Bug #2200

TV Metadata on UPnP/DLNA Servers not Working

Added by Kristoffer Risanger over 6 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:Need feedbackStart date:07/02/2014
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Andreas Smas% Done:


Target version:-
Found in version:4.5 Platform:PS3


I've got a netbook running the latest version Plex Media Server. It works great, for the most part.

It's accessible in Showtime through UPnP/DLNA, and for the most part it works fantastic. I'm still amazed that it manages to load a 15Mbps average/40Mbps+ peak bitrate 1080P x264 MKV file served from an external USB 2.0 HD connected to a crappy Intel Atom 1.6Ghz netbook (which is constantly using 100-120% CPU for other purposes) in just a second. Mindbogglingly great work!

However, metadata on TV shows served through UPnP/DLNA doesn't work. It works on all the other UPnP clients I've tried, so it's not a server issue. The metadata also loads if I copy the files directly to the PS3 HDD or access them through USB. Metadata on my movies on the other hand works perfectly over UPnP/DLNA.


#1 Updated by Kristoffer Risanger over 6 years ago

Edit: Turns out that it's not a UPnP/DLNA issue, but rather a more generic metadata issue. If the files are put in the same folder structure as in UPnP/DLNA [1] it won't find any metadata either.

[1] Show title -> Season X -> S01E01 - Episode Title

#2 Updated by Andreas Smas about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Need feedback

Can you give a more detailed list of what the files and directories are called?

#3 Updated by Kristoffer Risanger about 6 years ago

A file that's named The.Wire.S01E01.mkv will get the metadata perfectly, no matter what folder it is in.

However if the file is instead organized in a directory structure like this it won't find any metadata:
(The Wire) -> (Season 1) -> "S01E01 - The Target.mkv"

#4 Updated by Leonid Protasov over 2 years ago

Is this still reproducible? If so, please attach ls or dir of the directories/files to fully understand how it's all organized, please.

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