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Ripping Media

Table of Guides (with quicklinks):

MakeMKV Made Even Easier

This is another one of my 3 free guides located in the free guides section but I again want to include it here so it is not missed.

One of the drawbacks to Windows 7 is that is does NOT support playing back bluray discs natively. What this means is that you can’t just pop in a bluray and expect Windows 7 to play it because it just won’t happen. To watch bluray discs on Windows 7 you have 2 options. The first is to buy an expensive piece of software like TotalMedia Theatre ($100) or PowerDVD Ultra ($100). The second way is to rip your bluray disc to your hard drive in a MKV format where it can then be played by Windows 7 for free. You will not lose any quality in either video or audio by using the latter option.

So how can you do this? By using a great little free program call MakeMKV. Please note that MakeMKV is free while in beta (now) and can be tried free for 30 days but will eventually cost $50 (DVD decryption will always be free). If you really like MakeMKV you can purchase it now from the developer.

A MKV file  is a container that can hold an unlimited number of audio, video and subtitle tracks in a single file. This format is open and free and is also now supported by many media devices.

So what are some of the features of makemkv? A quick overview:

  1. Reads protected DVD and Bluray discs
  2. Direct conversion of all video and audio tracks with no loss of HD Audio/Video quality
  3. Includes all chapter and metadata information
  4. The speed of transfer is only limited by the speed of your drive — my HTPC recommended hardware is plenty to perform this transfer
  5. No additional software is needed
  6. Available for Windows, Linux and Mac should you want to try this out on another PC
  7. As stated above all of this is free while it is in beta (now) but at most will cost only $50 in the future

The Tutorial:

Download and install the latest version of MakeMKV and follow the installation instructions

Choose where you want to install the program

Select to run the program and click Finish

MakeMKV will now open. For now I will show you how MakeMKV works at default settings but at the end of the guide I will show you a few tricks that I do to make it even easier to use.

If you have more than 1 bluray or DVD drive you can select which drive to use under the “Source” dropdown menu. My bluray drive is selected so let’s select the large “Blu-ray Disc to Hard Drive” icon in the lower right section of this screen. This won’t do any ripping yet but will open the disc so you can see the contents and options to choose.

MakeMKV will now open the disc. It may take a few seconds to a few minutes depending on your system

Now that the disc has been opened by MakeMKV you can see its contents. There are quite a few options here and as I mentioned earlier I will show you at the end of the guide how to narrow this down automatically.

For now let’s look for the largest file as that’s likely the movie. For this disc its likely the 21.1 GB option that is first on the list. Let’s click that option to open it

Next is perhaps the biggest part of why I love MakeMKV. You are able to select just specific tracks to be ripped which can really make your movie collection more precise and specific. For example you can select just the main movie and leave all the extras, foreign languages and previews behind. This saves you a ton of time and space on your HTPC.

On this screen you can see the individual audio options for this movie. Since I prefer the HD Audio track I will choose it (DTS-HD) and un-select the other options. If you instead wanted only the non-HD Audio track(s) you would choose DTS, DD 2 channel and so on. Also, on the right you can see detailed information about the file you have chosen. Alternatively you can choose more than one option which will give you more than one “stream” in the MKV container but will obviously also make you file size larger. Here you can also select what (if any) subtitles you want. As subtitles take almost no room I usually include all of them in my native language.

When you have made your selections you can change the output folder to wherever you want.

We’re now ready to rip! Click the MakeMKV icon to save the titles in MKV format!

Your bluray is now being ripped to the hard drive! That’s it! You just ripped a Bluray to your HTPC! How easy!

As I have stated above this will create a exact quality copy of your bluray on your HTPC. This whole process should take less than 30 minutes for most movies.

TIP: Did your 30 day trial key run out? Makemkv is free to use while in Beta development and you can find a new trial key every month here. Copy this key and update your previous product key for another free 30 day trial period.

I mentioned above that there are a few tricks that I do to make MakeMKV even easier. Under Preferences in the Video tab I change my minimum title length to 3600 seconds (60 minutes) which will ignore all files on the disk that are less than 60 minutes. To me that means ignoring the extras, alternate endings, previews, etc that I don’t want as I just want the main title movie. On this tab you also can change your default destination if needed.

One other thing I do is to change my preferred language to my native language that I want to prioritize. This makes the selections even easier as it ignores all others.

Compare this main screen after these changes were made to the main screen I posted above before the changes were made (5 choices instead of 15!). The options are much less and I have narrowed down my selections significantly making choosing the correct track even easier!

Assassin Trick: Did you know that you can compress your MKV files to make them smaller? Some people like to do this to save on space. You will lose a little picture quality but most users swear they can’t tell a difference if compressed slightly. If you are interested in experimenting with compressing your HD bluray MKV files I would recommend a great little free program called HandBrake. Please note that this process can take many hours to complete. I now have multiple Handbrake guides included in the Paid Guides section.

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Adding Auto Rip n Compress to WMC

Now that we have MakeMKV installed and know how to use it wouldn’t it be great to rip your movies to your media folder from within WMC? With this guide I will show you how. This is also a great guide because after we have added the new file to your library we will re-visit how to use MCM and refresh your library to make everything show up in mediabrowser correctly.

You will need 2 pieces of software:

  1. MakeMKV (see guide above)
  2. Auto Rip n Compress

First let’s download in stall Auto Rip n Compress (#2.)

Click Install. Select “Next”.

Install. Select “Next”

This window will pop up. Select “OK”

Main profile screen. This should be empty. Select “New” to create a new profile.

Under the “Rip Settings” let’s setup a profile for DVD rips. Here I chose MakeMKV as the Rip Program and will store the unfinished movies in my main “media” folder while they are being ripped. Once they are finished they will be moved to their final place in the “Movies” folder. You will also need to setup new profiles for your Bluray rips in this manner and tell the program to save them instead in the “HD Movies” folder once completed. Once you have your settings how you like them select “Compress Settings”

In the Compress Settings section tell the program what audio you want to output. Here I will select “Dolby Digital”. You can even make multiple New Profiles for all the types of audio that you want to include (for example DVD with Dolby Digital, DVD with DTS, etc). Once you are finished here select “save”.

Ignore this screen and select “No”. The program is wanting you to download something we don’t want or need.

Now open RipNCompress outside of WMC to make sure that the settings are the way you want them. Select the DVD/Bluray drive that you want to use. I left all the other tabs at default.

Now let’s open WMC and select”Extras Library”

Click on “Auto Rip N Compress”

I am going to rip a DVD copy of “Miracle on 34th Street” to my DVD folder. Notice that it name it “Miracle”. Use either the onscreen keyboard or your own regular keyboard to complete the title to “Miracle on 34th Street”.

Next select the profile that you want to use for this rip. For this one I will choose the “DVD” profile that I just made.

Next select “Start Rip”. The DVD is ripping and you can select “OK” and do whatever else you want to do within WMC.

After clicking “OK” the status area at the bottom tells you where you are at in the process.

Once it is complete you will see it in your destination folder. Here we see it in our “Movies” folder where is exactly where it should go! Please note that I should have named this “Miracle on 34th Street (1947)” because there is another movie with the same title from 1994. Whenever naming your movies you should use the year in parentheses as it will make it much easier for MCM to find correctly.

Here is the file which was created in the “Movies” folder and the properties of the file. Notice that there is no backdrop art or folder art yet. That’s because we haven’t run MCM which we will in just a few minutes to fix that problem!

Here is what our Mediabrowser looks like without running MCM. We need to get the metadata and artwork for our new media file and folder!

Open MCM. It should automatically recognize the movie and if you have “auto scan” enabled it will begin downloading all your art and metadata in a few seconds.Here you can see what it has downloaded after “auto scan” is complete.

Now open mediabrowser and refresh your library the same way that you learned before. After the update your folder in mediabrowser should now look like this:

Click on your new addition to “Movies”

Press Play. Congrats! You just ripped and added a movie to your library!

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Using Handbrake to Shrink or Change Your HD Files

Please also see my second Handbrake guide is located after this one located which shows you how to use Handbrake and preserve HD Audio. This guide is for the original version of Handbrake which at the time did not support and preserve HD Audio tracks.

An optional program for shrinking HD files to smaller sizes is called Handbrake (free). This great program takes your current file and will shrink it down to whatever size you want. Obviously the more you shrink the file the more video quality you will lose. However obviously the file will be much smaller and you can then fit more files on your storage drive. It can also convert bloated file types like AVI into MKV files which are the same quality but half the size. The other drawback to Handbrake is that shrinking a large 20-30GB Bluray MKV file down to a much smaller size (like 10GB) will likely take many hours (yes, I said hours) of CPU processing time even with the strongest CPU.

So what size should you shrink it to? That is a completely subjective choice. Some people may not want to shrink their files at all because they can see a loss in quality. Others may not notice much difference at all (or might notice but not really care). In any event I suggest that you experiment with some of the size settings that I am going to show you and find a size that fits your needs — assuming that you are wanting to shrink in the first place. Obviously a file that is NOT shrunk at all will deliver the best picture quality (and largest size).

Software Needed: Handbrake (free)

Download 64 Bit

Download 32 Bit

Microsoft.NET 3.5 if not already installed (free)

Download and install Handbrake

When you run Handbrake for the first time you will see this screen. Don’t be intimidated – I will explain how each section is used. It is actually pretty straight forward.

Let’s look at all the individual components and settings that you will use for Handbrake.

3. Source: This is your source file. This is where you tell Handbrake where your file is located. Your main options are a video file, folder or dvd in the drive. If you are wanting to shrink a Bluray movie then I recommend ripping it to MKV first using MakeMKV (discussed earlier) and then using handbrake to shrink this down. So in that situation we would point Handbrake to the folder where the MKV is located. A commercial bluray/dvd disc alone will not work without a program like “AnyDVD HD” (which isn’t free) running in the background; however you can rip it to MKV using MakeMKV to bypass this for free.

4. Title: This is a drop down menu where you select the title that you would like to shrink. Usually if you are using a disc the main movie is the title which is the longest duration. By default Handbrake tries to choose the longest file and thus the main movie on a disc. If you are just shrinking a single MKV movie file then this area is not even needed.

5. Browse: This is where you are going to save the file. You can also name the file here.

6. Presets: This is where you tell Handbrake how you want to encode (shrink) and by how much. The two presets that I recommend are “Regular Normal” and “Regular High Profile”. According to Handbrake Normal is the default settings whereas “High Profile” is the “general-purpose preset for High Profile H.264 video, with all the bells and whistles”. As a side note the “Regular High Profile” that I am going to use below really is quite good at its default settings.

7. Queue: If you have a source with multiple files you can queue them using “Add Queue”

Let’s add a file and take a look at some of the options. First select “Source”. I chose The Dark Knight as you can see in the “File:” area. Now on the right let’s tell Handbrake where to start. I chose “Regular High Profile”. Next I changed the output settings to “MKV File”. Now you can see all the other tabs which have many options under each tab for you to adjust if you like. Let’s click the “Video” tab to view where we can really shrink this file down.

Next we can see the “Video” settings. Notice here I have told Handbrake to shrink this file down to 10GB (10240 MB). You can set a file size if you want but can use the default settings as well to see what percentage of shrinkage your settings can achieve and how good you think the quality is at those settings. I could also tell it to shrink it down based on what new quality I want it to have. I also can tell it to encode it twice which will result in a slightly better picture but will double the time needed to shrink the file. Next click on the “Audio” tab.

In the audio section we need to make sure that our audio stream is preserved. Here let’s change the Audio Codec to “DTS Passthru” since we are using a DTS audio stream. The other possible option to maintain bitstreaming of your original file is “AC3 Passthru” if you aren’t using a DTS signal (Handbrake does not support HD Audio just yet).

You can also change and setup your subtitles if you choose. As you can see there are literally thousands of setting combinations that you could choose in Handbrake. The best thing is to define what you want to do and then test out one of your files to see if you like the finished product. Finally once you tested the setup and find settings that you like you can click “Add” in the bottom right corner and add a new preset from the settings that you have just created. When you are ready to start shrinking hit the green “Start” arrow at the top and sit back while Handbrake takes time shrink your file for you (remember – it could be a while!)

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Using Handbrake and Preserving HD Audio

As shown the previous guide Handbrake is a great program to shrink you files down if you are trying to save some hard drive space. One drawback to theoriginal Handbrake (as seen and used in the guide above) is that it does not preserve your HD Audio stream. This guide created in partnership with paid user cburbs shows you how to use Handbrake to shrink your movie while maintain full HD Audio.

Please note that depending on the file and your hardware it can take many hours to shrink a file. This is completely normal with HD Video and Audio files.

First you need a nightly build of it so go to this link and grab the most recent one for your operating system. Here I have highlighted the version for Windows

Note: The handbrake nightlies have been down (you may be directed to a website asking for a log-in and password). Fortunately I have a recent nightly version here that you can download from me instead.

Now install the program

Next use a test file or choose a movie with HD Audio to test. My test file is the Monster & THX (Lossless) file from here or alternatively you can use the files from the bitstreaming guide. (Look for the >>Download<< link on the page. Alternatively I have unzipped and uploaded it to my server here for future reference)

Now set your output path after you open handbrake for the first time. Go to Tools/Options/ and then select the “Output Files” tab. Browse the default path for where you want to save your file. Then click on “Close”

Now add a test file or choose a movie with HD Audio to test. My test file is the Monster & THX (Lossless) file from here or alternatively you can use on of the files from the bitstreaming guide.

Now select the “High Profile” preset, container “MKV File” and uncheck “Large file size”

Now select the “Audio” tab. As you can see from this test files it has DTS-HD MA 5.1

We need to delete the second one that has “AC3 (ffmpeg)” and then change the second column from “AAC (faac)” to “DTS-HD Passthru”

Now hit the “Start” to begin the encode

Once this file is done use mediainfo to verify the DTS-HD audio file is there!

As mentioned in the other Handbrake guides there are various settings you can adjust or tweak.

For most users I recommend the “Constant Quality” option for most users wanting to shrink their HD movies. This has the following advantages over the “Average Bitrate” method:

  • Faster encoding with no need to do 2-Pass encoding thus almost halving the encoding time with the same quality
  • Reduced file sizes

In this example you can see the framerate options and most importantly the “Quality” options. Many users claim that a full MKV can be shrunk anywhere from 15-25% without any noticeable loss in video quality. You may want to experiment to see what looks best to you on your HDTV. Please note that this slider is not linear but instead is logarithmic. This means that a slight adjustment can have a dramatic effect on the overall picture quality. For starters I recommend 20 (plus or minus 1) for DVD and 22 (plus or minus 1) for Bluray for more aggressive shrinking. There is an imperceptible or almost imperceptible difference in picture quality at a setting of 18 or 19 for Bluray so this is what I recommend for a starting point if very high picture quality is your goal.

For this test example I ran our M2ts file (73,512 KB) through Handbrake with a lossless RF which resulted in a 167,174 KB MKV file. I then used a RF 22 setting and re-ran the 167,174 KB MKV file through Handbrake which resulted in a file size of 15,321 KB MKV file.

Lastly let’s confirm that we have kept the important HD Audio file.

Yep! Still there! We have shrunk our file an incredible amount in this example and still retained excellent picture quality!

Original Lossless MKV (163 MB)

Handbrake with RF22 MKV (14.9 MB)

TIP: Find a set of settings that you really like? You can make a Preset and save it for later to use with your media.

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Using StaxRip and Preserving HD Audio

This guide was researched, written and tested by paid user cburbs. StaxRip is an alternative way to encode your movies. You are able to pull HD-Audio as well with this software – both TrueHD & DTS-HD. In this guide we are going to test a small TrueHD file as well as a DTS-HD file.

Software/Files Required (you will need 4 programs and test files):

1. Avisynth (Download and install the most recent official version)

2. FFDShow (Download)

3. Haali Media Splitter (Download)

4. StaxRip 1.1.7.2 (Download or alternatively download from my server here)

5. TrueHD Test File –  Select the  >>Download<<  in center of page or you can use one of the test files listed in the bitstreaming guide.

Installation and Setup Instructions

Step 1: Install Avisynth, FFDshow, Haali Media Splitter. Just go with all the defaults on the install.

Step 2: Unzip the StaxRip program. I unzipped mine to my desktop under my “Tools” folder.

Step 3: Go ahead and run StaxRip. The first time you run it you will have some items to go thru. The first one is the “Settings Directory”. I just close out of this and reran StaxRip again.

Then you will get another window “Getting Started”. Click on “Don’t show next startup”  and another window will pop up and click on “OK” and finally “Close” out of the “Getting Started” window.

Step 4: Adding your source to Staxrip

This is the main StaxRip window.  Here we want to select “Source”   and then “Single or Merge”

Then we want to add our test file hd_dolby_countdown_V2_lossless.m2ts that we saved from above.

You will then see the following window and just click on “OK”

Now verify that you have the Video/Audio info that is needed and click on “OK”

Then StaxRip will demux the file.

Step 5: Setting the Video Codec, container and Audio.

1 –  Change the video codec – In this example we are going to change the video coded from the drop down menu to “x264 Film HQ”.

2 – Change the container – then we want to change the container to “MKV Container”

3 – Change the audio – For the audio make sure under Audio it reads .thd+ac3 and then from the drop down menu change it to “Just Mux”

Then Click on “Next”

Step 6: Starting the Encode and Verifying the File

After clicking “Next” the”Jobs” window will appear. Click “Start”   to begin the encoding process

You will then see the StaxRip Log window where you can monitor your file being encoded.

After the file is encoded you can verify the info with Mediainfo.

********You can also use the DTS-HD file downloaded from the “ Using Handbrake to Preserve HD-Audio” as a test file for DTS-HD test and follow the instructions from above.

If you were to use StaxRip to add a Blu-ray Folder then instead of selecting the “Single or Merge”  we would select the “Blu-ray Folder.

Select “Blu-ray Folder”

Then go browse for your Movie and we want to select the “BDMV” folder.

You will may have various Playlists available to choose from. The movie is the biggest one. In my example I only have 1 playlist to choose from so I chose it.

Then you can enter the “Movie Name” as you want it to be saved.

Then you can go follow Step 5 from above to finish off your new Blu-ray source file.

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Blurip for Ripping MKVs

In this guide I will show you another free way to rip your Bluray media to MKV. This program is an good way to encode lossless audio from your bluray media/disc into the MKV container which can then be played back on your HTPC. This program is a little different than my favorite MKV program, MakeMKV, in that you can include HD Audio (MakeMKV can do this as well) and encode (i.e. change) your media if desired.

Note: If MakeMKV (described earlier in these guides) is working for you then I still prefer MakeMKV as I think it is just easier to use given the multiple different parts you need to make Blurip function. I also am worried that some of the numerous programs or files used by Blurip might interfere with some of your other codecs or programs. So, again, my recommendation is to only use Blurip if MakeMKV isn’t working for you or if there is something that this program has that you need.

To use blurip on your HTPC we need to download 8 different programs/files (all free). Like MakeMKV you also may need to have AnyDVDHD (not free) running in the background to completely remove encrypted discs on some of your blurays. This is somewhat confusing so I will try to tell you which ones to download and install and which ones you just need to download. We will need to point Blurip to these programs so remember where they are located.

1. Most recent version of Blurip (download and install this file)

2. eac3to (download and unzip this file only)

3. Most recent version of mkvtoolnix (download and install the .exe version of the file)

4. Java (if not already installed download and install)

5. BDSup2Sub (download only)

6. x264 (only download the encoder (x264.exe) 8bit-depth 32bit regardless of your system)

7. Suptitle.dll file (dowload only)

8. Haali Media Splitter (download and install)

The program uses the terms “Muxing” and “Demuxing” so let me take a second to tell you what these terms mean.

Demultiplexing or Demuxing or demultiplexing basically means, when speaking of video formats, splitting the file that contains both audio and video data (and possible other data streams as well, like subtitles), into separate files, each containing one element of the original file. Demuxing file doesn’t weaken the video nor audio quality, it doesn’t do anything for these data streams, it just simply saves them into separate files.

Multiplexing or Muxing, when speaking of video and video editing, means basically a process where separate parts of the video (or ‘streams’ as they’re called in video terminology) are joined together into one file. The actual process of muxing, technically, is the interleaving of an audio and video stream into one transport stream. A demuxing software, can extract an audio or video stream from a complete transport stream in a container which then allows for separate processing. Audio may need to be converted and demxuing allows you to have the audio stream by itself which can then replace the old audio stream afterwards.

Okay now that we have all of that straight let’s open Blurip for the first time. Go to “Settings” and “External Tools”.

Here we will need to navigate to where you save or installed all of the files that we downloaded above. Thankfully this only needs to be done once

This is the finished product on this particular test HTPC

Next go to “Settings” and “Advanced Options”

Select if you want to delete the files used to make the finished MKV

Now select the Steam that you want to include. I am leaving it at default for now.

Under the “Mux” tab make sure to select to disable header compression

Now let’s get ready to add a bluray to our MKV library. Under the “Input” tab select the Path to your Bluray drive. Once you have located your drive (Mine is “G” as you can see below) click “Get Stream Infos”

Please note that this did NOT work without AnyDVD HD running in the background.

Once Blurip has located all the streams you will see them displayed. What I really like about Blurip is its easy to see which steam is which and allows you to choose exactly what you want to go into your MKV file. Here you can see that this disc has 3 video tracks (one 1080p and two 480p), 3 audio tracks (DTS-HD Master [with a core DTS-ES of course] and two 2-channels) and 3 subtitles (all English). If you double click on a stream it turns it green and tells Blurip that it is a stream that you want to use for your MKV. You also can select whether or not to include the chapters.

Now let’s select that 1080p video stream and right click on it. Select “Edit Advanced Options”

Inside this menu you will see where you can change many of the settings of this file to make the input a different resolution, change the framerate, add borders or crop the frame. As I like my video untouched I will leave these at default but feel free to adjust these settings as you like.

Also not that these settings and the resulting video output will be completely independent of the audio settings. So you can shrink the video down to 800 width and maintain the HD Audio if you wanted.

Again, I don’t change the audio or video so I leave theses at default. But they are there if you want them or want to experiment with shrinking your video. Click “OK” when done

Now right click on the DTS-HD MA file and select “Edit Advanced Options” to bring up this menu. This menu is used when you want to change the selected audio to a different audio format. Here I have shown you how to get the DTS-HD stream.

Additionally these are the other file type you can change your stream to. You also can change the bitrate if needed.

Again these settings are completely independent of the video settings. Once finished hit “Ok”

Now click the “Output” tab. Tell Blurip where you want your working directory, your target (final product) directory, and target filename. You can name these files whatever you like but as I am doing a little research and development using Blurip I am trying to keep the file names as specific as possible.

Next let’s click on the “Settings” tab. I have chosen to use untouched video as I want to preserve 100% quality that is unchanged from the original bluray.

I also added to keep the Audio untouched as again I want to have the HD Audio track preserved. I chose to have a 2nd AC3 track added in case I want to play this file on a device that doesn’t decode DTS or DTS-HD.

For the subtitles I chose to have the forced subs muxed (or added into) the MKV file. I also added a separate request to have the subs included in a subs folder. You can choose however you want to use (or not use) your subtitles from your bluray media.

Note: “Mux untouched subtitles (PGS)” splits the subs into 2 streams if a subtitle streams contains both normal and forced subs.

These are the other settings that are possible with subtitles

Now the fun part. Let’s click on “Start”

The program will now demux and re-mux your files based on the settings you have chosen to create one MKV file. You can watch the progress by clicking on “View” and “Log Window”.

Once finished you will be notified in the log window

Now using another free program called Mediainfo we can look at the details of the file(s) that were created by Blurip using our settings

Now let’s look at the size of the complete bluray disc and the storage that we saved by making this MKV

Original bluray:

And the final MKV:

Here is what the file look like inside the blurip folder that Icreated

And finally, what would a guide like this be without a screenshot of the actual movie?

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Large Batch Auto Renaming Using The Renamer

If you are using these guides and already have a very large library of media then you might need to rename your files to be compatible with MCM and MB. Obviously doing this individually with each file would be extremely time consuming. Using this renaming program should make this process much easier.

Software Needed (free): the Renamer

First let’s install the software

When you launch it for the first time this is the screen you will see. If you click on “TV Shows” it will toggle between TV Show and Movie mode. We need to make some changes so let’s click on the “settings” wrench in the top right corner.

In the top left you can see the options for how your data title will be displayed. Refer to the Mediabrowser settings for TV Shows. We need it to be in the “seasonXXepisodeXX” format has I have shown it below. Please take a few minutes to review the other settings here as far as what you may need depending on what title changes you are trying to accomplish. For TV shows these are my settings. Click “Close” when you are finished.

Now drag and drop one or more of the titles that you would like to rename onto the main screen. They will automatically load into this screen. These are some Modern Family titles that I have been meaning to rename for a long time. Review the “New” name as this is exactly how it will be renamed. When done click “Proceed” and it will re-name it automatically.

Now let’s open MCM to download the metadata and artwork. Tell MCM to fetch the artwork as described in prior guides.

Now open Mediabrowser. There it is! Now you can rename your movies and TV shows in bulk!

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