How To Install FileBot 4.5 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, FileBot is an ultimate movie and music renamer, enabling the users to easily rename video and audio files. Also, it fetches subtitles and can be used from both, GUI and command-line.

Important features:

  • drag and drop support
  • support for renaming and moving a lot of files simultaneously
  • download episode info
  • fetch subtitles
  • auto detect names for Series/Anime and Movies

The latest version available is FileBot 4.5, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • {primaryTitle} now maps to the original movie name (and not the English movie name)
  • Inherit ACLs when moving / copying files to remote folders
  • Dropped support for Java 7 (so Java 8 is required now)

how to install FileBot 4.5 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install FileBot 4.5 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is not available via any repository or PPA, we have to download the deb package and install it via gdebi. Also, you need to have either OpenJDK 8 or Oracle Java 8 to run the installation.

How to install FileBot 4.5 on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

$ sudo apt-get purge openjdk*
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer gdebi
$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/filebot/files/filebot/FileBot_4.5/filebot_4.5_i686.deb
$ sudo gdebi filebot_4.5_i686.deb

Due to the fact that filebot was installed by root, we have to change the ownership from its config file:

$ sudo chown -R $USER:$USER ~/.filebot/

How to install FileBot 4.5 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

$ sudo apt-get purge openjdk*
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer gdebi
$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/filebot/files/filebot/FileBot_4.5/filebot_4.5_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi filebot_4.5_amd64.deb

Due to the fact that filebot was installed by root, we have to change the ownership from its config file:

$ sudo chown -R $USER:$USER ~/.filebot/

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5 comments on “How To Install FileBot 4.5 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems
  1. Louiph says:

    Thank you !

  2. Hani says:

    Thanks dude,

    Worked like a charm and bookmarked for later reference.

    Keep up the good work!!

    • Hani says:

      Last step sudo chown was not required on ubuntu 14.04 and didnt work gave an error. The program is working fine tho thanks for the guide

  3. Outdated says:

    It’s outdated.

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