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Metadata Files

You can have the script edit the metadata of Items by adding them to the metadata mapping of a Metadata File.

Examples of multiple metadata edits in each library type (click to expand)
metadata:
  Godzilla (1954):
    match:
      title: Godzilla
      year: 1954
    content_rating: R
  Godzilla (1998):
    match:
      title: Godzilla
      year: 1998
    sort_title: Godzilla 03
    content_rating: PG-13
  Shin Godzilla:
    sort_title: Godzilla 06
    content_rating: R
  Godzilla 1985:
    content_rating: PG
  "Godzilla 2000: Millennium":
    originally_available: 1999-08-18
  Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla:
    originally_available: 2002-03-23
  Godzilla Raids Again:
    content_rating: G
    originally_available: 1955-05-21
  Godzilla vs. Biollante:
    content_rating: PG
  Godzilla vs. Destoroyah:
    content_rating: PG
    originally_available: 1995-01-19
  Godzilla vs. Gigan:
    content_rating: G
    originally_available: 1972-09-14
  Godzilla vs. Hedorah:
    content_rating: G
    originally_available: 1971-04-01
  Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah:
    content_rating: PG
    originally_available: 1991-04-28
  Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla:
    content_rating: G
    originally_available: 1974-03-24
  Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II:
    content_rating: PG
  Godzilla vs. Megaguirus:
    content_rating: PG
    originally_available: 2000-08-31
  Godzilla vs. Megalon:
    content_rating: G
    originally_available: 1973-03-17
  Godzilla vs. Mothra:
    content_rating: PG
    originally_available: 1992-04-28
  Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla:
    content_rating: PG
    originally_available: 1994-01-19
  Godzilla, King of the Monsters!:
    content_rating: G
  "Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack":
    content_rating: PG
    originally_available: 2001-08-31
  "Godzilla: Final Wars":
    content_rating: PG
    originally_available: 2004-12-13
  "Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.":
    originally_available: 2003-12-14
  Halloween (Rob Zombie):
    match:
      title: 
        - Halloween (Rob Zombie)
        - Halloween
    year: 2007
  "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn":
    match:
      title:
        - Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
        - Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn
    tmdb_show: 56295
    content_rating: R
metadata:
  "Avatar: The Last Airbender":
    sort_title: Avatar 01
    seasons:
      1:
        title: "Book One: Water"
        summary: >-
              After a lapse of 100 years, the Avatar-spiritual master of the elements-has returned. And just in
              the nick of time. The Four Nations (Water, Earth, Fire, and Air) have become unbalanced. The Fire
              Nation wants to rule the world, and its first conquest will be the Northern Water Tribe. It's up to
              a 12-year-old Airbender named Aang to find a way to stop it. Join Aang, Katara, Sokka, Momo, and
              Appa as they head north on the adventure of a lifetime.
        episodes:
          1:
            user_rating: 9.1
      2:
        title: "Book Two: Earth"
        summary: >-
              Avatar Aang continues his quest to master the four elements before the end of summer. Together with
              Katara, Sokka, Momo, and Appa, he journeys across the Earth Kingdom in search of an Earthbending
              mentor. Along the way, he confronts Princess Azula, treacherous  daughter of Firelord Ozai and
              sister to Prince Zuko. More powerful than her brother, Azula will stop nothing to defeat the Avatar.
              But Aang and the gang find plenty of Earth Kingdom allies to help them along the way. From the swamps
              of the South to the Earth King's palace, Avatar: Book 2 is an adventure like no other.
      3:
        title: "Book Three: Fire"
        summary: >-
              Having survived the terrible battle with Azula, Aang faces new challenges as he and his brave
              friends secretly enter the Fire Nation. Their quest is to find and defeat Firelord Ozai. Along
              the way, they discover that Ozai has plans of his own. The leader of the Fire Nation intends to
              use the massive power of Sozin's comet to spread his dominion permanently across the four nations.
              Short on time, Aang has a lot of bending to learn and no master to help him learn it. However, his
              friends are there to help, and he finds unexpected allies deep in the heart of the Fire Nation. In
              the spectacular four-part conclusion, Aang must fulfill his destiny and become a fully realized
              Avatar, or watch the world go up in smoke.
        episodes:
          21:
            summary: The Epic Series Final of Avatar The Last Airbender
  "Avatar: The Legend of Korra":
    match:
      title: 
        - "Avatar: The Legend of Korra"
        - The Legend of Korra
    sort_title: Avatar 02
    original_title: The Legend of Korra
    seasons:
      1:
        title: "Book One: Air"
      2:
        title: "Book Two: Spirits"
      3:
        title: "Book Three: Change"
      4:
        title: "Book Four: Balance"
metadata:
  "Linkin Park":
    country: "United States of America"
    album_sorting: newest
    albums:
      "Hybrid Theory":
        originally_available: "2000-10-24"
        tracks:
          1:
            user_rating: 5
          "One Step Closer":
            user_rating: 5
      "Meteora":
        originally_available: "2003-03-25"
        album_sorting: newest
        tracks:
          9:
            user_rating: 5
          "Numb":
            user_rating: 5
      "Minutes To Midnight":
        originally_available: "2007-05-14"

Matching Items

The match attribute is used to match movies within Plex to that definition within the Metadata file. One definition can match and edit multiple items. The available matching options are outlined below.

Attribute
Description
title1 Only matches movies that exactly match the movie's Title.
Can be a list (only one needs to match).
year Only matches movies that were released in the given year.
mapping_id2 Only matches movies that have the given TMDb or IMDb ID.
edition3 Only matches movies that exactly match the movie's Edition.
Can be a list (only one needs to match).
edition_contains3 Only matches where the movie's Edition contains the given string.
Can be a list (only one needs to match).
blank_edition3 Only matches movies that have no Edition.
Default: false
Values: true or false
Attribute
Allowed Values
title1 Only matches shows that exactly match the show's Title.
Can be a list (only one needs to match).
year Only matches shows that were released in the given year.
mapping_id2 Only matches shows that have the given TVDb or IMDb ID.
Attribute
Allowed Values
title1 Only matches artists that exactly match the artist's Title.
Can be a list (only one needs to match).
  1. When title is not provided and the mapping name was not specified as an ID, the default behaviour is to use the mapping name as title for matching.

  2. When mapping_id is not provided and the mapping name was specified as an ID, the default behaviour is to use the mapping name as mapping_id for matching.

  3. When the server does not have a Plex Pass then the Edition Field is not accessible. In this scenario, PMM will check the movie's filepath for {edition-...} to determine what the edition is.

Matching Examples (click to expand)

Example 1 - title and mapping_id

The below example shows how title and mapping_id can be used to match movies.

metadata:
  movie1:                   # Matches via the title "Star Wars"
    match:
      title: Star Wars
    edits...
  movie2:                   # Matches via TMDb ID: 299534
    match:
      mapping_id: 299534
    edits...
  movie3:                   # Matches via IMDb ID: tt4154756
    match:
      mapping_id: tt4154756
    edits...
  movie4:                   # Matches via the title "9" 
    match:
      title: 9
    edits...

The Mapping Name can also be used to reduce line-count, as shown here:

metadata:
  Star Wars:    # Matches via the title "Star Wars"
    edits...
  299534:       # Matches via TMDb ID: 299534
    edits...
  tt4154756:    # Matches via IMDb ID: tt4154756
    edits...
  "9":          # Matches via the title "9" 
    edits...

Note: to search for a movie titled with a number from the mapping name you must surround the number in quotes like in the example below. Otherwise, it will look for the movie associated with that TMDb ID.

Example 2 - title and year

The below example shows how title and year can be used to match movies.

In this example, there are two movies in the library called "Godzilla", so the year attribute is used to identify which movie is being matched.

metadata:
  Godzilla (1954):                   # Matches via the title "Godzilla" released in 1954
    match:
      title: Godzilla
      year: 1954
    edits...
  Godzilla (1998):                   # Matches via the title "Godzilla" released in 1998
    match:
      title: Godzilla
      year: 1998
    edits...

Example 3 - using editions

The edition attributes can be used to further specify which version of a movie should be matched within Plex.

This can be combined with Example 1 as follows

metadata:
  movie1:                   # Matches via the title "Star Wars" and edition containing "4K77"
    match:
      title: Star Wars
      edition_contains: 4K77
    edits...

If you wanted to specify the version of Star Wars which does not have an edition, then the blank_edition attribute can be used as shown below:

metadata:
  movie1:                   # Matches via the title "Star Wars" and checks for no edition version
    match:
      title: Star Wars
      blank_edition: true
    edits...

Example 1 - title and mapping_id

The below example shows how title and mapping_id can be used to match shows.

metadata:
  show1:                   # Matches via the title "Game of Thrones"
    match:
      title: Game of Thrones
    edits...
  show2:                   # Matches via TVDb ID: 366524
    match:
      mapping_id: 366524
    edits...
  show3:                   # Matches via IMDb ID: tt10234724
    match:
      mapping_id: tt10234724
    edits...
  show4:                   # Matches via the title "24" 
    match:
      title: 24
    edits...

The Mapping Name can also be used to reduce line-count, as shown here:

metadata:
  Game of Thrones:  # Matches via the Name "Game of Thrones"
    edits...
  366524:           # Matches via TVDb ID: 366524
    edits...
  tt10234724:       # Matches via IMDb ID: tt10234724
    edits...
  "24":             # Matches via the Name "24" 
    edits...

Note: to search for a show titled with a number from the mapping name you must surround the number in quotes like in the example below. Otherwise, it will look for the show associated with that TVDb ID.

Example 2 - title and year

The below example shows how title and year can be used to match shows.

In this example, there are two shows in the library called "Vikings", so the year attribute is used to identify which show is being matched.

metadata:
  Vikings (2012):                   # Matches via the title "Vikings" released in 2012
    match:
      title: Vikings
      year: 2012
    edits...
  Vikings (2013):                   # Matches via the title "Vikings" released in 2013
    match:
      title: Vikings
      year: 2013
    edits...

Example 1 - title

The below example shows how title can be used to match artists.

metadata:
  artist1:                   # Matches via the title "Ke$ha"
    match:
      title: Ke$ha
    edits...
  artist2:                   # Matches via the title "311" 
    match:
      title: 311
    edits...

The Mapping Name can also be used to reduce line-count, as shown here:

metadata:
  Ke$ha:             # Matches via the Name "Ke$ha"
    edits...
  "311":             # Matches via the Name "311" 
    edits...

Metadata Edits

The available attributes for editing movies are as follows

Special Attributes

Attribute Description Item Types
run_definition Used to specify if this definition runs.
Multiple can be used for one definition as a list or comma separated string. One false or unmatched library type will cause it to fail.
Values: movie, show, artist, true, false
Movies, Shows, Artists
tmdb_show TMDb Show ID to use for metadata. Used when the Movie in your library is actually a miniseries on TMDb. (Example: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn or IT) This is not used to say this movie is the given ID. Movies
f1_season F1 Season Year to make the Show represent a Season of F1 Races. See Formula 1 Metadata Guide for more information. Shows
round_prefix Used only with f1_season to add the round as a prefix to the Season (Race) Titles i.e. Australian Grand Prix --> 01 - Australian Grand Prix. Shows
shorten_gp Used only with f1_season to shorten Grand Prix to GP in the Season (Race) Titles i.e. Australian Grand Prix --> Australian GP. Shows
seasons Attribute used to edit season metadata. The mapping name is the season number (use 0 for specials) or the season name. Shows
episodes Attribute used to edit episode metadata. The mapping name is the episode number in that season, the title of the episode, or the Originally Available date in the format MM/DD. Seasons
update_seasons Used to specify if this definition's seasons metadata will update.
Multiple can be used for one definition as a list or comma separated string. One false will cause it to fail.
Values: true, false
Shows
update_episodes Used to specify if this definition's episodes metadata will update.
Multiple can be used for one definition as a list or comma separated string. One false will cause it to fail.
Values: true, false
Shows
albums Attribute used to edit album metadata. The mapping name is the album name. Artists
tracks Attribute used to edit track metadata. The mapping name is the track number on that Album, or the title of the Track. Albums
  1. If the server does not have a Plex Pass then the Edition Field is not accessible. In this case PMM will check the movies filepath for {edition-MOVIES EDITION} to determine what the edition is.

General Attributes

Attribute
Allowed Values
Item Types
title Text to change Title. Movies, Shows, Seasons, Episodes, Tracks
sort_title Text to change Sort Title. Movies, Shows, Episodes, Artists, Albums, Tracks
edition1 Text to change Edition. Movies
original_title Text to change Original Title. Movies, Shows
originally_available Date to change Originally Available.
Format: YYYY-MM-DD
Movies, Shows, Episodes, Albums
content_rating Text to change Content Rating. Movies, Shows, Episodes
user_rating Number to change User Rating. Movies, Shows, Seasons, Episodes, Artists, Albums, Tracks
audience_rating Number to change Audience Rating. Movies, Shows, Episodes
critic_rating Number to change Critic Rating. Movies, Shows, Episodes, Albums
studio Text to change Studio. Movies, Shows
tagline Text to change Tagline. Movies, Shows
summary Text to change Summary. Movies, Shows, Seasons, Episodes, Artists, Albums, Tracks
record_label Text to change Record Label. Albums
track Text to change Track. Tracks
disc Text to change Disc. Tracks
original_artist Text to change Original Artist. Tracks
  1. Requires Plex Pass

Tag Attributes

You can add .remove to any tag attribute to only remove those tags i.e. genre.remove.

You can add .sync to any tag attribute to sync all tags vs just appending the new ones i.e. genre.sync.

Attribute
Allowed Values
Item Types
director List or comma-separated text of each Director Tag. Movies, Episodes
country List or comma-separated text of each Country Tag. Movies
genre List or comma-separated text of each Genre Tag. Movies, Shows, Artists, Albums
writer List or comma-separated text of each Writer Tag. Movies, Episodes
producer List or comma-separated text of each Producer Tag. Movies
collection List or comma-separated text of each Collection Tag. Movies, Shows, Seasons, Episodes, Artists, Albums, Tracks
label List or comma-separated text of each Label Tag. Movies, Shows, Seasons, Episodes, Artists, Albums, Tracks
style List or comma-separated text of each Style Tag. Artists, Albums
mood List or comma-separated text of each Mood Tag. Artists, Albums, Tracks
country List or comma-separated text of each Country Tag. Artists
similar_artist List or comma-separated text of each Similar Artist Tag. Artists

Image Attributes

Attribute
Allowed Values
Item Types
url_poster URL of image publicly available on the internet. Movies, Shows, Seasons, Episodes, Artists, Albums
file_poster Path to image in the file system. Movies, Shows, Seasons, Episodes, Artists, Albums
url_background URL of image publicly available on the internet. Movies, Shows, Seasons, Episodes, Artists, Albums
file_background Path to image in the file system. Movies, Shows, Seasons, Episodes, Artists, Albums

Advanced Attributes

Attribute
Allowed Values
Item Types
metadata_language1 default, ar-SA, ca-ES, cs-CZ, da-DK, de-DE, el-GR, en-AU, en-CA, en-GB, en-US, es-ES, es-MX, et-EE, fa-IR, fi-FI, fr-CA, fr-FR, he-IL, hi-IN, hu-HU, id-ID, it-IT, ja-JP, ko-KR, lt-LT, lv-LV, nb-NO, nl-NL, pl-PL, pt-BR, pt-PT, ro-RO, ru-RU, sk-SK, sv-SE, th-TH, tr-TR, uk-UA, vi-VN, zh-CN, zh-HK, zh-TW Movies
use_original_title1 default: Library default
no: No
yes: Yes
Movies
episode_sorting
defaultLibrary default
oldestOldest first
newestNewest first
Shows
keep_episodes
allAll episodes
5_latest5 latest episodes
3_latest3 latest episodes
latestLatest episodes
past_3Episodes added in the past 3 days
past_7Episodes added in the past 7 days
past_30Episodes added in the past 30 days
Shows
delete_episodes
neverNever
dayAfter a day
weekAfter a week
refreshOn next refresh
Shows
season_display
defaultLibrary default
showShow
hideHide
Shows
episode_ordering
defaultLibrary default
tmdb_airedThe Movie Database (Aired)
tvdb_airedTheTVDb (Aired)
tvdb_dvdTheTVDb (DVD)
tvdb_absoluteTheTVDb (Absolute)
Shows
metadata_language2 default, ar-SA, ca-ES, cs-CZ, da-DK, de-DE, el-GR, en-AU, en-CA, en-GB, en-US, es-ES, es-MX, et-EE, fa-IR, fi-FI, fr-CA, fr-FR, he-IL, hi-IN, hu-HU, id-ID, it-IT, ja-JP, ko-KR, lt-LT, lv-LV, nb-NO, nl-NL, pl-PL, pt-BR, pt-PT, ro-RO, ru-RU, sk-SK, sv-SE, th-TH, tr-TR, uk-UA, vi-VN, zh-CN, zh-HK, zh-TW Shows
use_original_title2
defaultLibrary default
noNo
yesYes
Shows
album_sorting
defaultLibrary default
oldestOldest first
newestNewest first
nameAlphabetical
Artists
  1. Must be using the New Plex Movie Agent.
  2. Must be using the New Plex TV Agent