So I have recently come into possession of my father's portable media hard drive. It's basically almost 2 TB full of movies/tv shows that he's loaded from his old DVDs and Blu-rays over the years. Unfortunately for me, it is a giant unorganized mess of different files, that I imagine only my dad can make sense of. I need the help of some software to sort this out for me.
I've done some google searching for media organization software, but most of it seems to just catalog everything in a set of scanned folders and give you an interface. I was hoping to just plug this media drive into my blu-ray player and use it through the blu-ray's media interface; so something like this doesn't really help me. What I'm trying to find is some software that will actually go out and run through the media drive and at the least move the files around into a folder structure that makes some kind of sense (like genre->actor or genre->year or something). Bonus points if it can also rename the files to some common tag structure. That way, I can just go through the folder structure in the blu-ray menu and find something to watch.
I'll also take suggestions on a better way to get access to this stuff; though I don't have much to work with. I do have an AppleTV and from what I can tell, I'd have to hook up the media drive and import everything into iTunes and then the AppleTV could grab it over AirPlay?? I'm not sure how well this will work since the PC and TV are on opposite floors of the house, the WiFi might be too spotty. Also, not sure if iTunes would be able to sort the movies for me either, and this would just give me the same problem but through the AppleTV interface instead of the blu-ray interface.
Edit: Oh, while obviously free software is better, I'm not adverse to coughing up a few dollars for a cheap program that would do the above as well.