Did Plex Give Anyone else migraines?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by robotartfashion, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    I've posted on the PLEX forums and I just thought I would try my luck here as well,

    I want to buy a Mac Mini to use as a home media server and dump cable, and in the interim I'm running Plex and Boxee on my MacPro to get used to them and I've also started converting my DVD library via handbrake

    I've had no difficulties so far with Boxee or Handbrake but I cannot figure out Plex for the life of me

    I've read and re-read the users guide and I can't find what step I must be missing; so a brief synopsis incase anyone here can assist me:

    I used handbrake and converted a dvd, The Bourne Identity to a MP4 file, which itunes recogizes easily enough

    When I launch Plex I go into the Watch Your Videos section and add source

    I then choose the folder by browsing where my movie is kept, and it shows this:

    i click set content -> movies -> imdb is highlighted -> i choose to scan recursivley, and then i check the settings and add movie posters and increase the size of the thumb and click ok to leave the settings

    then my choices are "select, settings, cancel" there's no ok, so i hit select

    i now have a source that reads "movielibrary" however that's where i'm stuck

    no video files are available, when i go to the "watch movies" section it says "No scanned information for this view Switch to files view"

    what am i missing?? please help me, I've never felt so lost or frustrated with a computer program
  2. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

    Aug 26, 2001
    Washington, D.C.
    Highlight the source and hit "I" or "C" I forget which. This will bring up a menu, one of the items will be to scan the source. Do this.

    If it doesn't work, navigate in the file mode by pressing the right arrow key until a side menu pops out. Select the file mode to search the directory inside Plex. Navigate to the file you want (you'll see it) and press "I" (or "C" I forget). Plex will search IMDB and give a list of suggestions if there isn't an exact match.

    Hopefully that works!
  3. robotartfashion thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thanks Captain Crunch!

    It's ok now, the people on the Plex forum helped me

    Everything is going great now
  4. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

    Aug 26, 2001
    Washington, D.C.
    Good, I'm glad! It has a bit of a learning curve, but once it's up an running it's absolutely amazing.
  5. macbrook macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2010
    can't get imdb on plex

    Having pain setting up plex: Can't get imdb to work, cuz I can't find it in the 'set content' window.

    How do you get imdb to work in plex ?
    Need help
  6. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    in the set content window, go up to the top, there are 2 triangles, use those to make sure it says movies, then imdb should show up.
  7. macbrook macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2010
    no imdb found.

    In the 'set content' window, up on top by where the arrows are, it says 'none'.
  8. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    you need to "press" one of the triangles.

    NONE is one of the choices.

    it goes:

    CHOICE 1
    CHOICE 2


    and it goes around from last to first. so just go to the next choice and youll see the arrows do something.
  9. darkgroove macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2010
    If you can avoid your headaches until the new version comes out you shouldn't have any problems. Plex 9 completely revamps the entire system so that it is actually easy to input info and edit it as well.

    That is the primary reason I'm not messing with my files until it is released.

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