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Announcements and Releases • FileBot 4.0

FileBot 4.0 is finally out! Get it here!

This new major release comes with massive improvements in all the core functionalities and lots of bugfixes. It's smarter, faster, superior in every aspect and generally more streamlined to get things done fast and exactly the way you want.

Features:
* Massively improved subtitle lookup and auto-selection
* Improved fault-tolerance for OpenSubtitles
* Improved local index and handling of alias names
* Open Episode/Movie matches with the Format Editor (via double-click)
* Support subtitle naming preferences
* Support fetching episode list directly from Rename panel
* Series auto-completion in Episodes panel
* Meta-Attributes Tool in Analyze panel
* Performance improvements for series, movie and subtitle auto-detection
* Groovy Scratch Pad (F5)
* Scripts have been moved to GitHub and are resolved against the GitHub repository

Changes:
* Improved support for Brazilian Portuguese as a separate Language
* {lang} binding is now of type Language instead of Locale
* When copying files do so with all metadata and attributes
* Allow case-sensitive renaming on Windows
* Force alphabetic file order when dropping in folders
* Automatically clear caches on start-up for each new application revision
* Support new option --conflict auto which will only override inferior files
* Allow calling filebot -check on multiple files
* -DuseExtendedAttributes and -DuseCreationDate can now be set separately

Re: OpenCandy
In addition starting with this release the Windows installer does no longer bundle OpenCandy advertisements. I'll definitely feel better about funding my work with donations and I'm sure most of you would agree. So if you like open-source software and free services make sure to donate often and plenty to all the excellent and free products you're probably using on a daily basis. Do so right now. ;klzzwxh:0053

:idea: All 3.x versions are deprecated effective immediately.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-03-03

Announcements and Releases • Re: Help me win Asus Xtion Competition (2 Dec to 13 Dec)

No problem. Fairly easy considering the language barriers. ;klzzwxh:0000

Statistics: Posted by bonelifer — Today, 04:54


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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-12-05

Announcements and Releases • Help me win Asus Xtion Competition (2 Dec to 13 Dec)

Hello everyone!

Me and my team are taking part in the the Asus Xtion competition. You can help us win by voting for our project Whack-em-More! and if we get 1st price our team could take $NT100.000 back home!!

Here's our Whack-em-More! demo video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU6ur9qgoWU

Voting is enabled 2 Dec to 13 Dec 2013! Please help us get as many votes as possible!

Voting Website (in Chinese):
http://event.asus.com/tw/xtion/gallery/ ... _List.aspx

Instructions (in Chinese):
1. 點選"登入投票"
2. 找到茶几殺手
3. 點選"選取"
4. 回到網頁上方點選"開始投票"
5. 輸入驗證碼,送出完成投票

Since the voting website is in Chinese here's step-by-step instructions on how to vote for our project and help me win 1st price! :klzzwxh:0033

1. Login via Facebook
1. Login.jpg

2. Asus Agreement
2. Agree Asus.jpg

3. Facebook Login Authorization
3. Argree Facebook.jpg

4. Pick Whack-em-More! as your vote
4. Choose Vote.jpg

5. Submit Vote
5. Submit Vote.jpg

6. Solve Captcha
6. Complete Captcha.jpg

7. Confirm
7. Confirmation.jpg

Thank you very much for taking the time and helping me my team win the competition! :mrgreen:

--reinhard... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-12-03

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 3.8

FileBot 3.8 is out! Get it here!

This new major release brings new support for uploading subtitles and renaming music videos as well as updates to GUI and episode/movie matching that'll make things work much more smooth.

Changes:
* Support for OpenSubtitles Subtitle Upload (experimental)
* Support for music videos in Audio mode (may require chromaprint-tools 1.0 or higher)
* Support for alias names in matching and naming
* Improved Episode matching and Series detection
* Improved Movie detection
* Improved User guidance
* Improved caching and cache updates
* Format Editor with full Groovy syntax highlighting (thanks to RSyntaxTextArea)
* Calling with -clear-cache or -clear-prefs will now clear & exit
* Support --filter expressions in Movie mode
* Exclude list check/update support (i.e. ignore files that have already been processed in previous runs)
* Fix TheMovieDB artwork API issues
* New little utility to help with escaping arguments

【光棍節快樂】... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-11-11

Announcements and Releases • Re: Help / Support FileBot !!

First of all, thanks for an incredible powerful tool!

I had used it less than 10 min before I made a contribution.

Now I want to make another contribution, a written manual.

For that I'm going to ask you a lot of questions...

First of all: What are the purpose of List function? I can load a list of files, and then what?

What are the purpose of the function Analyze? It does not seem very related with the renaming/get subs part. Is it just a "nice to have" or is there a very specific reason?

regards

Erik... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-08-11

Announcements and Releases • Re: FileBot 3.62 is out

FileBot 3.62 is out! Get it here!

This update brings lots of improvements for movie and episode detection as well as better subtitle auto-selection.

Changes:
* Improved movie / episode detection
* Improved subtitle auto-selection
* New bindings for multi-stream info, e.g. {videos} {audios} {texts}
* AMC: Fine-tune series/movie auto-detection
* AMC: Support <trailer> in movie.nfo creation... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-08-07

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 3.61 is out!

FileBot 3.61 is out! Get it here!

This update brings lots of little tweaks for movie and episode detection and fixes various issues that have come up since the last release.

Changes:
* Many little tweaks for movie/series/episode matching and detection
* Improved filename validation as trailing spaces or dots cause issues on Windows
* Some tweaks for -non-strict behaviour
* Removed Sublight and Subscene because currently things are broken and can't be fixed without working APIs
* GUI does not allow override behaviour anymore as to avoid users inadvertently overriding files... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-06-24

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 3.6

FileBot 3.6 Get it here!

This release brings lots of improvements for automated processing and a few new features requested by the community.

Features:
+ Improved movie detection and auto-selection
+ Improved series detection esp. for US/UK or 2005/2009 version of the same series
+ Improved episode matching taking into account series popularity and episode airdates
+ Cmdline options --log-file and --log-lock to streamline cmdline usage esp. with the Automated Media Center scripts
+ Cmdline option --mode rename|subtitles|sfv to launch with minimum UI

Changes:
* Press ALT+DELETE to delete items from one of the lists rather then a line from both
* More strict AniDB flood-protection limits

Update: Automated Media Center
* Improved movie / episode differentiation
* Recursive extract archives
* Strict subtitle matching by default

// 4 June Lemonade... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-04-12

Announcements and Releases • Vote for FileBot as SourceForge project of the month

Hi,

FileBot is one of the candidates for the May SourceForge project of the month. :klzzwxh:0001

So everyone, please Vote FileBot for project of the month!
http://twtpoll.com/jxvvpo

Cheers,
Reinhard

Statistics: Posted by rednoah — Today, 04:02


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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-04-03

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 3.5

FileBot 3.5 Get it here!

This release features many improvements to movie and episode detection and lots of little UI enhancements like being able to set and unset OpenSubtitles and Sublight login credentials.

Features:
+ Allow setting up OpenSubtitles and Sublight username/password via the GUI
+ Lots of small GUI and deployment enhancements
+ Improved movie / series detection
+ Improved episode numbers matching
+ Allow processing of specific sets of files by dropping in .txt files with paths
+ Added .ISO and .3DSBS as video file extensions

Changes:
* Manage AniDB index files myself and set AniDB API cache to 2 weeks as to reduce load on AniDB servers
* [Windows] Replace filebot.cmd script with launch4j filebot.exe console application for improved JRE auto-detection
* [Linux] Fixed network issues caused by missing gnome libs
* [Embedded Linux] .ipk installs to /opt by default now

Update: Automated Media Center
* Fine-tuned movie / series differentiation rules
* Various adjustments to the default formats
* Improved xbmc integration
* Allow user-defined post-processing via --def exec=command... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-03-20

Announcements and Releases • [!] Please help me buy filebot.net [!]

Hi everybody,

I'm currently talking to the owner of the domain http://www.filebot.net and he's willing to sell it to me. Asking price is 400 EUR.

What do you guys think? To help me buy that domain I'd be great if you can help me get together the money by donating.

List of Donators:
myself ... 100 €
Julian Hein ... 15 €

Thanks,
Reinhard

Statistics: Posted by rednoah — Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:29 pm... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-02-12

Announcements and Releases • Re: FileBot 3.4

Anything that can go wrong will go wrong... renaming broken with r1466. Fixed with r1467.

Statistics: Posted by rednoah — Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:15 am


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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-02-12

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 3.4

FileBot 3.4 Get it here!

This release improves on the new Music mode, includes lots of adjustments that make automatic matching of episodes/subtitles even better. The GUI will now allow you to rename valid entries despite one or more conflicting entries in the batch.

Features:
* New music bindings: {n} {y} {t} {d} {pi} {pn}
* Allow renaming despite conflicting entries as far as possible
* Improved episode matching esp. for generic patterns
* Improved subtitle auto-matching
* Clear cache via Ctrl+Shift+Delete

Changes / Fixed Issues:
* Formatting can now access rename context, added bindings {i} index, {di} duplicate index
* Better samples for the format expression testing environment
* Detect IMDbID from .url files
* No more DBUS warnings on headless machines
* Limit cache to 2 days to avoid episode mismatches caused by outdated episode lists

Update: µTorrent Integration
* enforce well-formed and nicely formatted xml in .nfo files
* only download missing artwork by default
* create .url files
* PushOver notifications

【蛇年滑滑溜溜】... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-02-12

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 3.3

FileBot 3.3 Get it here!

This release brings a brand new Music Mode using AcoustID. There's also lots of enhancements in movie, episode and subtitle processing as well as various scraper fixes.

Features:
* New Music Mode using AcoustID audio-fingerprints and MusicBrainz info
* Support movie detection via tt1234567 patterns in the filename
* Improved handling 1e01 and 101 and S01E01-E02 SxE patterns
* Improved Subtitle<->Episode matching

Changes / Fixed Issues:
* Fix Subscene and IMDb scraper issues
* Value of {s00e00} now uses the S01E01-E02 pattern for multi episodes
* Value of {imdbid} now includes the tt prefix
* Added {tmdbid} binding
* Added .m2ts as video extension
* More caching to reduce load on the various webservices

Update: µTorrent Integration
* Automatically process music... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-01-18

Announcements and Releases • Re: FileBot 3.2

[OSX] Updated 3.2 with r1372 to fix DnD issues that were broken because of changes made to fix Linux...

Statistics: Posted by rednoah — Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:16 am


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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-12-15

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 3.2

FileBot 3.2 Get it here!

This release brings lots of tweaks for episode/movie auto-detection and fully automated processing. The IMDb scraper is fixed and http connections will connect through the system proxy by default. Drag-n-drop on Linux now handles GVFS URIs as well and maps them to the ~/.gvfs filesystem abstraction via libgio.

Features:
* Much more robust and reliable movie detection
* Improved movie/series detection and auto-selection
* Transliteration-aware candidate ranking (e.g. 你好 VS ni hao => 100% match)
* New and improved IMDb scraper
* Support drag-n-drop from GVFS locations via ~/.gvfs filesystem abstraction

Changes / Fixed Issues:
* Use the system proxy by default
* Replace -clear option with 2 options -clear-cache and -clear-prefs
* {d} binding for movie release date or episode airdate
* {es} convenience binding for multi-episode numbers
* Make the revert function more obvious via a new button
* Fixed various GTK LaF issues

Chocolatey Windows Package available:
Install and keep up to update via "cinst filebot" => http://chocolatey.org/packages/filebot/

Noteworthy Scripts:
New: Revert Renamed Files to their Original Names
Revert files to their original names using the internal history.
=> viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5#p2485

New: MyEpisodes.com Integration
Automatically add shows and tick episodes on your MyEpisodes account.
=> viewtopic.php?f=4&p=2629#p2629

Update: µTorrent Integration
* Automatically tick new episodes as 'aquired' on MyEpisodes
* Video Tutorial for standalone cmdline usage
* ut_state_allow condition to better support running on state change
* Support passing in formats via cmdline
=> viewtopic.php?f=4&t=215&p=1561#p1561

Merry Xmas everyone!~... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-12-14

Announcements and Releases • Re: Groovy / Scripting compatibility issues

Updated 3.1 with r1296 to fix scripting issues that have been reported. Revert to Groovy 2.0.2 as these issues seem to be caused by the latest Groovy 2.0.5.

Statistics: Posted by rednoah — Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:46 am


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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-11-05

Announcements and Releases • Re: Deployment issues on Windows

Updated 3.1 with r1292 to fix 7zip and ShellAPI native integration issues.

Statistics: Posted by rednoah — Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:49 pm


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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-11-03

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 3.1

FileBot 3.1 Get it here!

This release brings lots improvements for especially for fully-automated processing, improved series lookup and episode matching especially for ambiguous cases. Other enhancements include better support for renaming of movie folders (rather than files), OMDb/IMDb bindings for naming expressions, ed2k support in SFV panel, and storing rename-metadata in extended attributes (if supported by the platform and filesystem).

Features:
+ Use Link-Drop modifier to drop folders into 'Original Files' allow processing of movie folders
+ Enhanced TheTVDB series lookup (combine online search with local index)
+ Improved episode matching (same-name-different series problem, specials)
+ Use OMDb data (unofficial IMDb API) for the {imdb} binding
+ Set File Creation Date to episode/movie airdate/year on rename if supported by the platform
+ Store rename data as user-defined filesystem attributes if supported by the platform (EAs, xattr, etc)
+ Support ed2k hash algorithm in SFV panel
+ Set -Dunixfs=true via cmdline option -unixfs

Changes / Fixed Issues:
* Various adjustments for Mac
* Fixed various 32/64-bit msi installer issues
* Many other bugfixes and adjustments

Scripts:
* utorrent-postprocess works better than ever!

【猫咪小姐】2012-11-01... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-11-01

FileBot 3.0

  • (Windows XP, Vista, 7+) Use native shell operations for MOVE and COPY
  • Support all rename actions (move, copy, hardlink, ...) in GUI as well as cmdline
  • New absolute rename mode that doesn't preserve file extension
  • Improved movie/series auto-detection and episode matching
  • Rainbow highlighting of folder structure
  • Double-Click list entry to reveal file location or open movie page
  • Improved subtitle auto-matching (esp. for movies)
Posted by rednoah 2012-08-13

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 3.0

FileBot 3.0

Features:
+ [Windows XP, Vista, 7+] Use native shell operations for MOVE and COPY
+ Support all rename actions (move, copy, hardlink, ...) in GUI as well as cmdline
+ New absolute rename mode that doesn't preserve file extension
+ Improved movie/series auto-detection and episode matching
+ Rainbow highlighting of folder structure
+ Double-Click list entry to reveal file location or open movie page
+ Improved subtitle auto-matching (esp. for movies)

Changes / Fixed Issues:
* Update/Fix Subscene scraper
* Update/Fix Sublight (needs to be configured via filebot fn:configure.login)
* {vf} now rounds to standard tags like 1080p, 720p, 480p, etc; {hpi} will give you exact values
* New binding {collection} for movie sets
* Make sure to ignore IMDb video game type search results
* Treat folders that contain 'movie.nfo' as disk folder, i.e. rename/move folder as a whole, rather than individual files
* Lots of bugfixes and other improvements

Scripting:
* Bundle Groovy 2.0 with all dependencies for AntBuilder and @Grape
* Changed cmdline syntax for passing in variables (e.g. --def name=value)
* Support for passing in Closure as RenameAction (e.g. replace rename with scp/ftp to remote location or any other custom logic)
* Updated cleaner.groovy, watcher.groovy, housekeeping.groovy, etc with extra default functionality

uTorrent / deluge Integration:
* Force movie/tv/anime mode via the torrent label
* Improved movie-vs-series auto-detection
* Only extract archives that contain video files
* Adhere to XBMC naming conventions when saving artwork
* Support FanartTV for extra artwork
* More data for generated nfo files
* Support Plex notifications
* Support email notifications out of the box
* Allow the script to crash on error via --conflict fail... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-08-11

FileBot 2.64 is out!

This update brings lots of enhancements for movie detection and cmdline mode.

Changes:
Lots of tweaks and improvements for movie detection
Ignore clutter files like samples/trailers/etc
Hide "Override Extension" feature (can still be activated for the current session via right-click Rename button)
Added "series X episode Y" as known SxE pattern
Cmdline: use TheTVDB and TheMovieDB as default if --db is not set
Cmdline: --q option in -rename series mode supports "A | B | C" syntax for manually forcing multiple tv shows
Cmdline: tweaked series auto-detection
Cmdline: --output in -rename mode is resolved against current working dir (as opposed to --format which is resolved against the folder of the file to be renamed)
Cmdline: fixed PermGen memory leak that happened when calling rename(...) alot
DEB: use SVG application icon and setup /usr/bin/filebot via postinst/prerem properly
Portable: fix bash startup script
WebStart: don't create webstart desktop shortcut automatically (still can do it manually via Java control panel)
* IPKG: New ipkg packages for embedded devices

Posted by rednoah 2012-06-24

Announcements and Releases • Re: FileBot 2.64 is out !!

FileBot 2.64 is out! Get it here!

This update brings lots of enhancements for movie detection and cmdline mode.

Changes:
* Lots of tweaks and improvements for movie detection
* Ignore clutter files like samples/trailers/etc
* Hide "Override Extension" feature (can still be activated for the current session via right-click Rename button)
* Added "series X episode Y" as known SxE pattern
* Cmdline: use TheTVDB and TheMovieDB as default if --db is not set
* Cmdline: --q option in -rename series mode supports "A | B | C" syntax for manually forcing multiple tv shows
* Cmdline: tweaked series auto-selection
* Cmdline: --output in -rename mode is resolved against current working dir (as opposed to --format which is resolved against the folder of the file to be renamed)
* Cmdline: fixed PermGen memory leak that happened when calling rename(...) alot
* DEB: use SVG application icon and setup /usr/bin/filebot via postinst/prerem properly
* Portable: fix bash startup script
* WebStart: don't create webstart desktop shortcut automatically (still can do it manually via Java control panel)
* IPKG: New ipkg packages for embedded devices... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-06-24

2.62 is out !!

Another minor release with various small improvments and bugfixes.

Posted by rednoah 2012-05-02

Announcements and Releases • Re: FileBot 2.62 is released !!

FileBot 2.62 is out! Get it here!

This minor update brings lots of enhancements for cmdline scripting and lots general improvements suggested in the forums.

New features:
* Lots of bugfixes and improvments that came up in the forums
* Various improvements for headless cmdline mode
* Scripting: pass variables via -Xname=value arguments
* Scripting: more -script input options besides File/URL:
=> stdin via -script "system:in"
=> pass inline via -script "script:expression"
=> easily call shared script via "fn:name"

µTorrent Integration:
There's a new example script for processing completed downloads using µTorrents "Run this program when torrent finishes" feature. The script will extract archives, handle movies/tvshows, fetch subtitles, copy-rename files, fetch artwork/nfo files and finally make xbmc rescan the video library.

Best of all, it'll take less then a minute to set all that up:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5#p802... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-05-02