PLEX scanning TV shows on Cloud Drive takes A LONG TIME in General Posted August 27, 2020 11 hours ago, kye said: Well, the problem is that, when plex discovers the new movie, i have to wait until , i believe, it downloads the whole movie in cash, so it could identify it . I see stablebit starting to download alot, then it stops and plex can succesfully analyze the movie. This should not be the case. Check to make sure that this isn't a Plex configuration issue. If you have Plex set to automatically scan on a filesystem change, it should discover additions within minutes at the most. I have noticed that this feature does not seem to function correctly unless a full scan has been completed since the Plex sever software was last started, though. I think it's just buggy, but it's a Plex issue. In any case, though, this is not a CloudDrive issue and it doesn't actually have to download the whole file to the cache in order for the file to be visible to applications or for Plex to identify it. If it isn't a library scanning issue, it may be that you have Plex set to generate video thumbnails or something when new media is added, in which case the analysis won't be "complete" until it has done so, which requires that it read the entire file to generate those thumbnails. I personally recommend only using chapter thumbnails, at the most, if you want to store your media in the cloud. This feature can be turned on or off and adjusted in the Plex settings.