Tutorial:How to Add Files for Dummies!

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The Basics

AniDB is file based. Because of this every release in AniDB is calculated from the added files! Keep that in mind.

Step 1

  • verify that the group you want to add a release for is added
  • you can find some find some info regarding this here: Groups

Step 2

To add a groups release to anidb you need ed2k-links of the files. There are multiple ways to generate those. One of the simplest that also provides AniDB with a lot of metadata (hashes, length, bitrate- & codec info etc.).

This step can also be exchanged with any other application that can generate ed2k-links

  • get GUI
  • Set your anidb username and API password in the options menu.
  • activate the checkbox in front of the "export ed2k links to file" option and set a path in the field next to it where the file should be saved
  • Save the options.
  • Select what you want to scan from the main menu; files or folders.
  • Select the stuff you want to scan (... Button) (you can select multiple files at once)
  • Click Start.

Step 3

  • go to the entry of the Anime in AniDB you want to add a release for
  • scroll down to the bottom of the page and click massf
  • now open the log file from the path you set in avdump. it should contain various lines of text starting with ed2k:// etc.
  • copy and paste those lines into the bit text area in the anidb website in massf
  • set the group and language options
  • click next
  • now set the episodes the files belong to. anidb tries to recognize some parameter from the file names, but this is not guaranteed to work 100%