Used to use TheRenamer for file naming... until TheTVDB went v2. Now what?
I've been using The Renamer for years (I believe I found out about it in these forums) and while sometimes the connectivity with TheTVDB was iffy, I could get what I wanted - A tv show renamed and placed into a proper directory structure. Just put in "jericho.s01e01.mp4" and out comes "\Jericho (2006)\Season 1\Jericho (2006) - s01e01 - Pilot- The First Seventeen Hours.mp4"
However, it appears that TheTVDB did some major overhauling and The Renamer was rendered dumb and unable to give results back in any way except to say "!!! EPISODE TITLE MISSING !!!"
The Renamer hasn't been updated since 2014 and the mailbox for the developer is way past full. So it looks like The Renamer is no longer able to do what it's needed to. It's been a nice one.
So the question is now "What works now with TheTVDB v2". Some on other sites have said "Filebot" is good, but I have a hard time with parting with $20 for a piece of software that I have never seen work and don't know if it will now with v2.
What, pray tell, do you fine fellow Plex using folk, use for your tv show naming? Do you do it the old way of going to a website, look up the info and just rename the file manually? Do you just throw all of your files into a big folder and let Plex sort it out?
Keep in mind that I'm not looking for movie file naming and tagging - I use MetaX for the meta tags and I name the files myself in a format such as "The Wizard of Oz.mp4" and put the file into a folder called "The Wizard of Oz (1939) [1080p]"
If anyone has insight on this, I'd appreciate it.