PART 02 - Naming Your Media Files

It is important you organise and name your video files correctly so that you can 'scrape' the internet for the Movies' and TV Shows' synopsis and fanart (movie posters, stills etc...) before uploading to BeamTV.
Below outlines how you should structure your folders and name your files for both movies and TV shows.

Movies
Each movie needs to be in its own folder.
The folder should include the full name of the movie followed by the year it was released in brackets e.g. Toy Story (1995)
The video file inside the folder should be just the name of the Movie e.g. Toy Story.mp4

If you are not sure what the exact title or year is you can check by searching for it on www.imdb.com

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TV Shows
TV Shows have multiple episodes and are likely to have more than one season there is a little more structure needed to your folders and video files for each series. 
  1. Start with a folder with the name of the series e.g. Game of Thrones
  2. Inside the series folder you create a folder for each season e.g. Season 1, Season 2, Season 3 etc...
  3. Inside the appropriate season folder you add the episode video files with this file naming convention e.g. gameofthrones.s01e01.mp4, gameofthrones.s01e02.mp4 etc...
The structure of the episode filename should be:  seriesname.s[enter series number]e[enter episode number].mp4

If you are not sure what the exact title of the series is you can check by searching for it on http://thetvdb.com

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Music 
Music files work in the same way as TV Shows and follow a similar folder/filename structure. 
  1. Start with a folder with the name of the artist e.g. David Bowie
  2. Inside the artist folder you create a folder for each album e.g. Black Star, Diamond Dogs, The Next Day etc..
  3. Inside the appropriate album folder you add the track files e.g. 03 Lazarus.mp3 (the 03 represents the track number)

Example