- Note: I don’t support this program any more. I suggest you use TheRenamer instead.
Epguides Renamer is a program that renames TV episode video files based on data from Epguides.com. My goal is to have a program that lets you rename your files to follow whatever crazy format you want.
Before you start, this program comes with no warranty. I strongly suggest that you backup your files before using Epguides Renamer. Although the program should stop if it can’t rename a file (and thus not lose it) I can’t guarantee it.
Run EpguidesRenamer. From the file menu select Start.
Select the folder that contains the video files you want to rename (e.g. C:\Videos\Scrubs\Season 1)
When prompted enter the Epguides.com key. This is the last part of the url when you’re looking at the guide on epguides.com. examples: Lost = Lost, The Sopranos = Sopranos, The West Wing = WestWing. In other words, remove ‘The’ from the beginning and any spaces and use capitals where appropriate. It will tell you if you enter in the incorrect thing.
You will then be presented with a list of seasons of that show. Pick the season you want to rename (you can only rename one season at a time)
You will then be presented with a list of episodes on the left and your files on the right. They are matched horizontally. Use the up and down buttons to move files up and down if your files are out of order. If you don’t have the full season of files (or have other files in the same directory) then use the delete button to remove either the episode from the left or the file from the right. The number of files on the left and right hand sides must match before you can proceed (obviously).
Next you will arrive at the naming dialog. This is where you can choose what format you wish to have. Click the preview button to see what the result will look like.
Click OK and your files will be renamed.
Once again, backup your stuff before trying it. No warranty, no guarantees.
What’s new in this version (V0.61 – 11/04/10)?
* Fix for some seasons of House (and, potentially, other shows).
What was new in previous versions?
V0.6 – 2/04/10
* Re-wrote the filename formatter. Custom filename formats now supported.
v0.5 – 3/02/10
* Fixed two cases where the program wouldn’t parse Epguides.com correctly
v0.4 – 6/06/09
* Restored previous functionality after Epguides html code change
* Fixed a crash when the user selected a particular directory
* Cursor changes to the busy cursor when things are happening
* The File List now sorts in case-insensitive order
* Multiple selection and up/down moving of File List items
v0.3 – 23/08/08
*Added support for the 101 naming style
*Thumbs.db files are now hidden
v0.2 – 7/06/08
*Added support for the 01×01 naming style
v0.1 – 25/04/08
er.zip v0.61 (~210 kB) (Only tested in Windows. Java 5.0 or better required.)
Extract the zip and place the Epguides Renamer folder somewhere useful (e.g. your Program Files directory)
This is a very rough go at what I eventually want the program to look like. Feel free to email me via catchwa [at] gmail [dot] com and shoot me a message, or leave a comment on this page.