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Rename Media Files in a Batch Quickly

Media-Renamer-logoHave you ever had a need to rename a large quantity of media files all at once? Maybe you are archiving an entire season of a television show, and you don’t want to rename all 24 episodes individually. Well now you don’t have to! Media Renamer is a simple application that allows you to rename all of the files within a specified folder with just a couple of button clicks.

After opening it go to the options tab, shown below, and modify the Output Format to match how you would like the files to be named. It doesn’t matter how the files are currently named as Media Renamer will scan The TVDB or the Movie DB to get the relevant information. Once the options are set click the tab for renaming TV or movie files. Click the button labeled “…” to browse to the folder containing your media files then click the “Start Scan” button. It will display the files in the list below with all the appropriate meta-data. Then simply click the files that you would like to rename and click the “rename selected episodes” button.

That’s all there is to it! If this sounds useful to you head over to the project’s site on Google Code and download the free application.

Media Renamer Options Screen
Media Renamer Options Screen

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  • Rename Media Files in a Batch Quickly

    Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.