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  • Another post about Dragon Ball (Z) Kai
    Check its entry on If it doesn’t match up there, nothing you do will make Plex add it. - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
  • upgrade from free
    I've never had an issue matching anything I've formatted like that - as long as the name matches what's in If you're having trouble, look the show up there and make sure the name matches what they have. - Source: Reddit / 14 days ago
  • Just found out about the "DVD Release Order" option for shows looking into Futurama. Is there a list of recommended shows to change this for?
    You can view the different orders on The TVDB to find out which one is best to use once you've identified the shows. - Source: Reddit / 15 days ago
  • is the scrapper progress indicator broken?
    Which scraper? I use & and they both speed by showing %. - Source: Reddit / 17 days ago
  • Plex scanner settings
    For F1, match the episode Season and Episode numbers with episode naming. For example S2023E07 is Bahrain (Qualifying). - Source: Reddit / 20 days ago
  • How to embed a poster.jpg and a description.txt in a video.mp4?
    I ran into a reason for the first time yesterday (using Plex since 2017). I added a TV series with a lot of "specials" that exist in database, but only when you use "Aired-Order" and because of the nature of the Blu-ray I purchased I have to use DVD order in which no metadata for the specials are available. (I don't have an account to edit - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • I have a full set of Disney Animated Shorts and Looney Tunes, how do I organize those huge TV shows?
    As Plex matches TV shows to you could try to organize the looney tunes files into seasons and episodes that match that database. Plex will then pull in the metadata for them like anything else. However, no idea how your files are named. If they don't have any sort of intelligent names on them already you're going to be in for a long project as you'd have to watch enough of each episode to identify it,... - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Import "Into the Dark" TVShow?
    I'm probably missing something, but Plex just refuses to import this show from Hulu. It keeps trying to put something about firemen as the match. When I search show and year it refuses to acknowledge it exists despite its page:. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • I would like to contribute to the metadata from Plex Media Scanner but I don't know where it's pulled from. Any guidance would be appreciated, I have a huge library of the 90's and there's a lot of stuff missing.
    IIRC it's a mix of The Movie Database (TMDB), The TV database (TVDB) and IMDB (despite their names, both TMDB and TVDB index movies and TV shows). Adding the shows/movies to TMDB or TVDB should make it to Plex's aggregated database in a couple days. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • How to force plex to parse weird naming scheme
    Use Bulk Renaming Utility and TheTVDB for the names and you will be golden. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Hello, I want to try and find an old episode of Navy Log titled “The Butchers Of Kapsan”
    Couple of sites, You'll have to figure them out for yourself. One is Don't know enough about the site but it shows that they have it. Another site is Has it also but again I don't know enough about the site. Good Luck. IF I find anyplace else I'll let you know. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • episode spoilers in descriptions
    The descriptions probably come from TVDB and TMDB, so check those and then either edit them yourself or ask someone there to edit them. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • 2001 - Best of Both Worlds -
    It can be taste, I use tvdb but others can be, imdb, tvmaze and then you get things like genome and often even places where you find the content. No one stop shop... - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Best Method for Plexing The Stooges Complete Collection (1934-1959)
    Hi, so my scraper is Tiny Media Manager. Using would be awesome--but I have to pay for that upgrade. What scraper do you use? I'm assuming you don't manually punch in the data for massive episodic shows like this. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Is there a way to add .5 episodes to a show in jellyfin?
    Lookup the episode at for proper naming. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • How to setup multiple TV SHOW versions(DVD vs Blu Ray)
    You may want to look to see if they are listed under Specials for Friends on If they are, simply name the file Friends/Specials/Friends - S00E## - SPECIAL NAME.EXT and Plex should scrape the appropriate metadata. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • 10 out of 47 episodes over 5 seasons in a series are not showing up in Plex. They are named correctly (details in post). Any ideas?
    Have you checked the episode layouts at vs - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Anyone have luck getting comedy specials to show up in Plex?
    When you go to or where are they listed? - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Paw Patrol various questions/issues
    This is where I hit my first issue. I go to and search paw patrol and there are only 4 entries. The original series for 2013, the movie from 2021, the Jet to the rescue movie from 2020 and the mighty pups movie from 2018. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • File naming for anime series that have remakes/reboots
    The standard for SXXEYY naming is using the TVDb as your reference database and to see how AniDB stuff is related to TVDb, you use xem. This is what's "ideal" when it comes to naming due to various reasons which are not really relevant here so I won't be expanding on those. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • How do you name your TV series folder and files?
    However the software I use to play them likes it. My main player is Plex and I use tinyMediaManger to name them - with the Plex naming preset + episode title at the end. Works perfectly well, no issues with matching. When it comes to handling of special episodes I check - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago

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