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RBCC
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Newbie Needs Help!

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If you're using the GUI:

Include System Information, i.e. Windows? Linux? Mac? Embedded? 64-bit? Which Java Runtime? What FileBot version?
How did you install FileBot? Windows Installer? Portable? Software Center? App Store?
Include Screenshots
Include file paths as text when reporting mismatches
Use the Groovy Pad and run runScript 'sysinfo' (press F5, and then press F5 again)

I'm running Windows 10, I installed filebot through downloading it, and clicking the Icon
okay , I am using the GUI ,there is one screen split into 2 parts
Original Files and New Names , do I out the same file in both places while I am in a rename screen? How do I use the Series binding reference when I want to use the same name througout? And the Episode number and name when it changes throughout? Can I use the Season /Episode number with the Whole word Season xx and episode xx , Can I also put the airdate first in the form yy-mm-dd?

Can you show how this would look as an example? 61-09-15, Series = Flintstones, Episode= The hit song Writers ,Season=2 ,Episode 1 ? Would I have to change it for each episode? Can I count off the days by 7 days? ( I dont know how to say that)? John :?:
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Not exactly sure what you're trying to do, but I'm sure it's all possible, but depending on your level, it might take considerable time amount to figure it out the more complicated stuff.


I'd start by learning the basics:
http://www.filebot.net/getting-started/
http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7


Watch the video tutorials:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRq2_Pj ... OpS7FfALnd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcSFKiw ... -5RoMclWPt


Learn how to use custom formats:
http://www.filebot.net/naming.html
http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2
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Re: Newbie Needs Help!

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What goes into the "new names" section of the GUI?
How would i Rename a file to yy-mm-dd Season xx Episode Xx " the hit makers" ?
Do i recopy the file name" from the column on the left?
Do i have to copy on file at a time?
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1.
Your questions indicate that you did not watch the video tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRq2_Pjyko8

This video answers Question 1, 3 and 4.


2.
Question 2 is about custom formats. You will need to read up on some basics before you can write custom formats:
http://www.filebot.net/naming.html

This video tutorial (among other things) includes a few minutes on custom formats:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcSFKiwFLZw
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RBCC wrote:What goes into the "new names" section of the GUI?
How would i Rename a file to yy-mm-dd Season xx Episode Xx " the hit makers" ?
Do i recopy the file name" from the column on the left?
Do i have to copy on file at a time?
There are a lot of things you can do with Filebot - there are MANY format options you can choose.
You should look through the forums for posts with tips - all your questions are already answered, but you should do a little work to find them yourself first.


For what you asked, here's a QUICK way to get started:

Code: Select all

{airdate.year}-{airdate.month}-{airdate.day}, Series = {n}, Episode = {t}, {s00e00}
for "Heroes 302.mp4" brings "2008-9-22, Series = Heroes, Episode = The Butterfly Effect, S03E02.mp4".
You will notice that the code inside the curly-brackets "{...}" is the 'binding' code, and the rest of the words just carry over.


Start the GUI.
RIGHT-CLICK in the left window, click on EDIT FORMAT.
Click on the SELECT ALL above, then CTRL-C to copy the code; then paste the code above into the white bar in Filebot.
Click USE FORMAT & hit ENTER.
That code will be saved in Filebot (until you change it).

Drag your file(s) to the LEFT window.
RIGHT-CLICK in the left window, and click on TheTVDB or TVMaze for tv series info (TheTVDB is better!).
Filebot will read your filename, use the words in the title, try to pull the right information from the TheTVDB database, and offer you a match for the show & episode.
If it DOES show everything, then you click on the RENAME (right-arrow) in the middle.
The file(s) will change to that name(s). MAKE SURE THAT ALL THE FILES LOOK LIKE THE CORRECT NAME.
If you need to remove some from the list that are wrong, just click on the filename in the left window & DELETE.
You can repeat this process over & over until all the files are done.

If it does NOT show the right information, then it was not able to find the right info from the database.
Try to rename the file a bit better, then try this again.

Hope this helps...
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