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Announcements and Releases • FileBot 4.5.3

FileBot 4.5.3 is out! Get it here!

This is a new minor release brings lots of bugfixes and improvements.

Features:
* Change Output Folder button in Format Dialog
* Extract All will now only extract not-already-extracted files from the selected archives
* Improved support for non-English names
* Improved support for subtitle tags and language detection
* New binding {output}
* Lots of optimizations and usability improvements
* Lots of bugfixes

Changes:
* OpenSubtitles now requires login due to heavy abuse
* Clicking [X] when user selection is required during auto-detection will abort processing... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-12-08

Announcements and Releases • Re: FileBot 4.5 (r2612)

FileBot 4.5 release files have been updated to r2612 to fix various regression issues that have been raised.

* Fixed folder drop / link drop issues
* Fixed Mac OS X Application->Quit issues
* Fixed Linux 32-bit .deb and .ipk package issues

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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-10-12

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 4.5 (r2612)

FileBot 4.5 release files have been updated to r2612 to fix various regression issues that have been raised.

* Fixed folder drop / link drop issues
* Fixed Windows cmdline tool issues
* Fixed Mac OS X Application->Quit issues
* Fixed Linux 32-bit .deb and .ipk package issues

Statistics: Posted by rednoah — 12 Oct 2014, 16:59... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-10-12

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 4.5

FileBot 4.5 is out! Get it here!

This is a new major release brings lots of improvements in almost all aspects. It'll run smoother than ever!

Features:
* Allow users to choose between (default) Opportunistic / (new) Strict mode matching
* Fix "freezing" issues when loading (very) large sets of files
* Improved episode / movie / music auto-detection and matching
* Improved support for non-English language preferences
* --action duplicate to duplicate files via hardlink when possible or copy when necessary
* --db xattr for fast offline re-processing using previously stored xattr metadata
* New bindings {model} and {self} for advanced use cases
* Lots of optimizations and usability improvements (especially on Mac OS X)

Changes:
* {primaryTitle} now maps to the original movie name (and not the English movie name)
* Inherit ACLs when moving / copying files to remote folders
* Dropped support for Java 7 (so Java 8 is required now)... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-10-05

Announcements and Releases • Re: Latest Beta Revisions and Release Candidates

FileBot 4.5 B1
* Support choosing between (default) Opportunistic / (new) Strict mode matching
* Improved behavior when processing large sets of files
* Improved movie / episode detection
* Improved TheMovieDB / AcoustID support
* Inherit ACLs when moving / copying files to remote folders
* New bindings {model} and {self} for advanced use-cases
* In movie mode {primaryTitle} now maps to original movie name
* --db xattr for offline processed using previously stored xattr metadata
* --action duplicate to duplicate files via hardlink when possible or copy when necessary
* Fixed various UI layout and LaF issues
* Improved integration with OSX
* Support passing file arguments in single-panel mode... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-08-30

Announcements and Releases • Release Notes

FileBot 4.5 B3
* Make sure movie name {n} works as per user-defined Preferred Language (only affects non-English mode)

FileBot 4.5 B1
* Support choosing between (default) Opportunistic / (new) Strict mode matching
* Improved behavior when processing large sets of files
* Improved movie / episode detection
* Improved TheMovieDB / AcoustID support
* Inherit ACLs when moving / copying files to remote folders
* New bindings {model} and {self} for advanced use-cases
* In movie mode {primaryTitle} now maps to original movie name
* --db xattr for offline processed using previously stored xattr metadata
* --action duplicate to duplicate files via hardlink when possible or copy when necessary
* Fixed various UI layout and LaF issues
* Improved integration with OSX
* Support passing file arguments in single-panel mode

FileBot 4.3 B1
* Lots of optimizations and usability improvements
* Dropped support for Java 7 (so Java 8 is required now)... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-08-05

Announcements and Releases • How to 'Request Help'

Here's a quick check list of what you should keep in mind and what you need to include if you need help or support. :ugeek:

Screenshots and Console Logs are absolutely necessary, and usually far helpful than any verbal description you could come up with. Also including the output of filebot -script fn:sysinfo is highly appreciated. :D

If you're using the GUI: ... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-07-31

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 4.2

FileBot 4.2 is out! Get it here!

This release fixes various regression issues that where inadvertently introduced in the last release. Please see release notes for FileBot v4.1 if you're upgrading from an older version.

Statistics: Posted by rednoah — Today, 16:24... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-07-15

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 4.1

FileBot 4.1 is out! Get it here!

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

Features:
* Fix Windows/Linux/Samba permission issues
* New Mac OS X app bundle (now requires Oracle Java 8)
* Support xattr metadata on Mac OS X
* Faster FileBot / Groovy Script Engine
* Improved series / movie detection for various special cases
* Fix various OpenSubtitles Upload/Download issues
* Improved detection of existing subtitles in -get-missing-subtitles
* Support for Java 8
* Improved steps for {vf}
* New binding {age} for age in days
* New binding {label} which is only available if --def ut_label has been set (see amc usage)
* PushBullet supported (see amc usage)

Changes:
* Drop support for Java 6 (i.e. Apple Java 6 is no longer supported)
* Strict OpenSubtitles search is limited to hash/tag lookup now
* Enable xattr support by default for all packages
* New xattr structure and namespace
* Update to Groovy 2.3.2

Re: Groovy 2.3
The new Groovy 2.3 is slightly incompatible with previous Groovy versions due to Java 8 compatibility issues. Moreover since the FileBot Groovy Extensions have been rewritten from scratch, all the Groovy scripts made for 4.0 or earlier my not be completely compatible with the new release. All the scripts have already been updated on GitHub but if you're using a customized fork of any of the scripts you may need to update your media files.

Re: xattr metadata
xattr written by previous versions are incompatible / invisible to newer versions, and vice versa. You can import old xattr metadata by running the xattr script with the new release on all the files.

:idea: FileBot 4.0 is deprecated effective immediately

PS: Happy Day of the Pulse / Children's Day / Dragon Boat Festival :mrgreen:... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-06-01

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 4.1 RC4

FileBot 4.1 RC4
* better detect existing subtitles in -get-missing-subtitles call
* use local movie / series detection when uploading subtitles
* New binding {age} for age in days
* {now} is now instance of Date

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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-05-22

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 4.1 RC3

FileBot 4.1 RC3
* Various movie look-up optimizations
* Work-around OpenSubtitles API issues
* Use Groovy 2.3
* Support Java 8

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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-05-08

Announcements and Releases • FileBot 4.1 RC2

FileBot 4.1 RC2
* Improved steps for values that {vf} can assume
* Include libmediainfo and fpcalc for ARMv7 in .ipg packages
* xattr metadata support for OSX
* New OSX app bundle (now requires Oracle Java 7/8, and Apple Java 6 is no longer supported)
* Enable xattr by default for all packages
* New xattr structure and namespace
* PushBullet supported (see amc usage)
* New binding {label} which is only available if --def ut_label has been set (see amc usage)
* FileBot / Groovy scripting extensions rewritten from scratch (improved startup speed, esp. on ARM devices)
* Improved error logging for URLs that respond with malformed XML
* Improved series / movie detection for special cases
* Only use search-by-hash when using OpenSubtitles subtitle search in strict mode
* Work around Windows/Linux/Samba permission issues
* Drop support for Java 6... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-05-08

Announcements and Releases • Latest Beta Revisions and Release Candidates

Readme:

In between major releases I upload quite a lot of test builds and usually a series of RC releases before making a final release. The test builds are only upload as jar bundle and you can update just by replacing the jar in your existing install. The RC releases come with packages for the various platforms. The latest jar is generally only compatible with the latest major release or RC.

The latest revisions and RC releases can be download here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/filebot ... ebot/HEAD/

You can always check the latest changes in the SVN commit log:
http://sourceforge.net/p/filebot/code/commit_browser

Release Notes:

FileBot 4.1 RC2:
* Improved steps for values that {vf} can assume
* Include libmediainfo and fpcalc for ARMv7 in .ipg packages
* xattr metadata support for OSX
* New OSX app bundle (now requires Oracle Java 7/8, and Apple Java 6 is no longer supported)
* Enable xattr by default for all packages
* New xattr structure and namespace
* FileBot / Groovy scripting extensions rewritten from scratch (improved startup speed, esp. on ARM devices)
* New binding {label} which is only available if --def ut_label has been set (see amc usage)
* Improved error logging for URLs that respond with malformed XML
* Improved series / movie detection for special cases
* Only use search-by-hash when using OpenSubtitles subtitle search in strict mode
* Work around Windows/Linux/Samba permission issues
* Drop support for Java 6... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-05-05

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. ;

: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. ;

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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! :

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. :

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

Cheers,
Reinhard

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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.

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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-02-12