Plex is a great way to keep track of your favorite movies, music, and show videos. It’s also a fantastic way to access these content from multiple devices at once. However, keeping track of your media can be challenging at times. That’s the reason why we’ve put together this guide on how to organize your Plex media library. We’ve discussed a variety of different strategies for keeping track of your media, but this article is specifically for people who operate their own media centers. As such, it focuses on strategies that any Plex user should be able to implement. Hence, this guide covers everything from setting up media servers to syncing media libraries. In this article, you’ll learn how to:
What is a Plex Media Server?
A Plex media server is a computer that you use to host, manage, and stream content from. It’s connected to your home network, and you simply connect your devices to it for easy access. You can share content with others through the internet, or you can simply store content on your server for convenient access in the future.
Once you’ve set up your media server, it’ll act as your central repository for all your media content. You can access it any time you want from anywhere in your home. Moreover, you can also use it as a media player. That is, you can stream content from the server to your TV or computer monitor. You can also download content to your computer or Android device if you want to stay in touch with your friends and family while you’re away from home.
Set Up Your First Plex Media Server
To set up your first Plex media server, you’ll need to:
– Install Windows on a hard drive.
– Install an operating system (OS) on the hard drive.
– Install the Plex Downloader application on the hard drive.
– Install the Media Server daemon (also known as plex- server or plex- client) on the OS.
– Install the Plex client on the hard drive.
– Set up your network.
– Wait for it to sync.
Add Additional Media Servers
As your media server grows in popularity, it’s likely that you’ll begin to receive requests to add additional server components. In this case, you’ll need to set up your media server as a content server. That is, you’ll need to host all the videos, music, and other media that you want to share with the world. To set up your media server as a content server, you’ll need to:
– Set up the server to automatically sync content with the internet.
– Set up the server to automatically sync with your network.
– Set up the server to automatically sync with your home network.
– Set up the server to automatically sync with your office network.
– Set up the server to automatically sync with your school or office network.
– Set up the server to automatically sync with your city or state network.
Make Your Plex Media Server Compete
If you’re looking for a way to make your media server stand out, you can try installing a Plex server that specializes in competing with other media servers. By this, we mean that you can try to out compete your current media player. To set up a Plex server that specializes in competing with other media players, you’ll need to:
– Install an all-in-one media player.
– Set up the server to automatically sync with your local network.
– Set up the server to automatically sync with other media players on your network.
– Set up the server to automatically sync with the internet.
How Metadata Works in Plex
Metadata is information about a file that’s added during the file’s creation. This can include information about the file, who created it, when it was created, and other details. For example, if you want to create a .mkv video file called “dogpatch,” you can add the following metadata to the file:
– title: “dogpatch”
– created_by: “John Smith”
– rights: “https://db.tt/zWl1Tv”
– image: “dogpatch-dog-and-golden-shoes.jpg”
– created_date: “2001-01-01”
– duration: “00:00:00”
sort your files by library
Once you’ve installed your media server, you can use it to access and manage your media content. However, first, you’ll want to sort your files by library. This will make it easier to find what you want when you’re looking for something specific. To sort your files by library, open the file browser on your computer or mobile device. Then, navigate to the folder where you saved your media files. Now, click on the file to open it in the player. To exit the player, click on the trashcan icon in the bottom-right corner. You can also click on the video or image to see a list of its properties.
name your files properly
Once you’ve set up your media server, you’ll need to name your files appropriately. That is, you must name the entire folder and not just the file within it. When naming your files, remember to include the file’s path and the extension. This will make it easier for other people to find your content, and it’ll also reflect your blog/website’s name.
To name your files properly, you can use any of the following techniques:
– Add a descriptive title.
– Use a fileextension.
– Make use of wildcard characters.
– Use a combination of both.
edit metadata manually
One of the best things about Plex is that you can access and manage your media from any device in your home. That is, you don’t even need an internet connection. To access/manage your media server, simply navigate to the folder that contains your media files on your computer or mobile device. Then, open the file browser on your device to view the file properties. From here, you can edit the following properties:
As you can see, the process for setting up a Plex media server is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is download the necessary files, run the setup program, and then follow the instructions provided by the software. If you’ve done everything correctly, your server will now act as your central media player. You can access your media from any device connected to your home network, as well as directly from your computer.
Your Plex media server is now up and running. All you have to do now is to keep it up-to-date and enjoy the benefits that come with it:
– Easy and efficient syncing between devices