The scanners and metadata agents used by Plex will work best when your major types of content are separated from each other. We strongly recommend separating movie and television content into separate main directories. For instance, you might use something like this:
/Media /Movies movie content /Music music content /TV Shows television content
Warning!: Plex will do its best to appropriately find and match content. However, a failure to separate content such as movies and TV shows may result in unexpected or incorrect behavior.
Date-Based Television Series
By default, Plex matches against TheTVDB.com, so you should name and organize your content based on the information on that site.
TV Shows that are date-based should be named as follows:
- TV Shows/ShowName/Season XX/ShowName – YYYY-MM-DD.ext
- TV Shows/ShowName/Season XX/ShowName – MM-DD-YYYY.ext
ext is the file extension. (Some operating systems such as Windows may hide your file extensions by default.)
Valid date formats are:
- Dashes (2010-01-20)
- Periods (2010.01.20)
- Spaces (2010 01 20)
Tip!: Be sure to use the English word “Season” as noted above, even if your content is in another language.
/TV Shows /The Colbert Report /Season 08 The Colbert Report - 2011-11-15 - Elijah Wood.avi