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post #1141 of 1151 Old 08-26-2015, 06:44 AM
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Just curious as to what (if anything) you guys use to manage your metadata? I like that Plex handles all of it internally sometimes, but there are upsides to updating it within the file itself.
One of the things I like least about Plex and XBMC is the way they behave when they can't find a match for a file. Sometimes the file just doesn't show up, sometimes it's just a bald file name. I go in and do custom tags and lock it, but if I have it organized as a TV show with episodes, if I add an episode the custom tags on the other episodes mysteriously disappear.

The way I've solved it is to tag as much as possible so the scraper will find it. I move the things it can't find to a separate folder and tag that manually. In XBMC, I just add that directory to the favorites menu.
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Same here, it's my main complaint.
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One of the things I like least about Plex and XBMC is the way they behave when they can't find a match for a file. Sometimes the file just doesn't show up, sometimes it's just a bald file name. I go in and do custom tags and lock it, but if I have it organized as a TV show with episodes, if I add an episode the custom tags on the other episodes mysteriously disappear.

The way I've solved it is to tag as much as possible so the scraper will find it. I move the things it can't find to a separate folder and tag that manually. In XBMC, I just add that directory to the favorites menu.
Also one of my main complaints as well. What I've done over the last few days is standardize all of my naming using Filebot (http://www.filebot.net/), which auto-magically renames files to ****** (2014) standard. Then I used Media Companion (https://mediacompanion.codeplex.com/) to download cover art and create nfo files with all the accurate metadata.

I know these steps aren't that useful (and in the case of Media Companion, actually useless) when it comes to Plex, but it's a piece of mind for myself in case I ever want to try something else to manage my media.

I'm actually in the process of trying out Emby now and while it definitely isn't as polished or stable as Plex, it is a lot more flexible and even more powerful in many ways. Another plus is that it automatically imported all the meta data and cover art that I pulled from Media Companion, which meant that I didn't have to go through my whole library searching for wrong matches or instances where Plex thinks two different movies are duplicates.

I'm definitely not planning on leaving Plex anytime soon, but this just highlighted what is (for me, personally) a very weak point for Plex.
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Right now I have a TV show with all the naming standardized, and season 1 and season 2 are identically formatted. Season 1 does not show up in Plex at all, and the first episode of Season 2 doesn't show. In Emby, everything is there and it all works perfectly.
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Because of the way my projector is aligned to my screen, I have to do a vertical shift to perfectly align the movie with my masking system. In Plex, that means going into the video settings during the movie and navigating to this screen, and changing it each time manually:



Whenever I exit Plex or restart a movie, I have to set the vertical shift all over again, it doesnt 'remember'. I've looked under the settings for preferences and saw no option to do this. Does anyone know of a way?
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Might be a stupid question....but why not simply move your masking system?

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There is a text configuration file that Plex saves its settings in. I can't remember what it is called or where it is, but you should be able to find it by googling.
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Hey, a Plex thread! Can't recall if I've ever gone through the thread here, but has anyone ever figured out a solution to the random switching to "direct sound" (instead of wasapi) issue? That seriously drives me crazy.

I wanted a system that makes it easy for anyone and everyone to watch movies. Having to have my roommates call me at work going "hey, it's stuttering again--what am I supposed to do?" really kills the ease-of-use factor.
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Might be a stupid question....but why not simply move your masking system?
Believe me I've considered that but it's an issue only in Plex. I use a computer to watch Live TV as well as movies on my projector. Inside WMC, without any vertical shifting, everything is aligned perfectly. But playing movies in Plex doesn't line up, even if I run their silly video calibration settings. Changing the vertical shift on Plex completely resolves this issue. If I could make the vertical shift permanent in Plex, i'd be pleased as punch.
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There is a text configuration file that Plex saves its settings in. I can't remember what it is called or where it is, but you should be able to find it by googling.
yeah I know there is one but I didnt want to start messing about in there without knowing what values to change, which is why I haven't touched it. I was hoping someone in this thread a lot more familiar with Plex than I am would tell me exactly what needed to be messed with in that file.
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