Alternate directory for Optimized files

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#1

My media is housed on a NAS, but I'd like to store the optimized versions of the files on a local hard drive on my Plex server. Is that possible? I can't find an option for it in the server config, and the directory option when optimizing a file is only the same directory where the file is housed, or the root directory on the NAS.


#2

Yes, this is possible.
Create a folder on your local hard drive for every library which has “optimizeable” videos.
Then add these folders to the libraries (with Add I mean literally adding them - additionally to the location on your NAS)

After you did that, you can choose, in which of the folders you added to the library the optimized files will be stored.


#3

Thank you!


#4

I know this is old but I have it set so the on deck is always optimized but no folder options are available besides "in folders". I added the option to the TV library which is where all of the deck items are but i understand why that wouldn't work also.

Is there any way for me to have the optimized in one folder?


#5

@speedyflipper said:
Is there any way for me to have the optimized in one folder?

No, this is not possible. You must strictly separate movies and tv shows into separate folders.
This also applies to optimized versions.
If you must, you can use subfolders.

\optimized
\movies <-- add this folder to the movies library
\series <-- add this folder to the tv shows library


#6

@OttoKerner said:

@speedyflipper said:
Is there any way for me to have the optimized in one folder?

No, this is not possible. You must strictly separate movies and tv shows into separate folders.
This also applies to optimized versions.
If you must, you can use subfolders.

\optimized
\movies <-- add this folder to the movies library
\series <-- add this folder to the tv shows library

this looks like command line? can you enplane newbie here


#7

@hcmiller51 said:
this looks like command line? can you enplane newbie here

No, this is just meant to illustrate the folder hierachy.
Ìn this case are movies and series both subfolders of optimzed


#8

HI,
SO now I can choose where to save the optimised version each time I chose to optimise.
But when i ask for a sync directly from my ipad, I cannot get this option?

How to change the default optimised directory?

Thanks:)


#9

@niskruse said:
SO now I can choose where to save the optimised version each time I chose to optimise.
But when i ask for a sync directly from my ipad, I cannot get this option?

How to change the default optimised directory?

Once the sync is done, the optimised copy only exists on your iPad.
What do you want to redirect?