Originally Posted by simonoaks
... I guess I need to do it one season at a time - shame you can't do whole show with multiple seasons in one go - or even a whole folder on hdd drive just labelled 'tv shows' . I have 900TB of tv shows , so it will take a long time doing each individual show season by season.
I agree with the others, sounds like you don't have your media setup in the Plex/XBMC friendly manner. One thing for the folders, but the name of the files is important. If possible, have them match RageTV.com database. Normal convention is tvshow name -SxxExx - episode name. Espisode name is optional and not needed. You can literally put all the episodes in one folder. I personally put each season in its own, but that's just personal preference.
What I meant is when you're setting up libraries, say TV Shows, let Plex scan and pull all it's metadata before starting to add your Movie library. For some reason, I seem to have issues that I cannot correct if I don't wait. In your case, if you do have 900MB of episodes, depending on the file sizes, you could have a lot of shows that need metadata, so you may need to do a overnight wait. Just make sure your laptop doesn't go into standby mode.
Plex and XBMC are actually fairly easy to setup the libraries. They're just time consuming in that you need to wait for it do download all the information.