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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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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I fully agree with sebnico on this. I was thinking of buying it through the Windows Store, until I saw how the developer treats people simply asking support questions. Looking at the README.md on GitHub gives a clearer idea of how the developer has no respect for people who don't wish to pay, especially people who would like to compile from source. https://github.com/filebot/filebot/blob/master/LICENSE.md

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Developer has moved to commercial model, discourages use of source code and has a sour attitude towards users. Linux users are forced to become patrons if they want a linux build. Old builds can be downloaded from SourceForge or you can download forked builds from here https://github.com/Phoenix09/filebot/

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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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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.

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.

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.

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. ;)

The best one !

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Easy and efficient,

Try it !

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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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