Software Pick: Filebot


The Ultimate TV Renamer, Subtitle Downloader & SFV Validator

FileBot is the ultimate tool for organizing and renaming your movies, tv shows or anime, and music well as downloading subtitles and artwork. It's smart and just works.

"Automatic for the people"


  • A simple user-interface tuned for drag-n-drop.
  • Platform-independent and straight-forward application deployment.
  • Powerful and full-featured cmdline interface and scripting interface for any kind of automation.
  • Rename and move hundreds of media files in a matter of seconds.
  • Fetch episode info from TheTVDB, AniDB or TVRage.
  • Accurate and robust and simply awesome file / episode matching logic.
  • Series / Anime / Movie name auto-detection.
  • Powerful and highly customizable episode naming scheme.
  • Supports language preferences for series and episode titles.
  • Supports movie identification and renaming via TheMovieDB.
  • Reverse rename files using internal history or the original torrent file.
  • Download subtitles from OpenSubtitles.
  • Advanced logic for matching files to most suitable subtitles.
  • Find exact subtitles on OpenSubtitles.
  • Upload subtitles with movie hash to OpenSubtitles.
  • Integrated subtitle viewer for srt, ass and sub files.
  • Transcode any subtitle as UTF-8 encoded srt.
  • Easily create and verify sfv, md5, sha1 and sha256 files.
  • Aware of checksums that are embedded in the filename common in anime releases.
  • Directly compare two or more directory trees.
  • Auto-lookup of any existing file verification.
  • Identify and rename music using AcoustID audio-fingerprints and MusicBrainz info.
  • Extract files from zip, multi-volume rar and 7zip archives as well as ISO images.