Preparing Movie Files

The steps below take you through the process of preparing your movie files so that they can be successfully added to the BeamTV media library when you upload them.
For this process we are using a free media management tool called MediaElch though you can use your own choice of media management tool as the process is very similar for these type of tools.

You can download MediaElch for free here -

How to prepare your movie files for the BeamTV Media Library

STEP 1 - Launch MediaElch

Launch MediaElch on your desktop or laptop.
1. Click on the 'Movies' icon on the left-hand menu.
2. Then click on the 'Settings' icon in the top toolbar to open the settings window.

STEP 2 - Add your Movies folder to the source list
In the 'Settings' window click on the 'Add' button and locate the folder that contains the movie files you want to prepare.
This will add your movies folder to the source list that MediaElch will use to scan when preparing your movie files.
Make sure the 'Type' is set to 'Movies'.
Then close the settings window.

STEP 03 - Select Movies from list to scan
Click on the 'Refresh' icon in the top tool bar to update the list of available movies from the source you set in the previous step.
Then select the movie you want to scan by clicking on the movie name in the list.

STEP 04 - Download the movie assets

Once you have selected the movie you want to scan click on the 'Download' icon in the top toolbar.
This will open the Scraping settings window (see below).

STEP 05 - Confirm movie
You shouldn't need to change any settings in this window so simply click the movie name that appears in the left hand panel to continue downloading the assets.
If more than one item appears in the panel ensure you select the correct item to prevent the wrong assets being downloaded

STEP 6 - Save the movie assets

Once MediaElch has successfully scraped the internet for the movie assets you will see a screen similar to above with the movie details and fanart populated.
Click on the 'Save' icon in the top toolbar and MediaElch will save all the movie assets in the same folder as your original movie file.

STEP 7 - Check files in your movie folder
Go to the original movie folder to check the all movie asset files are in there.
Without these files BeamTV will not be able to successfully add the movie to the media library.
If all the files are there the movie folder is ready to be uploaded to BeamTV.

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