26.02.2021 - Version v4.1.1

+ filter for note field
x (TV show) fixes endless update data source #1230 #1228
x (TV show) do not select all episodes in TV show rename action per default
x better visualization of failed download #1229
x increased max memory limit to 8G
x fix changing maximum download thread count at runtime #1232
x sort showlinks in the dropdown box #1231

21.02.2021 - Version v4.1

+ License changes - Now there is a FREE and PRO version of tinyMediaManager. In the FREE version there is no more limitation of loaded movies/TV shows or API calls.

The FREE version includes:

  • base functionality of tinyMediaManager (update data sources, scrape, write/read NFO files, rename, edit, export, command line interface, …)
  • TMDB scraper

The PRO version includes also:

  • all other scrapers (IMDB, OMDB, Universal, Kodi, …)
  • trailer download
  • subtitle download
  • Trakt.tv integration

+ BIG scraper rework:

We split up all scrapers into individual sub-scrapers for every scope (meta data, artwork, trailer, subtitle). This offers new options to configure them:

  • now they are all independently configurable (no setting for the movie section influences the TV show section)
  • we could strip out options which are not needed for the actual section (e.g. TV show options in the movie scraper)
  • they have a better code base for future changes
  • separated country setting for certifications and release date
    The only drawback here is, that you may have to enter some options (like an individual API key) in every sub-scraper
    ATTENTION: since almost everything changed in the scraper setup, you may need to re-set the scraper options after the update

+ added integration of FFmpeg

You can directly download and use FFmpeg on Windows, macOS and Linux - as well as use FFmpeg from your system

  • creation of still/thumb creation via FFmpeg #1017
  • muxing downloaded trailers using FFmpeg

+ added TVmaze scraper
+ enhanced Trakt.tv sync (added personal rating sync, reworked settings & actions)
+ added missing movies in movie set #1111
+ added an option to suppress tooltips in the main tables #1128
+ added a function to migrate existing movies/TV shows to a new data source #1044
+ remember last used scraper for each entry - for scraping new episodes the same scraper will be taken into account as for the TV show
+ (movie) added full customization in which priority/order the rating should be loaded #986
+ use qualified metadata (title, plot, year, IMDB id, episode/season number) from mediainfo on first import #669 #1065
+ (movie) added an expert mode to the bulk editor to “freely” edit text based fields
+ added a JMTE replacement renderer for custom replacements (movie/TV show, renamer & exporter)
+ added OMDB TV Show scraping
+ added more Columns for Movie Sets
+ added period (year of movies in collection) for Movie Sets
+ added clickable ID Links to the Episode Detail Panel
+ added button in tv show scrape/search window for opening TVShow folder
+ added original title column for TV shows / episodes
+ reworked visualization of ratings
+ added original title column for TV shows / episodes
+ added possibility to play the trailer url in the editor (Movie and TvShow)
+ added option to manual choose artwork in the movie set chooser (as for movies)
x separated country setting for certifications and release date
x rewritten Trakt.tv integration to be more flexible and ready for multiple versions of the same movie/episode #1031 #1081
x exchanged native file dialogs with tiny file dialogs
Windows users will see a change here, because tiny file dialogs uses the “folder browser” component from Windows
x better error messages for SSL errors #1122
x added zxx (No linguistic content) to the language code detection #1125
x allow selecting of E00 in episode chooser for some special episodes #967
x added an HiDPI splash screen
x re-write NFO on gathering mediainfo data #1135
x improved HDR detection #1134
x set displayepisode and displayseason #1146
x added Soap to well known genres
x re-read mediainfo data for (ex)changed files
x (movie) remove missing/deleted files on update data sources
x (movie) support more than 9 extrafanarts in the renamer #1156
x (movie) sorting by new column #1161
x (TV show) also fetch season artwork from tmdb #1158
x (TV show) TV show related action can be triggered from episodes/seasons too #1115
x (movie) adopted movie defaults/Kodi preset to Kodi v19
x (TV show) fall back to TV show artwork if season artwork is not available #987
x removing negative filters in presets

21.12.2020 - Version v4.0.7

+ added decades filter for movies
+ added new column (audio title) in media information panels (movie / TV shows)
+ added HDR Format filter for movies and episodes
+ added movie set artwork completeness check options (like for movies) #1145
+ added “_” as a colon separator in the renamer settings #974
x better error messages for SSL errors #1122
x fixed downloading trailers #1136
x detecting video resolution for certain 3D SBS files #1133
x writing of movie set artwork with a path separator in the name #1145
x smaller fixes to the movie search #1140
x fixed renaming of episode extras (e.g. extra text files)
x fixed loading of Kodi scrapers
x fixed: do not set “episode guide” tag when selecting KODI preset

27.11.2020 - Version v4.0.6

+ added support of Kodi v19 style extrafanart (fanartX.ext)
+ added support of sorting in movie set/TV show tree #540
+ provide a filter for multi select combo boxes
+ added file name options for movie set artwork
+ added support for downloading TV show themes #825
+ added video bitrate to movie columns
+ added audio language filter
+ added subtitle language filter
+ major rework of the TV show renamer (cleanup of TV show related files)
+ added first aired date to the episode chooser
x added the media source .WEB. to WEB-DL
x added “decade” tokens to movie renamer
x better movie title search (#1089)
x add support for syncing MP2, FLAC and DTS-ES metadata to Trakt.tv
x enhanced visualization of the image chooser #1090
x enhanced detection of container formats #1038
x added more icons for media sources #1069
x fetching 0.0 rated movies
x detect 4 digit episode numbers
x fixed TV show genre filter #1104
x separated reload media information from rewriting the mediainfo.xml file #1105
x skip data sources in “update data source” which are excluded in the settings
x prevent a possible memory leak in the trailer downloader #1099
x do not show missing seasons as shown #1102
x added aac logo

26.10.2020 - Version v4.0.5

+ added support for trailer download to /trailers #787
+ re-added tinyMediaManagerCMD.exe for Windows command line execution
+ added subtitle count filter for TV shows
+ updated libmediainfo to 20.09
x fixed reading hybrid DVD ISOs
x completely reworked trailer downloading to fix several issues #1060
x reworked aspect ratio calculation
x lowered memory consumption of the imdb rating fetching
x draw table/tree grid when multiple rows are selected
x improved loading time of large libraries
x more precise search results when searching for text only
x added an option to specify which actors should be fetched from IMDB #1062
x updated live calculation of movie set/movie count #1064
x inversion of media file filter for TV shows #1063
x prevent trailer from being renamed from within /trailer(s) folder
x support reading of the mediainfo.xml for unsupported files (.disc, .img, …)
x fixed reading of mediainfo via UNC paths #1071
x fixed some updater issues
x fixed macOS dock pin issue
x MPAA tag in the NFO now also respects the certification style setting

07.10.2020 - Version v4.0.4

+ added setting to suppress writing of <episodeguide> tag
x (image chooser) show original image always in original size
x errors when downloading images #1039
x (TV show) write trailer urls in Kodi compatible format into NFO #1040
x proper update of vote count for ratings
x fixed writing of the .desktop files in linux
x fixed restart of tinyMediaManager after upgrade to v4

04.10.2020 - Version v4.0.3

+ added a year column in the TV show tree #1026
+ added a release date column in the movie table #1029
x do not cleanup episodes if the TV show has not been loaded
x several fixes for the universal TV show scraper #1024
x added second runtime column
x better movie detection when having them in ‘reserved names’ folders
x also respect current file names in the file name filter #1007
x show original image in original size #992
x several fixes to the command line interface
x universal TV show scraper uses less memory now

30.09.2020 - Version v4.0.2

+ enhanced display of ratings
+ added action to re-fetch IMDB ratings #989
x set “Disable SSL certificate verification” to true per default to avoid connection problems
x cleanup of changed artwork extensions #1015
x show language names in UI language #1010
x added more rating providers to the settings
x re-added file size to the media files table
x preserve epbookmark tag in episode NFOs
x reworked the new indicator to use less space
x rebuild image cache when changing data source #1021
x writing/cleanup of downloaded subtitle files #993

30.09.2020 - Version v4.0.1

x fixed upgrade of v3 settings

30.09.2020 - Version v4

After several months of development we are proud to announce

tinyMediaManager v4

As we have already written in a previous post tinyMediaManager is changing from a free license model to a subscription based license model. The key arguments for this decision are that we can no more invest this amount of spare time into tinyMediaManager without any financial compensation. If you need more information about this decision, please read the corresponding blog post.

What does that mean?

The key facts about our new model are:

  • tinyMediaManager remains Open Source - the code is still freely available (excluding our license module and the launcher)
  • (v4.1+) tinyMediaManager comes in 2 flavors
    • FREE version:
      • base functionality of tinyMediaManager (update data sources, scrape, rename, edit, export, command line interface, …)
      • TMDB scraper
    • PRO version:
      • all other scrapers (IMDB, OMDB, Universal, Kodi, …)
      • trailer download
      • subtitle download
      • Trakt.tv integration
      • FFmpeg integration
  • to use the PRO version, a license of tinyMediaManager can be purchased (10€ - tax included) and will be valid for one year (because of the ongoing maintenance and constant improvement of tinyMediaManager)
  • No upgrade from v3 is needed! If you are satisfied with v3, you can still use it. But there will be no more features added in v3 - just urgent bug fixes.

Since we support the Open Source idea, we will also reward contributions from the community with free licenses (be it translations, pull/merge requests, donations, help in the forum, testing of test versions, …). If you have contributed to tinyMediaManager is some way (translations, bug hunting, forums activity, …) and feel eligible to receive a free contributor license, please contact us.

What is new/different in v4?

Version 4.1

  • individual scraper settings
  • FFmpeg integration
  • new scrapers (TVMaze, OMDB for TV shows)
  • missing movies in movie sets
  • enhanced Trakt.tv sync
  • new rating implementation
  • and many more changes under the hood…

Version 4.0

  • bundled JRE and rewritten launcher (no installed Java needed any more)
  • real HiDPI support (slightly changed look and feel to achieve correct UI scaling)
  • mix in IMDB ratings for almost every scraper without the need of the universal scrapers
  • universal TV show scraper
  • completely reworked libmediainfo usage:
    • full support of reading/writing mediainfo XML files
    • better support of disc structures (.iso and VIDEO_TS/BDMV/HVDVD_TS folders)
    • several fixes for reading data out of libmediainfo
  • enhanced filter management
  • new command line interface
  • mediainfo integration for Trakt.tv
  • support for Windows taskbar / macOS dock access
  • added a true regular expression search for movies/movie set/TV show titles
  • display missing episodes in the season overview panel
  • provide artwork from TMDB for Trakt.tv search
  • added showlink support for movies
  • better performance in regular expression searches
  • fixed handling of MP2/MP3 streams
  • enhanced downloading of youtube trailers
  • KodiRPC: improve matching
  • and many more changes under the hood…

What happens with v3?

tinyMediaManager v3 will remain available and free, but only serious bugs will be fixed and no new features will be added. A mandatory upgrade to v4 will not be necessary, but we want to provide an easy transition for users which want to upgrade.

Where can I get v4?

You can get tinyMediaManager v4 at https://www.tinymediamanager.org/download/.

Can I upgrade my v3 installation to v4?

Yes you can upgrade your installation with some manual steps at the moment. Please visit the docs to see how you can upgrade to v4.