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FileBot Reviews

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Sad to see that Filebot is now payware... Requires Java too...

Edit: Forget about downloading an older freeware version; they won't work...

Good news: As the dev points out in the link above, new free builds can be created from the source code ;)

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Source code is no longer available.


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The website is confusing, it is not clear at all that now, it's a paid software, which as it, is not an issue at all, but when I see how scorful the software developper is, especially on how he reply on his forum to those simply asking is now, it's a commercial program, when reading is answers, showing pity to what now are is "clients" is for me enough to not use any longer that software.

Paying for it would not have been an issue at all, but at least, is website shall be clear, and also, using a link supposed to redirect to the ArchLinux AUR page, redirecting to a page for paying him, well, that is totally inappropriate.

Was a good software, but can do it other ways, and don't want to contribute generating incomes to someone seeming to play a game that I would define, as selfish and highly pretentious.

For those interested in a really powerful open source project where everything is clear to have a look at Kodi and all available extensions, you can add to it, to in fact obtain the same result with extensions to get subtitles, rename files and so on.

Will go for MediaElch, don't like to lose my time with those kinds of people.

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The new license model allows for simple and clear pricing & licensing that is now the same on all platforms, including ArchLinux via the generic portable Linux package:
https://www.filebot.net/#purchase


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Seems to con people to upgrade.
If you are on an old version you get a popup and it asks you to upgrade.
It shows list of improvement but NOWHERE does it say it is now a paid for service. BIT OF A CON going on I thinks.
I wont upgarde if I have to pay (especially for a subscrition service) as I dont need anything more than it does on the old version.

Old version that was free 5 stars but the new version and the way it tries to trick you into upgrading 1 star.

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One big thing missing

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A "Unload" function to unload ALL files in the "Original Files" place would be nice and save some app restarts.

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That'd be redundant, whenever you Drop-Move files onto "Original Files" the drag-n-drop content will completely replace what's in there already. With Drop-Copy you can add things to the list. Check the video tutorial, doesn't need restarts at all. ;)


Filebot -- a great tool for new XBMC and Plex users

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Just started learning about XBMC, then Plex. Love Plex, but was dreading renaming all the tv and movies. Filebot (on sourceforge) worked great. A few little glitches, but way better than other alternatives. filebot.sourceforge.net.

You'll notice the help seems to be totally lacking, which almost killed it for me. But there are several videos on YouTube which saved the day. And quickly.

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Remove junk files

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An additional feature to remove junk files e.g.
.jpg,.txt,.db,.nfo through a full tree structure would be very useful.

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Failed matches

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I get many unrecognised matches when running an older movie, eg "Buck Rogers - Pilot Movie.mp4" and these very often match as "complete (2010)" whne using IMDB.
It would be easier if it just said "no match" if its not sure so there are less false positives to weed out.

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I guess since it can't make sense of the filename it'll fallback to the foldername, which I assume is called 'complete'. Added that to the blacklist and should be auto-updated within a day. Please report it in the forums if the problem persists.


The best one !

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Easy and efficient,

Try it !

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File join

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Would it be possible for your code to detect if there was xxx-cd1.avi and xxx-cd2.avi (which it somewhat seems to do already) and then auto merge them into a single avi file, maybe linking with a 3rd party utility like FormatFactory for this?

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Nope, merging video files is completely out of the scope of this tool.

You're right in that it's beyond the scope of this application. However, you could always implement a plugin protocol for said features. That would be pretty cool. Installation would be optional and separate from the main code branch.


Feature Request

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I love the subtitle downloader feature, It would even more awesome if you could select folders or drag and drop folders so FileBot would search recursively inside them for video files and list them

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You can drag-n-drop folders onto the === drop area. That'll automatically grab subtitles for all your video files. Check the video tutorial, somewhere at the end.