Digital homes have incorporated lots of multimedia items through their appliances, whether through TVs, media players, streaming radios, and so on. If we add to this the ability to store our content in repositories, the result is a large multimedia catalog that may not always be as accessible as desired. lack of time to name and classify.
To solve the problem, at least in part, is the application FileBot, Which allows the renamed video and music files and has specific tools for both, such as downloading covers or subtitles.
Description and functions
Currently, there are many media players capable of retrieve online information from a media file from its name or metadata. That is why a correct naming of the files can give us added value when enjoying a good movie or a song.
FileBot is a cross-platform tool that allows you to automatically name a file. Its interface is really simple and it is very intuitive, with useful functions that allow you to drag and drop items (drag and drop).
Its minimalism is not at odds with its power, as this application it is able to rename in a few seconds thousands of files, Thanks to access to online databases such as TheTVDB, AniDB or TVmaze. Its internal logic works really well and is capable of performing fantastic detection of series chapters that we have in our team. In addition, it supports language preferences in titles and episodes, which match the available subtitles thanks to its capable localization system.
In the case of movies, FileBot accesses TheMovieDB website, where they have a wealth of information about the seventh art. This, complemented by OpenSubtitles subtitles allows us to enjoy real billboard movies, also in OS. Support is available for subtitles in several formats, All of them very popular, as they are srt, ass o sub.
As you can see, FileBot can be your preferred tool for managing your music catalog or video library.
looking for subtitles
To be able to change the name of a set of files and that their name can be recognized by our favorite player by providing us with additional information about the content we are watching, just we will have to drag the files in the area original Files and then press the button Match. When we do this, we will see a drop-down that allows us to select the source in which to search for the necessary data and thus fill in the file name correctly:
In case the search engine FileBot finds several possible candidates for the same file, it will show us a selection window where we can choose from which source we want to obtain the data. If none of these options satisfy us, it also allows us to manually enter the name we want.
The results are obvious and we leave you with a good proof of this, where the program has been able to ignore punctuation marks and various separators to provide a clear and identifiable name to the files. The program does not disappoint at all.
As we told you at the beginning of the news, FileBot is a cross-platform program and is available on Linux for the Ubuntu distribution, Through a Debian package. To install it, we must select that package from yours Web page to suit our system (32 or 64 bits) and install.