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post #301 of 801
How to correct incorrect Plex metadata?

For instance, PMS had decided that Bonds "Dr.No" is a movie called "Harakiri".

I am sure it is described somewhere on Plex forums, but maybe someone can give me an answer right away.
post #302 of 801
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Originally Posted by galileo2000 View Post

How to correct incorrect Plex metadata?
For instance, PMS had decided that Bonds "Dr.No" is a movie called "Harakiri".
I am sure it is described somewhere on Plex forums, but maybe someone can give me an answer right away.

Do you know how to get to the Plex media manager? From there you click on the movie an have options to edit the metadata or fix an incorrect match.
post #303 of 801
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Originally Posted by lockdown571 View Post

Do you know how to get to the Plex media manager? From there you click on the movie an have options to edit the metadata or fix an incorrect match.

Yeah, got it, quite simple actually.
Thnx.
post #304 of 801
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Originally Posted by lockdown571 View Post

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Do you happen to know if Plex can handle having multiple version of a movie in a movie folder? For instance, could I have a full blu-ray ISO and an MKV, so that Plex Media Center launches the ISO using your method but using the mkv to stream to other devices?

It's possible, but you're not going to know which is which if you have them in the same library, unless there is something different such as resolution, audio, and so forth. The metadata is pulled from IMDB for movies, and it doesn't have mulitple listings for the same movie. I would suggest making different libraries such as MKV Movies and ISO Movies.
post #305 of 801
I have enabled Direct Play in Settings, and now I am streaming to my main PC thru wired connection.

But Plex is still transcoding, I see Plex Transcode process and CPU usage on the server goes up to 90%.

My Sandy Bridge i3 is for sure capable of playing the stream itself, but server does not want it to.

Any words of wisdom?
post #306 of 801
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Originally Posted by galileo2000 View Post

I have enabled Direct Play in Settings, and now I am streaming to my main PC thru wired connection.
But Plex is still transcoding, I see Plex Transcode process and CPU usage on the server goes up to 90%.
My Sandy Bridge i3 is for sure capable of playing the stream itself, but server does not want it to.
Any words of wisdom?

What are you playing it through? Plex Media Center?
post #307 of 801
What does the Plex Server Log say under C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Plex Media Server\Logs?
post #308 of 801
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Good gracious, the Plex team must never sleep. Engadget says they're adding a cloud syncing function by the end of the month!

Unfortunately Dropbox is fairly expensive at $100/year for just $200 GB. I'm paying $5/month for CrashPlan with unlimited data! It sounds like Plex's Cloudsync function will at least allow you to transcode the file to a smaller size before uploading.
post #309 of 801
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Originally Posted by lockdown571 View Post

What are you playing it through? Plex Media Center?

Yep.
post #310 of 801
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Originally Posted by galileo2000 View Post

Yep.

That is very strange. I've never heard of someone having that issue. You probably should post your log over at the Plex forums.
post #311 of 801
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Originally Posted by lockdown571 View Post

That is very strange. I've never heard of someone having that issue. You probably should post your log over at the Plex forums.

I sure will. Strange to me as well. My Plex server is just Core 2 Duo 2Ghz w/4GB of RAM, I want to be nice to it. smile.gif
post #312 of 801
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Originally Posted by lockdown571 View Post

Good gracious, the Plex team must never sleep. Engadget says they're adding a cloud syncing function by the end of the month!
Unfortunately Dropbox is fairly expensive at $100/year for just $200 GB. I'm paying $5/month for CrashPlan with unlimited data! It sounds like Plex's Cloudsync function will at least allow you to transcode the file to a smaller size before uploading.

Yes, but downloading from Crashplan is slow as crap. I am redownloading a 30GB MKV I accidentally deleted and it took 12+ hours (1 mbps)! Uploading saturated my bandwidth (5 up), but down is not even close to 30. Very lame and it's almost kind of useless at this point for media backup IMO.
post #313 of 801
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Originally Posted by xcrunner529 View Post

Yes, but downloading from Crashplan is slow as crap. I am redownloading a 30GB MKV I accidentally deleted and it took 12+ hours (1 mbps)! Uploading saturated my bandwidth (5 up), but down is not even close to 30. Very lame and it's almost kind of useless at this point for media backup IMO.

Eek! That does sound bad. I'm not sure how useful this CloudSync feature will be considering the current state of cloud storage. I guess it will only improve over time though.
post #314 of 801
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Originally Posted by lockdown571 View Post

That is very strange. I've never heard of someone having that issue. You probably should post your log over at the Plex forums.

What do I know, uninstalled and reinstalled PMC, now no more transcoding while playing on my main PC, and picture is stunning.
Oh well.
Something went wrong w/Preferences I suppose.
post #315 of 801
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Originally Posted by xcrunner529 View Post

Yes, but downloading from Crashplan is slow as crap. I am redownloading a 30GB MKV I accidentally deleted and it took 12+ hours (1 mbps)! Uploading saturated my bandwidth (5 up), but down is not even close to 30. Very lame and it's almost kind of useless at this point for media backup IMO.

I'm not surprised. When I uploaded my MP3 collection to Google Music when it first launch, it took well over a day. I had around 38GB of data. On speedtest at the time, I usually got in the 3 to 4mbs upload; I know this wouldn't be a constant speed. I think it took around two or three days.

The sad part, I didn't realize it was uploading all the music. I was really irritated about my internet speeds in those times and just blamed it on Comcast being Comcast.

I haven't read anything on their cloud sync, but honestly, it's not something I'm likely do use or very much because of the above. A lot of stuff I have, I have seen and really could care less if I lost it. What I do like, I still have on disc and would just rerip. I could do it faster then uploading and redownloading.
post #316 of 801
Hi,

Please help. I installed Plex on my windows 7 laptop, and went through the setup screen - connected my 1TB hdd drive to PC and set up music , movie and TV shows - I let it run for about 8 hours while it indexed the 900GB. I have just come to check on progress and cannot open the PMS either by double clicking or right clicking and doing 'open'. Also when I try via web browser and log in, my server name is in red and says 'unable to connect to server ' when I click on it. Any ideas how I can fix this issue ? I have looked around internet ans Plex forum to no avail. I was hoping to use this to stream my 900GB of torrent data when my sammy e7000 plasma arrives next week via the ROKU 2 box I have ordered. Anyone know a better alternative app that is reliable , I don't want to have to spend all day loading so much data, thanks.
post #317 of 801
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Once you run the exe the first time, there will by an icon in your Windows tray. Clicking on the exe again won't do anything. Try right clicking the tray icon and opening PMS that way. You may want to try restarting your computer. You may need to open the exe after restarting if it's not set to run at startup.
Edited by lockdown571 - 1/11/13 at 9:31am
post #318 of 801
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Originally Posted by simonoaks View Post

Hi,

Please help. I installed Plex on my windows 7 laptop, and went through the setup screen - connected my 1TB hdd drive to PC and set up music , movie and TV shows - I let it run for about 8 hours while it indexed the 900GB. I have just come to check on progress and cannot open the PMS either by double clicking or right clicking and doing 'open'. Also when I try via web browser and log in, my server name is in red and says 'unable to connect to server ' when I click on it. Any ideas how I can fix this issue ? I have looked around internet ans Plex forum to no avail. I was hoping to use this to stream my 900GB of torrent data when my sammy e7000 plasma arrives next week via the ROKU 2 box I have ordered. Anyone know a better alternative app that is reliable , I don't want to have to spend all day loading so much data, thanks.

I'm not really clear what you talking about here. I assume you meant an icon for Plex. The best thing to do with these, set up one library at time. Maybe it's just my luck or me, but I find if I try to setup multiple libraries at once, Plex can slow to crawl (not often), but the scrapers don't work right.
post #319 of 801
great thanks!

It works from tray.

And now I know what you mean when loading. I just tried to copy over a folder with a TV show in (old school 90210 seasons 5 onwards) and it made a complete mess (created lots of different random shows that are not on my disk).

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.
post #320 of 801
The first time your adding everything takes a while for all the metadata to scrape

I (and lots of others in this forum) have plex setup with much more than 1TB of movies and shows, and it works smoothly. Mine have been organized in nested folders like the structures you'd find in the XBMC and WMC stickies E:\Movies\Movie Title (year)\filename.mkv and E:\TV Shows\Series Name\Season 1\Name - S01E01.mkv

I don't really know if this makes Plex run any faster at the metadata scrape, but when I added my collection to Plex I left it running overnight and it was finished the next morning. I added everything all at once, and it was going very slow but still worked after letting it run overnight

Do you know if your laptop shuts off the Wireless or NIC after some period of time? It would probably be best to leave it plugged in and wired to your router
post #321 of 801
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Originally Posted by simonoaks View Post

great thanks!

It works from tray.

And now I know what you mean when loading. I just tried to copy over a folder with a TV show in (old school 90210 seasons 5 onwards) and it made a complete mess (created lots of different random shows that are not on my disk).

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.

You do not need to scan each season one at a time! Plex's scanner is actually extremely efficient, and you should easily be able to scan all your shows at once. The key is to have them organized properly. The way Dark_Slayer has his folders setup is the way you want it. Here's more info.
Edited by lockdown571 - 1/11/13 at 3:59pm
post #322 of 801
Interesting link, I should have looked there a long time ago

Do you use the Local Media Assets (movies) option?

Also, by default, Plex stores it's metadata somewhere other than the local movie folders
post #323 of 801
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Originally Posted by Dark_Slayer View Post

Interesting link, I should have looked there a long time ago

Do you use the Local Media Assets (movies) option?

Also, by default, Plex stores it's metadata somewhere other than the local movie folders

Nope! I actually really like Plex's metadata/artwork collector, and it's really easy to change the artwork in Plex web.
post #324 of 801
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Originally Posted by lockdown571 View Post

You do not need to scan each season one at a time! Plex's scanner is actually extremely efficient, and you should easily be able to scan all your shows at once. The key is to have them organized properly. The way Dark_Slayer has his folders setup is the way you want it. Here's more info.

Exactly.
Organize your media according to the Plex rules and it works like a charm.
Once in a while it does incorrect matching, especially for the foreign movies, but it is quite easy to fix too.
Edited by galileo2000 - 1/11/13 at 8:30pm
post #325 of 801
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Originally Posted by simonoaks View Post

... 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.
post #326 of 801
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Originally Posted by lovekeiiy View Post

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.
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If you need to rename your files I would highly recommend using Filebot. It has very nice GUI for performing mass renaming with online database access so you will get all your files identified and correct episode names etc. It also has extensive CLI interface and subtitle downloader. Personally I just discovered it recently but it does wonders making your library uniform and Plex compatible and I just love it. Take a look here: http://filebot.sourceforge.net/

I also recommend watching the tutorial video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcSFKiwFLZw

This is the format string for Plex (show name - season/episode - episode title):
Code:
{n} - {s00e00} - {t}

And this is the CLI equivavelent taking the target directory as the first parameter, by default it is not recursive (the rest of the parameters are passes along to filebot):
Code:
set filepath=%1
shift
call filebot -rename %filepath% --format "{n} - {s00e00} - {t}" %*
post #327 of 801
this tool is awesome - thanks. Saved literally 12 hours of file organisation.
post #328 of 801
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Originally Posted by simonoaks View Post

this tool is awesome - thanks. Saved literally 12 hours of file organisation.
Glad I could help,

I don't know it you noticed but it can do also moving renames, meaning you could just have a bunch of files in a single directory and Filebot would first rename and then move the files into a nice showname - season directory structure. There are some very advanced scripts on their forums doing fully automated file handling. Still figuring out my self all the possibilities of this tool.
post #329 of 801
I use FileBot as well. It's a great tool! smile.gif
post #330 of 801
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Originally Posted by lockdown571 View Post

You do not need to scan each season one at a time! Plex's scanner is actually extremely efficient, and you should easily be able to scan all your shows at once. The key is to have them organized properly. The way Dark_Slayer has his folders setup is the way you want it. Here's more info.

That's not entirely true. The latest TV Show scraper is completely fubar on Windows based PMS (there are multiple reports of this on the forum). You actually have to download an old version of TVDB.bundle, and write-protect it so that it doesn't get overwritten. I also had to move "Personal Media Info" higher that the TVDB scaper in the Agents preference screen.

The Mac version seems to work OK, but the Windows (and supposedly Linux too) version got borked with the Dec-12 update. Perfectly organized media doesn't help.
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