TV Rename will track many TV Shows in your library. These can be added in 3 key ways:
Manually – Added manually by entering the name into the ‘Add Show’ screen from the main ‘My Shows’ tab
Bulk Add – TV Rename can scan through some specified folders (Monitor Folders) via the ‘Bulk Add’ tool. It will display a list of shows that are not already in the library and allow them to be added en-masse.
Automated – TV Rename can be setup to look at files in the download folder (Search Folders) and (if it can’t find an appropriate show in the library) offer the user some suggestions about which series/show to add to the library.
Manual addition is the simplest way of adding shows into the library. You can enter (and search for) the show by name or for more precise addition enter a TVDB Id. All the options about the show can be edited, but they key ones to add are:
Directory location to store the location of the files for the series
Time zone for the series (this is not available from TVDB, so must be entered manually)
TV Rename can search through your library of existing (organised) files to find shows that are not in the library. This is initiated from the menu bar, with config options are in the preferences under ‘Bulk/Auto Add’. It can be made to ignore folders with no video files and recycle bin from the configuration options. If specific folders should be ignored, then they can be from the within the tools. (specify ignore folders)
TV Rename can look at ‘spare’ files in the ‘download’/Search folders;
If it cannot find a home for them then
It tries to find the series on TVDB and asks the user for clarification via a streamlined add dialog.
Once accepted, TVR automatically adds the show.
If auto folder creation is on, then the folders get created in the library automatically and the appropriate files copied in.
This function can be turned on under Preferences >Scan Options >Notify when new shows are found and the configuration options can be found in Preferences>Bulk/Auto Add. There are options to help modify filenames into show names by ignoring certain terms and by ignoring files altogether with terms in the filename.