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DtYer
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PostSubject: Ability to rename files with scraped content   Ability to rename files with scraped content Icon_minitimeSun Feb 15, 2009 9:56 pm

First I would like to say thank you for your program. It has saved me hours upon hours of having to manually maintain my library across multiple machines.

One feature I can see having added benefit would be to rename files based on the data scraped much like MP3 renaming software does.
An example would be

$S$E - $T
might return the name
S01E01 - Cartman Gets an Anal Probe

or

$T ($Y)
returns
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)


Just a thought.

Again thanks for your program.
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PostSubject: Re: Ability to rename files with scraped content   Ability to rename files with scraped content Icon_minitimeThu Apr 02, 2009 1:13 pm

Just a quick note that for your TV show renaming needs you might like to check out tvrename.com

I use this in conjunction with Media Companion and it works great.
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PostSubject: Re: Ability to rename files with scraped content   Ability to rename files with scraped content Icon_minitimeSat Apr 04, 2009 6:40 pm

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Ability to rename files with scraped content   Ability to rename files with scraped content Icon_minitimeSat May 02, 2009 11:05 pm

I would like to see this as well. I am in the habit of naming all my movies with a very specific naming convention, and I have yet to find a program that would assist me in doing this. My convention looks something like this...

English Movie Title » Part II {Foreign/Alternate Title} (YEAR) (STV/TV/Limited) (Unrated/Extended/Director's Cut) {Subtitled/Dubbed} [+] [Source-Resolution] [VidCodec+AudCodec@Channels].CD1.EXT

- Specify movie title. If movie is titled "Movie Title: Part 2", replace ":" with "»", because you can't use ":" in a filename.
- Specify any alternate/non-English title, non-theatrical info (Unrated/Extended), and special release info (STV/Limited).
- Specify year movie was released ***According To IMDB***. If not known, year = "(0000)".
- Specify {Dubbed} if foreign movie is English-dubbed, or {Subtitled} if movie REQUIRES subtitles at any point.
- Specify rating based on overall quality of video. [-] is VHS/VCD quality. [=] is DVD quality. [+] is HD quality.
- Specify the source of the movie [VHS, HDTV, DVDScr, R5, DVD, BR, HDDVD, BD]. BR=BluRay Rip / BD=BluRay Disc.
- Specify the resolution the movie was encoded at [LQ, SD, 480P, HRHD, 720P, 1080P].
- Specify video codec used (XviD, DivX, H.264, x264, AVC, Etc), Audio codec used (AC3, AAC, MP3, DTS, OGG, Etc),
AND audio channel information (usually 2CH Or 6CH) (videos with MP3/OGG are always 2CH).

So here's what one of my movies looks like:

4 Months, 3 Weeks, And 2 Days {4 Luni, 3 Saptamâni, Si 2 Zile} (2007) (Limited) {Subtitled} [+] [DVD-SD] [x264+AAC@2CH].CD1.MKV

I know with the help of MediaInfo, XBMC Media Companion could easily be used to rename files with this convention. And the idea that DtYer had with using $T ($Y) to output Title (YEAR) could be expanded so that the end user could ultimately have the freedom to name their media with as little or as much information as they wanted. The only things that MediaInfo or XBMC Media Companion wouldn't be able to tell you is whether the movie was a Limited release, what version it is (Unrated/Extended/Etc), and whether or not it is English Dubbed, but you could easily add that information in later if you needed...
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PostSubject: Re: Ability to rename files with scraped content   Ability to rename files with scraped content Icon_minitimeWed Sep 02, 2009 6:13 pm

That is where I was going with the $T $Y etc. It allows you to have complete control of the file names. Very similar to most mp3 file managers.
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PostSubject: Re: Ability to rename files with scraped content   Ability to rename files with scraped content Icon_minitimeSat Sep 12, 2009 9:48 pm

I'm a little reluctant to add a renaming facility,

something i've noticed over the years is that in order to keep people happy, then the program needs to be absolutely fool proof, and while renaming on the surface would be a fairly simple thing to implement, there are a number of issues that cause my reluctance.

The issue that causes problems for me is the multiple additional possible files that come with a movie, these can be subtitles, trailers, unrecognised multi part media, rar archives, some people even have the files in different folders eg
Movies\CD1
Movies\CD2
Movies\Subs
Movies\Trailers

It was the same kind of issue that caused me to remove the delete function, there is just no certainty that I can offer a solution that caters for every possible combinations of setup.

At some point in the future, I may offer a rename function, perhaps based on a users selection of movies, but even this will have to have warning dialogues. TV shows would be less of an issue since in most instances its just the media file, nfo, screenshot, and I would imagine in rare situations subtitles, but there will not be an issue with multi part media files.

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PostSubject: Re: Ability to rename files with scraped content   Ability to rename files with scraped content Icon_minitimeSun Sep 13, 2009 4:16 am

I been thinking about this too, & I understand the complexities.....

Would it be possible to do the renaming of movies in steps?

Basically renaming would be disabled unless you went into the preferences & selected a particular format that your movies are stored in & the files/filetypes you want to be renamed as well.

In my case I have the nearly the most basic file structure for movies...

\Movies\Movie Title (Year).avi

So, for each file structure that movies are stored, a seperate routine would be required to interpret that, & then it would apply the neccessary changes.

But the key is all those filestructure interpreters don't all have to be created at once - that would be a nightmare I imagine!

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Ability to rename files with scraped content   Ability to rename files with scraped content Icon_minitimeSun Sep 13, 2009 2:51 pm

The more I think about it, the more I like the idea,

For myself, I have a very basic structure, I don't have multipart files, and all related files are together. It would be especially useful for tv shows.

I will put it on the list,

Busy with other things at the moment Smile

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