Movies should usually be in the library root directory or in a subfolder for the individual films. The subfolders allow for organization of metadata and images. Adding the year at the end in parentheses will yield the best results when scraping metadata.
Movies ├── Film (1990).mp4 ├── Film (1994).mp4 ├── Film (2008) │ └── Film.mkv └── Film (2010) ├── Film-cd1.avi └── Film-cd2.avi
Multiple Versions of a Movie
Multiple versions of a movie can be stored together and presented as a single title. Place each movie version in the same folder and give each version a name with the folder name as a prefix as seen below.
Movies └── Best_Movie_Ever (2019) ├── Best_Movie_Ever (2019) - 1080P.mp4 ├── Best_Movie_Ever (2019) - 720P.mp4 └── Best_Movie_Ever (2019) - Directors Cut.mp4
To distinguish between versions, each filename needs to have a space, hyphen, space, and then a label. Labels are not predetermined and can be made up by the user.
The hyphen is required. Periods, commas and other characters are not supported.
Additionally, labels can be placed between brackets with the same result as seen below.
Movies └── Best_Movie_Ever (2019) ├── Best_Movie_Ever (2019) - [1080P].mp4 ├── Best_Movie_Ever (2019) - [720P].mp4 └── Best_Movie_Ever (2019) - [Directors Cut].mp4
If labels are not added to the end of filenames, as shown above, each file will be treated as a unique movie and not a version of the same movie.
To group media manually, long-click or right-click media to highlight then select additional media to merge. Use the new bar that appears to 'Group Versions'.