

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  • specul8specul8 Posts: 45Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Dang it. I was searching on the wrong keywords.

    http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/PlexNine_PMS_Naming_Guide#Stacked_Files

    -pt1, -pt2, -pt3 etc

    I'd delete my own thread or move it to the Windows Client forum, but I don't have the rights.
  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360Members ✭✭✭
    edited April 2012
    specul8 wrote:

    Dang it. I was searching on the wrong keywords.

    http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/PlexNine_PMS_Naming_Guide#Stacked_Files

    -pt1, -pt2, -pt3 etc

    I'd delete my own thread or move it to the Windows Client forum, but I don't have the rights.


    Stacked files are not supported by all players, so you might be better off using something like MKVMerge and re-muxing them into a single file. As it's not re-encoding anything so it only takes a minute or 2 per "stack"

    http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/downloads.html
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  • specul8specul8 Posts: 45Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Trudge wrote:

    Stacked files are not supported by all players, so you might be better off using something like MKVMerge and re-muxing them into a single file. As it's not re-encoding anything so it only takes a minute or 2 per "stack"

    http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/downloads.html


    Good tip, Trudge - Thanks!
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