Plex and Tv-Show Artwork.

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  1. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

    charlesbronsen

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    Toronto, Ont
    #1
    I have a bunch of Tv-Shows in avi format and would like to be able to add artwork to them so they look pretty in Plex. I have done my movies which worked fine as long as the file structure was loke so:

    /Darknight (2008)/Darknight.avi

    This works fine and Plex gathers all info from imdb. But Tv-Shows on the other hand are a different story. I can't seem to figure out the correct file structure needed for plex to gather artwork. I also tried to manually add artwork with no luck. The way I named my tv-shows goes like:

    /Mad Men (2008)/Season 1/Mad Men - S01E01
    Mad Men - S01E02
    /Season 2/ Mad Men - S01E01
    Mad Men- S01E02
    This is not working for me and driving me nuts. Any help would be great. I have also tried adding my own artwork like so:
    /Mad Men (2008)/Season 1
    Season 2
    Madmen (2008).tbn
    again with no luck. I have read the plex wiki page and am still at a loss. Plex gurus feel free to chime in. Many thx
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    Have you read the Plex wiki, pretty sure it's in there. Needs to be in the season folder, named as the season.
     
  3. charlesbronsen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    charlesbronsen

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    Yeah I read the wiki and named my files like they showed but I must have messed up somewhere. I did like this ...

    /Mad Men (2008)/Season 1/Mad Men - S01E01.avi
    /Mad Men - S01E02.avi
    /Season 2/Mad Men - S02E01.avi

    Is this not the correct file structure to get all the imdb info? Where would I put the custom artwork if I do it manually?

    This is really starting to bug me. It's funny because all the TV Shows I want to look all nice in Plex are shows I have already watched and probably wont again for some time. Still I really want to figure this out now. Cave Man where are you:D. Thx again.
     
  4. Messenger macrumors newbie

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    #4
    Maybe this helps, I have it set up like so:

    Lost/Season 1/S01E01.avi

    No date in the foldername or showname in the filename. Also make sure it gets the data from thetvdb.com.
     
  5. willcodejavafor macrumors regular

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    #5
    This is what I have as well and I think it works for all TV Shows except Mad Men for some reason. Might be multiple entries in thetvdb maybe?

    Anyway check out my automatic tv show file mover/renamer :)
    http://willcodejavaforfood.com/tvtorrentbutler.html
     

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