How to Merge & Split -- 2017



As mentioned here, with recent Plex versions (e.g., 1.5.5), due to a change in the UI, it is not clear how to merge or split library items. What is the recommended process to combine multiple movies, artists, albums, etc., into a single item when viewing the library. Relatedly, how should users split combined items into separate library entries.




The Plex support staff are aware of the support articles being a bit behind now when Plex Web has been updated. Sorry about the hassle and inconvenience. I can assure you that they’re working hard on fixing it.

When I merge movie items I mark them by pressing the little round button at the top of the movie poster (when in full library view, not under single movie) and then I press the three dots at the top right corner. I then have the merge option therein. I assume the split function should be there too.


Great, thanks.


It’s now may 2018.

How do I Split movies (i.e. I color one BW) so that plex doesn’t merge them.

I want to be able to see and select which one to watch.