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Scripts for managing media

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Media Management Scripts

This is a collection of command line tools for managing media files such as movies or TV shows.

Installation

Install the tools:

pip install media_management_scripts

You also need to install other programs:

MacOS

brew install ffmpeg dialog

Ubuntu

apt install ffmpeg dialog

TVDB

If you want to use TVDB for some commands, create an account on https://www.thetvdb.com and create API keys here

Create a file ~/.config/tvdb/tvdb.ini with contents:

[tvdb]
username = <your_user_name>
userkey = <your_user_key>
apikey = <your_api_key>

Usage

Pass --help to the subcommands for detailed help. Major features are explained in detail below.

Most commands that rename or move files have a dry-run mode (-n or --dry-run) which will output the actions so you can verify the results.

Main tools

convert

metadata

rename

search

tv-rename

Help output

usage: manage-media [-h] [-v]

Sub commands
    combine-subtitles   Combine a video files with subtitle file
    combine-all         Combine a directory tree of video files with subtitle
                        file
    concat-mp4          Concat multiple mp4 files together
    convert             Convert a file
    find-episodes       Find Season/Episode/Part using file names
    itunes              Attempts to rename iTunes episodes to the standard
                        Plex format.
    metadata            Show metadata for a file
    compare             Compare metadata between files
    compare-directory   Show metadata for a file
    movie-rename        Renames a file based on TheMovieDB
    rename              Renames a set of files to the specified template
    select-streams      Extract specific streams in a video file to a new file
    split               Split a file
    subtitles           Convert subtitles to SRT
    tv-rename           Renames files in a directory to sXXeYY. Can also use
                        TVDB to name files (<show> - SxxeYY - <episode_name>)

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -v, --version         Display version

convert

Convert a video file to different video or audio codecs

Examples:

  • Convert to H.264
    • manage-media convert --video-codec h264 <input> <output>
  • Convert to HEVC/H.265:
    • manage-media convert --video-codec hevc <input> <output>
  • Convert to HEVC with AC3 audio:
    • manage-media convert --video-codec hevc --audio-codec ac3 <input> <output>
  • Convert to HEVC, but don't convert audio:
    • manage-media convert --vc hevc --ac copy <input> <output>
  • Scale to 480p
    • manage-media convert --scale 480
  • Convert to H.264 and remove interlacing (such as on mpeg2 DVDs)
    • manage-media convert --vc h264 --deinterlace
  • Convert a whole directory of files
    • manage-media convert --vc h264 --bulk <input dir> <output dir>

metadata

Get a simple output of metadata for a file. Or get lots of metadata in json format

Simple output

manage-media metadata <input>

Battlestar Galatica (2003) - s00e01 - Battlestar Galactica The Miniseries (1).mkv
   Directory: /Volumes/Media/TV Shows/Battlestar Galactica/Season 0/
   Title: Battlestar Galactica: Season 1 (Disc 1)
   Size: 6.8GB
   Format: matroska,webm
   Duration: 1h34m39s
   Bitrate: 10117 Kbps
   Video: h264 8 bit (1920x1080)
   Audio:
     aac (eng, 5.1)
   Subtitles: eng, spa, fra
   Ripped: True

Json

manage-media metadata --json <input>

{
  "file": "/Volumes/Media/TV Shows/Battlestar Galactica/Season 0/Battlestar Galatica (2003) - s00e01 - Battlestar Galactica The Miniseries (1).mkv",
  "title": "Battlestar Galactica: Season 1 (Disc 1)",
  "duration": 5679.362,
  "duration_str": "1h34m39s",
  "size": 7354722701,
  "size_str": "6.8GB",
  "resolution": "HIGH_DEF",
  "bit_rate": 10359928,
  "bit_rate_str": "10117 Kbps",
  "ripped": true,
  "format": "matroska,webm",
  "format_long_name": "Matroska / WebM",
  "mime_type": "video/x-matroska",
  "tags": {
    "title": "Battlestar Galactica: Season 1 (Disc 1)",
    "RIPPED": "true",
    "ENCODER": "Lavf57.56.100"
  },
  "video_streams": [ ... ],
  "audio_streams": [ ... ],
  "subtitle_streams": [ ... ],
  "other_streams": [ ... ],
  "chapters": [ ... ],
  "interlace": null
}

rename

A flexible tool to rename files

Rename files based on a template.

Templates can include variables or expressions by surrounding with ${...}. Functions can be called like ${upper(i)} or ${i | upper}.

The following variables are available:

  • i/index - The index of the current file being renamed
  • wo_ext - The file name basename without the extension
  • ext - The file extension of the current file (without '.')
  • filename - The filename of the current file (basename)
  • re/regex - A list of regex match groups (use re[0], re[1], etc)

The following functions are available:

  • upper - Upper cases the input
  • lower - Lower cases the input
  • ifempty(a, b, c) - If a is empty or null, then b, otherwise c
  • lpad(a, b:int) - Left pads a to length b (defaults to 2+) with spaces
  • zpad(a, b:int) - Left pads a to length b (defaults to 2+) with zeros

lpad/zpad - By default pads to at least 2 characters. If there are 100+ files, then 3 characters, 1000+ files, then 4 characters, etc.

Regular Expressions: If a regex is included, the match groups (0=whole match, >0=match group) are available in a list 're' or 'regex'. Each match group is converted to an int if possible, so a zero padded int will lose the zeros.

Examples:

Input: S02E04.mp4
Regex: S(\d+)E(\d+)

Template: 'Season ${re[1]} Episode ${re[2]}.{ext}'
Result: 'Season 2 Episode 4.mp4'

Template: 'Season ${re[1] | zpad} Episode ${zpad(re[2], 3)}.{ext}'
Results: 'Season 02 Episode 004.mp4'
Input: whatever.mp4
Regex: S(\d+)E(\d)
Template: 'Season ${ifempty(re[1], 'unknown', re[1])} Episode ${re[2]}.{ext}'
Result: 'Season unknown Episode .mp4'

search

Searches a directory for video files matching parameters. Note: this can take a LONG time as it has to read the metadata for each file. You can speed up multiple searches in the same directory with --db <file which caches the metadata.

If a video has multiple streams, comparisons mean at least one stream matches.

Available parameters:

Video:

  • v.codec - The video codec (h264, h265, mpeg2, etc)
  • v.width - The video pixel width
  • v.height - The video pixel height

Audio:

  • a.codec - The audio codec (aac, ac3)
  • a.channels - The number of audio channels (stereo=2, 5.1=6, etc)
  • a.lang - The language of the audio track

Subtitles:

  • s.codec - The subtitle codec (srt, hdmv_pgs, mov_text, etc)
  • s.lang - The language of the subtitle track

Others:

  • ripped - Whether the video is marked as ripped or not
  • bit_rate - The overall average bitrate
  • resolution - The resolution name (LOW_DEF, HIGH_DEF, etc)

Metadata:

  • meta.xyz - Follows the basic JSON metadata output

Functions:

  • isNull(xyz) - Returns true if the value is null
  • all(xyz) - Instead of one stream matching, check all of them

Examples:

  • Find all videos that are H264
    • v.codec = h264
  • Find all videos that are H264 with stereo AAC
    • v.codec = h264 and a.codec = aac and a.channels = 2
  • Find all videos that are H265 or H264 and AAC
    • a.codec = aac and (v.codec = h265 or v.codec = h264)
    • a.codec = aac and v.codec in [h265, h264]
  • Find all videos without English Subtitles
    • s.lang != eng
  • Find videos that are lower resolution than 1080
    • v.height < 1080
  • Find all videos that have ONLY AAC audio
    • all(a.codec) = aac

tv-rename

Renames files in a directory to sXXeYY

For example, if you ripped some Battlestar Galactica blurays, you might have a file structure like:

  • BSG_Season1_Disc1
    • BSG_Season1_Disc1_t00.mkv
    • BSG_Season1_Disc1_t01.mkv
    • BSG_Season1_Disc1_t02.mkv
    • BSG_Season1_Disc1_t03.mkv
  • BSG_Season1_Disc2
    • BSG_Season1_Disc2_t00.mkv
    • BSG_Season1_Disc2_t01.mkv
    • BSG_Season1_Disc2_t02.mkv
    • BSG_Season1_Disc2_t03.mkv

manage-media tv-rename -s 1 -e 1 --tvdb --show "Battlestar Galactica" --output "BSG/Season 1" BSG_Season1_Disc*

Result

  • BSG
    • Season 1
      • Battlestar Galatica (2003) - S01E01 - 33.mkv
      • Battlestar Galatica (2003) - S01E02 - Water.mkv
      • Battlestar Galatica (2003) - S01E03 - Bastille Day.mkv
      • Battlestar Galatica (2003) - S01E04 - Act of Contrition.mkv
      • Battlestar Galatica (2003) - S01E05 - You Can't Go Home Again.mkv
      • Battlestar Galatica (2003) - S01E06 - Litmus.mkv
      • Battlestar Galatica (2003) - S01E07 - Six Degrees of Separation.mkv
      • Battlestar Galatica (2003) - S01E08 - Flesh and Bone.mkv

Configuration

You can configuration where to find various executables by creating a file ~/.config/mms/config.ini. By default, commands will use the executables found in your path.

You can see which tools are being used with manage-media

Config File Example

[main]
ffmpeg = /path/to/ffmpeg

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