Plex naming with collection folders

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Plex naming with collection folders

Post by Yammers » 27 Jan 2018, 17:20

Hi there

im trying to set up a plex naming format i am currently using this.
C:/Users/Andrew Jones/Videos//{any{collection}{plex[1]}}/{plex[2]} this works but have noticed it has started to name some of the main titles in plex as collection.

what I want is the following.

create a collection if there is more than one of the same film if single just create folder

I use to use this below but dont knwo how to add the plex standard to it.

C:\Users\Andrew Jones\Videos\WinXVideos{collection.upperInitial().colon(', ')+'/'}{n.colon(' - ')} ({y}){n.colon(' - ')} ({y})

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Re: Plex naming.

Post by rednoah » 28 Jan 2018, 07:02

What you want is NOT compatible with the Plex naming standard. Please use {plex} if you want to be Plex compatible: ... vie-files/

You can always use bits and pieces of the {plex} path, but then it's no longer the Plex naming standard. AFAIK, the Plex naming standard has no support for collection folders, and assumes that the folder name is the movie name.

:idea: I recommend organizing files with {plex} so Plex can easily identify your files, and then you can sort and filter and browser your movies by collection / genre / director / what-have-you from within Plex.
:idea: Please read the FAQ and How to Request Help.

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