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 Post subject: PLEX agent & scanner questions
PostPosted: October 30th, 2020, 8:58 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I have a pretty good PLEX library of over 2000 movies, over 300 series, and about a year's worth of audiobook listening.

I have a lifetime license for MCM. I just noticed there was a PLEX agent & scanner so I downloaded and installed. It doesn't seem to do anything. The only executable in the installation folder is an uninstaller and I don't see anything in the settings or menus of the MCM that pertains to PLEX.

I'm hoping this will make maintaining my library easier and better. Can I get some assistance for this program, please?

Be well,
KennyD


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 Post subject: Re: PLEX agent & scanner questions
PostPosted: November 5th, 2020, 1:02 pm 
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Several days after the Plex agent & scanner install, I'm not noticing anything different. What am I doing wrong? I don't understand what this software is supposed to do. I haven't found any documentation on what it does or how it does what it does. Can I get some help, please?

PLEX is on my Qnap NAS and I'm accessing it via computer, cell phones, and smart TV's.


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 Post subject: Re: PLEX agent & scanner questions
PostPosted: November 6th, 2020, 6:32 am 
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Joined: August 9th, 2011, 12:39 pm
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Hi there,

I will have to dig out how to set up MCM as the agent in Plex, but when you do it right, you can select MCM as the video agent.

NOTE: You cannot change agents on existing media in a library, only new media will use the new agent. There are manual workarounds and it is a trade-off vs creating a new library and losing some plex metadata

MORE IMPORTANT NOTE: I moved away from MCM agent this year.
I still use MCM to create metadata, rename files and folders and get some posters etc. However the Plex agent is excellent and you end up with a much nicer Movies details page in Plex which more info better formatted.


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