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TV Shows not being recognized

OnlyHumanOnlyHuman Posts: 33Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
OK, after some frustration trying to get my TV shows to show up properly in Plex I am determining it must be my organizational method. What I have is, 'C:\TV Shows\Show Name\Season #\episode # and title. I suspect that they are not showing up because I do not repeat the name of the show in the name of the file. Could that be what is going on? I don't want to change all these file names to find out that it is something else entirely. Also, is there some kind of program out there that will allow me to change the name of a mass of files? I use mediamonkey to change the titles of my music, but I am not sure that will work for video files.

Lastly, is there a plexapp addon I could use? I am still new to Plex and just discovered there are some kind of addons people use in Plex, what are a few good apps and is there somewhere explaining how to install them and use them?

Thanks for any help!
Andrew

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  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360Members ✭✭✭
    edited August 2012
    OnlyHuman wrote:

    OK, after some frustration trying to get my TV shows to show up properly in Plex I am determining it must be my organizational method. What I have is, 'C:\TV Shows\Show Name\Season #\episode # and title. I suspect that they are not showing up because I do not repeat the name of the show in the name of the file. Could that be what is going on? I don't want to change all these file names to find out that it is something else entirely. Also, is there some kind of program out there that will allow me to change the name of a mass of files? I use mediamonkey to change the titles of my music, but I am not sure that will work for video files.

    Lastly, is there a plexapp addon I could use? I am still new to Plex and just discovered there are some kind of addons people use in Plex, what are a few good apps and is there somewhere explaining how to install them and use them?

    Thanks for any help!
    Andrew

    Hi,

    You can find the recommended naming guide here -> http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/Media_Naming_and_Organization_Guide

    You may need to use either a deep scan, or a full refresh once you have named them depending on how you have them stored for them to be detected -> http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/PlexNine_PMS_MediaManager#Manually_Refreshing_Sections

    There are many apps which can auto rename, epNamer, TheRenamer and Sickbeard (which is a lot more than just a renamer) are the ones i have come across.
  • OnlyHumanOnlyHuman Posts: 33Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    OK, I renamed everything and rescanned. Plex STILL thinks I have a show in here called, 'The Season', it MUST be thinking this because of my Season folders? This is retarded. I deleted my old TV show folder (How i met your mother), and tried a new one (Big Bang Theory) after renaming everything to the names that Plex likes...STILL thinks I have a show in here called 'The Season'. What the heck, thought this media server was friendly, growing more aggravating the more I try to customize it.

    Could you point me to a good forum that talks about, and explains the apps you can use in Plex?
  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360Members ✭✭✭
    OnlyHuman wrote:

    OK, I renamed everything and rescanned. Plex STILL thinks I have a show in here called, 'The Season', it MUST be thinking this because of my Season folders? This is retarded. I deleted my old TV show folder (How i met your mother), and tried a new one (Big Bang Theory) after renaming everything to the names that Plex likes...STILL thinks I have a show in here called 'The Season'. What the heck, thought this media server was friendly, growing more aggravating the more I try to customize it.

    Could you point me to a good forum that talks about, and explains the apps you can use in Plex?

    How exactly do you have the section setup?

    i.e.

    M:\Media\TV Shows\Big Bang Theory\Season 1\Big Bang Theory - S01E01.ext

    and M:\Media\TV Shows should be the directory added to your section, it sounds like you may be adding each show individually to the section - which is why its getting confused.

    Apps = Channel Directory, you can view them all in the client.
  • OnlyHumanOnlyHuman Posts: 33Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    That is exactly what happened. Had to put them all in a root of 'TV Shows'. Now the only thing confusing me is how come all of the 'TV Show themes' are not being added to my client? I realize I can go in and add the music, banners, and stuff individually, but I am thinking I am missing something relatively simple? In preferences I do have 'Plex themes' checked off, could it have been missed?

    Thanks so much for your help.
  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360Members ✭✭✭
    OnlyHuman wrote:

    That is exactly what happened. Had to put them all in a root of 'TV Shows'. Now the only thing confusing me is how come all of the 'TV Show themes' are not being added to my client? I realize I can go in and add the music, banners, and stuff individually, but I am thinking I am missing something relatively simple? In preferences I do have 'Plex themes' checked off, could it have been missed?

    Thanks so much for your help.

    try doing a full refresh on the section.
  • OnlyHumanOnlyHuman Posts: 33Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Is a full refresh considered just hitting the button on the lower right corner of the folder in question, or erasing everything and bringing back again?
  • OnlyHumanOnlyHuman Posts: 33Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    I found how to do 'deep scan' and 'force scan', trying them, will see what happens,

    Thanks again.
  • OnlyHumanOnlyHuman Posts: 33Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    That doesn't seem to be working. I even went into every folder and made sure that all users were allowed to change and modify these folders.

    Is there anywhere online I can easily install these themes directly into my folders?

    Is there a channel or plex addon that I need to pick up to make this easier?
  • OnlyHumanOnlyHuman Posts: 33Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    OK, on my iPad the theme music plays just fine.

    However, my Roku will be the one playing the most media...and that, sadly, is not working.

    Does this piece of the puzzle help anyone determine possibly why the Roku will not play the TV Show theme music, but iPad does?
  • shadowzdragonshadowzdragon Posts: 1Members

    I had a look at my com.plexapp.agents.thetvdb.log file and realized that my kaspersky anti-virus "anti-banner" service was blocking all the metadata for my TV shows. Once I disabled that, everything started working.

  • bobrichter@bellnet.cabobrichter@bellnet.ca Posts: 1Members

    When I show my shows on my Samsung Television, the listings of the episodes shows in another language (looks like Chinese symbols). How do I correct this?

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Posts: 13,243Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    @bobrichter@bellnet.ca said:
    When I show my shows on my Samsung Television, the listings of the episodes shows in another language (looks like Chinese symbols). How do I correct this?

    https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/165056/the-word-season-showing-up-in-korean

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