How to Install FileBot 4.6 in Ubuntu 15.10, 15.04, 14.04

Last updated: July 15, 2015

FileBot Ubuntu

Quick tutorial shows how to install latest FileBot, the ultimate tv renamer / subtitle downloader / sfv validator, in Ubuntu, and Linux Mint.

FileBot is the ultimate tool for organizing and renaming your movies, tv shows or anime, and music well as downloading subtitles and artwork. It’s smart and just works.

FileBot provides a simple user-interface tuned for drag-n-drop, renames and moves hundreds of media files in a matter of seconds, fetches episode info from TheTVDB, AniDB or TVRage, and auto detects names for Series/Anime and Movies.

It also features:

  • Powerful and full-featured cmdline interface and scripting interface for any kind of automation
  • Accurate and robust and simply awesome file / episode matching logic
  • Powerful and highly customizable episode naming scheme
  • Supports language preferences for series and episode titles
  • Supports movie identification and renaming via TheMovieDB
  • Reverse rename files using internal history or the original torrent file
  • Download subtitles from OpenSubtitles
  • Advanced logic for matching files to most suitable subtitles
  • Find exact subtitles on OpenSubtitles
  • Upload subtitles with movie hash to OpenSubtitles
  • Integrated subtitle viewer for srt, ass and sub files
  • and more …

Install FileBot in Ubuntu:

FileBot is available in Ubuntu Software Center, but it costs $9.95. To install the latest release (4.6 so far) for free, follow below steps.

1. Install Oracle Java. Since version 4.5, Oracle Java >= 8 is required for this software.

Open terminal from the Dash, Launcher, or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, paste and run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/java

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

Above commands add the Webupd8 PPA and install an installer script which automatically downloads and installs oracle java from its official website.


After that, you may run below command to set Java 8 as default java environment on your system:

sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default

2. Download & install FileBot package.

Depends on your OS type, 32bit (i386) or 64-bit (amd64), select download the Debian package from its official web page:

Download FileBot


Once the download process finish, click to open the package with Software Center (or Gdebi) and finally install the software.


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One response to How to Install FileBot 4.6 in Ubuntu 15.10, 15.04, 14.04

  1. I don’t understand, why the author of Filebot could not make his program runnable with openjdk.