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Renaming not working for me

Feb 27, 2015 at 10:38 PM
I'm trying to move and rename some video files. No converting needed. My issue is that it's only moving the video files. It's not renaming or organizing the files like it should be.

I have checked: Rename and sort by video information, Rename without converting, Organize by seasons

Here are the logs:

This is just a sample for this particular show. The same problem exists on all shows. I've never been able to do this.
Feb 28, 2015 at 12:34 AM
That's because your original mp4 file has no metadata available to use.

2015-02-27T15:25:41 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Extracted Generic Tags: Title:
Parental Rating:
Media Credits:
Season: 0
Episode: 0
Banner URL:
MovieDB Id:
Is Show Movie: False
Is Show Sports: False
OriginalBroadcastDateTime: 1899-12-31T18:00:00
RecordedDateTime: 1899-12-31T18:00:00
SeriesPremiereDate: 1899-12-31T18:00:00
CopyProtected: False
SageTV FileID:
SageTV MediaFileID:

WARNING> 2015-02-27T15:25:41 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> No recording meta data can be extracted, using Title extracted from file name. If you are running MCEBuddy on a Windows Server, this is normal as the Media Center filters are not available on that platfom.

Marked as answer by rboy1 on 2/28/2015 at 7:27 PM
Feb 28, 2015 at 2:12 AM
So, no metadata = no renaming. Bummer.

Is there any way for the program to rename based on an existing file name? I mean everything is there in the existing file name for the program to lookup the needed data in order to rename the file. Don't know if that's possible. It's just a thought.

Feb 28, 2015 at 4:20 AM
Not yet unfortunately. Something we are still experimenting with is recognizing file names but that is very complex since there is no standard.

Feb 28, 2015 at 2:24 PM
OK. No problem.

For others that have an interest in this, I found via Google a free program called theRenamer. It takes a bit of thought to get your settings just as you want it, but it works wonders for renaming and organizing your video files. Until MCEBuddy bakes this into their program, it's a pretty solid alternative to clean up those messy directories.