AniDB O'Matic is a windows client for AniDB.net.
The main purpose of the program is to ease mylist handling and assist in file renaming.
Getting Started with 0.5
- Get the latest working version of AOM from the AniDB Clients page
- Copy the files to a new directory, and run AOM.exe
- Ignore the scary warning, then enter your anidb username and password when prompted for them.
- AOM will now download a copy of the data in AniDB, and decrypt it. This might take a while, just let it work.
- Quick introduction to the different tabs: Statistics has various numbers on your list and AniDB as a whole, Mylist shows all the anime and files you have, Anime browser shows all the anime and files in AniDB as a whole and allows various searching, Add files lets you hash check files you have on your computer, and can be set up to automatically add them to your mylist, Known files lists all files you've hashed in the past and their status, AniDB log contains a list of what AOM has done since startup, and is useful for checking for errors and such.
- Before we start adding files, need to set up the client to automatically add them to your mylist as it goes. Under Settings in the menu bar, select Options. Click File mangager on the left, and then Default in the list box. Then tick Add new files to mylist, but *not* Correct data if different. You can set up auto file-renaming here too later if you like.
- If you're going to be hashing a lot of files, it's a good idea to tick Auto update known file data under AniDB in Options - this will help update the main database with some file data if it lacks it.
- It might be a good idea to restart AOM at this point. Dunno why, just seems that way.
- Now, in the Add files tab, click the Add File(s)... button and browse to a directory with some anime in it, and select a file. Then click the Start button to begin hashing, and watch the progress bar. When it's done, go to the Known files tab and expand the tree till you find the file you just hashed. The line will appear white before the file has been checked against the database, then turn either blue when it's added to your mylist, purple if there's no file currently in AniDB that matches, or orange if you've already hashed the file before.
- If the file turns blue, you've successfully added the file to your mylist, if you go to the Mylist tab, you should see the anime listed. If it's purple, you may have a corrupt version of an existing file, or a whole new file, see the How_to_add/remove:_Files page.
- So, if the experiment worked, hash all the files you have - use the Add Directory... button in the Add Files tab and add all the anime you have to hand, and just leave it to work. The hashing will take a while, just do something else in the meantime. If you have a lot of anime on cds or dvds, clear as much space as you can on a drive and copy it back on in blocks and hash - it might seem like a hassle, but is well worth it in the long run.
See also File renaming documentation, for how to automatically rename your files in a format of your choosing.
How to make AOM work in Linux
For AOM to work in Wine you need to install MSXML which can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3144b72b-b4f2-46da-b4b6-c5d7485f2b42&DisplayLang=en
After that do the normal stuff! ;)