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Provide some useful util functions and a poweful tool (tidyup) for tidying up your video folder

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Provide some useful util functions (and a poweful tool tidyup) for tidying up your personal video folder. Data source from LIBRARY or BUS.

  • Extract designatio
  • Search folder (recursively)
  • Pull & save video info (title, actors etc.)
  • Download cover image
  • Rename video file



Python >= 3.4
BeautifulSoup4 >= 4.7.0
requests >= 2.21.0


pip install avutil

Usage of tidyup

$ tidyup -h
usage: tidyup [-h] [-r] [-i IN] [-o OUT] [-p PROXY] [-s SOURCE] [-t THREAD] [-e ENCODER] [--with-poster]

Tidy up your personal video dir

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -r                    search dir recursively
  -i IN, --in IN        video input dir
  -o OUT, --out OUT     video output dir
  -p PROXY, --proxy PROXY
                        http proxy address
  -s SOURCE, --source SOURCE
                        data source of video info, 'library' or 'bus'
  -t THREAD, --thread THREAD
                        threads num, use multi-threads to download info & images
  -e ENCODER, --encoder ENCODER
                        encoder of meta-data, 'nfo'(default) or 'vsmeta'
  --with-poster         save poster

Tidy up current dir

$ tidyup

Python script usage

Import avutil:

import avutil

Search folder recursively to find videos:

folder = "StudyResource"
videos = avutil.Search_folder(folder)
# videos: map { designatio -> [ slice_paths ] }

Or you can specify the extension type of video

videos = avutil.Search_folder(folder, media_suffix={".mp4", ".wmv", ".avi", ".mkv"})

Pull video info from LIBRARY by default & download cover image

for designatio, file_paths in videos.items():
    video = avutil.Video(designatio, file_paths)

    # Pull video info

    # Download cover image (as video.title + .jpg)

It's okey using BUS

    # Pull video info

Save video info as .nfo file

    # Save video info

Tidy up!

    # Tidy up (rename to video.designatio + video.actors)


Proxy is supported in avutil in two ways, you can either pass http-proxy in code


Or define a global bash variable (eg. http proxy):

$ export HTTP_PROXY=""

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