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by topbanana
18 Apr 2019, 12:35
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Store formats in User's profile to prevent loss.
Replies: 15
Views: 2668

Re: Store formats in User's profile to prevent loss.

Thanks. But please appreciate that (as with all software) only a tiny fraction of your users look at the forums, and only a fraction of those will actually write posts. And only some of those will be aware that they do in fact lose everything if time is not spent actively backing them up, copying th...
by topbanana
18 Apr 2019, 12:11
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Store formats in User's profile to prevent loss.
Replies: 15
Views: 2668

Re: Store formats in User's profile to prevent loss.

We are not talking about FileBot's settings! No one cares about the settings... They can very quickly be reset. We're talking about the formats we create! ONLY THEM! The settings stay put, in their standard locations. We don't care. The formats we create should be stored in the user profiles with al...
by topbanana
17 Apr 2019, 19:02
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Poll: Hand's up who's lost all of their custom formats after a crash/reinstall?
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Poll: Hand's up who's lost all of their custom formats after a crash/reinstall?

How many of us have previously lost all the custom formats we've spent hours, days, weeks crafting, after our HDD crashed, or we clean-installed our OS, etc, etc... I did a few years ago, and spent hour trying to recreate them all. Frustrating as hell. I then searched the registry and found where th...
by topbanana
17 Apr 2019, 18:30
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Store formats in User's profile to prevent loss.
Replies: 15
Views: 2668

Re: Store formats in User's profile to prevent loss.

The most flexible solution would be to, yes, ask us where we would like to save our formats at first start up. Great idea. I'd make the default, initial suggested location: %USERPROFILE%/FileBot Formats/FileBot Formats.txt $HOME/FileBot Formats/FileBot Formats.txt or something similar. (https://en.w...
by topbanana
16 Apr 2019, 19:36
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Store formats in User's profile to prevent loss.
Replies: 15
Views: 2668

Re: Store formats in User's profile to prevent loss.

Storing created work in the user's profile folders absolutely is standard practice! MS Word doesn't save word documents in the AppData folder... it stores them in the Documents folder! Our formats are not just 'settings'... they're not the same as whether a dark theme is set, etc. They're the summat...
by topbanana
15 Apr 2019, 19:22
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Store formats in User's profile to prevent loss.
Replies: 15
Views: 2668

Re: Store formats in User's profile to prevent loss.

Then can we have FileBot store these setting in the user's profile folder by default? Having to get all technical and specifically configure FileBot to do the above is not how software should work. And FB's users have to have actively seek out this specific feature, which effectively none will. So a...
by topbanana
15 Apr 2019, 18:56
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Where does Filebot now save it's formats?
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: Where does Filebot now save it's formats?

:idea: You can configure FileBot store your preferences in a user-defined path, e.g. on your Dropbox folder, but that's a separate topic though. Indeed. I've created a Feature Request post here: https://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10688 This request that FileBot stores our custom in ...
by topbanana
15 Apr 2019, 18:49
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Store formats in User's profile to prevent loss.
Replies: 15
Views: 2668

Store formats in User's profile to prevent loss.

Would it be possible for FileBot to store the custom formats that we create in our user profile folder... For instance, in a 'FileBot Formats' folder under 'Documents', or similar, equivalent on each platform. For many of us, our custom formats that we create are crafted from hours and hours of goog...
by topbanana
15 Apr 2019, 18:25
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Where does Filebot now save it's formats?
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: Where does Filebot now save it's formats?

Ah perfect!
That's easy.
Thanks again.
by topbanana
11 Apr 2019, 17:13
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Where does Filebot now save it's formats?
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: Where does Filebot now save it's formats?

OK, i've managed to export my current prefs, and see the test format i just made. But how do i decipher the formats i have from my reg file. The test format is stored exactly as it appears in the FileBot's UI. But in the .reg file, it's stored with all the extra \\ everywhere... (Regex is it?) Here'...
by topbanana
11 Apr 2019, 09:26
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Where does Filebot now save it's formats?
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Where does Filebot now save it's formats?

Hi, I've previously just had FileBot's JavaSoft registry key saved to backup all the formats i've used... And just merging that 'reg file has allowed me to restore the formats to FileBot after many, many clean installs of windows over the years. It's worked just great. But today, after clean install...
by topbanana
13 Feb 2018, 20:11
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Filebot doesn't like ampersands '&'
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Filebot doesn't like ampersands '&'

If a filename mistakenly has an ampersand, &, instead of an 'and', it often (at least sometime, if not always) fails to identify the file.

Could fb have the ability to see 'and' and & as the same? So that the files are IDed.
by topbanana
05 Aug 2016, 17:00
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Feature Request: Add release #/date to version #
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Re: Feature Request: Add release #/date to version #

I requested this a year ago. https://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2654&p=15027#p15027 Putting the version in the window title, like the portable version, is the best/obvious solution. Still no link to your website. No link to the FAQ. Perhaps just put FileBot into a more familiar appli...
by topbanana
09 Jul 2015, 17:59
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Format 'Presets'
Replies: 14
Views: 6930

Re: Format 'Presets'

OMG, i remember trying that one! :o
It actually was just before i found FileBot!
I 200% agree!
by topbanana
09 Jul 2015, 17:11
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Format 'Presets'
Replies: 14
Views: 6930

Re: Format 'Presets'

Yep. That makes a lot more sense. Especially having "quick" buttons for specific data source + formats. At least the former request has come up a few times. I'm planning a completely new UI for FileBot, so I'm definitely take this into account. For the current UI it's kinda it's kinda in maintenanc...
by topbanana
09 Jul 2015, 16:14
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Format 'Presets'
Replies: 14
Views: 6930

Re: Format 'Presets'

Not actually knowing which files should be formatted with which format is of course a valid point. Whatever general rules you have in you mind there's probably a couple of exceptions. And those exceptions are the only thing that would really blow up the format. ... Yep, those pesky exceptions! LOL!...
by topbanana
09 Jul 2015, 05:06
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Format 'Presets'
Replies: 14
Views: 6930

Re: Format 'Presets' bar

1. It's IF-THEN-ELSE. I just gave you an example that is simple. I doubt that docu/daily/series formats are that different, so that encourages code reuse as well, making conditionals for only the conditional parts. I'm happy to help with coming up with good formats, so that they can then be shared ...
by topbanana
08 Jul 2015, 14:45
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Format 'Presets'
Replies: 14
Views: 6930

Re: Format 'Presets' bar

Having many formats it's one way to do thing. Though I'd recommend one single smart format that does different things for different shows or kind of shows. No switching required if the format is smart enough. e.g. use {airdate} for Talk Shows and {s00e00} for everything else: {n} - {'Talk Show' in ...
by topbanana
08 Jul 2015, 13:54
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Format 'Presets'
Replies: 14
Views: 6930

Re: Format 'Presets' bar

Here's a quick 'n' dirty mockup of what i was thinking of... http://i.imgur.com/rG3HFP5.png * The buttons are 'radio buttons' so you select the format you want. that one will then be highlighted/active * There can any number of format presets, just add a new one (using the 'new...' button, or perhap...
by topbanana
08 Jul 2015, 12:45
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Format 'Presets'
Replies: 14
Views: 6930

Re: Format 'bookmarks' bar

FileBot stores the last 5 recently used formats per category. Not sure what the difference is compared to your idea. The Recently Used Format selection is basically your bookmark bar. Because 1 click? No. Opening the bookmarks bar would be 1 click and selecting would be one 1 click. The same. Becau...
by topbanana
05 May 2015, 14:52
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Edit title & re-search for wrong, 'files matching' dialog...
Replies: 1
Views: 1242

Edit title & re-search for wrong, 'files matching' dialog...

Can we have the ability to edit the title of the file it's searching for when: A) It incorrectly IDs the film as the infamous "Download (2013)" movie that is seems to come up with very often! B) If can't positively ID it and pops up with the 'Movies matching _______' dialog box giving a list probabl...
by topbanana
05 May 2015, 12:34
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: Format 'Presets'
Replies: 14
Views: 6930

Format 'Presets'

Would it be possible to have a toolbar where we can add the custom formats we often use? Just like the browser's bookmarks bar. We could add as many/few as we need, giving them short descriptive titles. Currently you have to right-click, click Edit Format, click the down arrow, hope the format is re...
by topbanana
05 May 2015, 12:11
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: 'About FileBot' dialog box...
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

'About FileBot' dialog box...

Simple one. Could we have a normal About FileBot dialog box. Seems universally standard in almost all other software. Usually its under the Help pull-down menu, but we could just have it on preferences say, "?" button... or anywhere i guess... At the moment, there's no simple way of knowing what ver...
by topbanana
24 Jan 2015, 10:20
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: 'Guest Stars' field on TheTVDB
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Re: 'Guest Stars' field on TheTVDB

... I see that they've recently added per-episode GuestStars info. That's not supported right now. Also, I don't see the point of providing this kind of per-episode information. There are shows that really need this field tho. The UK's 'QI (Quite Interesting)' is a perfect example as each episode h...
by topbanana
22 Jan 2015, 05:01
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: 'Guest Stars' field on TheTVDB
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

'Guest Stars' field on TheTVDB

Is there any way of getting at the 'Guest Stars' field on TheTVDB? I can't see it on the list... Sometimes the chat/panel show title doesn't show the guests, so it'd be nice to be able to pull this data in. The field contains the Pipe | character separating each guest which we'd have to strip out......