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‘SheetMaker For Linux' it currently provides the following features:

manually build a list of movie files to be processed.
generate the Moviesheets from the list interactively or in auto mode.
options to create a Thumbgen TGMD file for each movie.
ability to edit Moviesheets and Thumbnails from a TGMD file.
option to ‘Test' changes to Moviesheets and Thumbnails from a TGMD file without committing the changes.
ability to manually add more Covers and Fanarts while editing a Moviesheet.
uses the data from the TGMD file by default, otherwise gets data from TheMovieDB.org, and optionally IMDB.com or Moviemeter.nl (at this stage).
generates TV series/episode sheets using resources from thetvdb.com

Install Sheetmaker on ubuntu

Preparing your system

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo apt-get install libimdb-film-perl libxml-bare-perl libxmltokeparser-perl perlmagick libfile-finder-perl libimage-exiftool-perl

Download sheetmaker

Now you need to create following folder

mkdir ~/Downloads/sheetmaker

cd ~/Downloads/sheetmaker

Download sheetmaker from here

After download extract the file

You can check required perl modules using the following command

perl ModuleTest.pl

The above command might give you XML::RPC module missing so you can install using the following command

sudo perl -MCPAN -e ‘install XML::RPC'

Press enter for ALL questions asked -- except for the last -- "URL of the CPAN mirror". Enter the value http://www.cpan.org

mediainfo needs to be installed. You install this by:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shiki/mediainfo
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mediainfo

now check that starting the application works --

perl SheetMaker.pl

Create desktop launcher

create a text file call sheetlaunch.sh with the following contents:

cd /home/homefolder/Downloads/sheetmaker
perl SheetMaker.pl

change the permissions so that is launches

chmod +x sheetlaunch.sh

now right click the desktop and create a launcher with the command line


Click on the default icon and navigate to the sheetmaker folder to use the correct icon.

N.B. change homefolder for your home folder name

if you now move the launcher to the folder .local/share/applications then nattys' Dash will pick it up in its search.

Via Askubuntu

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3 Comments to “How to install Sheetmaker on ubuntu”

  1. Andreas says:

    After running ModuleTest is gives me Ok. Then when I run Sheepmaker.pl it gives me

    Can’t locate Image/ExifTool.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.1 /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.1 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.10 /usr/share/perl/5.10 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at SheetMaker.pl line 14.
    BEGIN failed–compilation aborted at SheetMaker.pl line 14.

    Any advice?

  2. fossfreedom says:

    The instructions for installing sheetmaker has been revised on AskUbuntu – follow the link “via AskUbuntu” above.

  3. ryan says:

    mediainfo 0.7.47 (can be found at the official site) or above is recommend. 0.7.44 and 0.7.43 hanging up on some avi file, especially for net shared files.

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