These days, it’s pretty hard to find a computer that doesn’t have loads of video files stored on its hard drives. Rather, folders of video files can amount up to more than 10.0 GB, if they’re for “research/homework”. If you’re older enough, you know what we mean by that.
Anyways, coming back to the topic, downloading videos is pretty common these days, but arranging these files can be tedious, and oftentimes, they just form a mess (of files). There are certain apps that arrange your video files for you and the most popular one at the time is FileBot.
It even works with audio files, and the thing that makes it so popular is the ability to download any type of cover art for your media files, and for some files, you can even download subtitles! So how does an app like that carry out its tasks? Well, Filebot looks at your media files and finds the correct titles for the files (using your preferred data sources).
Using your preferred sources, Filebot names your video files and organizes them into different categories. Having an app like Filebot makes it much easier to arrange files, and it’s available for download on both Windows and macOS with a one-year universal license cost of 6 dollars (the perpetual license costs 48 dollars), and you can use it on multiple devices with a single license purchase.
Filebot is good and all, but sometimes an alternative to Filebot does a better job. A few alternatives are even free, so if you don’t want to pay those 6 dollars (or 48 dollars), you can use one of the alternatives.
In this article, we’ve listed some of the best Filebot alternative (that are also free), and we’ve also listed a few honorable mentions as well.
Best Filebot Alternative:
Like Filebot, this alternative organizes all your files (but for free), MediaElch is open-source software, but the downside here is that it’s a little more complicated than Filebot. For Filebot, all you have to do is download it from their website (and there’s no need for additional software), but for MediaElch, you have to download a software called Kodi.
Once you figure out how MediaElch works, you’ll find that it’s quite useful (almost better than Filebot). With MediaElch, you can manage your media files (movies, TV shows, and music, e.t.c). MediaElch is available for download on Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can even import files into MediaElch, and it renames the files automatically.
You can use Scrapers to select your file name’s source. MediaElc includes IMDB, the Movie DB, the Audio DB, the TV DB, and fanart.tv. Overall, MediaElch is more useful than Filebot (if you figure out how to use it).
#2: Advanced Renamer
Like the previous one, this Filebot alternative is also free but isn’t as complicated to use as MediaElch. The only problem that it’s only available to Windows users, so if you’re a Mac user, this app isn’t for you.
With that out of the way, let’s get back to Advanced Renamer. You can choose from dozens of methods from the app to rename your files, and you can take your time to figure out suitable methods for different types of files (according to your preference). Like MediaElch, this alternative also works with all media files (including image files).
You even have the option to add GPS data to your image files if you want to, and the function is pretty easy to use. Advanced Renamer is a little different than Filbot when it comes to naming your media files.
#3: Rename Master
The last one on the list is Rename Master (another free alternative to Filebot). Rename master is much better than other alternatives( mentioned in this list) when it comes to renaming files. You can rename numerous files with a single click. Like Advanced Renamer, the rename master is only available on Windows.
The app isn’t as complicated as the others and has a very basic look. But don’t let that fool you, rename master is still a better alternative. It contains several renaming instructions for you to choose from and even includes a “preview facility” where you can see the “before and after” of the files.
- Media Companion
- The Renamer
- TV Rename
- Media Center Master
(Note: All the honorable mentions are also free)
In this article on “Best Filebot alternative”, we’ve mentioned three of the best alternatives to Filebot in detail with 4 honorable mentions. Overall, all these alternatives are better than file when especially since they’re all free, but MediaElch can be a little complicated to use.
With that out of the way, we hope this article proves useful to you, and if you have any further queries or would like to change/add something to this article, feel free to comment down below!