Mastering the Art of Marking Content as Watched in Plex

Mastering the Art of Marking Content as Watched in Plex

I’m here to guide you on the journey of becoming an expert in marking content as watched in Plex. It may sound like a simple task, but trust me, there’s more to it than meets the eye.

So, how do we go about this? Well, let’s dive into the abyss of Plex and uncover the secrets!

First things first, fire up your Plex app and get ready to embark on this quest. Once you’re in, locate the media you want to mark as watched. It could be a movie, a TV show, or even a documentary – the choice is yours!

Take a close look at the media tile, and you’ll notice a little button beside it. Yes, that’s the one we’re after. Click on it, and a magical transformation will occur. The button will change its appearance, almost like a chameleon adapting to its surroundings. This, my friend, is the revered “Mark as Watched” button.

Now, let’s bask in the glory of having conquered this small but significant battle. But, wait! There’s more! You see, Plex is smart, and it wants to ensure that you have complete control over your viewing experience.

Imagine this – you’ve marked something as watched, but oops, you made a mistake. Do not fear! Plex has your back. Simply click on that same mystical button once again, and it will revert back to its original form, erasing any trace of your mistake. It’s like a rewind button for your watching history.

But what if you want to keep track of your magnificent viewing journey? Well, my astute friend, Plex has thought of that too. On top of the media tile, you’ll notice another nifty button. Click on it, and a bookmark will appear, indicating where you left off. It’s like a treasure map, guiding you back to your next sensational adventure.

Now, you might be wondering, “Why should I bother marking content as watched?” Ah, an excellent question, my eager learner. By marking content as watched in Plex, you are taking a step towards ultimate personalization. Plex will remember your progress, recommend similar media, and usher you into a realm of tailored entertainment.

So, my dear companion on this Plex expedition, you now possess the knowledge to conquer the art of marking content as watched. Use this power wisely, for with great power comes great responsibility. Embark on your journey, explore the vast ocean of media, and let Plex be your faithful guide.

How To Mark Content as Watched in Plex

I’ve actually written about Plex before on TechJunkie, and I recently received an email from a user with a question. Of course, I’m always happy to help out when I can. The user asked, ‘How can I mark content as watched in Plex?’

I completely understand the value of being able to mark content as watched. I have my own Plex Media Server with over a thousand items spanning several years, and it’s impossible to remember what I’ve already seen. Being able to quickly see what I’ve watched saves me from starting something only to realize I’ve already seen it. It may seem like a small thing, but it’s one of the many little features that make Plex so powerful.

Plex is a super popular media center platform that helps us manage all of our digital content and stream it to any device, anywhere. It has so many great features, an easy setup, and even a free or affordable premium version. If you have a large content library or want to stream content between devices, Plex is definitely worth a try.

Mastering the Art of Marking Content as Watched in Plex

How to Mark Content as Watched in Plex

Hey there! I’m here to show you how to mark content as watched in Plex. Plex Media Server is the powerhouse behind Plex, handling all the heavy lifting. It organizes your content into neat folders, so you can easily find what you want. Once you set up Plex, it takes care of everything for you. Cool, right?

Now, if you have a ton of movies and TV shows in your Plex library, it’s really helpful to know what you’ve watched and what you haven’t. Sometimes our memory fails us, and we end up wasting precious time deciding what to watch. But don’t worry! Plex has got your back.

Usually, Plex automatically marks something as watched when you’ve played 90% of it. But you can also manually mark content as watched. Here’s how:

  1. First, open Plex Media Player and go to a library folder, like Movies, Music, or TV Shows.
  2. Select the title that you want to mark as watched.
  3. Look for the small eye icon in the top right corner of the screen and click on it.
  4. If prompted, confirm that you want to mark it as watched.

That’s it! You’ve successfully marked a title as watched in Plex. Easy peasy, right?

If you want to mark multiple titles as watched, no problem! Here’s what you do:

  1. Hold down the Ctrl key and select each title you want to mark as watched.
  2. Now, look for the small eye icon in the top right corner of the screen and click on it.
  3. If asked to confirm, go ahead and confirm that you want to mark them all as watched.

Oh, and here’s a nifty trick for Windows users. If you’re using Plex Media Player on Windows, you can select single or multiple titles, and then use Ctrl + W to mark them as watched. Want to mark them as unwatched instead? Just use Ctrl + U. How cool is that?

And here’s something for the smartphone users. In the Plex smartphone app, select the small yellow tick in the top left corner of each title image that you want to mark. Then, tap the eye icon to indicate that they’ve been watched. Super simple!

How to Manage Multiple Accounts in Plex

Now, let’s talk about managing multiple accounts in Plex. When you create an account in Plex Media Server, it creates a separate database entry for each account. Each entry manages its own data. So, if you have two or more accounts in a single Plex Media Server, each account will only mark items as watched within that specific account.

Here’s a scenario to help you understand better. Let’s say you watch a TV show on your own Plex account, but your sibling doesn’t. It will show as watched only on your account. But if you check it using your sibling’s account, it will show as unwatched. Plex keeps everything nice and tidy, keeping your media management hassle-free!

Why Content Isn’t Marked as Watched in Plex

What if you notice that some titles you watch aren’t being marked as watched in Plex? Well, there might be a database corruption issue. Don’t worry, though. It’s rare, but it can happen even to the best of us. Plex uses a robust SQL system, but sometimes glitches occur.

The first thing to do is check your Plex Media Server log file, which is usually located in the install location. Open the log file and look for any errors. You can use the search function and look for ‘ERROR’ if the log file is lengthy. If you spot SQL errors or database corruption errors, they might be causing the problem with content not being marked as watched.

Repairing a corrupt database might sound daunting, but it’s actually quite straightforward. However, the process can vary depending on the operating system or device where you have Plex Media Server installed. Luckily, the Plex website has an amazing page that walks you through the steps to repair a corrupt database.

Follow the instructions carefully, and good luck with fixing it!

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