Configure Filebot for Opensubtitles.org in Windows

FileBot in Windows is a bit tricky to use when it comes to batch subtitle downloads.

In particular, OpenSubtitles.org prevents leeching by requiring login details to be passed to Filebot. This isn’t so straightforward in Windows with no gui configuration available.

We are required to use the console version of FileBot from the windows commandline

Firstly, get into the commandline:

<win-R> cmd

Then do:

cd C:\Program Files\FileBot

Your prompt should now show:

C:\Program Files\FileBot>

Then do:

filebot.exe -script fn:configure

Enter OpenSubtitles username: ******
Enter OpenSubtitles password: ******

Testing OpenSubtitles... OK
Done

Finally, with all movies in a network-mounted Y:\, for example, do:

filebot.exe -script fn:suball "Y:" --lang en -non-strict

My elaborate movie-format rename scheme follows:
{n.space('_')}_({y})_[{af.lower()}_{ac.lower()}_{(int)video.framerate.toFloat()}fps_{(video.bitrate.toFloat()/1000).round()}kbps_{vc.lower()}_{vf}]

  • yielding something like:
    12_Years_a_Slave_(2013)_[6ch_dts_23fps_4324kbps_x264_720p].mkv