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#21 hshah OFFLINE  

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 02:14 PM

I've had my torrent client downloading my favourite episodes via RSS feeds, a post process which copies the files to my NAS, FileBot running on that NAS which renames and sorts the episodes, before finally initiating a library refresh in both Plex and Emby. All automated as well.

This setup has been working for me for 2-3 years now, with only the odd hiccup often due to my carelessness lol.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 02:38 PM

I dont doubt that at all, I've actually seen many users with similar set ups that have great results and feedback. However much of the issues I have and have seen countless others have is when they are trying to use the filebot scripts on cmd line to rename big libraries. Using GUI Filebot is just too much of a hassle to do an individual file. As files are downloaded via utorrent or other torrent provider, yea, I agree, filebot is great and almost flawless. But what about a user who is trying to get to that point where they are caught up renaming their library where all files are renamed correctly and that they feel comfortable enough to start downloading again with same utorrent with a script...
Not wanting to make this a filebot or bash thread by any means because I know at that point most of my questions may get buried and never answered and others with similair problems wont have an answer here either.

Maybe you would be willing to share your scripts used to get you to the point you are now? Where you are now, comfortably renaming files automatically without panicking and stressing about an already existant library that is screwed up?

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 06:50 PM

I dont doubt that at all, I've actually seen many users with similar set ups that have great results and feedback. However much of the issues I have and have seen countless others have is when they are trying to use the filebot scripts on cmd line to rename big libraries. Using GUI Filebot is just too much of a hassle to do an individual file. As files are downloaded via utorrent or other torrent provider, yea, I agree, filebot is great and almost flawless. But what about a user who is trying to get to that point where they are caught up renaming their library where all files are renamed correctly and that they feel comfortable enough to start downloading again with same utorrent with a script...
Not wanting to make this a filebot or bash thread by any means because I know at that point most of my questions may get buried and never answered and others with similair problems wont have an answer here either.

Maybe you would be willing to share your scripts used to get you to the point you are now? Where you are now, comfortably renaming files automatically without panicking and stressing about an already existant library that is screwed up?

 

Funnily enough, my script is actually available on the FileBot forums.  I was posting about it on there when I was working on it and trying to iron out a few issues.  Just search for the same username as on here.  I have made some minor tweaks to it since then, but it has even survived significant Synology DSM updates which are known to always break something important.

 

If it helps, I actually went through the process you are describing and so I do understand the concerns people may have.  I will try and summarise my before and after setup, and the process I followed in between:

 

Initial:

- manual torrent downloads

- TVRenamer for file renaming

- had folders like "/Episodes/Game of Thrones/Season 1" which were created manually

- there were too many files to constantly keep going through the folders and pasting the episodes in the right place once they were downloaded

- ended up having a "/Episodes/NEW" folder where all the new episodes were dumped into and then when a season finished, I manually created the "Season X" folder and pasted them in

 

Process:

- trying to run a renaming/sorting process on a 10TB+ collection has its obvious risks

- i first used cmd and the tree function to save a text file of the entire folder structure  [ eg. tree c: /f > c:\list.txt ]

- set up my FileBot script as a task on my Synology that runs every 30 minutes

- the source folder was "/EpisodesTEMP" and the destination remained as before ("/Episodes")

- FileBot was set to retain a log of all processing

- each TV show folder (initially one at a time to test the waters) was cut from "/Episodes" and pasted into "/EpisodesTEMP"

- didn't take long to cover all Episodes as well as Films (there is a corresponding "/FilmsTEMP/")

 

Current:

- the RSS feeds in my uTorrent only cover episodes, but when they start downloading, the torrent is labelled as TV

- a post processing script runs when the download is complete, which extracts any archives there may be and then depending on the label copies them to the corresponding TEMP folder

- the FileBot schedule now runs every 10 mins and just processes any files in the various TEMP folders

- all actions are still logged and it will automatically overwrite older files with newer versions

- if there are any conflicts, it moves the file to another folder which I have alerts on

- slightly more peaceful because I can't remember the last time family asked me to get episodes 

 

 

Sorry, I may have lied when I said that "I will try and summarise" lol... that was far more than a summary  :lol:






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