Organizing/Renaming Media
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« on: December 24, 2016, 08:06:21 pm »

So I'm a Digital Hoarder and love to organize all my media, I also share my Plex library (TV/Movies/Porn) with a handful of close friends so I take care to rename my media accordingly and sort into the correct folders. For TV there is sonnar, for Movies there is couchpotato, but obviously there is nothing for Porn. To this end I use a combination of the find and rename commands/scripts (I'm on linux) and then manual editing when needed. I was wondering if anyone has any other good tools they would like to recommend. I'm guessing there isn't much out there to help with this and I've been considering writing a bit of code to help automate my sorting/renaming (or at least offer suggestions I can sign-off on) but I'm wondering if there are others in the same boat or I'm in the vast minority with my hoarding/organizing obsession haha.


« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2016, 03:50:17 pm »

The only tools that I know of in Linux to do this are the command prompt based mass renaming commands. Sad

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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2016, 10:22:57 pm »

I'm not familiar with sonnar and CouchPotato as those seem to be streaming servers (maybe?), but what I use to personally rename files - if that's all you want to do - is Bulk Rename Utility by TGRMN.  It's free, easy to use, lots of options, includes REGEX for advanced filtering, etc.


« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2016, 12:29:51 am »


They are used to download, rename, sort TV and movies. They talk to a downloader (like a bittorrent or usenet client) and then once it's downloaded they rename and move it into the correct spot to get picked up by your media server. Use "rename" on the command line and mainly use regex for that so I'm probably covered there.


Yeah I use "rename" on the cli along with "find" so that I can find all files that match a string "men at play" for example, copy them all to 1 folder, then run a handful of rename commands on them to clean them up and fit the format I like best.


« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 07:23:54 pm »

I am on the same boat with you. I have over a tb of content, and I have looked at a lot of programs for organizing, tagging, and sorting media. If you can get it to work with wine, I have found that for me, windows live photo gallery is my favorite sorting tool. It works great with folder based libraries, adding tags is easy, and it can auto import most existing metadata.


« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2017, 04:19:45 pm »



« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2017, 04:49:05 am »

There's some good stuff on that above url, but some files (like .iso had trojan).

Anyhow this looks very good:


« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2017, 05:45:03 pm »

For linux look at that site it shows alternatives for magic file renamer which I use in my windows. It's great.

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