{plex.id} missing tag on filename for TV Show

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FTW
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{plex.id} missing tag on filename for TV Show

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Hi there

{plex.id} work great for movie, there the {tmdb-xx} tag on folder and filename
ex: Movies/L/Lady Chatterley's Lover (2022) {tmdb-814338}/Lady Chatterley's Lover (2022) {tmdb-814338}.mkv
but for TV Show, the tag are only in the folder name not the filename
/TV/Barbarians {tvdb-362412}/Season 02/Barbarians - S02E01 - New Legions.mkv
itsn't a big bug and still work without the tag in filename but can be useful for people who want to have it in filename too


Thanks
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Re: {plex.id} missing tag on filename for TV Show

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Here's what Naming and Organizing Your TV Show Files says:

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/TV Shows
   /Doctor Who (1963) {tvdb-76107}
      /Season 01
         S01e01 - An Unearthly Child (1).mp4
         S01e02 - The Cave of Skulls (2).mp4

:idea: The ID tag identifies the movie, or the series, but not the episode. That's probably why Plex recommends adding ID tags to movie files and folders and series folders but not episode files.


:idea: You can of course customize your format to include the ID tag in the file name as well if that's what you prefer. But if {plex.id} did that by default, that would be a bug because it's not what the Plex manual specifies.
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FTW
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Re: {plex.id} missing tag on filename for TV Show

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yeah okk, that's why I am asking, was pretty sure its a BUG

since it work well for Movies but not for TV Shows -> missing the ID Tag in filename

so no need ID tag on filename of the episode for TV Show

Thanks :)
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rednoah
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Re: {plex.id} missing tag on filename for TV Show

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Yep. Movie needs to be ID tagged. Series needs to be ID tagged. Episode needs to be S00E00 numbered, according to your Plex Library settings, by default Airdate Order.
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