Package Details: filebot 4.8.5-5

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: filebot
Description: The ultimate TV and Movie Renamer
Upstream URL:
Keywords: mass media rename subtitle
Licenses: Commercial
Conflicts: filebot-git, filebot47
Provides: filebot
Submitter: ndowens
Maintainer: rvasilev
Last Packager: rvasilev
Votes: 129
Popularity: 0.993164
First Submitted: 2009-06-21 07:41
Last Updated: 2019-09-09 16:56

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rvasilev commented on 2018-11-11 11:46

Please report this package bugs & fixes

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rvasilev commented on 2018-03-27 11:03

@rednoah, your software is awesome, but until it is opensourced it will be built for unsupported platforms like arch and all sort of other OSes.

Also arch community doesn't distribute prebuilt executable of filebot, but give instructions how to download and to build via PKGBUILD.

So, unsupported OS, built from source, no binary executable is distributed. Sounds fair?

Distributing application as paid binary or free open source (with community support) also look fair. But you are the boss.

rednoah commented on 2018-03-27 09:05

@max.bra The license allows an individual to customize and build FileBot for their own purposes, but disallows sharing of such builds. In the case of AUR, I recommend sticking to the FileBot 4.7.9 builds that are freely available on SourceForge. AFAIK, the old FileBot 4.7.9 release works just fine.

If there's enough support for FileBot on Linux, then I'll look into official support and builds for for Arch / AUR as well of course:

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?

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!