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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Organizing music for Plex

I have been experimenting with Plex a media player system consisting of a player application with a 10-foot user interface and an associated media server, its available for all major operating systems.
I have a Mac mini connected to my television and so interestingly this is a very viable alternative to using iTunes on your Mac as your home media centre.

Plex supports all kinds of media but in this blog we are interested in music, and this is where SongKong can help.

Getting your metadata in tip-top condition before uploading into Plex is essential for the best music listening experience so fixing your songs metadata with SongKong is a great start but Plex is rather fussy about how your files are organized so if possible you should ensure you rename your files using the mask now available in SongKong 1.19.

Select Fix Songs, ensure that Rename files based on metadata when matched is checked and that Save Changes to iTunes is unchecked

Then select the File Naming tab and choose the Plex mask for both the Rename mask and the Compilation rename mask, its easy to find it is the last one in the list.

Then select Start and your songs shall have their metadata fixed, and folders and files renamed to best suit Plex.

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