Unrecognized

When importing your files to build your collection, any file that Shoko Server is unable to find on AniDB (by matching hashes) will be listed in the unrecognized tab. Keep in mind that just because a file is listed as unrecognized, it does not always mean a record for that series, episode, movie or special does not exist on AniDB. It simply means that that the version or file you have in your collection is not known to AniDB.

There are a various reasons as to why your file ended up in the unrecognized list, they usually all fit into one of the following groups.

  • Unknown Release
  • Error When Hashing
  • Corrupted File
  • Not a Video File

It’s important to note that a corrupted file does not mean a broken file, in other words just because a file is corrupt it does not mean the file has playback issues. What usually happens is the copy you downloaded has slight variations from the official source which results in the CRC32 hash value and hash being different which is why the file is unrecognized. If this is the case then you should not submit your file to AniDB as it will be rejected, instead it needs to be Manually Linked. If the file has never been submitted before then there will be nothing to check against which is why the file is unrecognized. You can submit the file to AniDB using AVDump2 which will add the file which will benefit all users of Shoko. To check, simply navigate to the episode on AniDB to which the file corresponds too and look for an entry form the release group you have, if it's there then the file you have is corrupted, if it's not then you can add it.

Shoko Desktop - Unrecognized Overview
Shoko Desktop - Unrecognized Overview

Unrecognized Toolbar

At the top of the Unrecognized List is the Unrecognized Toolbar which provides you with some useful file options.

ButtonDescription
RefreshThe Refresh button will refresh your view, and add any files that have been added since initially selecting the Unrecognized utility.
SearchUseful for users with a lot of unrecognized files, will search through the unrecognized list for the parameter you've specified.
Rescan AllRescans the file(s) sending the file(s) current hash to AniDB to check for a match, useful for newer files or obscure fansub groups.
Rehash AllRehashes the file(s) sending the file(s) new hash to AniDB to check for a match, useful for files that encountered an issue during the initial hashing.
LogsOpens the location of the log folder for Shoko Desktop.
Shoko Desktop - Manual Episode Linking
Shoko Desktop - Unrecognized Toolbar

Linking Options

The first two sections, Link Confirm and Link Setup deal with manually linking your unrecognized file, for example if the file is corrupted or a custom encode.

After selecting the file or files, select the Series the files are apart of. If you are linking a single episode then select the Single Episode option in the box below the series box and the Actual Episode in the second box. If you have selected multiple unrecognized files then select the Episode Range option in the first box and input the episode range in the input fields. In the event that an entire series is listed in the unrecognized files list, you may have to first manually add the series. Click the New Series button and follow the steps to manually add the series.

Shoko Desktop - Manual Episode Linking
Shoko Desktop - Manual Episode Linking

File Options

When you select a file, a panel will display below Link Setup showing a array of file options and file info.

ButtonDescription
PlayOpens the file in your selected video player for playback.
DeleteDeletes the selected file.
IgnoreMarks the file as ignored, files marked as ignored will not show up on the unrecognized files list.
RescanRescans the file(s) sending the file(s) current hash to AniDB to check for a match, useful for newer files or obscure fansub groups.
RehashRehashes the file(s) sending the file(s) new hash to AniDB to check for a match, useful for files that encountered an issue during the initial hashing.
AvDump2Sends the file to the AniDB AvDump utility.
Open FolderOpens the folder where the selected file is. Please note, this option is not available if the file is located on a Cloud Provider.
Shoko Desktop - File Info
Shoko Desktop - File Info

Ignored

The Ignored utility shows all files that you've previously marked as Ignored when previously sorting through your Unrecognized files.

ButtonDescription
PlayOpens the file in your selected video player for playback.
DeleteDeletes the selected file.
RestoreRemoves the ignored flag adding the file back to the Unrecognized list.
Open FolderOpens the folder where the selected file is. Please note, this option is not available if the file is located on a Cloud Provider.
Shoko Desktop - Ignored Overview
Shoko Desktop - Ignored Overview

Manually Linked

All files that you've manually linked in the Unrecognized utility will be listed here to keep track of files in your collection that do not have a corresponding hash on AniDB. The Manually Linked toolbar will not be covered below as it's a reduced version of the Unrecognized Toolbar.

Available ActionsDescription
PlayOpens the file in your selected video player for playback.
RescanRescans the file(s) sending the file(s) current hash to AniDB to check for a match, useful for newer files or obscure fansub groups.
DeleteRemoves the link to the series/episode and places the file back into the Unrecognized List
AvDump2Sends the file to the AniDB AvDump utility.
File InfoShows the series and episode the file is linked to.
Shoko Desktop - Manual Link
Shoko Desktop - Manual Link

Duplicate Files

The list of all files that have two or more versions of the same episode / movie

Available ActionsDescription
RefreshRefresh info from the server
Re-evaluate All EntriesRescan all the files to find any missing duplicates
Shoko Desktop - Duplicates
Duplicates

Multiple Files

The list of all files that have two or more versions of the same episode.

The Multiple Files tab allows you to clean any duplicate versions you have of the same episode.

The Auto Deletion Settings allows you to automate the deletion of extra versions, based on paterns.

Available ActionsDescription
RefreshRefresh info from the server.
Shoko Desktop - Multiple
Multiple

Missing MyList Files

Compare your collection with your AniDB MyList.

The missing MyList compares your current AniDB collection with your Shoko Managed Collection

If you have files on AniDB that are not in your current collection, you can allow Shoko to remove all of the missing files from AniDB

Available ActionsDescription
View Missing FilesList all the files in your AniDB MyList and compare with your current collection.
Remove All Entries from AniDBRemove all entries from AniDB that are not in your current collection.
Shoko Desktop - Missing MyList
Missing MyList

Series Without Files

Here you can find all the shows that do not have any files assigned to it

After refershing the view you can delete the shows that have no episodes from the list by pressing the red X button.

Available ActionsDescription
RefreshRefresh the list to get a list of all the Series
Shoko Desktop - Series Without Files
Series Without Files

Missing Episodes

The list of all any missing episodes of series you are collecting.

Refresh the list (with any addional filters checked / selected) to receive a list of missing episodes.
Available ActionsDescription
RefreshRefresh the list to get a list of all the Series.
ExportExport the list to CSV file.
ColumnsShow/Hide additional columns
Only Release Groups I Am CollectingShow only the entries which match the Groups you selected for collection.
Regular Episodes OnlyDon't check for Specials or any non-normal episode.
Airing StateShow All / Still Airing / Finished Airing only.
Shoko Desktop - Missing Episodes
Missing Episodes
Shoko Desktop - Missing Episodes Options
Missing Episodes Options

Recommendations

Get AniDB Recommendations based upon your own ratings and AniDB users.

Available ActionsDescription
RefreshRefresh the list to get a list of recommendations
ItemsThe amount of recommendations to get from AniDB
Shoko Desktop - Recommendations
Recommendations

AniDB AV Dump

Analyse File to push to AniDB.

Search based on File name, Hash, or last 100 added files.

Shoko Desktop - File Search
File Search

File Renaming

Rename files in your Collection based upon tags and info from AniDB

With the renaming script you can automatically rename files that are in shoko.

By checking the "Run this script when importing files into collection" Shoko will automatically rename the files it finds based upon your script.

Shoko Desktop - Renaming
Renaming

Update AniDB Data

Update AniDB information for files that were imported into Shoko.

Available ActionsDescription
Update Files With Missing InfoOnly update files with missing information like resolution or codex info.
Update files to internal Version 2Add V2 information to existing files.
Shoko Desktop - Update AniDB Info
Update AniDB Info

Community Data

Allows you to do some cleaning of any community sites that you have linked.

Available ActionsDescription
TraktUpdate information in Trakt with Shoko Info.
Shoko Desktop - Community Data
Community Data

My Votes

List your collection and show your current AniDB vote, as well as allow you to vote for your current collection.

Available ActionsDescription
RefreshGet AniDB vote information of your current collection.
Sort OrderSort by Overall rating, or by Year of first airing.
Shoko Desktop - My Votes
My Votes