Package Details: filebot 4.8.0-2

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: filebot
Description: The ultimate tool to rename TV/anime shows, download subtitles, and validate checksums.
Upstream URL:
Keywords: mass rename subtitle
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: ndowens
Maintainer: max.bra
Last Packager: max.bra
Votes: 127
Popularity: 1.895233
First Submitted: 2009-06-21 07:41
Last Updated: 2018-03-23 22:21

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apodim commented on 2016-12-24 19:42

Just a note to those that don't want to use java-p7zip-binding, or can't because their platform is not supported (arm).

You can also use "Apache Common VFS", which is actually the default extractor of filebot portable, or "p7zip".

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max.bra commented on 2018-03-23 22:27

Hi Varakh, for next time a simply "it's not working" does not help too much. Please try to be more complete writing something relevant about your system: in the case of filebot your java "type and version" and the distribution of your Archlinux: are you on Arch "classic" or on arm?

Varakh commented on 2018-03-23 22:11

Cannot update to the latest version:

[javac] javac: invalid target release: 9 [javac] Usage: javac <options> <source files=""> [javac] use -help for a list of possible options</options>

BUILD FAILED /home/varakh/.cache/pacaur/filebot/src/filebot/build.xml:789: Compile failed; see the compiler error output for details.

imdn commented on 2018-03-23 14:37

@max.bra - followed your instructions & made the necessary changes to compile using Java 8. However, compilation failed with the following message.

[javac] /tmp/filebot/src/filebot/source/net/filebot/mediainfo/ error: cannot find symbol
[javac] import java.lang.ref.Cleaner;

Apparently the Cleaner package is available only in Java 9.

Finally, I had to install Oracle's jdk-9 from AUR to build the package successfully.

max.bra commented on 2018-03-22 22:18

hi blubbblubb, author is setting java version 10 for this project...

download package snapshot and edit PKGBUILD for this lines:

  • depends=('java-runtime>=8' 'fontconfig' 'chromaprint')
  • sed -i -E 's/jre.version: 10/jre.version: 8/'
  • sed -i -E 's/jvm.version: 10/jvm.version: 8/'

and let me know if you get any trouble.

blubbblubb commented on 2018-03-22 22:07

Anyone else having problem building the newest version? As far as i can see there is no javafx package for arch that works with openjdk9, i dont really want to change my default java package just for filebot.

Any hints would be welcome

max.bra commented on 2018-03-15 06:33

@rednoah, from your github readme:

You may NOT use the source code to avoid paying for FileBot or help others to do so.

this should stop us to maintain this package...

You may build FileBot for private use on unsupported platforms.

but this cancels the previous statement.

what can you say about AUR arch position?

edit: formatting

max.bra commented on 2018-03-15 06:26

@nadolph very nice tip, really. you save me lot of time... i will package that ASAP.

nadolph commented on 2018-03-15 04:55

  1. Install jdk package from AUR.
  2. Install apache-ivy.
  3. Build filebot:

$ git clone

$ cd filebot

$ sed -i -E 's/release="([^"]*)"/target=\1 source=\1/' build.xml

$ ant resolve

$ ant fatjar

$ java -jar dist/Filebot_4.8.0.jar

rednoah commented on 2018-03-13 02:54

Dear AUR users,

FileBot dropped support for Linux and FileBot 4.7.9 is the last available release. There is a crowd funding effort to bring it back though. If you're interested in FileBot on Linux, then please support this Patreon with a pledge of $1 or more per release:

Thank you!

j1simon commented on 2017-06-10 20:24

The erroneous line in PKGBUILD:


The right one:


If I download the snapshot of this package and I execute: ' makepkg -g >> PKGBUILD', the installation works. Please, fix it.

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