Matching content is typically quite accurate if you follow our recommendations for naming and organizing your media files. Even so, you may occasionally still have trouble matching a particular item.
In cases where the item is completely unmatched, the menu will instead simply be Match, but it otherwise works similarly.
Related Page: Your Media
Opening Fix Match
To access the feature:
- Open the details screen for the item in Plex Web App
- Click the … in the main action bar to expose additional actions
- Choose Fix Match…
Tip!: For television libraries, Fix Match… is only available at the show level (not at the season or episode level).
Related Page: Viewing Item Details
Using Fix Match
It looks like we didn’t name our content well enough and our 2012 animated Disney movie Brave instead got matched as the 2007 drama The Brave One. Luckily, we can easily correct that with the Fix Match… action.
By default, when you open the Fix Match window, a search will be performed and suggested matches will be displayed.
You’ll see the name of the match and other information, to help you choose the correct result. (If you’re using an older metadata agent, your results may not have as much information.)
The top match of “Brave” released in 2012 looks like the correct one. If we choose that and let the metadata get downloaded, we end up with the correct result.
Sometimes, though, you may still need to do additional searching or matching.
If you select Search Options at the top of the window, you’ll be able to customize the search being performed.
You can specify the name/title to search, the year, and even adjust the language to search. Once you’ve entered the desired information and pressed the Search button, you’ll again be presented with results of the search.
There are a couple of neat tricks you can use to help with matching.
- When in a Movie library, you can enter the IMDB ID in the title and search for that. For instance, the IMDb entry for “Brave” is http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1217209/. If you enter
imdb-tt1217209as the search term, it will search for that exact movie to try to match.
- For a TV Shows library, you can similarly enter the TVDB ID as the title to search for that particular show. If you visit the Archer (2009) page on the TVDB website, you can see that it has a Series ID of “110381”. So, entering
tvdb-110381as the search term will search for that exact show. For The Movie Database the format would be
- In a Music library, the Musicbrainz MBID may be used to match an Artist or an Album. When matching an Artist, enter the Artist’s MBID in the “Title” field. For example, Diana Krall’s Artist MBID is 67d2cb7a-9ddb-4a7f-82bf-5a2d1a038e98.
To match an Album, enter the MBID for the Release (not the Release Group) in the “Album” field.