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{{eyecatch|Note|When using [[Avdump]] make sure you defined an API Key in your {{ProfileLink}} profile -> account -> set api key}}
 
{{eyecatch|Note|When using [[Avdump]] make sure you defined an API Key in your {{ProfileLink}} profile -> account -> set api key}}
  
* Get [http://static.anidb.net/client/avdump-gui.msi Avdump GUI]
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* Get [http://static.anidb.net/client/avdump-gui.msi Avdump GUI].
 
* Set your AniDB username and API password in the options menu.
 
* 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
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* 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.
 
* Save the options.
 
* Select what you want to scan from the main menu: files or folders.
 
* 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)
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* Select the stuff you want to scan (... Button) (you can select multiple files at once).
 
* Click Start.
 
* Click Start.
  
 
===Step 3===
 
===Step 3===
 
* Go to the entry of the [[Content:Anime|Anime]] in AniDB you want to add a release for
 
* Go to the entry of the [[Content:Anime|Anime]] in AniDB you want to add a release for
* Scroll down to the groups block on the page and click [[Mass add:Files|add new release]]
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* Scroll down to the groups block on the page and click [[Mass add:Files|add new release]].
 
* Open the log file from the path you set in Avdump. It should contain various lines of text starting with '''ed2k://'''.
 
* Open the log file from the path you set in Avdump. It should contain various lines of text starting with '''ed2k://'''.
* Copy and paste those lines into the big text area in the AniDB website in [[Mass add:Files|add new release]]
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* Copy and paste those lines into the big text area in the AniDB website in [[Mass add:Files|add new release]].
* Set the group and language options
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* Set the group and language options.
* Click ''next''
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* Click ''next''.
* 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%
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* 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%.
  
 
===Step 4 (optional)===
 
===Step 4 (optional)===
 
In case a file spans multiple episodes you should add the file to the first episode it spans completely. Afterwards you will have to do one more thing:
 
In case a file spans multiple episodes you should add the file to the first episode it spans completely. Afterwards you will have to do one more thing:
* go to the entry of the file where you can see all the file related details like bitrate, codec etc.
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* Go to the entry of the file where you can see all the file related details like bitrate, codec etc.
* at the bottom of that page you will find a link called <b>add new episode relation</b>
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* At the bottom of that page you will find a link called '''add new episode relation'''.
* choose the other episode this file belongs to and hit add. (you might have to repeat this process depending on how many episodes it spans)
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* Choose the other episode this file belongs to and hit add. (you might have to repeat this process depending on how many episodes it spans).

Revision as of 16:03, 7 February 2010

AniDB is file based. Because of this every release (status) 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 has already been added (see Groups).
  • If not, add the group details before continuing.

Step 2

To add a group's 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.), is Avdump.

Note When using Avdump make sure you defined an API Key in your profile (Button profile.gif on AniDB) profile -> account -> set api key
  • Get Avdump 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 groups block on the page and click add new release.
  • Open the log file from the path you set in Avdump. It should contain various lines of text starting with ed2k://.
  • Copy and paste those lines into the big text area in the AniDB website in add new release.
  • Set the group and language options.
  • Click next.
  • 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%.

Step 4 (optional)

In case a file spans multiple episodes you should add the file to the first episode it spans completely. Afterwards you will have to do one more thing:

  • Go to the entry of the file where you can see all the file related details like bitrate, codec etc.
  • At the bottom of that page you will find a link called add new episode relation.
  • Choose the other episode this file belongs to and hit add. (you might have to repeat this process depending on how many episodes it spans).