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Old 09-08-22, 11:22 AM
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Re: Plex

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I was able to get the UHD working. It turns out I had already ripped the Blu-ray but had a typo in the title, which is why it didn't show up when I searched on my computer and wasn't showing as a new addition on Plex.

The other title still won't show up. I've basically given up on it. It dosn't have a title with any weird punctuation or resemble any other title in my collection. The movie is Fiend with the Electronic Brain. Not many similar titles.



If I wasn't using an admin account, how would I be able to add anything at all? Besides, I'm the one who created the account. And I've done the Plex dance many times. That's always the first thing to try when something isn't being picked up.
fwiw, I dropped a file called "Fiend with the Electronic Brain" into my folder, it matches as Blood of Ghastly Horror.

I have a Family folder and Plex once matched a kid movie with a French flick featuring two full frontal naked men on the cover

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Old 09-08-22, 11:57 AM
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Re: Plex

Originally Posted by RichC2
fwiw, I dropped a file called "Fiend with the Electronic Brain" into my folder, it matches as Blood of Ghastly Horror.

I have a Family folder and Plex once matched a kid movie with a French flick featuring two full frontal naked men on the cover
Oh, that's very useful! I'll try changing the name when I get home. Yeah, I've seen Plex do some wonky matching before. That's why I always look while things are getting added to confirm it's correct and getting picked up. The problem here is nothing was ever added, not even Blood of Ghastly Horror. I would have noticed that if it popped up.

I just searched my Plex library on my phone, and there's no listing for it under either name. If this name change doesn't work, maybe I'll try to rip the title again. As I mentioned before, I don't think Plex likes it if you change names too many times. Maybe that's why it's not picking it up now. Not sure why I didn't pick it up then, though.
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Old 09-09-22, 10:38 AM
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Well, it finally happened...I upgraded my libraries from the legacy agent to the "new" Plex agent. I had been dreading it because I know Plex can't implement anything without breaking things. After running the scan, my library decreased from 2,581 movies down to 2,540. Now I have to go through almost 2600 titles and figure out which ones aren't getting pulled in now.

EDIT: Turns out they combined any movies with multiple editions into a single title, despite me having them previously split apart. Fortunately there is a way to filter these down to make the process quicker. Still a majorly unnecessary pain in the ass to split apart 40 movies and rename them back to what they originally were. After all this I'm still left with 1 single title that isn't pulling in.

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Old 12-16-22, 09:58 PM
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Does anyone here have the Jean Rollin film Lips of Blood on Plex? I can't find anything for it. It wants to match it to Love Brides of the Mummy, which is a film from 2 years earlier that had Lips of Blood as an alternate title in some areas. I tried some alternate titles, including the French name, but no luck.

This one really stumps me, though, because I thought this was one of his better known films and I haven't had any issues matching other Rollin films. When I look at his filmography on Plex, it's not listed. I don't get it. Anyway, I'm hoping someone else has added it or knows a possible solution.
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Re: Plex

Originally Posted by clckworang
Does anyone here have the Jean Rollin film Lips of Blood on Plex? I can't find anything for it. It wants to match it to Love Brides of the Mummy, which is a film from 2 years earlier that had Lips of Blood as an alternate title in some areas. I tried some alternate titles, including the French name, but no luck.

This one really stumps me, though, because I thought this was one of his better known films and I haven't had any issues matching other Rollin films. When I look at his filmography on Plex, it's not listed. I don't get it. Anyway, I'm hoping someone else has added it or knows a possible solution.
I don't have it, but I tried to match another title to it, and failed.

Then I found a solution, someone had posted... Instead of putting the title in, for the match search, use the IMDB number.

In this case, it's tt0073324.

When I used that for the title, the correct match came up.


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Old 12-17-22, 02:22 PM
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Re: Plex

Originally Posted by andicus
I don't have it, but I tried to match another title to it, and failed.

Then I found a solution, someone had posted... Instead of putting the title in, for the match search, use the IMDB number.

In this case, it's tt0073324.

When I used that for the title, the correct match came up.

Wow! It worked! Thanks so much. I had no idea about that trick. I have a feeling that will come in handy.
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^You're welcome, and yeah, I think it will be very handy, indeed!
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Just a random chime in, but the Plex FAST service is surprisingly stacked.
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PlexAmp has become one of the best things about Plex for me. I don't even have cell service, and use it entirely on my home network with a wifi smartphone. If I leave the house, I use the download feature for various albums or playlists.

The Sonic Analysis really opens up a lot of options, especially with the Guest DJs. I love picking an album or playlist, and then using DJ Stretch or DJ Gemini to pad out the runtime with other similar songs. The radio stations are nice, particularly Time Travel radio, and the Mixes for You are an easy way to start listening to something if I don't have an album or artist in mind already.

They recently opened the app up for free users of Plex, although some parts of it are still locked behind the paid plan. Easily worth the $60 I paid for a lifetime membership.
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Old 08-02-23, 05:34 PM
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I've been using that for a while too, we like it. I wish they would make a Roku app. The developers still say they have no current plans to do so (because of having to create and support a totally different UI).
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Over the last week I had a number of titles in my library have their posters removed. While researching the issue, it sounds like Plex is getting hit with some copyright violations for using the posters from certain studios. Not sure what the long term effects will be, but I'm going through my entire library and fixing dozens of titles yet again.
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Well, that's disappointing, for two reasons... Obviously, because posters are disappearing, but also because it's a dynamic process. I would've hoped that once the posters were set, they were just stored locally and never modified, unless you actively did so.
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I don't know about movie posters changing, but I've seen posters for the TV shows change randomly. I believe you can opt out of automatic metadata updating, which would likely stop any changes made to the posters.
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I don't know about movie posters changing, but I've seen posters for the TV shows change randomly. I believe you can opt out of automatic metadata updating, which would likely stop any changes made to the posters.
Thanks. I think this is the key:

The 'Plex Settings' icon. On the left menu, click the Scheduled Tasks option under the Settings section. Check the Refresh local metadata every three days option.

In my case, I unchecked the option. Hopefully that will do it.
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Yeah, I have refresh metadata unchecked. It didn't change posters like they do with metadata updates, it physically removed them. Now it's just one of those random screengrabs from the movie in place of the poster.
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^Just to clarify, you had that unchecked already, and still lost some of your posters?
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Canít you configure which site you get the metadata from? I thing default is thetvdb and moviedb or something, are those sites getting hit with cease and desist?
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^Just to clarify, you had that unchecked already, and still lost some of your posters?
Correct. Here's the thread I found on the issue.

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Canít you configure which site you get the metadata from? I thing default is thetvdb and moviedb or something, are those sites getting hit with cease and desist?
It used to be the two you mentioned, but Plex started pushing their own plex agent last year and basically forcing you to switch to maintain the same level of service. The Plex agent was a lot faster for pulling in movies than the other ones, but it looks like this is the downside to that.
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Ha I didn't even realize it changed over, I swear it still uses the TVDB/moviedb stuff or they are very very similar. Seems like you can change the source by library but that's obviously a hassle if your library is large, do we know if themoviedb is also affected? Which movie?
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I just did a scroll through my movie database, and nothing appeared to be affected. I have the auto-update for metadata enabled. I checked a couple that were listed in the Plex forums as being affected, and mine are still all good.

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It started with Rio Bravo. I added that to my library and noticed it matched the title, but didn't load any cover art. While trying to get that pulled in, I did a library scan and that completely fucked up my database. Tons of titles are now mismatched, and a ton more are completely missing cover art, but all other metadata is correct. I've spent several days trying to get this all cleaned up and I feel like I've barely scratched the surface. Some of these matches don't even make sense....American Pie was listed as Baraka? At least Bad Santa showing up as Bad Santa 2 or Beauty and the Beast (1946) showing up as Beauty and the Beast (1991) is a little understandable, even if it should be avoidable with some decent programming. For titles missing cover art, the old cover art is still an option, I just have to go in and manually select the art for it to show. But with 2,942 movies in my collection, it's a lot of work every time I have to correct the library.

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