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#1 Anthony24 OFFLINE  

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 09:32 PM

Have a friend that uses plex which likes to try to switch to Emby for a while, is there anyway to put something like folder names into emby?

 

Like for Emby, there's "Specials" "Extras" Folder to count as Special Features. Is there a way for him not to do rename every folder in his library from his movies over to see them in emby? Can't he just leave his folders names as "Scenes" and see them as normal as "Specials and Extras?



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Posted 03 November 2016 - 01:52 AM

Well we already do support specials and extras. If there's an issue the best thing to do is discuss a detailed and specific example. Thanks !



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Posted 03 November 2016 - 10:12 AM

What i mean is, is there something like that, that can be easily imported by using plex's setup? my friend has a lot of them either "scenes" or other file structure names. that doesn't come up as like specials and extras. when he tested a movie for an example

 

Movie>Ice Age

Movie>Ice Age>Scenes>Scrats Adventures

 

Comes up an extra Movie instead of a special feature inside Ice Age.


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 03:50 PM

So Plex calls special features "Scenes"?  That seems terribly misleading...



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 11:18 PM

So Plex calls special features "Scenes"?  That seems terribly misleading...

 

 

Unless he and my self misunderstood. Here's there guide. Even confuses me on how and which Folder will be read by Emby as Specials/Extras.

 

I've tested it out on my other MAC and tested it out from my media from that mac. I only have about 480Movies through Emby, with Plex, it comes up as about 520Movies. Explanation?

 

 

Would folders named "Featurettes" or "Behind the Scenes" be the same thing as the folder named "Specials"?

 

Read the same without any confusion and stays in one place instead of separate from the movie(s)?

 

https://support.plex...icles/200220677

 

 

 

Organized in Subdirectories

You can organize your local extras into specific subdirectories inside the main directory named for the movie. Extras will be detected and used if named and stored as follows:

  • Movie/MovieName (Release Date)/Extra_Directory_Type/Descriptive_name.ext

Where Extra_Directory_Type is one of:

  • Behind The Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Interviews
  • Scenes
  • Shorts
  • Trailers

It is recommended that you provide some sort of descriptive name for the extras filenames.

/Movies
/Avatar (2009)
Avatar (2009).mkv
/Behind The Scenes
Performance Capture.mkv
/Deleted Scenes
Bar Fight.mp4
Lost Sister.mkv
/Interviews
Sigourney Weaver.mp4
Stephen Lang.mp4
/Scenes
Arrival.mp4
/Trailers
Teaser Trailer.mp4
Theatrical Trailer #1.mp4
Theatrical Trailer #2.mp4

Edited by Anthony24, 04 November 2016 - 11:21 PM.


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 05:43 AM

Emby only accepts specials and extras subfolders. Anything else may be identified as a nested movie

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 02:55 PM

We also accept the "Trailers" sub-folder. We could definitely add support for some of these other ones, it just hasn't really come up before.


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:55 AM

Please, please, add support for all the Plex subfolders -- even if they are all just aliased to a generic "specials" or "scenes" use in Emby.

 

The reason is that it would encourage people who have already organized for using Plex to switch over.

 

Right now I really want to switch to Emby because I need the ability for users on the network to just use the Emby app on their devices and not create a dumb Plex account just to log in.

 

I want to send media library to places without internet.  Only Emby can do this as far as I can tell.

 

Here are the folders again... even an alias to one type that Emby already uses would allow those folders and files with suffixes to work, easily using the same folder structure Plex uses.  It would be fantastic.

 

  • Behind The Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Interviews
  • Scenes
  • Shorts
  • Trailers

ref: https://support.plex...a-Assets-Movies



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:53 PM

Hi @turnkit, I looked into this, and we already support all of those except for Interviews, and I will add that for the next release of Emby Server. Thanks for the feedback !


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hi @turnkit, I looked into this, and we already support all of those except for Interviews, and I will add that for the next release of Emby Server. Thanks for the feedback !

 

I thought Emby didnt support nested folders for extras? I have a folder for my ripped Star Wars Force Awakens disc with the following structure setup for Plex. Emby doesn't recognize it:

 

Star Wars The Force Awakens/
Extras/
Behind the Scenes  (with the video inside this folder)

Deleted Scenes  (with the video inside this folder)

Featurettes  (with the video inside this folder)



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:54 PM

They're not nested under extras, they're directly under the movie folder.



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:47 AM

Got it @Luke. No sure where I got the idea that Plex needed that top level "Extras" folder. Works now for both Plex and Emby!



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 02:36 PM

The latest version of Emby Server for Mac has been posted. Apologies for the delay.



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Posted 09 September 2017 - 07:59 PM

Hi @turnkit, I looked into this, and we already support all of those except for Interviews, and I will add that for the next release of Emby Server. Thanks for the feedback !


Could the wiki be update to reflect all the 'extra' folder names supported (Interviews etc); the current info in the wiki on extras only mentions one folder that emby accepts: 'Extras'

https://github.com/M...ki/Movie naming

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:56 PM

Could the wiki be update to reflect all the 'extra' folder names supported (Interviews etc); the current info in the wiki on extras only mentions one folder that emby accepts: 'Extras'

https://github.com/M...ki/Movie naming

 

@afullmark, done. thanks !



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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:36 AM

@afullmark, done. thanks !

Did you miss 'Trailers'

Also does 'Specials' & 'Season 00' work for TV Shows as like plex : https://support.plex...obile_site=true

Or does only 'Season 0' work as indicated in your wiki: https://github.com/M.../wiki/TV naming

Edited by afullmark, 10 September 2017 - 05:44 AM.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 02:27 PM

Updated, thanks.


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 08:38 PM

They're not nested under extras, they're directly under the movie folder.

 

is there similar support in the tv shows content category?



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Posted 06 September 2018 - 11:38 PM

TV Series use Season 0 for specials. You can learn more by checking out our TV naming wiki:

 

https://github.com/M.../wiki/TV naming

 

Please let us know if this helps. Thanks.



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Posted 07 September 2018 - 06:33 AM

TV Series use Season 0 for specials. You can learn more by checking out our TV naming wiki:

 

https://github.com/M.../wiki/TV naming

 

Please let us know if this helps. Thanks.

 

thanks i read that bt didnt know if there was support for these other options for tv shows.






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