Plex Naming Conventions

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Description:

So in order to have my media processed correctly with Plex I had to name them like so:

To Resolve:

  1. For movies:

    • Before: /movies/2016-moana/2016-moana.mp4
    • After: /movies/Moana (2016)/Moana (2016).mp4
    • Fix - Named the folders using Bulk Rename Tool and then powershell for each file under it:
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    $movies = gci s:\vids\movies | Sort-Object
    
    foreach ($movie in $movies)
    {
       $dname = ($movie.fullname).split("\\")[-1]
       write-output $dname
       $file = gci $($movie.FullName) -Recurse -File
       Rename-Item $($file.FullName) -NewName ($dname + $($file.extension) )
       Start-Sleep -Seconds 2 #comment this out after you know it works
    }
    
  2. For music:

    • Before: /music/farid--afloat.mp3
    • After: /music/Farid/all-music/Afloat.mp3
    • Fix:
    • Download MusicBrainz Picard
    • Set move files to new directory based on: %albumartist%/all-music/%title%
    • Any issues resolved with editing the metadata either with MediaMonkey or Mp3Tag
  3. For TV Shows

    • Before: /TV Shows/ShowName/Season 02/ShowName – s02e17 – Optional_Info.ext
    • After: /TV Shows/From the Earth to the Moon/Season 01/From the Earth to the Moon - s01e01.mp4
    • Fix: Just used Bulk Rename Utility as I already had these almost like this.
  4. For photos and home videos, I just sort by Year and then Month so /photos/2020/01/photo1.jpeg so I never had issues there as I always just browse by folder for those libraries.

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