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Rename your TV Series Files

Rename your TV Series Files
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For those of you who use their computer for watching TV-Series, the following problem must sound familiar:

Filenames are inconsistent, odd characters in the filenames, missing titles,  weird numbering, etc… Finding the correct names and renaming them all manually can be quite labor intense.

Thats is one of the reasons why I wrote: “Name My TV Series”.
It’s available for free for Windows, Linux, and MacOS X.

The main information source it uses is TheTVDB.com which offers the data for free. The only thing they ask, is that, if you’re up for it, you help in maintaining the database with TV Series information.

Note: Name My TV Series can now also be found on AlternativeTo.net, AddictiveTips.com and the Lazarus Application Gallery …




Introduction

First reason for me to write this program was to do an experiment:

How easy (or complicated) is it to develop with Lazarus a program that directly can be compiled for the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple MacOS X, and Linux?

Lazarus is a free (Open Source) application development environment that shows similarities to Delphi. If you’re interested in developing applications, specially when you have Delphi experience, then I can highly recommend taking it for a spin!

This exercise did proof (for me) that it’s actually easier than expected to write the same program for 3 platforms. Sure it’s a little bit more limited than a platform dedicated IDE like Delphi, but it sure works darn good for a free IDE.

 NOTE …

I developed this for personal use, which means:

  No warranties, no support, and if you goof up – you’re screwed.

  This program renames files – be careful what you do!

  This application is FREE, so don’t get fooled by anyone that is trying to charge money for it.

  The “manual” below is very very limited, but I’m sure most of you will figure it out.

 

Basic Use

Keep in mind that this is not a full fledge manual.

First you’ll need to download the application:

DOWNLOAD - Name My TV Series Windows(x86) 

Platform: Windows
Filename: Name-My-TV-Series-v1.6-Windows-x86.zip
Version: 1.6
Size: 1.6 MiB
Date: April 12, 2016
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DOWNLOAD - Name My TV Series MacOSX 

Platform: Mac OS X
Filename: Name-My-TV-Series-v1.6-MacOSX.zip
Version: 1.6
Size: 1.8 MiB
Date: April 12, 2016
 Download Now 

DOWNLOAD - Name My TV Series Linux 32bit 

Platform: Linux
Filename: Name-My-TV-Series-v1.6-Linux-x86.zip
Version: 1.6
Size: 1.5 MiB
Date: April 12, 2016
 Download Now 

DOWNLOAD - Name My TV Series Linux 64bit 

Platform: Linux, 64 bits
Filename: Name-My-TV-Series-v1.6-Linux-x64.zip
Version: 1.6
Size: 1.6 MiB
Date: April 12, 2016
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After downloading the file, unpack it with you favorite tool, for example WinRar (mijn favoriet), WinZip, 7-Zip (free), or unzippers build into Windows, Linux of MacOS.

Linux users might have to change permission.

Retina support for Mac OS X users 

Name My TV Series can be adjusted for Retina to display a much clearer interface. Unfortunately, I have yet to find the proper way to do this in code. In the meanwhile execute the following on the command line (Terminal) and the application will look much better on a Retina screen:


defaults write com.Tweaking4All.NameMyTVSeries AppleMagnifiedMode NO

 

Start the application.

 Screenshots

Screenshots below are based on version 1.4 and shows that the application looks pretty similar on all 3 platforms.

Name My TV Series - Opened and found my TV Show

Name My TV Series – Opened and found my TV Show

In the above picture, you will see that the window is divided in two parts; on the left Find TV Series) and on the right Rename Scheme). Each has two sub tabs;

Left (what you’re looking for):

Find TV Series
Select Episodes

Right (file renaming and show info):

Series Details
Rename Scheme

The first step is to enter the TV Show you’re looking for (for example: stargate), enter the name or part of the name in “What are you looking for?“. You can press the ENTER key after that or click the button next to the field to start the search.

If only one show was found, the program will automatically select it and download episode numbers and titles.

If more than 1 show was found, then a list is shown.

Click a title once to see show details, double click it to select it. (only TheTVDB.com shows images)

At the bottom an indicator will show download progress and once completed the screen will switch to the other tabs so you now see individual episodes and filenames.

Next step is to add your files – they can be in multiple directories. Name My TV Series supports most video formats (that I know of).

On the “Rename Scheme” part of the window you can use the “Add” (under “Files:”) to add files.

Windows users can also use drag and drop – this can be a file, multiple files, multiple folders, multiple files and folders – Name My TV Series will figure it out for you.

MacOS user can use drag and drop as well, with the only difference that they need to drop on the icon in the dock. Dropping on the application window itself unfortunately does not work (Lazarus limitation).

After adding the files, you can sort them using the “Guess Sort” button.

Next select the needed episodes on the left (“Select Episodes“) and double click or use the “Add” button (under “Episodes:”) to add them to the list on the right.

Verify that the episode titles and files line up just fine and click “Rename Files“.

Name My TV Series - Renaming screen (MacOS X)

Name My TV Series – Renaming screen (MacOS X)

Name My TV Series - Renaming screen (Windows)

Name My TV Series – Renaming screen (Windows)

Name My TV Series - Renaming screen (Ubuntu)

Name My TV Series – Renaming screen (Ubuntu)

Extra Options and Settings

As you might have noticed; there appear to be a lot more options – play with them and see how well it works – like dragging files to change the order, import of lists, export of lists, etc.

Don’t forget to take a peek at the preferences. Windows and Linux users will find it under the File menu and MacOS X will find it in the usual place.

Changes will be saved for the next time you start Name My TV Series.

A few key topics in Preferences you should look at:

Overall Settings

Name My TV Series - Preference tab 1

Name My TV Series – Preference tab 1

The source of information: TheTVDB.com or EPGuide.

I prefer TheTVDB.com but EPGuide is a good backup for unfound shows of when TheTVDB.com is down (haven’t seen that happening yet).

Other options on this first tab involve what to display, renaming similar named files, warnings, hints, window sizes, and proxy use (experimental).

Filenaming Settings

Name My TV Series - Preference tab 2

Name My TV Series – Preference tab 2

Users of previous version will notice a big jump in options here. Since version 1.4 you can use format string and quite a few are already predefined (click the dropdown button next to the “Format String” field). Whatever you change; the blue example text on top will show the effect right away.

Play a little with the strings and you’ll get the hang of it pretty quickly.

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  • Jul 1, 2013 - 1:52 PM Comment Link
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  • Jul 7, 2013 - 1:24 PM - cortx Comment Link

    Software that do what it is supposed to but don’t manage spécial letter as é ê @ ç. Maybe a problem on the UTF8 format.
    This software don’t manage apostrophe ( ‘ ) and that it is a very big issue. For all other word is it possible to rewrite all the not managed letters but when the apostrophe is deleted it’s very hard to read.

    So bad
    If you looking for a software that search for you the name of the tv show I suggest you http://www.filebot.net/

    Reply

    cortx

    • Jul 7, 2013 - 2:00 PM - hans Comment Link

      Did you verify the preferences where you can indicate what character to use as a replacement?
      Could you give me an exmample TV-Show and language (I’m assuming French, based on your other comment) so I can look into this.

      I know UTF8 comes with its problems, but the app should actually be able to support the most common characters.

      Reply

      hans

      • Jul 11, 2013 - 8:48 AM - Howell Comment Link

        Hi,

        Great software ! Unlike Cortx I find it handles correctly the French special caracters but when I add them for a replacement this is not saved and first column on the replacement dialog box return to “space” on the lines I added…

        So each time I have to re-specify the caracters I want to replace.

        Feel free to contact me by email if you need screenshots.

        Reply

        Howell

        • Jul 11, 2013 - 10:09 AM - hans Comment Link

          Thanks Howell!

          That’s information I can do something with! 

          Let me look into that and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Oh which operating system does this involve? Windows? Mac? Linux?

          Reply

          hans

      • Jan 29, 2014 - 1:13 PM - sholvakree Comment Link

        Hello i just discover this wonderful app and have the same isssue.For exemple in the app (v1.4.0) > name of the ep : frères des loupsAfter the rename on windows(8.1) >  Frères des loups.avi
        same issue for Une vérité sous le masque

        Reply

        sholvakree

        • Jan 29, 2014 - 1:16 PM - hans Comment Link

          Thanks Sholvakree for the feedback.

          Glad to hear that it’s Windows related, well, not glad of course that the problem exists. 
          I’ve made plans to address the issue pretty soon  …

          Reply

          hans

          • May 22, 2014 - 12:11 AM - hanning Comment Link

            Problem still there in Win 8.1 for “ä ö ü ß”. If i could get a penny for every free/open software that doesn’t support anything besides letters found in latin.. :P

            hanning

          • May 22, 2014 - 7:45 AM - hans Comment Link

            I’m surprised to hear that  …

            The latest version should work with those German characters, I’ve tested it on Windows 8.1 (US) for both French and German TV series.
            Do you have an example TV show I can try?

            hans

          • May 22, 2014 - 8:36 AM - hanning Comment Link

            The problem occured when i tried to rename files like “006 – Der Glanz der Juwelen”. The Show-ID was 78500 on tvdb.

            http://thetvdb.com/?tab=season&seriesid=78500&seasonid=15144&lid=14

            First error appeared on S01EP06.

            P.S.:Man this is emberassing! I swear it was a request by my girlfriend! ;)

            hanning

          • May 22, 2014 - 9:23 AM - hans Comment Link

            I’ll try to take a look today and see what I can do … 

            And don’t feel embarrassed …  

            hans

          • May 23, 2014 - 9:26 AM - hans Comment Link

            Hanning: Can you verify the version you’re running? The latest version should be v1.4.2.

            hans

  • Jul 13, 2013 - 11:35 PM - Jack Sprat Comment Link

    I have approximately 3000 TV series playable files on a WD Personal Cloud (4-TB)and a second WD Personal Cloud (2-TB) full of Movies. I have purchased most of the movies and TV series but there are a great deal that are torrent movies I got from my son-in-law. They are named everything possible except what they really are. I began using this software 2 days ago and in an hour properly named more than 10% of the files. I programmed for years and appreciate software that works properly. I must complement you on an exceptional job in your programming and layout. It is simple and works exceptionally well. Con grads on an excellent piece of software. Thanks for providing it for free to folks like me that probably could not afford to bug software of this caliber.

    Reply

    Jack Sprat

    • Jul 14, 2013 - 9:25 AM - hans Comment Link

      Thanks Jack! 

      It’s always nice to hear back from users when they appreciate what I’ve done, glad it is of good use to you  …

      Enjoy!

      Reply

      hans

      • Nov 23, 2014 - 4:02 PM - Jack Sprat Comment Link

        All files have now been renamed properly. I’m really a big fan of this software. After all were properly named, I began  a visual sweep for missing TV shows. I found this task to be nearly impossible as they are almost impossible to spot in  this mass of file names. I began looking for software that would find the missing TV shows for me. TV Rename 2.2.4 was located and I was very  pleased to see that it located missing shows. I ran it on one (1) TV Series “Bones” that I knew had 3 entire years missing and many single shows also missing. It produced an XML document with dozens of shows and info about the shows. It could not be opened because it produced so much junk, it locked up the software. All that I wanted was a simple list that could be opened with Note Pad or Word Pad with the shows listed one after the other. Similar to “Bones S04E12 – The Corpse in The Well” then I could search for that show. I got 38 pages of unrelated junk information that I did not need. Plus the software wrote tons of junk to the folder that I did not like. Now for my proposal. Would it be possible to program your software to print out a simple list of shows that are missing? A simple .txt file or something similar that could be printed out and then folks would know what to go find. It does not need the 200 word description of the show, actors, TV ratings and all this other junk. If someone need that information, its online. Just a simple list used to know what to search for. Just a thought Hans. Perhaps offered as an alternative package that could be purchased for a small sum. I know of 3 that would buy it at once. Keep up the great work

        Reply

        Jack Sprat

      • Nov 24, 2014 - 3:03 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks Jack! 

        As for your proposal (proposals are always welcome!) ….

        Searching for missing shows/episodes:
        Creating a simple list is not that hard, I’m just wondering how to determine which ones are missing.
        What is your current work flow?

        For example:
        Would you throw a directory on the app, and then have it figure out which episodes of a show exist, then basically eliminate them from what’s found in online resource and produce a TXT list from what’s left?

        Reply

        hans

        • Nov 28, 2014 - 1:44 PM - Jack Sprat Comment Link

          I finally got time to try that and it does not work. When a fairly large number are removed from the left list, all comparing becomes more than difficult. If there were the ability to choose and mark a file in the left column with a different color by right clicking on the name, that would be good. Then have your software only print the files marked with red?????? Also another way would be to do a line per line compare and remove the line that matches leaving only missing files in the list. Then print the missing files with the current button. However it is accomplished, the person doing the search for missing programs must have a standard setup  for file renaming and have completed the renaming of all files present. Comparing different naming protocols would not work. When I programmed a simple statement would be (IF A2=B2 THEN “DELETE” A2+B2) but that was a few 100 years ago. I know if anyone can do it, you can. Thanks Hans for listening.

          Reply

          Jack Sprat

          • Nov 29, 2014 - 2:59 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Hi Jack,…

            I’ll admit that the current grid is not working the way I’d like it to work, or at least: it’s not perfect. I will take your suggestion to the “To Do” list and see what I can do.

            If I understand you correctly; you add a large list of files, and when cleaning the list out you simple want to remove a row from both columns? Or am I misunderstanding this option?

            hans

  • Aug 17, 2013 - 4:40 PM - Aaron G Comment Link

    I found a little annoying bug. You can’t import .rmvb files to be autorenamed. If you get add this to the list of file types that you can open the program with that would be great!

    Reply

    Aaron G

    • Aug 18, 2013 - 10:24 AM - hans Comment Link

      Excellent find, I will add it with the next release! 

      Reply

      hans

  • Nov 10, 2013 - 10:34 AM - Crs74 Comment Link

    Hi,

    first of all, sorry for my English, i am French

    I try to use the software but the following message always occurs :

    “File skipped. I was unable to rename <File Name>”

    Any idea ?

    Reply

    Crs74

    • Nov 10, 2013 - 10:58 AM - hans Comment Link

      Hi Crs74,

      Sounds like you might a access right issue with your files. Are they on a NAS or server?
      For some reason the program isn’t allowed to rename the files. You can try to run the program with elevated rights (Admin under Windows), or double check the file access rights on your server/NAS/share/folder?

      Reply

      hans

      • Nov 10, 2013 - 11:14 AM - Crs74 Comment Link

        Thank you, it runs well now : my files were on an external Hard Drive.

        So now, is it possible to rename files with special characters suche as é, è and à ?

        Reply

        Crs74

        • Nov 10, 2013 - 11:27 AM - hans Comment Link

          Special characters should work, but I’ve found that Windows isn’t always doing such a great job with it.
          The lack of a file system that is not English also makes it a little bit more of a challenge … but please feel free to send me feedback if you run into situations where it doesn’t work – at least I’d have real examples to test with 

          Reply

          hans

          • Nov 11, 2013 - 12:41 AM - Crs74 Comment Link

            Hi, here is a case of dysfunction :

            Serie Name : Borgen Episode 1×01, software find the correct writing but it run into :

            Borgen, une femme au pouvoir – 01×01 – La dignité du centre

            Hope can help

            Thx

            Crs74

          • Nov 11, 2013 - 9:43 AM - hans Comment Link

            Thanks for the example – I will look into it, hopefully today! 

            hans

      • Nov 10, 2014 - 11:00 AM - tallpr24 Comment Link

        i have the same problem, i can only rename 1 file at a time, other wise i get the same error.  Im running the app elavated as admin, and the files are local on my laptop hard drive, same location as your app.  any idea?

        Reply

        tallpr24

        • Nov 10, 2014 - 11:21 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          I’m just doing random guesses, since I cannot reproduce the issue,…

          Do you have something in the background accessing the files, for example for creating thumbnails, indexing, etc?
          Anything weird in the original filenames?
          Are new names potential duplicate names?
          Owner/Access Rights issues?

          Reply

          hans

  • Dec 27, 2013 - 3:11 PM - Greg Comment Link

    Thanks for this great little app.  I’ve tried half a dozen ways to get my files named and even with it’s interface issues, this is the best workflow I’ve come across.  I’m running on OS X, 10.9.

    I’d love to see it improved a bit for ripping from DVD/Blu-Ray.  MakeMKV labels everything title1, title2, etc, so there are multiple episodes with the same file name.  Guess Sort for some reason, doesn’t automatically list them alphabetically, and drag and drop support is a bit funky.

    The part of the workflow that makes this better than the others I’ve seen is that it starts by giving the full list of episodes rather than trying to be smart about picking the right subset and hiding the rest.  What I’d like to be able to do is grab a full set of folders from ripped disks, drag them into the application (dock icon is fine, I understand the limitation), sort alphabetically on file name, and then drag and drop episode to file.

    Anyway, whether you get to this or not, thanks for the app.

    Reply

    Greg

    • Dec 27, 2013 - 3:22 PM - hans Comment Link

      Hi Greg,

      Thanks for the positive feedback! 
      I’ll admit that I originally tried to do it the “smart” way, but I found myself spending more time undoing the “smart” mistakes. So that’s how I ended up with this approach and I’m glad to hear that others, like yourself, like it as well.

      Unfortunately some of the interface limitations or funky behavior is partially due to the fact that I use Lazarus Pascal – so far the only cross platform development tool I like, but it’s not perfect either. No disrespect intended to the wonderful people that make Lazarus possible – I greatly respect the ginormous amount of good work they have done.

      The “Guess Sort” option can act a little weird, and sometime you’ll have to click it 2 or 3 times … oddly enough …

      Your idea to drag multiple folders into the app is a good one, and I have experimented with that as well. 
      I did abandon that idea after noticing how certain TV Show files are named inconsistently which made it harder for the user to identify which is which.
      It would open additional possibilities for mistakes.

      Once Lazarus has improved on some of the UI aspects, or when I find another tool to develop cross platform, I will most certainly revisit your suggestions.

      Thanks again for your feedback and have a great 2014!

      Hans

      Reply

      hans

    • Apr 10, 2014 - 11:05 AM - hans Comment Link

      Hi Greg,

      I’m making some modifications and was re-reading your message again, just to make sure I’m not forgetting anything.
      Did you know that at the bottom of the screen there are 2 additional sort buttons? One is alphabetic and the other is guess sort.

      In the meanwhile I’ll be trying to get a better drag and drop and a more Mac/Modern look … which is not easy is Lazarus Pascal, but I’m not prepared yet to switch to something like Xojo (RealBasic), which (besides the language) comes with it’s won issues. 

      Reply

      hans

  • Jan 24, 2014 - 5:55 PM - Dave Comment Link

    Stumbled upon this wonderful program whilst browsing the TVDB.com supporting projects. Working beautifully on Linux Mint 16. Thank you so much for making the boring part of file naming easy.

    Reply

    Dave

    • Jan 24, 2014 - 9:46 PM - hans Comment Link

      Hi Dave,

      Thank you very much for the nice feedback and I’m glad you’re enjoying. Also good to know it works fine on Linux Mint 16.
      I didn’t even know about the TVDB.com support pages, thanks for letting me know .

      Hans

      Reply

      hans

  • Jan 30, 2014 - 2:26 PM - hans Comment Link

    UPDATE v1.4.1 AVAILABLE 

    The 1.4.1 update resolves some renaming issues, specially under Windows, concerning special characters like accent etc.
    And by request the .rmvb file type has been added as well.

    The update is available for Windows, Linux, and MacOS X.

    You can download it from this page (scroll up) or from the Downloads Page.

    Reply

    hans

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  • Feb 27, 2014 - 3:15 AM - Eduardo G. Comment Link

    Oh, man, this is a great piece of software, thanks!

    Reply

    Eduardo G.

    • Feb 27, 2014 - 9:52 AM - hans Comment Link

      Thanks Eduardo for the positive feedback 

      Reply

      hans

  • Mar 17, 2014 - 5:42 PM - German Socias - Author: Comment Link

    One question… Does it also manage the subs?

    I’m spanish but I follow many american series, each with their subtitle (sometimes english AND spanish subtitles. The filename is the same, but there is a “.eng” or “.spa” just before the extension.)

    Reply

    German Socias

    • Mar 17, 2014 - 10:32 PM - hans Comment Link

      I’m assuming you mean the renaming.
      The renaming does support subtitles.

      For example: episodename.srt will be renamed.

      In the current version, episodename,spa.srt and epsidoname.eng.srt will all be renamed as well, but you’ll loose the “.eng” and “.spa” … which is probably not what you’d want. I’ll add it to the “to do” list though … shouldn’t be too difficult to add that option 

      Reply

      hans

    • Apr 10, 2014 - 12:43 PM - hans Comment Link

      Just uploaded v1.4.2 which addresses this issue.

      Files that are similar named will be renamed correctly for different language subs.

      As an example, let’s say we have:

      episode.mp4
      episode.srt
      episode.en.srt
      episode.nl.srt

      and we want to rename it to newname.mp4, then this will result in:

      newname.mp4
      newname.srt
      newname.en.srt
      newname.nl.srt
      Reply

      hans

  • Apr 9, 2014 - 10:37 AM - Marco Comment Link

    Program do not work on 64bit Linux distributions as its onlye 32bit compiled.

    Will you please try to build a 64bit version?

    Thanks.

    Reply

    Marco

    • Apr 9, 2014 - 10:48 AM - hans Comment Link

      Hi Marco,

      I’m sorry to hear that – I was told that 32 bit Linux apps should work just fine under 64 bit unless it uses special libraries (which is not the case with this application).

      After some more searching (I’m not a Linux expert), I found that installing the “missing” 32 bit libraries is an option (Example articles: Run 32 bit on 64 bit,  Debian story, 32 bit repo’s). All of this does not sound user friendly to me, so in the next few days I’ll setup a 64 bit virtual machine to make a 64 bit build.

      I’ll post the update here when it’s done,… sorry for the inconvenience.

      Hans

      Reply

      hans

      • Apr 9, 2014 - 11:35 AM - Marco Comment Link

        Hi, Hans and thanks for your reply.

        Installing 32bit libraries is possible but you need ALL the dependencies list; I’ve tried to install some of them but still the program refuses to start due to missing dependencies. I think it needs all the graphic system (GTK and whatsoever…).

        I’m not a Delphi expert but if you want I can build your program as I’ve got Lazarus installed.

        Cheers.

        Marco

        Reply

        Marco

      • Apr 9, 2014 - 11:52 AM - hans Comment Link

        Hi Marco,

        Yeah, I agree that installing the 32 bit dependencies can be a pain … far from user friendly.

        I’m in the process of building a virtual machine, trying to get the absolute minimal 64 (and 32) bit system running, just for compiling Lazarus Pascal stuff – that’s basically what I use Linux for on my laptop. It’s quite a pain actually to get a minimalistic setup going, which surprises me. And not being a Linux expert it can be difficult to choose what parts you do and do not need. I’ll keep plugging away with the VM I’m building, since I suspect that I’ll need it in the near future for other apps as well. 

        Reply

        hans

        • Apr 9, 2014 - 12:23 PM - Marco Comment Link

          As a Linux fan, let me tell you that installing dependencies is a pain if you have not put your program in a public repository, otherwise apt-get or synaptic or what else install dependencies painless :-D

          Reply

          Marco

        • Apr 9, 2014 - 12:27 PM - hans Comment Link

          Yeah, putting my app(s) in a public repository will take some time to figure out how to do it and such, wish they’d make that a little easier.

          I’ll have to do some homework on the ins- and outs of putting my stuff in such a repository. 

          Reply

          hans

        • Apr 9, 2014 - 9:48 PM - hans Comment Link

          Just added a Linux 64 bit version … 

          Reply

          hans

          • Apr 10, 2014 - 12:43 AM - Marco Comment Link

            Just downloaded and tried.

            It runs smoothly.

            Great program, thank you very much.

            May I suggest to make it Open Source to let other user improve it even more?

            Marco

          • Apr 10, 2014 - 9:40 AM - hans Comment Link

            Thanks Marco for letting me know that the 64 bit version runs well!

            I’ll consider making it open source,…

            hans

  • May 2, 2014 - 1:34 AM - steve Comment Link

    I just found this great program along with Filebot, but I seem to using this one more.  Regardless of my very minor issues, listed below, I think you have done an excellent job in creating this program and making it available for everyone to use.

    Minor issue #1:  I “installed” this on Windows 7 64-bit in the Program Files x86 folder, but everytime I run it to find a TV series it comes back with an error message “Unable to open file “C:\Program Files (x86)\Name My TV Series\NameMyTVSeries_Temp_Banner.jpg” with the error box options OK to ignore or CANCEL to kill the program.  I just hit ok and continue.

    Minor issue #2: I use your provided format string that is PLEX compatible “%N – S%S2E%E2 – %T”   When I was renaming Mystery Science Theater 3000 specials (they have 248 specials), it only provides the first two numbers of the episode (e.g. if it is E132, it shows E13).  So I tried using “S%S2E%E3”, but all it did there was give me E013 instead of E132.

    A nice fix for PLEX might be to have a episode formatting option that uses at least 2 characters and up to 4 for episode numbers – as this might help with some very long anime absolute naming. (e.g. 1 ep would be E01 not E1, ep 12 would be E12 not E012 or E0012, ep 132 would be E132, etc).

    Anyway, fixes, feature enhancements or not I will still be using this program for a long time to keep my PLEX library organized and thanking you for a very useful utility.

    Reply

    steve

    • May 2, 2014 - 8:17 AM - hans Comment Link

      Hi Steve,

      thanks for the positive feedback  …

      I compiled the application under Windows XP only to find (with some of my other applications) that after Windows XP (Win 7,8 etc) have changed the access rights to the application folder in c:\program files (x86) … an application can no longer write in their won directory unless you start the program with elevated access rights. I’ll add fixing this to the “to do” list.

      I’ll also take note of the issue #2 … never ran into a show with that many episodes 

      Reply

      hans

  • Jun 21, 2014 - 11:51 AM - Knilch Comment Link

    Great program but personally I miss a variable that counts the episode number continously. For example you have a total of 17 episodes in season 1. Then season 2 start with episode 01 again, but it is the 18th episode of the series in total. A variable would be great that takes this into account. My files are labeled in that way: 

    Total Episode Number – Episode Title [SeasonnumberEpisodenumber].mkv. 

    At the moment I have to add “Total Episode Number” for myself. Any chance of getting this feature in a future version?

    Regards and keep up the great work

    Knilch

    Reply

    Knilch

    • Jun 21, 2014 - 12:55 PM - hans Comment Link

      Hi Knilch,

      thanks for the compliment and the suggestion.  
      I will add your request to the “to-do” list … I’m completing another project in the next few days and hope to have some time to implement your (and others) request(s) … 

      Reply

      hans

    • Aug 24, 2014 - 12:28 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Knilch,

      I’m working on fixing a little bug and wanted to see if I could build in your request.

      With the total numbering, does that number include the special episodes as well (the ’00’ episode or specials)?
      I would assume not, …? Ie. only count the “real” episodes?

      Reply

      hans

      • Nov 28, 2014 - 10:33 AM - Jasmine Comment Link

        Did you ever decide if you would add this feature? It would be really helpful!

        Reply

        Jasmine

        • Aug 29, 2015 - 4:54 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Hi Jasmine,

          this feature has been added in the latest version … hope this was what you were looking for.

          Reply

          hans

      • Nov 29, 2014 - 2:56 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Hi Jasmine,

        this feature is on the list of things to do. Unfortunately, I’ll be traveling until mid December (I have not been home since August). After that I can spend time implementing features like this. 

        Glad to hear a second request! 

        Reply

        hans

  • Jul 6, 2014 - 12:19 AM - Ryan Comment Link

    Thanks for this great app, the best out of all the tv naming apps I’ve tried so far.

    Reply

    Ryan

  • Jul 9, 2014 - 7:31 PM - CDRSteve Comment Link

    Thank you for a simply fantastic utility.  Over a 2 day period, I was able to quickly and painlessly rename all of my TV series episodes.  I had put off renaming them for ages due to the amount of time required to fix them all.  Your utility made it a breeze!!  Thanks again for a great piece of software…. one I would gladly pay to use!

    Reply

    CDRSteve

    • Jul 11, 2014 - 7:29 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks CDRSteve for the feedback, glad to hear that it worked well for you too – I always love to hear that folks enjoy the little tools I create for fun! 
      Oh and there is a PayPal donate button (upper left corner) haha … but it’s definitely not required. 

      Reply

      hans

  • Jul 29, 2014 - 7:14 PM - Roger Comment Link

    hi – just downloaded and unzipped on Linux Mint and get message Data Retrieval failed etc..every time I try to use the app.

    I know the net connection is fine and not using proxy.  Cannot see any other internet settings in the app to play with. Tried both TVDB and EPguide which are ok in a browser.

    Reply

    Roger

    • Jul 29, 2014 - 8:16 PM - Roger Comment Link

      Just had a thought re last post – does this program need port forwarding in my router?

      Reply

      Roger

    • Jul 29, 2014 - 9:42 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      There are no special requirements … 

      Do you have a firewall running that blocks certain apps, or do you use a proxy?
      Those are the only things I can think of …

      Are you running Windows, MacOS X or Linux …?

      Reply

      hans

      • Jul 29, 2014 - 9:46 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Stupid me: Read over the “Linux Mint” part  …

        I’m not a Linux expert, and have tested it only under Ubuntu and Kubuntu …
        Since nobody complained so far … app. 600 times downloaded for Linux (32 and 64 bit versions combined) ….

        Reply

        hans

      • Jul 29, 2014 - 9:47 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Oh and no port forwarding need on your router … (sorry, it’s getting late in the evening, one “oops!” after the other)

        Reply

        hans

  • Jul 30, 2014 - 9:31 PM - Roger Comment Link

    Thanks for your replies.  Still unable to access TVDB etc.  even after rebooting.  Strange as two other new apps I installed have no problems accessing websites.

    Reply

    Roger

    • Jul 31, 2014 - 5:47 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Just to make sure, I’ve tested the 32- and 64-bit version under Ubuntu 14.04 again, and there is just works.

      I found this discussion at Unix StackExchange: Logging outgoing connections as they happen.
      Maybe this helps debugging/logging?

      The connection to TheTVDB and EPGuide are a little different.
      TheTVDB uses and API key, if that key would be refused then only TheTVDB would fail.
      EPGuide is just scraping a regular webpage.

      Did you use the right version? A 32 bits app is said to run under 64 bit as well, if the proper libraries exist.
      So if your system is 64 bit, try the 64 bit version?

      Reply

      hans

  • Jul 31, 2014 - 8:12 PM - Roger Comment Link

    Thanks again Hans.  I used 32bit version as I am using 32bit Linux Mint. I also have a 32bit Ubuntu Linux installed so I will install and try the program on that.  Also my system will support 64bit OS and as I am looking at installing and testing 64bit Linux Mint shortly if needs be I can try the 64bit version on that as well.  Will let you know the outcome of these.

    Reply

    Roger

    • Aug 1, 2014 - 8:05 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Roger – let me know if you get it to work or not.
      Otherwise I’ll create a virtual machine with Mint Linux with the version you’re using to test/debug it here.

      Reply

      hans

  • Aug 4, 2014 - 3:56 PM - Monteiro Comment Link

    Thanks for this great app. I would know if you could make the source code available as free software?

    Reply

    Monteiro

    • Aug 4, 2014 - 4:07 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Monteiro  …

      I’m not always proud about my coding style, so I’m hesitant to make the source code available.
      The software however is already free … or did you mean Open Source?

      Reply

      hans

      • Aug 4, 2014 - 5:31 PM - Monteiro Comment Link

        I meant open source. If you change your mind or could share with me by e-mail, please let me know. Thanks again.

        Reply

        Monteiro

      • Aug 5, 2014 - 7:48 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        I’ll let you know when I decide to do that – thanks for asking  …

        Did you have any changes in mind?

        Reply

        hans

  • Aug 23, 2014 - 6:53 PM - Drew Comment Link

    I’m having an issue when trying to rename the show “Tom and Jerry”. When I search the show and go to list the episodes it tells me that

    ” ” is an invalid Integer

    Press OK to ignore and risk data corruption

    press Cancel to kill the program

    It worked awsomely on another show that I had

    Reply

    Drew

    • Aug 24, 2014 - 9:53 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Drew,

      I’ve noticed this error under Windows, but was not able to reproduce the error yet.
      In a next release I hope to resolve this issue.

      What version of Windows and the App are you using?

      Reply

      hans

      • Aug 24, 2014 - 9:56 AM - Drew Comment Link

        I’m using 1.4.2 and Windows 7 64bit 

        Reply

        Drew

      • Aug 24, 2014 - 9:59 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks Drew! 

        Can you describe the steps you followed to reproduce this error?
        I’m not a Windows user myself, and I’m interested to find in what area to look.
        This error indicates that my code tries to convert a string (empty in this case) to an integer and I failed to catched that.

        Do you have the exact name of the show?
        How many files did you try to rename?
        Did you rename 1 or more files?

        (your help is very much appreciated!)

        Reply

        hans

        • Aug 24, 2014 - 10:03 AM - Drew Comment Link

          Open the program
          Seach for “Tom and Jerry”
          Selected the correct show and clicked on get episodes
          Encountered error message.

          I have yet to load my shows into the program for renaming as I cant load the shows from theTVDB

          Reply

          Drew

          • Jan 8, 2015 - 6:32 PM - Kenneth Comment Link

            I love this program, after using it for a few weeks, all of the sudden im also getting the invalid interger error.

            any suggestions?

            Kenneth

          • Jan 9, 2015 - 5:05 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Hi Kenneth,

            Under Windows, the preferences are supposed to be stored in the registry under

            HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NameMyTVSeries\Preferences

            Deleting that key and it’s content (with regedit) will cause the application to create new registry entries.

            You can dot his by opening regedit, selecting the “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NameMyTVSeries\Preferences” path in the left colum, right clicking “NameMyTVSeries” or “Preferences” and choosing the option “Delete”.

            After that restart the application.

            It is unfortunate that this happens, but so far only you and Drew have reported this issue.
            In the next release I’ll try to catch that error.

            hans

        • Aug 24, 2014 - 10:23 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Excellent info!!
          This is the first time that I have been able to reproduce the error!

          Cool! I’ll try to fix it as soon as I can now that I know where to look! 

          Reply

          hans

          • Aug 24, 2014 - 10:26 AM - Drew Comment Link

            Sweet! Glad you were able to reproduce it. Look forward to the next release.

            Top notch program!

            Drew

          • Aug 24, 2014 - 11:02 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Thanks Drew!

            I really appreciate the quick info that helped me catch the error.
            I already found that it’s related to “1940” as the the season number (which usually is 01, 02, etc).

            I will be traveling in the next few days, but I will try to make some time, either before or during, to come up with a fix.

            The fix will be to work with season number larger than just 2 digits, which is not desired for those where season numbers never exceed 2 digits. But I’ll try to find an elegant solution 

            hans

          • Mar 25, 2015 - 4:00 PM - Chris H Comment Link

            Awesome program but I’m also having this issue with Tom and Jerry :'(

            Chris H

          • Mar 26, 2015 - 3:32 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Hi Chris,

            I apologize for the inconvenience,… it’s added to the to-do list – unfortunately, I have been traveling a lot these past months and have not been able to access my own sources. As soon as I can, I’ll take care of it. 

            hans

          • May 16, 2015 - 11:29 PM - Dalek Comment Link

            Hi there , great app !

            Can I add the shows ‘ The Sky At Night ‘ and ‘ Horizon ‘ to the list of ones you can test ?

            Cheers

            Dalek

          • May 17, 2015 - 9:17 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Hi Dalek!

            Sure, I added them to the list. What problem/issue should I be looking for?

            hans

  • Aug 24, 2014 - 10:33 PM - John Comment Link

    “Name My TV Series” is the best!  I only wish i had found it sooner.  I can do in minutes which used to take me hours.  It also makes it easy to get the names into Plex format.

    Reply

    John

    • Aug 25, 2014 - 9:15 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks John!

      Glad to hear that you like my little app, I very much appreciate your positive feedback! 

      Reply

      hans

  • Oct 20, 2014 - 4:52 AM - Klaus Comment Link

    Hello. Great piece of software. Any chance on changing the language for the titles? Instead of ENGLISH I would need GERMAN titles?

    Thanks

    Reply

    Klaus

    • Oct 20, 2014 - 6:36 AM - Klaus Comment Link

      I found the Dropdown list for the language. Thanks anyway. Great tool for renaming series files.

      Reply

      Klaus

    • Oct 20, 2014 - 6:38 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Klaus! Hope you like this little application 

      Reply

      hans

  • Nov 16, 2014 - 6:34 PM - CDRSteve Comment Link

    Thanks for an outstanding utility.  This is one program that I would definitely pay for without question.  A real time saver!  Keep up the great work.  BTW, I have a significant number of OTA TV shows in TS/TP format that I don’t desire to convert to another format for retention.  Is there a way to get NameMyTV to recognize the TS/TP format for renaming?  Thanks again for a great program!

    Reply

    CDRSteve

    • Nov 17, 2014 - 2:20 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi CDRSteve,

      Thank you for the kind words!

      Interesting question … I have not ran into this particular situation …
      I could consider adding this as an option, just not sure how to recognize TS/TP (I’m assuming this is an MPEG2 stream?).

      To recognize the format I could either look for a character combination (for example TSTP) or use ffmpeg to detect the specific format.
      I’m not sure though how many people would actually use this option …?

      Reply

      hans

  • Nov 25, 2014 - 9:24 AM - MfU Comment Link

    I have tried 5 or 6 of these tv renamers and yours is the best I have tried so far.

    Only one issue, why are files not showing up in alphabetical order automatically? The user must press the “guess sort” button. I forgot to press it a few times and screwed up episodes order.

    Reply

    MfU

    • Nov 25, 2014 - 1:58 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi MfU,

      Thanks for the nice compliment! Always appreciated! 

      There are 2 reasons concerning your sorting question …

      – Sorting original filenames alphabetically does not always result in what we’d like to see … thanks to the inconsistent naming.
      – There seems to be a minor bug in the alphabetical sorting which does not always result in really correct sorting.

      I will however look into it again, and see if I can improve on the sorting. 

      Reply

      hans

      • Nov 25, 2014 - 2:22 PM - MfU Comment Link

        The bug seem more numerical than alphabetical

        I will give you a pointer that might help you reproduce what I am getting as original/uncorrected sorting.

        In a single folder, 10 files named just: 101.mp4, 102.mp4, 103.mp4 and so on up to 110.mp4

        I drag them over to the original filename side and they invariably appear with highest number as the first, offsetting all the others by one value.

        Even with as little as 3 numbered filename, 103 will come out on top, followed by 101 and 102

        Thanks for looking into it, and great software neverthless !

        Reply

        MfU

      • Nov 25, 2014 - 2:28 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks for the good info! 

        I’ll be back home after Dec 11th, and will put it right away on my list of things to do 

        Reply

        hans

        • Nov 26, 2014 - 4:33 AM - MfU Comment Link

          I pinpointed the issue to using drag & drop along with specific user behaviour.

          Once I have highlighted or selected any numbers of sequential numeric episodes, the actual episode being selected to drag in your program will always be the one on top of the list, no matter its file name/number/order. The actual reason the last episode in my source folder was always showing up as first inside the program is simply that I naturally SHIFT-SELECT from top to bottom, then, being already at the bottom of my source list, grabbing the last episode to drag-drop them all to the program side. If instead of using the last episode as handle, I use any other one, the 5th for instance, then that 5th episode will appear first in the program list side.

          If I use drag and drop method AND make sure I select first episode as handle, all episodes shows up in proper sequence; AFAIK, It shouldn’t normally matter which specific episode is selected as “handle” to drag over multiple items, but it seems it does in this case.

          BTW, If instead of drag & drop, I use the “Add” button, the program sort numerical episodes perfectly first time around too.

          PS: Just in case this would be OS-dependent, I use Win7x64

          Reply

          MfU

        • Nov 26, 2014 - 5:35 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Hi MfU,

          thanks for the extensive info! Very helpful!

          I have been experimenting (when I wrote the program) with the drag-and-drop behavior. It’s not quite perfect, on all 3 OS’s. I suspect that it’s related to the way things are implemented in Lazarus Pascal, or because this is actually how the user interface (Mac, Win, Linux) is supposed to work (in contrast to the user expectations).

          I’ll dig into this a little more and see what I can come up with. The drag and drop functionality within the grid isn’t working the way I’d like it either, so there is room for improvement 

          Reply

          hans

  • Nov 27, 2014 - 5:28 AM - Sili007 Comment Link

    hi,

    i have a problem since yesterday. when l start name my series, there is an error message : failed to set data for value data last used language.press ok to ignore and risk data correption or press cancel to kill the program.

    can you help me?

    i’m running windows 8

    Reply

    Sili007

    • Nov 27, 2014 - 5:44 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      That’s interesting … hmm. You could try to reset the preferences to default values. The INI file might be corrupted, for unclear reasons.

      Please let me know if this helps …

      Reply

      hans

      • Dec 3, 2014 - 1:04 AM - Guiz Comment Link

        I have the same problem, so that the software worked very well

        Now not on Started

        an idea

        I have windows 7

        Reply

        Guiz

      • Dec 3, 2014 - 2:53 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Curious to see if the reset helped either of you. Almost sounds like a possible Windows update caused this?

        Unfortunately, I do not have a Windows computer nearby to test and see what’s going wrong.

        FYI: Under Windows, the preferences are supposed to be stored in the registry under

        HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NameMyTVSeries\Preferences

        Deleting that key and it’s content (with regedit) will cause the application to create new registry entries.
        You can dot his by opening regedit, selecting the “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NameMyTVSeries\Preferences” path in the left colum, right clicking “NameMyTVSeries” or “Preferences” and choosing the option “Delete”.

        After that restart the application.

        Reply

        hans

        • Dec 7, 2014 - 3:14 AM - Guiz Comment Link

          It works perfect again    yeeeeeeeeeeeees

          hank you for your time

          Reply

          Guiz

        • Dec 7, 2014 - 3:20 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Awesome! 

          Did you reset the settings in the application, or clear the registry?

          Reply

          hans

          • Dec 8, 2014 - 12:22 AM - Guiz Comment Link

            I clear the registry, I delete the folder ” Preferences” from

            “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NameMyTVSeries\

            Guiz

          • Dec 8, 2014 - 2:26 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Thanks Guiz!

            I’ll incorporate this in a new version of the application … 

            hans

  • Mar 10, 2015 - 2:15 PM - Stephen Comment Link

    Found this great app after RenameIT had an issue with one of my series and there seems to be no support for it anymore. Very impressed as its got things right but how do I get to the settings screens on an iMac?

    Thanks

    Reply

    Stephen

  • Mar 10, 2015 - 4:12 PM - Stephen Comment Link

    Have you thought about extending the app for working on renaming movies from themoviedb.org? I think that would make it one of the best (if not the best) renaming apps out there for mac (and there are not many that I can find).

    Reply

    Stephen

    • Mar 11, 2015 - 7:10 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Stephen,

      thanks for the nice comment!

      I have considered that yes … it’s a little more cumbersome to implement though, but I’ve toyed with the idea to combine RenameMyTVSeries with MovieScanner. But the attempts I did in the past never finished – either because of other projects, complexity, or simply because life came in the way …  …. it’s still on my to-do list though.

      In the meanwhile, you might want to look a ViMediaManager, I’ve found it a very good tool for Movies on a Mac.
      I’m not sure if I can even compete with that … 

      Reply

      hans

      • Mar 11, 2015 - 7:25 AM - Stephen Comment Link

        I appreciate the work you do, especially considering its a free app. I purely use this to rename tv series files as I rip them for my Mede8er which streams from my nas. I was purely thinking last night that if I was to do the same with my film collection, how would I rename them? I found another app that I was using that did both but as it had an issue with a TV Series last night, I swapped over to your app and so far I’m impressed with what I see. I’m new to mac’s (always used windows) and I noticed that there isn’t a lot of similar apps that can do the job so if you were able to extend to movies as well, you’d have a niche in the market for this sort of thing. :)

        Reply

        Stephen

      • Mar 11, 2015 - 8:21 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks Stephen! 

        Like I said: I still have it on the to-do list …
        And … I’m a former Windows user as well … facing the same things you’re facing. Another reason why I decided to have as many apps as possible work under Windows, MacOS X and Linux. These OS limitations should be part of the past.

        Reply

        hans

  • Mar 25, 2015 - 5:16 PM - Ali Comment Link

    Thanks so much for creating this software, I’m loving it!

    However I have noticed an issue that the program does not properly save the settings about special characters when exiting then re-opening the program. Specifically, I am running ZFS on Linux (Xubuntu 64-bit) which can handle almost any character in fielnames just fine, so I don’t need to replace characters such as apostrophes (‘). When I untick the option to replace these characters in the preferences, the program behaves correctly at first but then later when I open the program again, it starts replacing the characters, even though the preferences don’t appear to have changed. I have to tick and then un-tick the relevant box in preferences to get the correct behaviour again.

    Hope you can come up with a fix because otherwise it works perfectly for me.

    Reply

    Ali

    • Mar 26, 2015 - 3:31 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Ali!

      It’s always nice to get positive feedback, and receive a proper description of a potential bug which is added to the to-do list! I have 2 programs to finish before I’ll get to it, but I most certainly will take a good look at this. 

      Reply

      hans

  • Apr 16, 2015 - 5:56 AM - Andrea Zuccone Comment Link

    Hi there. I am using Rename your TV Series Files (V. 1.4.2) and I am not able to add .mp4 files in order to rename them.

    After a quick search on the internet I did not found anything about this. Do I have to enable something or is it just that .mp4 files cannot be renamed at all? 

    Thank you.

    Reply

    Andrea Zuccone

    • Apr 16, 2015 - 5:58 AM - Andrea Zuccone Comment Link

      (Inb4 sorry for the double post): What I meant is that I am not able to add them via “Add file”, but they’re normally added if I choose “Add folder”.

      Reply

      Andrea Zuccone

    • Apr 16, 2015 - 7:11 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Andrea!

      MP4 files are supported, so that should work.

      However, I think you might have stumbled on a bug … I tried it with “Add File” and it indeed is not selectable.  I’m surprised that others (incl. myself) have not noticed this – I will add it to the “todo” list …

      You could use drag-and-drop for the time being.

      Windows (and I think Linux as well): Drag the file and drop it on the application.
      MacOS X: Drag and drop the file on the Doc icon of the application.

      I apologize for the inconvenience.

      Reply

      hans

  • May 23, 2015 - 4:03 PM - Dalek Comment Link

    Hi,

    I am seeing the same ” ” is an invalid integer , pop up in version 1.4.2 for windows. It seems to related to the way tvdb et al are returning the results with the occasional un-printable character getting through. Using ‘The Sky at Night’ as an example , you can see that episode 1957×01 Arend-Roland Coment has a lovely SQUARE symbol sitting next to it.

    Most shows that throw this error will have this in the windows version.

    Hope this helps

    Da1ek

    Reply

    Dalek

    • May 25, 2015 - 9:47 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Da1ek,

      Good info indeed!
      Looks like a character issue (ASCI vs Unicode etc) in Windows – which I have seen before, but I thought I had fixed that.
      I’ll add this to my to-do list, once I’m settled in my new home. 

      Reply

      hans

  • Jun 27, 2015 - 5:06 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

    I hope to release this upcoming week a new version (1.4.4), with several bugs addressed.
    Before doing so I’d like to ask for any other issues any of you might have run into, so I can try to address those as well.

    So far I (hope) addressed these:

    – Bug fix: episodes >99 are now correctly formatted (010 instead of 001 for episode 1 – for example)
    – Improvement: Added %E2 to auto grow leading zero’s when episode count >99 (next to %E3 which forces 3 positions in the episode numbers)
    – Update TheTVDB logo
    – Mac: Drag and Drop on Application window works now as well (versus just on the dock).
    – Bug fix: Drag and Drop RMVB files allowed again
    – Bug fix: Clear after rename now functional
    – Registry data format changed to reflect new options
    – Bug fix in Preferences: Update example string working again.
    – Request: Alternating Season colors in the complete episode list
    – Request: Alternating Season colors in Rename Scheme
    – Bug fix: Windows storing temp images in application directory causes errors
    – Bug Fix: German/French (non-Latin) Characters under Windows (I found that a UTF8 function under Windows does not work correctly)
    – Bug Fix: Weird characters causing invalid integer error (only under Windows, see previous bug)

    Note:

    * I could not reproduce this issue: special chars not saved in preferences, it just works under WinXP, Mac and Linux (Ubuntu). More input appreciated.
    * I could not fix this sorting issue: The provided example just works fin under Windows, Mac and Linux. I did however manage to reproduce a similar sorting issue, but for unknown reasons this only happens under Windows (ie. 1.mp4, 99.mp4, 100.mp4, 101.mp4 sort weird at times).

    I will still look into these 2 “problems”, and test some more, but any examples (show name, episodes, language, etc) would be helpful for testing.
    Please let me know if you’re interested in testing the new application, I could email you a copy.

    The request to monitor a folder is something I have under consideration. So far it looks like a lot of work, with a lot of moments where I wonder if it will work right. But … I’m trying to see what can be done.

    The request to support movies as well; well, this one I feel fits better in another application. Either a new project or by using tools that provide this functionality already. Unfortunately, my time is limited as well, somehow society wants me to have a job too to have an income … 

    Reply

    hans

    • Jun 27, 2015 - 11:09 AM - Drew Comment Link

      Bug: crashes when renaming to a 4 digit season. eg: 1964

      I would be willing to help test it.

      Reply

      Drew

    • Jun 28, 2015 - 2:37 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Drew!

      Do you have a scenario where this would happen? Ie. did you have a particular TV show in mind?
      For testing: what OS are you running? (Win/Linux/Mac?)

      Reply

      hans

      • Jun 28, 2015 - 8:20 PM - Drew Comment Link

        Yes, Tom and Jerry is one that I have issues with.

        see: http://www.tweaking4all.com/home-theatre/rename-your-tv-series-files/#comment-38907

        I also run Windows

        Reply

        Drew

        • Jun 29, 2015 - 3:18 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Thanks Drew!

          Sorry for not catching you’re earlier posts – there are so many comments that I couldn’t see the trees through the forrest anymore. 
          Specially attention to your bug! 

          Reply

          hans

      • Jun 29, 2015 - 2:16 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks Drew! 

        I’ll start testing and make sure the 1964 problem gets fixed.
        I’ll send you a test version by email, hopefully today. If I don’t make it by today then it will be more likely by the end of the week. I have to unload a container with all my stuff (moving from US -> Europe), so that might take a lot of time.

        Reply

        hans

    • Jun 28, 2015 - 9:53 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      I think I might have solved the sorting issue. If anyone would like to provide a list of filenames that do not sort properly; please do so as a comment below.

      Testers: please mention the Operating System you’re using (Windows/MacOSX/Linux32bit/Linux64bit)! 

      Reply

      hans

  • Aug 10, 2015 - 7:12 AM - Tony Birznieks Comment Link

    Hi Hans,

    Great programme.

    I have a request.

    I would like to see the located show episodes listed in “aired order” or “dvd order” as in the tvdb website if possible.

    This will help me correctly name the episode name off the dvd as some times the aired order is not the same as the dvd order.

    Does that make sense?

    Is it achievable?

    regards,

    Tony B

    Reply

    Tony Birznieks

    • Aug 10, 2015 - 10:37 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Tony,

      I will add it to the “ToDo” list … not sure how easy or difficult this will be.
      Is this something you set only once (ie. in the preference screen) or something you’d like to toggle?
      With the latter you’d have to keep in mind that it would need to reload the data of course.

      Reply

      hans

      • Aug 11, 2015 - 4:25 AM - Tony Birznieks Comment Link

        Hi Hans,

        Thank you for looking at my request.

        I think the toggle would be more practical. If the return gives the right results then a data refresh/reload would be no problem.

        Anyway you have inspired me to try Lazarus.  I have done a bit of programming in MS Access/VB years ago but have got lazy.

        So thank you for the kick start

        regards,

        Tony

        Reply

        Tony Birznieks

      • Aug 11, 2015 - 6:34 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks Tony!

        I’ll see what I can do – Apple doesn’t always make it easy to work with when you’re not using “their” tools haha. But … I’m a Lazarus fan, no matter how often Apple tries to break things … 
        And … it’s so cool to develop an application that you can just compile under Windows and Linux as well. All 3 systems have their strengths so why leave users of “the other system” out in the cold?

        Let me know if you made something with Lazarus – also take a look at the Lazarus Forum, you’ll find a lot of info there and helpful people. If you have questions, give me a shout in our forum!

        Reply

        hans

        • Aug 11, 2015 - 7:48 AM - Tony Birznieks Comment Link

          Thanks Hans,

          Already started but having problems getting used to how the different attributes/syntax’s work but i suppose I will learn it as I go.

          cheers,

          I will definitely be checking out the forum.

          I was thinking of building something that lists episodes that I may no have yet to complete a season  (an archival and current look) as compared to my library but (only for personal use) I need to find out more about how to access the tvdb within the code… anyway I should not get too far ahead of myself just yet. Baby steps for me!

          regards

          Tony

          Reply

          Tony Birznieks

        • Aug 12, 2015 - 2:40 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Hi Tony,

          Getting used to the syntax can be a challenge when coming from another language like VB.
          I’ve worked with Turbo Pascal (DOS days) and Delphi (Windows), so I already was used to the Pascal language.

          I do prefer it very much over languages like C, C++, Objective C, etc.
          Hang in there! I’ve found it very rewarding to build my own little tools – and that’s how some of my small tools end up on my website haha … they ALL have been built just for personal purposes. 

          See ya in the forums!  

          Reply

          hans

  • Aug 13, 2015 - 7:30 AM - Garik Comment Link

    Well that helped me a lot to rename my tv series however I suggest BatchRenameFiles Tool as well as it has good features. Thanks

    Reply

    Garik

  • Aug 21, 2015 - 9:34 PM - Dave K Comment Link

    Hey Hans,

    I have been looking over the comments for this post and I have noticed that you seem to still be working on this application which is good news, but the last available version for download is 1.4.2 and is over a year old so I was wondering if this was indeed the latest public version available for download? Also, I was hoping that there might be a closed beta or something like that which I could apply for, because the application is great however there are a few issues with the currently available version which I am hoping may be fixed in a newer (albeit not yet publicly available) version.

    Reply

    Dave K

    • Aug 22, 2015 - 4:36 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Dave!

      Yes I’m still working on improving the application.

      I’m currently not running any kind of beta program, but I wouldn’t mind sending you a compiled beta.
      I’m very close to releasing a new version, but extra testing is most welcome.

      What platform are you running? (Windows/Mac/Linux)
      I develop on a Mac so that would be the easiest for me, but I’m aware that Mac OS X is not the only one out there – which is why I always try to compile my application for Windows and Linux as well.

      Are there any specific wishes/bugs you’re referring to?

      Reply

      hans

      • Aug 25, 2015 - 1:35 AM - Dave K Comment Link

        Hey Hans,

        I run Windows 7 Professional 64bit and so I would only be able to test under that platform. The added bonus is that I am a Delphi developer so I might be able to offer you some assistance if you ever need it since Delphi and Lazarus code is fairly similar. Anyway, since you stated that you are close to another release I will just wait for that and offer any input I have at that time.

        Reply

        Dave K

        • Aug 25, 2015 - 2:49 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Thanks Dave!

          I just released 1.5.0 … hope you like it!

          And I’ll keep in mind that you’re Delphi experienced – that might come in handy one of these days  – thanks for offering the help, please let me know what you think of the new version.

          Reply

          hans

  • Aug 22, 2015 - 5:56 AM - Matthew Comment Link

    Hi

    i keep on getting the error ” ” is and invalid integer, i have had it a few times and seems to be on tv shows with alot of episodes, latest show is looney tunes, it happens when you try to load the episodes,i have tried removing the registry entries and no success i am running windows 10, other wise software is awesome and has saved me a lot of time 

    thanks 

    Reply

    Matthew

    • Aug 22, 2015 - 7:42 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Mathew,

      I think I have this fixed in the upcoming version.
      Just so i can test this, could you let me know 

      – what Operating System you’re running (Windows, Mac, Linux and what OS version), 
      – which exact show you’re looking for (“looney tunes”? Exactly like that?),
      – what language you have selected (default is “en” for Enlish).

      I hope to be able to release a new version soon.

      Reply

      hans

      • Aug 22, 2015 - 7:48 AM - Matthew Comment Link

        Hi Hans

        i am running windows 10, i type in looney tunes, should give 4 choices and is the 3rd choice and its in english

        thanks 

        Reply

        Matthew

      • Aug 23, 2015 - 3:52 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Hi Matthew,

        Under Windows 8.1, with the version I’m working on right now, this particular issue should be resolved .
        I doubt Windows 10 will act any different, but I’m in the process of upgrading my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, so I’ll give it a shot!

        Thanks for the info! 

        Reply

        hans

  • Aug 24, 2015 - 5:50 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

    As of today, version 1.5.0 of Name My TV Series has become available for Windows, MacOSX and Linux (32- and 64-bit).

    This release adds a few new features and bug fixes.

    – Bug fix for episodes >99 (bug 010 instead of 001)
    – Added %E2 to auto grow leading zero’s when episode count >99
    – Update TheTVDB logo
    – Mac: Drag and Drop on Application works now as well.
    – Bug fix: Drag and Drop RMVB files allowed
    – Bug fix: Clear after rename now functional
    – Registry data format changed to reflect new options
    – Bug fix in Preferences: Update example string working again.
    – Alternating Season colors in the complete episode list
    – Alternating Season colors in Rename Scheme
    – Bug fix: Windows storing temp images in application directory causes errors
    – Bug Fix: German/French (non-Latin) Characters under Windows
    – Bug Fix: Weird characters causing invalid integer error
    – Bug fix: Shows that count with years now work properly
    – Bug Fix: odd sorting, rewritten sorting routine from scratch
    – Added %EC for using a total/sequential count of episodes.
    – Default sort order is Airdate. Optional “DVD” sort order (check “DVD” and click “Get Episodes”)
    – Broken Google search EPGuide fixed
    – Handle 403 error from TheTVDB

    I’m aware that more bugs/feature requests might be out there, feel free leave a comment

    Reply

    hans

    • Aug 29, 2015 - 4:53 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Not sure if anyone got to testing this new version … feedback would be appreciated. 

      Reply

      hans

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  • Sep 9, 2015 - 2:47 AM - Rowan Comment Link

    how do i change the settings so it comes up as

    Doctor Who – 02×01 – Planet of Giants

    not Doctor Who – 02×001 – Planet of Giants

    that extra zero is anyoying and wont go away

    Reply

    Rowan

    • Sep 9, 2015 - 2:55 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Rowan,

      I think you found a bug – nice catch, and woops on my end! 

      I’ll try to have a new version available today!

      Reply

      hans

    • Sep 9, 2015 - 3:32 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Rowan!

      I found what causes this.
      For %E2 it looks for the highest episode count in a season.
      Season “00” (extras) actually goes way beyond 100, and therefor it automatically goes to 3 digits.
      This might be an undesired side effect, so in counting the max episodes in a season I will exclude season “00” in the next version. Hopefully I have it available today.

      Thanks again for reporting! 

      Reply

      hans

    • Sep 9, 2015 - 5:25 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Should be fixed now, just released v1.5.1.
      Please test and let me know if it work as expected.

      Again: thanks for reporting the bug. 

      Reply

      hans

  • Sep 9, 2015 - 5:22 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

    UPDATE: Version 1.5.1 available

    Rowan found a tiny annoyance in the v1.5.0 version, when using %E2, the counter will use as many digits as needed for the season with the highest episode count. For “Dr. Who” this was the extras season (“00”), and cause all episodes to be displayed with 3 digits, where as this would have been needed only for the extras.

    This bug has been fixed, season “00” (extras) will no longer be taken into account when determining how many digits are needed for episode numbers.

    Reply

    hans

  • Sep 9, 2015 - 7:29 AM - Harley Comment Link

    Hey, I’ve been using this program for a long time now on my media server. Just wanted to say thanks for the hard work and thanks for the great program :)

    Reply

    Harley

    • Sep 10, 2015 - 4:44 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Harley! 

      I very much appreciate that you’re leaving me a “thank you” note … makes it all worthwhile 

      Awesome!

      Reply

      hans

  • Sep 24, 2015 - 6:04 AM - Steve Comment Link

    Hey .. found this little program .. been using “therenamer” for some time now, but the problem there is that it doesn’t do dvd order anymore.

    But first show I try to get the dvd order I get an error.

    Show is Batman animated series

    error I get when I select dvd is :

    “15.0” is an invalid float.

    I can click ok then to ignore .. but nothing happens.

    Reply

    Steve

    • Sep 24, 2015 - 9:22 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Steve for reporting.

      I’ll look into that this afternoon, hopefully find what the culprit might be.
      Are you running under Windows, Mac or Linux, and are you retrieving the series in English?

      Reply

      hans

      • Sep 24, 2015 - 11:05 AM - Steve Comment Link

        hi, tnx for the quick reply :)

        yes running under windows 7 64bit

        & yes retrieving it in English

        Reply

        Steve

      • Sep 25, 2015 - 5:10 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Hi Steve,

        do you have any particular regional settings for your Windows? Ie. Dutch, German, French … anything non-English?

        Reply

        hans

        • Sep 25, 2015 - 5:45 AM - Steve Comment Link

          let ‘s see ..

          windows is in english

          keyboard is set to dutch(belgium)

          format also dutch (belgium)

          decimal symbol =: ,

          maybe some conflict there ?

          Reply

          Steve

        • Sep 25, 2015 - 6:10 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Yep, that’s exactly why it went wrong …

          TheTVDB uses a period as a decimal separator, but your Windows says it uses a comma.
          I’ve ran into this problem before with another app. I’ll see if I can create a fix for it.  

          Reply

          hans

          • Sep 25, 2015 - 6:14 AM - Steve Comment Link

            indeed you are right .. just changed the , to . and it loads.

            nice ..

            It’s no issue for me .. I can work around it when needed :)

            But if you’re bored and want to fix it … be my guest.

            Now to use it .. and give feedback on the actual app

            Steve

        • Sep 25, 2015 - 6:16 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Als je de “Language (TVDB)” of “Nederlands (nl)” zet, zou alles goed moeten werken.
          Kun je dat testen?

          Ik zie dat de (meeste?) series dan toch nog gewoon terug komen met de Engelse titels.

          Reply

          hans

          • Sep 25, 2015 - 6:21 AM - Steve Comment Link

            dat lukt inderdaad voor sommige series.

            Leuke app .. 1 vraag wel dat ik direct zie.

            als je dus gewoon inlaadt krijg je

            season episode

            1         1

            1          2

            1          3 .. and so on

            but .. when loading dvd, the ep names remain in the same order so we get for instance

            season  episode

            1            2

            1            7

            1             1 .. and so on

            Mijn dvdrips staan al juist genaamd op dvd order S01E01, S01E02, … maar ik kan nu niet gewoon alles ineens aanduiden links en renamen .. moet nu ep per ep de juiste naam renamen

            dus mijn vraag is eigenlijk dat als je dvd order kiest, je ook op season , episode kan sorteren

            Steve

          • Sep 25, 2015 - 6:28 AM - Steve Comment Link

            heb blijkbaar te vroeg geklaagd ..

            heb ergens geklikt in het rename scheme veld en nu staat het goed.

            TOP TOP TOP

            echt geweldig

            Steve

          • Sep 25, 2015 - 7:52 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Geweldig! Mooi om te horen dat het programma handig voor je is … 

            Ook leuk om te horen dat het probleem zich opgelost heeft zonder dat ik wist dat er een probleem was (lees ze net alle twee). 

            hans

  • Jan 26, 2016 - 11:33 AM - william berzoff Comment Link

    Bedankt voor dit zeer nuttige programma :)

    Het zou geweldig zijn als ik ook  ondetitel bestanden (.SRT) kan hernoemen met Name My TV Series, zodat ik deze kan afspelen door ze in dezelfde map te plaatsen als het hernoemde MKV bestand. 

    Immers, het is vereist dat de SRT’s dan dezelfde bestandsnamen hebben als de MKV’s.

    Name My TV Series zou daarvoor ideaal zijn.

    Reply

    william berzoff

    • Jan 26, 2016 - 5:30 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hallo William,

      Dank je wel voor het compliment .

      Ondertitels worden ook hernoemt … mits ze dezelfde naam hebben als het geselecteerde video bestand.
      Je moet daarvoor in de Preferences wel de optie “Rename similar-named files” aanvinken.
      Met deze optie worden alle bestanden met dezelfde naam (maar andere extensie) ook hernoemt.

      Dus als het origineel b.v. 1.mkv heet, en je deze hernoemt naar b.v. epside1.mkv dan worden met deze optie alle bestanden die a.* heten, hernoemt naar episode1.*.
      Dus b.v. a.srt, a.sub, a.idx, a.nfo, etc. worden hernoemt naar episode1.srt, episode1.sub, episode1.idx, episode1.nfo, etc.

      Hopelijk helpt dit 

      Reply

      hans

  • Jan 29, 2016 - 9:22 AM - DocJL Comment Link

    Hi,

    since I’ve discovered your fine program, I have been using it on a daily basis and wish to thank you again for your great work.

    Of the 300+ series I have in my collection, I just discovered an issue with one, called: “Ici Louis-José Houde

    It does come up on tvdb.com (http://thetvdb.com/?tab=series&id=88371&lid=17)

    when I put the title in the search box, I get this warning:

    [IMAGE UPLOAD NOT ALLOWED]

    I have no idea what it means but if I press OK, Name my TV Series never give any results and show (in red) under search result box: Analyzing Data.

    Is there a workaround that could lend me results ?

    Thanks in advance

    DocJL

    Reply

    DocJL

    • Jan 29, 2016 - 11:36 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi DocJL! 

      Thanks for the compliment and glad to hear you’ve had a good use for it. 

      Your image upload failed (images cannot be uploaded/pasted in the comments), so I decoded the base64 PNG and added it here:

      rename-tv-series-error

      I’ll take a look and see what causes this error. Looks like a malformed content coming back from TheTVDB. But I’ll take a closer look. 

      Reply

      hans

    • Jan 29, 2016 - 11:39 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Could it be that you’re using Windows?

      And at first glance it seems that the stream handler under Windows isn’t enjoying the data coming from TheTVDB.
      Unfortunately, I cannot reproduce this issue on my Mac, so I will have to do some testing under Windows (if you’re using Windows).

      Reply

      hans

      • Jan 29, 2016 - 11:41 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Oh and I forgot to ask: Did you set the language to French?

        Which Windows version, or what Operating System are you using?

        (just trying to get all the facts before I continue testing)

        Reply

        hans

        • Jan 29, 2016 - 12:16 PM - DocJL Comment Link

          Thanks for your prompt reply,

          yes I am using Windows7 x64. I am getting the same non-result wether I choose french or english.

          As you pointed out, it looks like its caused by the way tvdb returns the info back to the program.

          Reply

          DocJL

          • Jan 29, 2016 - 1:01 PM - DocJL Comment Link

            Oups, I feel bad, I was reading the rest of the comments above, when I noticed a new version announcement.

            I just checked mine and I am not up-to-date using v1.4.2

            I will update and try again…

            DocJL

          • Jan 29, 2016 - 1:06 PM - DocJL Comment Link

            Sure enough, with the latest version, no error message

            I am so sorry to have wasted your time

            DocJL

          • Jan 30, 2016 - 3:37 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            No worries DocJL!

            You didn’t waste my time! I’m just glad it all works now. 

            hans

  • Jan 29, 2016 - 10:40 AM - DocJL Comment Link

    While I wait for my question to be published, I caught this typo (modertion)

    AWAITING MODERATION

    Your comment is awaiting modertion by the Admin.

    Reply

    DocJL

  • Feb 16, 2016 - 10:56 AM - joe reid Comment Link

    just found this app , brilliant , specifically i hope it will help me populate the library in kodi from my server with a network share , i am having problems finding thr correct way to name tv show files so that kodi will allow them to be added to the library. tx for app.

    Reply

    joe reid

    • Feb 17, 2016 - 2:24 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Joe!

      Keep the following structure in mind:

      \TV-Shows\
                 TV-Showname\
                             Season XY\
                                       Showname-01x01-EpsisodeTitle.avi
      

      So a folder for all your shows, a sub-folder for each show, in that a folder for each season, and in that the video file for each episode. 

      Reply

      hans

  • Mar 10, 2016 - 11:15 AM - Carl RObinson Comment Link

    Hi There

    Found this awesome app a while ago and been using it to assist sorting out my plex media server for a while.

    Using windows 10 64bit now fyi and still working ok.

    However, whenever I try to load episodes after a serach for the series from the EPGuide instead of the TVDB (in this instance the TVDB is wrong for batman animated series)  I’m constantly getting an error:-

    Warning Data Retrieval Failed

    I was unable to read the file

    Checked everything I can think of region wise (UK fyi) and PC / firewall and can’t come up with an answer was hoping you might have some insight? Tried on multiple other TV Shows too using the EPGuide only and getting the same problem each time.

    Any help would be appreicated

    Cheers

    Reply

    Carl RObinson

    • Mar 11, 2016 - 3:29 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks Carl for the compliment,

      I rarely use epguide myself, since I only included it as a “backup”.
      I did some tests and it seems that epguide is indeed no longer working.
      Since it’s a scraper, it might have to do with a format change – I will look into it. 

      Just out of curiosity: TheTVDB is not catching your series?

      Reply

      hans

      • Mar 12, 2016 - 6:03 PM - Carl RObinson Comment Link

        Hey Hans

        Glad it’s not just a random bug I’m experiencing…

        It’s picking up the series, however on this particular series (Batman the Animated series) there’s a lot of discrepancies as to episode order etc… After some internet searches it appears there’s some genuine controversy over how it should be viewed. As the DVD released episodes aren’t in the same order as they were originally aired etc 

        It is genuinely a rarity that TheTVDB is wrong even partially but I have had to manually redo things a few times :)

        So 99% of the time I’m still using this program to organise / rename everything I acquire without issue 

        Reply

        Carl RObinson

      • Mar 13, 2016 - 5:36 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Oh Boy, yeah I have seen that with certain series as well. But like you said; it’s rare.
        I’m debating if I should try to fix epguide or just remove it.

        Reply

        hans

        • Mar 13, 2016 - 1:56 PM - CDRSteve Comment Link

          Looks like it might not be worth tackling for something so rare.

          Reply

          CDRSteve

        • Mar 13, 2016 - 5:17 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          My thoughts exactly – I’ll just take a quick peek. If it’s easy and quickly done, I’ll modify it. Otherwise I’ll drop it. 

          Reply

          hans

  • Apr 6, 2016 - 9:30 PM - Steve Comment Link

    What a wonderful program. I wish I’d found this years ago (my poor fingers). I’ve noticed that %S1 and %S2 both add a leading zero, no matter which you use:

    Example 1:
    %S1%E2 – %T_s%S2e%E2

    = 0107 – Cold lazarus_s01e07.avi

    Example 2:

    %S2%E2 – %T_s%S2e%E2

    = 0107 – Cold lazarus_s01e07.avi (same thing)

    Am I missing something? Thanks again for this wonderful project!!

    Reply

    Steve

    • Apr 7, 2016 - 4:43 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Steve,

      thanks for the compliment! And I think you found an interesting bug …

      %S1 should indeed produce “1” and %S2 should produce “01“.

      I just tested this and it only seems to go wrong when the first parameter is “%S1” ….

      When using “%N – %S1x%E2 – %T“, it works as expected: “Stargate SG-1 – 1×07 – Cold Lazarus“, and
      when using “%N – %S2x%E2 – %T” produces “Stargate SG-1 – 01×07 – Cold Lazarus” – which works correct.

      However it fails when using “%S1x%E2 – %T” …

      I will have to look into that, hopefully soon 

      Reply

      hans

      • Apr 7, 2016 - 12:49 PM - Steve Comment Link

        Ahh, interesting! My reason for having the numbering at the start is to sort my files by air date (as opposed to alphabetically by title). The leading “0” isn’t the end of the world, but if it’s something that could be fixed, it’d make the software perfect for my uses.

        Thanks again for sharing your skills with the rest of us!

        Reply

        Steve

      • Apr 8, 2016 - 4:27 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Now you’ve given me an idea for something else: optionally set the creation date of the files to airdate 

        Anyhoo, thanks again for finding this little bug.
        I’ve added it to the “ToDo” list, and as soon as I get to it I’ll release a new version.
        EPGuide no longer seems to work either, so maybe in the next few days I’ll get to it.

        Glad to hear you like my little program 

        p.s. cool Gravatar! 

        Reply

        hans

  • Apr 11, 2016 - 7:43 AM - Samuel Comment Link

    Hello, I have a problem, when I launch the program, I have an error message : Failed to set data for value “Data_LastUsedLanguage”.

    Press OK to ignore and risk data corruption.

    Press Cancel to kill the program

    Reply

    Samuel

    • Apr 11, 2016 - 10:04 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Samuel!

      Did the application run just fine before? Or right away at first run generated this error?

      Since you didn’t mention it, I assume you’re Windows.
      If that is the case then a registry entry somehow got corrupted.

      Under Windows, the preferences are supposed to be stored in the registry under

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NameMyTVSeries\Preferences

      Deleting that key and it’s content (with regedit) will cause the application to create new registry entries after restarting it.

      Reply

      hans

  • Apr 12, 2016 - 8:07 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

    UPDATE:

    Version 1.6 is available.

    A bug with the “%S1” parameter has been resolved (Thanks Steve for finding the bug!), and a new parameter has been added (“%AD” which allows you to add the AirDate in filenames).

    Additionally, you have the option now to set the creation/modification date of a file to the original AirDate as well. Both new additions can for example be useful for sorting your files.

    EPGuide support has been dropped, due to constant changes in EPGuide, parsing for information has become unreliable and unmaintainable. The good thing is that TheTVDB offers more and usually better information anyway. (thanks Carl for reporting this)

    Reply

    hans

    • Apr 12, 2016 - 9:59 AM - CDRSteve Comment Link

      Hans –

      Your program just keeps getting better and better.  Not sure where I would turn if it didn’t exist.  Guess it’s time for another donation.  I’m sure you could use a beer!  Folks, if you haven’t sent up a donation yet, do so and recognize Hans’ hard work in providing, and more importantly – maintaining, this great utility!

      CDRSteve

      Reply

      CDRSteve

    • Apr 12, 2016 - 11:25 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks CDRSteve for the awesome and very motivating words! 
      That does put a big smile on my face! If travel would be cheaper, I’d say we all go for a drink! 

      Reply

      hans

      • Apr 12, 2016 - 1:40 PM - CDRSteve Comment Link

        My pleasure!  There are not many software products I comment on and this one is indeed an exception.  It has saved me countless man-hours over the past few years!  Beer money is in your Paypal……… enjoy!  CDRSteve

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        CDRSteve

      • Apr 12, 2016 - 3:56 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        You’re the best Steve! 

        Thanks! I better not spend that all in one night haha … 

        Reply

        hans

    • Apr 12, 2016 - 12:04 PM - John Comment Link

      Could not agree more!

      Thanks Hans for the ongoing efforts!

      Reply

      John

    • Apr 12, 2016 - 10:15 PM - Steve Comment Link

      Awesome! From all the Steves to you, thank you very much!

      Reply

      Steve

    • Apr 13, 2016 - 4:52 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks to all Steves 

      Reply

      hans

  • Apr 20, 2016 - 7:32 AM - Romain Comment Link

    Hello,

    for me, the app does not work on mac

    I get the message at startup:

    Data retrieval failed!

    I Was Unable to retrieve the list from TheTVDB languages

    I will use the default language list INSTEAD.

    Note: An Internet connected is needed

    But I have no problem on Windows 7

    Reply

    Romain

    • Apr 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Romain,

      this means that retrieving data from the Internet is either failing or slow.
      Failing could be for example;

      – The application has been blocked in the firewall (LittleSnitch for example)
      – Your location has been blocked to access TheTVDB.com (which is not the case since Windows 7 works)

      Reply

      hans

      • Apr 20, 2016 - 8:12 AM - Romain Comment Link

        thank you for the answer

        I have no problem accessing usually tvdb ( I am in France )

        my internet connection is very fast ( 1GB/s)

        and I have no firewall enabled

        Reply

        Romain

      • Apr 20, 2016 - 8:18 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Interesting … hmm, would have been easier if that would have been the problem 

        Did you set allowing apps downloaded from anywhere? (not sure if this is related)

        “System Preferences” -> “Security & Privacy” -> “Allow Apps downloaded from” -> “Anywhere”

        Reply

        hans

        • Apr 20, 2016 - 8:27 AM - Romain Comment Link

          I just enable this option and I still have the same problem.

          the message instantly appears at the opening

          Reply

          Romain

        • Apr 20, 2016 - 3:06 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Shoot … that sucks … 

          When the app starts, it right away retrieves the available languages at TheTVDB.com to populate the dropdown list so users can select a language. So that would be correct. Does looking for a series work?

          Reply

          hans

          • Apr 21, 2016 - 3:10 AM - Romain Comment Link

            no.

            after the error message at startup, the software starts, but the series search does not work and shows me another error message:

            “Data retrieval failed! I Was Unable to retrieve data from TheTVDB”

            sorry for my english (google translation)

            Romain

          • Apr 21, 2016 - 6:29 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            For some reason your Mac is completely blocking Internet Access for Name My TV Series.

            Since you have no 3rd party firewall; Did you check if the standard Firewall that comes with MacOS X is enabled or not? (link)
            If so, check under “Firewall Options” if it is blocked? Or maybe it needs to be added as “allowed”?

            hans

          • Apr 21, 2016 - 7:28 AM - Romain Comment Link

            Everything is off

            Screenshot : http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/497171mac.png

            Romain

          • Apr 21, 2016 - 8:10 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Are you running Windows on a separate computer or a virtual machine (on the same Mac)?
            How about Parental controls? (I have zero experience with Parental Controls – but did find this though, suggesting it can be used for blocking)

            hans

          • Apr 21, 2016 - 8:40 AM - Romain Comment Link

            Windows is installed on the same computer but on another partition.

            But I can try to open the software in a Windows virtual machine on the mac partition to do the test.

            Romain

          • Apr 21, 2016 - 8:45 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            You’re the first one reporting this issue, so I would assume “something” or “some setting” is blocking Internet access for Name My TV Series.

            Not sure if testing a virtual machine would tell us anything though, since it might bypass MacOSX completely for Internet Access.

            It is however Application specific. I assume you’re running the latest version (1.6.0 at this time). 
            I’m a Mac user myself, so that’s where I use this application all the time without issues.
            Would be great to figure out what might be causing this though.

            hans

          • Apr 22, 2016 - 4:07 PM - Romain Comment Link

            it works !!!!!

            I do not use DHCP.

            but I tried to reactivate and deactivate, and everything works.

            I still do not understand why.

            Romain

          • Apr 23, 2016 - 4:23 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            Oh wow! Glad it works now, but definitely weird that it didn’t work before.
            Would have been nice if we had figured out what caused this issue, but … it works now, so I’m already happy to hear that 

            hans

  • May 18, 2016 - 1:57 PM - Collin Chaffin Comment Link

    HI Hans,

    Hi, love this program but version 1.6 (only one I’ve used) has SERIOUS bugs and really is totally broken as far as import/export of custom CSV.  Even a simple “export” of an episode list, doing a fresh immediate “import” of it’s own file results in an error that 0 is not a valid int because of how it appears to be parsing differently on import than export (quotes).

    However, even when I form a legal csv with everything double-quoted, which is then the only successful import into this app without immediate error, it shows the custom episodes in the list.  Then, when you actually need to USE that list and click ADD, it again produces the access error with OK to risk data corruption or cancel to quit the app.

    I really need to be able to customize the episode list.  Any idea when these bugs can be addressed and fixed?

    Thanks!

    Collin

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    Collin Chaffin

    • May 18, 2016 - 4:14 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Collin,

      I’m very sorry to hear that. I’m traveling at the moment, so I’m not quite sure how fast I can address this issue – but it’s right at the top of my to-do list. As soon as I get some hotel time, I’ll try to see what might be going wrong there. Since import/export is rarely used, it might be that this bug snuck it’s way in there a while ago. But it does not sound like a complicated issue. I’ll get back at you, as soon as I can!

      Thanks for reporting! 

      Reply

      hans

      • May 18, 2016 - 10:59 PM - Collin Chaffin Comment Link

        Excellent and thanks Hans!  If there is anything I can do to help you test etc just let me know – like I said I love the app and with a working import/export and perhaps a few more small future enhancements, I think it really can’t be beaten by any other simple solution I have seen out there.

        Like I said, seems like it exports with the 2 internal numeric columns non-quoted, yet only accepts an input CSV at all if all columns quoted.  But, then the usage breaks if you try to use the data that appears to successfully import.  Also, when selecting the CSV to import, it actually incorrectly filters the file/open window to actual VIDEO files, not CSVs so one must actually type *.csv and hit enter to even show the CSV to import.  That is minor but wanted to mention it.

        I don’t code in this language or I’d offer to help, and you’re right if it were dotnet I can almost envision how the code might just be miswritten right now given the current behavior and you’re right especially for you, this probably will be a quick fix.

        Reply

        Collin Chaffin

      • May 21, 2016 - 3:24 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks Collin!

        Yeah, it is probably some silly mistake in my code. I’m trying to look at it as soon as I can. It should not be complicated.
        I’m kind-a stuck right now for work, but when I find some time I’ll try to see if I can fix this … 

        Reply

        hans

      • May 22, 2016 - 2:38 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Managed to find the issue … but have not had time yet to create a fix.

        In one of the previous versions, the airdate has been introduced for formatting a file name and/or setting the creation date/time of files. Since I use objects internally, this was never a problem … well, until you use it for import and export and forget to include those dates. 

        So … I’ll try to find time this week or next week to add the airdate to the export and read it on import.
        It’s going to be a busy week (this week) and an even busier weekend (traveling etc) … if I do not find time, then I know that I will find time next week …

        I apologize for the inconvenience Collin … hope to get this rectified as soon as possible …  

        Reply

        hans

        • May 22, 2016 - 6:52 PM - Collin Chaffin Comment Link

          Hi Hans,

          Excellent work finding the issue so quickly!  I am really actively using it and love it, so can I ask, given your code is there any magic “workaround” I could use until you update?  I could not find a combination of quotes and formatting for an import csv, but didn’t try to add any columns from the export.  Is there a column I can add perhaps in the current state of the app that will allow me to successfully use an imported (fixed) list, just until you publish the final update?

          Thanks again!!

          Collin

          Reply

          Collin Chaffin

        • May 23, 2016 - 8:47 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          I do not know of a quick work around. The issue is that the objects I’ve defined expected an AirDate, but … I forgot to add those with the export, and there is no reading it on import. I will try to get a fix this week, but I’m doing some consulting in Houston, so that has priority since it pays the bills ….

          Reply

          hans

  • May 23, 2016 - 5:01 PM - Mike Comment Link

    How can I update the database? When I search for a series with the program it does not show. When I go to thetvdb it is there.

    Reply

    Mike

    • May 24, 2016 - 10:35 AM - Collin Chaffin Comment Link

      There is no db it queries the movie sites directly per usage.  Double-check your syntax in the app vs on the site.

      Reply

      Collin Chaffin

    • May 24, 2016 - 10:47 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Collin is right … 
      Which series are you looking for? (so I can test and see if I can replicate the issue)

      Reply

      hans

      • May 24, 2016 - 10:53 AM - Mike Comment Link

        Got it sorted. I was looking for The Ranch 2016 from netflix. But the only show that would shop up was a French cartoon called the ranch. So I tried searching for ranch 2016 and it showed up.

        Reply

        Mike

        • May 24, 2016 - 10:53 AM - Mike Comment Link

          the show is called The Ranch and it came out in 2016.

          Reply

          Mike

      • May 24, 2016 - 10:54 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Cool! Glad to hear that it worked out for you  

        Reply

        hans



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