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Kometa Overlay Reset is an open source Python 3 project that has been created to Remove all Overlays placed on a Plex Library.

Installing Kometa Overlay Reset

Generally, Kometa Overlay Reset can be installed in one of two ways:

  1. Running on a system as a Python script [we will refer to this as a "local" install]
  2. Running as a Docker container

GENERALLY SPEAKING, running as a Docker container is simpler, as you won't have to be concerned about installing Python, or support libraries, or any possible system conflicts generated by those actions.

For this reason, it's generally recommended that you install via Docker rather than directly on the host.

If you have some specific reason to avoid Docker, or you prefer running it as a Python script for some particular reason, then this general recommendation is not aimed at you. It's aimed at someone who doesn't have an existing compelling reason to choose one over the other.

Install Walkthroughs

There are no detailed walkthroughs specifically for Kometa Overlay Reset but the process is extremely similar to how you would do it with Kometa.

Local Install Overview

Kometa Overlay Reset requires Python 3.11 or later. Later versions may function but are untested.

These are high-level steps which assume the user has knowledge of python and pip, and the general ability to troubleshoot issues.

  1. Clone or download and unzip the repo.

git clone
2. Install dependencies:

pip install -r requirements.txt
  1. If the above command fails, run the following command:
pip install -r requirements.txt --ignore-installed

At this point Kometa-Overlay-Reset has been installed, and you can verify installation by running:


Docker Install Overview

Docker Run:

docker run -v <PATH_TO_CONFIG>:/config:rw kometateam/overlay-reset
* The -v <PATH_TO_CONFIG>:/config:rw flag mounts the location you choose as a persistent volume to store your files.

* Change `<PATH_TO_CONFIG>` to a folder where your .env and other files are.

* If your directory has spaces (such as "My Documents"), place quotation marks around your directory pathing as shown here: `-v "<PATH_TO_CONFIG>:/config:rw"`

Example Docker Run command:

These docs are assuming you have a basic understanding of Docker concepts. One place to get familiar with Docker would be the official tutorial.

docker run -v "X:\Media\Kometa Overlay Reset\config:/config:rw" kometateam/overlay-reset

Docker Compose:

Example Docker Compose file:

    image: kometateam/overlay-reset
    container_name: overlay-reset
      - TZ=TIMEZONE #optional
      - /path/to/config:/config
    restart: unless-stopped


A Dockerfile is included within the GitHub repository for those who require it, although this is only suggested for those with knowledge of dockerfiles. The official Kometa Overlay Reset build is available on the Dockerhub Website.


Each option can be applied in three ways:

  1. Use the Shell Command when launching.

  2. Setting the Environment Variable.

  3. Adding the Environment Variables to config/.env

Option Description Required
Plex URl Plex URL of the Server you want to connect to.
Shell Command: -u or --url ""
Environment Variable: PLEX_URL=
Plex Token Plex Token of the Server you want to connect to.
Shell Command: -t or --token 123456789
Environment Variable: PLEX_TOKEN=123456789
Plex Library Plex Library Name you want to reset.
Shell Command: -l or --library Movies
Environment Variable: PLEX_LIBRARY=Movies
Kometa Asset Folder Kometa Asset Folder to Scan for restoring posters.
Shell Command: -a or --asset "C:\Kometa\config\assets"
Environment Variable: KOMETA_ASSET=C:\Kometa\config\assets
Kometa Original Folder Kometa Original Folder to Scan for restoring posters.
Shell Command: -o or --original "C:\Kometa\config\overlays\Movies Original Posters"
Environment Variable: KOMETA_ORIGINAL=C:\Kometa\config\overlays\Movies Original Posters
TMDb V3 API Key TMDb V3 API Key for restoring posters from TMDb.
Shell Command: -ta or --tmdbapi 123456789123456789
Environment Variable: TMDBAPI=123456789123456789
Start From Plex Item Title to Start restoring posters from.
Shell Command: -st or --start "Mad Max"
Environment Variable: START=Mad Max
Items Restore specific Plex Items by Title. Can use a bar-separated (|) list.
Shell Command: -it or --items "Mad Max|Mad Max 2"
Environment Variable: ITEMS=Mad Max|Mad Max 2
Labels Additional labels to remove. Can use a bar-separated (|) list.
Shell Command: -lb or --labels "TCM|Other Label"
Environment Variable: LABELS=TCM|Other Label
Timeout Timeout can be any number greater then 0. Default: 600
Shell Command: -ti or --timeout 1000
Environment Variable: TIMEOUT=1000
Dry Run Run as a Dry Run without making changes in Plex.
Shell Command: -d or --dry
Environment Variable: DRY_RUN=True
Flat Assets Kometa Asset Folder uses Flat Assets Image Paths.
Shell Command: -f or --flat
Environment Variable: KOMETA_FLAT=True
Reset Main Posters Do not restore Main Show/Movie posters during run.
Shell Command: -nm or --no-main
Environment Variable: NO_MAIN=True
Reset Season Posters Restore Season posters during run.
Shell Command: -s or --season
Environment Variable: SEASON=True
Reset Episode Posters Restore Episode posters during run.
Shell Command: -e or --episode
Environment Variable: EPISODE=True
Ignore Automatic Resume Ignores the automatic resume.
Shell Command: -ir or --ignore-resume
Environment Variable: IGNORE_RESUME=True
Trace Logs Run with extra trace logs.
Shell Command: -tr or --trace
Environment Variable: TRACE=True
Log Requests Run with every request logged.
Shell Command: -lr or --log-requests
Environment Variable: LOG_REQUESTS=True

Example .env File

KOMETA_ORIGINAL=C:\Kometa\config\overlays\Movies Original Posters