Many of us download video files and movies from P2P sources such as torrents. I have noticed, as I am sure you have as well, that the filenames of these video files is often not in the ‘proper’ format. In other words, it is not grammatically correct and hard to read. The movie “A Beautiful Mind” might have the file name “A.Beautiful.Mind.Russell.Jennifer.DvdRip.” The reading difficulties which these files cause are also the reason we cannot find their subtitles with ease.
Finally there is a tool available that fixes all these issues in way that is unbelievably user friendly. I am referring to FileBot.
The developers of FileBot describe it as “the ultimate tool for renaming your TV shows and anime, downloading subtitles from various sources or just simple file verification.”
The program is a Java applet that requires neither download nor installation. The “Launch” button on the tool’s homepage can be clicked to instantly launch it. Here is what FileBot looks like opened:
We can use the “Load” button underneath the left pane to browse towards our video file store in our computer. Then we click on the “Match” button to view our searching options.
We can choose to download subtitles for the video file, match its name from a known website, or get a full episode list (in case it is a series).
When we match our video to a corresponding video entry on the web, we can have the program rename it according to the formats predefined into it. These naming formats can be changed by clicking on the “Edit format” option that is in the “Match” menu.
In conclusion, FileBot is a wonderful free tool which all movie/video downloaders should be aware of – it can sort out our movie folder collection instantly.