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Renaming files from DVD order to Aired order
Media Center Master v2.15 (build 6616.607) / March 6, 2015
Edited: March 10, 2015

  
Contents

  1.  Acknowledgements 
  2.  Purpose 
  3.  Introduction 
  4.  Method 1 
  5.  Method 2 
  6.  Method 3 
  7.  Bulk renaming programs 



  1. Acknowledgements  


      This guide would not be possible without the members of this community who have provided direct and indirect assistance.

        Pete
        All current and past Forum Moderators
        And, all of the users who have posted topics, and replies to the forums.

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  2. Purpose  


    1. Media Center Master does not convert DVD order season/episode identifiers to Aired order identifiers, i.e., if a user attempts to fetch metadata for files that contain DVD order season/episode identifiers, the fetched metadata and images will be Aired order. Therefore files must be renamed, manually or with bulk renaming programs before processing them in Media Center Master.

    2. This guide provides the requirements and different methods to rename DVD order files to Aired order with bulk renaming programs.

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  3. Introduction  


    1. As far as I am aware of, there is no one, single, program that can convert DVD order to Aired order. There is however a way to accomplish it, by using: Filebot 1  and the Bulk Rename Utility 2 , together.

      How the files are named is what determines whether the files must be processed through one or both renaming programs and what renaming processes are used. The ideal naming convention for the files is for them to just contain the episode names.

      Note: All of the examples used below are for "Batman: The Animated Series." Although the examples use the same naming convention, others are supported by both renaming programs.

      1. Method 1 - For files that only include an episode name (no series title or season/episode identifier). This method uses Filebot.

          batgirl.returns.mp4
          mudslide.mp4
          pretty.poison.mp4
          the.cat.&.the.claw.part.1.mp4
          the.terrible.trio.mp4

      2. Method 2 - For files that only include a series title, DVD order season/episode identifier (no episode names). This method uses both renaming programs.

          batman.the.animated.series.s01e05.mp4
          batman.the.animated.series.s01e15.mp4
          batman.the.animated.series.s02e24.mp4
          batman.the.animated.series.s03e15.mp4
          batman.the.animated.series.s03e29.mp4

      3. Method 3 - For files that include a series title, DVD order season/episode identifier, and episode names. This method uses both renaming programs.

          batman.the.animated.series.s01e05.pretty.poison.mp4
          batman.the.animated.series.s01e15.the.cat.&.the.claw.part.1.mp4
          batman.the.animated.series.s02e24.mudslide.mp4
          batman.the.animated.series.s03e15.the.terrible.trio.mp4
          batman.the.animated.series.s03e29.batgirl.returns.mp4

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  4. Method 1  


     ! Robert d wrote:
    If bulk renaming has never been performed, it is suggested to use a single test file to begin with in order to become familiar with the program's operation and what to anticipate to get the expected result.


    1. Files with just the episode names (no series title name and no season/episode identifier) are renamed using Filebot 1 . If you have problems with Filebot, check the website for assistance.

        batgirl.returns.mp4
        mudslide.mp4
        pretty.poison.mp4
        the.cat.&.the.claw.part.1.mp4
        the.terrible.trio.mp4

          Note: The file names do not necessarily need to be named with the same naming convention.

      The basic idea of this method is Filebot will use the episode names in the files to match the episodes names listed for a series at thetvdb. If the files are in a folder, Filebot will use the folder name as being the correct series title.

      1. Verify Filebot is, in fact, configured for Aired order renaming.

        1. Click the "Match" button, select "Preferences", "Episode Order" (bottom) = Aired Order, if not use the pull-down menu to change it.

      2. Create a new folder and name it using the series title. Avoid using download style naming to avoid any possible problems.

        1. Good

            Batman The Animated Series

        2. Bad

            batman.the.animated.series

      3. Move all of the files into the folder.

          Batman The Animated Series . . . <folder>
          |
          batgirl.returns.mp4
          |
          mudslide.mp4
          |
          pretty.poison.mp4
          |
          the.cat.&.the.claw.part.1.mp4
          |
          the.terrible.trio.mp4

      4. Drag and drop the folder into the "Original Files" area (left side) of Filebot.

      5. Click the "Match" button and select "TheTVDB".

      6. Verify the changes in the "New Names" list.

      7. Click the "Rename" button.

        1. If needed, click "Validate" for the removal of the invalid characters, then click "Continue."

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  5. Method 2  


     ! Robert d wrote:
    If bulk renaming has never been performed, it is suggested to use a single test file to begin with in order to become familiar with the program's operation and what to anticipate to get the expected result.


    1. Files with the series title name, and DVD order season/episode identifiers (no episode names) are renamed using Filebot 1  and the Bulk Rename Utility 2 . If you have problems with either of the programs, check the websites for assistance.

        batman.the.animated.series.s01e05.mp4
        batman.the.animated.series.s01e15.mp4
        batman.the.animated.series.s02e24.mp4
        batman.the.animated.series.s03e15.mp4
        batman.the.animated.series.s03e29.mp4

          Note: The file names do not necessarily need to be named with the same naming convention.

      The basic idea of this method is to use Filebot to rename the files using the DVD order season/episode identifiers to obtain the DVD episode names. After this is done, the series title and the DVD order season/episode identifiers will be remove with the Bulk Rename Utility. The results will be files that have the episode names and can be renamed using Method 1, above.

      Note: If the DVD order information is not listed for the episodes at thetvdb, the season/episode identifiers will need to be changed manually.

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      1. Filebot

        1. Configure the program for DVD order renaming.

          1. Click the "Match" button, select "Preferences" (bottom item), change "Episode Order" (bottom option) to DVD Order, click OK.

        2. Drag and drop the files into the "Original Files" area (left side) of Filebot.

        3. Click the "Match" button, select "TheTVDB".

        4. Verify the changes in the "New Names" list.

        5. Click the Rename" button.

          1. If needed, click "Validate" for the removal of the invalid characters, then click "Continue."

        6. Reconfigure the program back to Aired order renaming.

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      2. Bulk Rename Utility

        1. Drag and drop the files into the list area.

        2. Select all of the files to highlight them.

          1. This will allow you to see what is changing in the "New Name" column when adjustments are made in the lower area for renaming.

        3. In the "Remove" section (middle lower area, #5) change the "From" field to "1" and adjust the "to" field to ?? (until everything is removed except for the episode names).

      3. Click the Rename" button (bottom right).

        1. In the following pop-ups, click OK, OK.

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    2. Use "Method 1" above to compete the renaming process.

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  6. Method 3  


     ! Robert d wrote:
    If bulk renaming has never been performed, it is suggested to use a single test file to begin with in order to become familiar with the program's operation and what to anticipate to get the expected result.


    1. Files with the series title name, DVD order season/episode identifiers, and episode names are renamed using Filebot 1  and the Bulk Rename Utility 2 . If you have problems with either of the programs, check the websites for assistance.

        batman.the.animated.series.s01e05.pretty.poison.mp4
        batman.the.animated.series.s01e15.the.cat.&.the.claw.part.1.mp4
        batman.the.animated.series.s02e24.mudslide.mp4
        batman.the.animated.series.s03e15.the.terrible.trio.mp4
        batman.the.animated.series.s03e29.batgirl.returns.mp4

          Note: The file names do not necessarily need to be named with the same naming convention.

      The basic idea of this method is to use Filebot to rename the files using the DVD order season/episode identifiers to have the files renamed with the same naming convention. After this is done, the series title name and the DVD order season/episode identifiers will be remove with the Bulk Rename Utility. The results will be files that have the episode names and can renamed using Method 1, above.

      Note: If the DVD order information is not listed for the episodes at thetvdb, the season/episode identifiers will need to be changed manually.

      Attachment:
      Capture.06.JPG
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      1. Filebot

        :!: If the series title and the season/episode identifiers in the all of the files contain the same number of characters (letters, spaces, periods...), it is OK to skip these steps and continue to the Bulk Rename Utility steps.

        1. Configure the program for DVD order renaming.

          1. Click the "Match" button, select "Preferences" (bottom item), change "Episode Order" (bottom option) to DVD Order, click OK.

        2. Drag and drop the files into the "Original Files" area (left side) of Filebot.

        3. Click the "Match" button, select "TheTVDB".

        4. Verify the changes in the "New Names" list.

        5. Click the Rename" button.

          1. If needed, click "Validate" for the removal of the invalid characters, then click "Continue."

        6. Reconfigure the program back to Aired order renaming.

        Attachment:
        Capture.04.JPG
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      2. Bulk Rename Utility

        1. Drag and drop the files into the list area.

        2. Select all of the files to highlight them.

          1. This will allow you to see what is changing in the "New Name" column when adjustments are made in the lower area for renaming.

        3. In the "Remove" section (middle lower area, #5) change the "From" field to "1" and adjust the "to" field to ?? (until everything is removed except for the episode names).

          1. If you experience problems due to the number of character in the series title and the season/episode identifiers, close Bulk Rename Utility and use the above steps to rename the files with the DVD order in Filebot. This will force the series title and the season/episode identifiers to have the same number of characters.

        4. Click the Rename" button (bottom right).

          1. In the following pop-ups, click OK, OK.

          Attachment:
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      3. Use "Method 1" above to compete the renaming process.

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  7. Bulk renaming programs  


        1 Filebot (here)

      Download, install and use. No set-up requirements.

        2 Bulk Rename Utility (here)

      Download, install and use. No set-up requirements.

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