Regarding the organization and renaming of media files, FileBot has been the go-to tool for years. From movies, TV shows, and anime to music, FileBot helps to put things in order. Not forgetting the app’s ability to download cover art and fetch subtitles of video files in any language.
The app is easy to use. It has simple and efficient features that provide a great user experience, even for first-time users. Provided you can drag and drop the files, FileBot handles the rest.
Naming and organizing media files come with many benefits. For one, you will have an easy time retrieving the files in the future, thus saving yourself unnecessary hassle and time wastage. This makes FileBot an invaluable tool for PC owners.
Unfortunately, it is no longer free. Users now have to pay $6 for a one-year universal license fee or $39 from the Windows Store for a lifetime fee. This locks out a big percentage of the application’s users.
List of free FileBot alternatives for organizing and renaming media files
Well, for those who can’t raise the new cost price, worry not! Here are some of the best free FileBot alternatives available on the market.
1. Advanced Renamer
Advanced Renamer is a free application that works on Windows PCs only. It helps you organize all your files and offers several methods for renaming them.
You can even add GPS data to the files. Advanced Renamer differs slightly from FileBot, especially with its file-renaming methods. Pick the method that works for you, and you are good to go.
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2. Rename Master
Rename Master is another free FileBot alternative for windows. With this application, you can rename several of your files with a single mouse click.
It comes with a wide range of file naming instructions to pick from, and its preview feature lets you see how the files will look once you are done.
You can never go wrong with renaming master. Plus, its basic interface makes it easy to use.
MediaElch is a free, open-source file organizer software that works on Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs. It is quite complex compared to the other alternatives to FileBot. For instance, for it to work, you will need to install another software called Kodi.
However, once you figure it out, everything else will run seamlessly. The app renames all imported media files automatically. The source of the file name titles can be selected using “scrapers.” Some of the scrapers available include the TV DB, IMDB, movie DB, audio DB, et al.
4. Media Companion
Media Companion is the ideal library manager for organizing your media files. It gives you the option of selecting your preferred file naming style. You can also download the artwork to use, synopsis, and details about the cast and crew.
Media Companion lets you watch your media files within the application, which can link directly to IMDB, thus enabling you to search for more movies.
However, apart from working on windows only, Media Companion needs Kodi and the .NET 4 client to function efficiently.
5. TV Rename
TV Rename is a FileBot-free alternative focusing mainly on organizing TV show files. Your PC must be running Windows 7 or higher, and you will need Kodi too.
The app is easy to use and comes with some amazing features. For instance, it will alert you of missing episodes from your TV show file.
6. Media Center Master
Media Center Manager is yet another versatile FileBot replacement. It has a free and premium version. With the latter costing $24.95 per year or $59.95 perpetually.
The application works on Windows and only needs integration with Kodi for better performance, and its dynamism gives it an edge over other FileBot options.
Media Center Manager will update your files every time you add new ones, and it is very good at scraping information from media file sources.
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7. Ember Media Manager
To wrap up, the 7 best free FileBot alternative is Ember Media Manager. A very simple application that helps you arrange your media files with ease. All you need to do is follow the prompts, and Ember Media Manager takes care of the rest.
For example, when you start, it will ask where the media files are located and your preferred storage location for related artwork and information. Usually, it creates its database of your media files. You can make use of the scrape function to find and match files.
With these free FileBot alternatives, you don’t have to worry about paying anything to organize and rename your media files. Try them out and pick the one that works for you.
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