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Update: Rename your TV-Series v1.4.1

Update: Rename your TV-Series v1.4.1

After a long time of waiting, I finally managed to update “Name My TV Series” to version 1.4.1 for Windows, Linux (32-bit) and Mac OS X.

Some of the most important bugs that have been resolved, based on user feedback:

– File renaming under Windows with special characters (accent, etc) has finally been resolved.
– Under Windows and Linux, the use of special characters in the show description works now as well (still show “?” under MacOS X).
– Support for .rmvb video files has been added.

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  • Feb 21, 2014 - 5:41 AM - Juanjo Comment Link

    Gracias por este programa. Es estupendo.



    • Feb 21, 2014 - 10:33 AM - hans Comment Link

      Thanks Juanjo!

      Glad you to hear that you like to program!

      Thanks for the positive feedback 



  • Oct 8, 2014 - 12:56 PM - George Comment Link

    Hi Hans, I am getting the following error message when running the program on Win 8.1 32 bit:

    “In stream: (line 1 pos 15): Expected whitespace

    Press OK to ignore and risk data corruption,

    Press cancel to kill the program.”

    I have tried to re install and reboot with no success. Any ideas? GK



    • Oct 9, 2014 - 2:13 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Do you have a list of the filenames you’re looking to rename, and the TV show name, so I can try to reproduce the error?
      (I assume you use the latest version)



      • Oct 9, 2014 - 11:28 AM - George Comment Link

        HI, I am using the latest version. The moment I enter the show name i.e. “Forever”, the program “analyze the data” and then stops with this message. 



      • Oct 9, 2014 - 1:00 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Hmm, that’s interesting. I’ve tested it just now with the latest version and it’s just working.

        It sounds like the data from TheTVDB or EPGuide is corrupt …

        – Are you using TheTVDB, EPGuide, or Both?
        – What are your regional settings (ie. Language/Keyboard of your Windows) ?
        – What language did you set for “Language (TheTVDB)” ?
        – Does this also happen with other words ?



        • Oct 9, 2014 - 3:10 PM - George Comment Link

          – I am only using the TVDB

          – Regional settings  = English South Africa, Keyboard US

          – I cannot set the language for the TVDB, the box is empty and does not drop down or give me an option

          – It happens with all words

          – Going via Chrome to the TVDB, I had to enter some text to enter the site. It looks like the site see my PC as a bot. Can this be the problem? 



        • Oct 10, 2014 - 2:46 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

          Not being able to set a language for TheTVDB is definitely a problem.
          When sending a request to TheTVDB, the wrong (empty) language code will be sent, which will result in no TV show info and therefor cause an error.

          Can you start the app, goto preferences and click the “Reset to defaults” button and see if the language selection of the “Language (TheTVDB)” has something in it?

          If nothing appears, then for some reason your PC is not retrieving the list of available languages from TheTVDB. Do you have a firewall on your PC maybe that might be blocking traffic from the application?

          The content you see in your browser is very likely not relevant for this situation (but it did make me think about this).



          • Oct 10, 2014 - 11:17 AM - George Comment Link

            I now installed the software on 2 other PC’s in my home, none of which has an aftermarket firewall, except for the normal Windows firewall.  One runs Win 8.1 and the other Win 7. All give me the same error message and the language box is clear in all of them. Weird. 


          • Oct 11, 2014 - 3:37 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

            That’s awkward,… I will try to find a Win8.1 computer here and see if it does or does not work here. The empty language box is causing the problems for sure … I apologize for any delays in figuring this out.


  • Oct 11, 2014 - 10:47 AM - George Comment Link

    It looks like I found the problem. It is not the software, the TVDB uses Cloudflare as their security provider. For some or other reason they are blocking my IP addresses. I have contacted the administrators of the TVDB requesting that they white list my IP addresses.  Let’s see, I will keep you updated. G



    • Oct 11, 2014 - 11:07 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thanks for posting that George – Good catch!! 



      • Oct 21, 2014 - 12:51 PM - George Comment Link

        Final update. After a long battle, I had to ask my SP to change my public IP address. It looks like the one they allocated to me was blacklisted. Everything is working fine now.



      • Oct 22, 2014 - 5:54 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Good to hear that it works now that your IP is no longer black listed!
        Also thanks for letting me know .. 



  • Apr 16, 2023 - 7:47 AM - CHRIS GIRARDI Comment Link

    Seem to have a database lock now using the application?   anything wrong as of today?  



    • Apr 17, 2023 - 8:19 AM - Hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Chris,

      are you still using v1.x? This version is very much outdated.
      Better check version 2.x (beta recommended) – if you aren’t already using it.

      Having said that, if you’re indeed using v1.x then it could very well be that TVDB no longer supports the old API.
      If you’re referring to the local database being locked then you may want to check your own machine (maybe reboot), as something seems to be locking the database on your machine.
      I would not know any reason why the database would be locked besides that an application of your computer that opened the database and locked it.



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