Movie Collector for Mac OS X - Features & Screenshots

Movie Collector Feature Page

Browsing your movie collection

Adding movies to your database

Managing and editing your database

Exporting and sharing your movie list

Browsing your movie database

The main screen of Movie Collector gives you many ways to view, browse, sort, group and search your database. The screen can be fully configured to your own liking.

Images View, List View and Cover Flow

Switch Movie Collector's main panel (top right) between Images View, a nice wall with cover image thumbnails, List View. a list with multiple data columns or Cover Flow View, a cool 3D presentation of the front covers of your movies.

Images View:

Main Screen in Images View

List View:

Main Screen in List View

Cover Flow View:

Main Screen in Cover Flow View

Group movies into Folders

Browse your movies as one long list in No Folders mode, or group them into folders, e.g. by Genre, Format, Director, etc.. You can even use multi-level folders, e.g. first by Format, then by Genre.

Main Screen with Format, then Genre Folders

Manage your Collection and your Wish List

Manage the items you own and your wish list using the In Collection Status field.
Flip between your Collection and your Wish List with the tabs at the bottom left.

Wishlist

Statistics: Bar Charts and Pie Charts

View collection statistics in bar charts or pie charts.

Collection Stats

Searching your movie database

  • Use the Quick Search box on the toolbar to search in all fields of your entire database.

Search

Customizing Movie Collector

Details View: Templates and Styles

The Details Panel shows the full movie details.
Several layout templates and color styles are available. Some examples:

The Vee Nine template:
Our most popular template! A centered panel with all movie information, a big trailer panel in the middle and completely surrounded by a movie specific backdrop image.
The Vee Nine template comes in a "light" and a "dark" style:

Vee Nine Template

The Blockz template:
Lots of blockz in bright colors. Too colorful for you? Then opt for the Dark style.

Blockz Template

The Vee Eight template:
Several semi-transparent blocks of information, with a big backdrop filling the rest of the screen.

Vee Eight Template

Main screen Layout

Choose from several layouts for the panels in the main screen.

Example main screen layouts

Example main screen layouts

Example main screen layouts

Configurable Fonts & Font Size

Configure the font type and font size to suit your needs.

Different font types and sizes

Different font types and sizes

Choose your List Columns

Configure the List View to your own liking, choose the columns *you* want to see.

Columns

Sorting/ordering your movie list

Sort your lists any way you want. Simply click a column header to sort on that column. Or define and save your own multi-field sort orders in the Sort Field Selection screen.

Sorting your movie list

Virtual Shelves

Pick from any of the 5 Virtual Shelves options for your Images View:
  • Classic (No Shelves)
  • Wood (light)
  • Wood (dark)
  • Metal
  • Glass

Virtual Shelves: Wood Light

Virtual Shelves

Download the free trial version or buy the full version

Try Movie Collector Free

Download your free trial edition
Available for Windows and Mac OS X.
The free trial is limited to 50 movies.
(Of course the full version has no limits at all.)

Buy Movie Collector

No database limits, full access to online data, free cloud storage.

Choose between Standard or Pro:

US $29.95 or US $49.95

Latest versions:

Windows
for Windows: Cobalt.7.1
release date: Aug 12, 2014
what's new »
Mac OS X
for Mac OS X: Cobalt.5.1
release date: Aug 28, 2014
what's new »

Adding movies to your database

Automatically catalog DVDs, Blu-Rays discs and movie files.
Instantly download full movie details and cover art.

Cataloging DVDs/Blu-Rays by Title

An easy way to add movies to your database:
  • 1. Enter the movie title, and click Search Now.
  • 2. Select your movie from the Search Results.
  • 3. Click Add Selected to add the movie to your database.

Add Movies Automatically by Title

Only adding TV Series?
Use the "TV Series only" checkbox

Add TV Series Automatically by Title

Cataloging DVDs/Blu-Rays by Barcode

  • Scanning barcodes is the fastest way to catalog your DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs.
  • No need to enter the titles of the movies and no need to select your specific edition, the search results will automatically return the exact DVD or Blu-Ray edition that you own.

Add Movies Automatically by Barcode

Need a barcode scanner?
Then check out our CLZ Barry scanner app for iOS and Android:

CLZ Barry Buy CLZ Barry in the App Store Buy CLZ Barry in the Android Market
  • Scan barcodes using the built-in camera of your phone or tablet.
  • Instantly transmit scanned barcodes to your desktop computer (Windows or Mac).
  • Or: scan barcodes while offline, then send them all to your PC or Mac in one go.

CLZ Barry is available for Android and iOS (iPhone/iPad) for US $7.99. For more information: check out the CLZ Barry website.

Scan barcodes directly into the Add Automatically screen

Connect directly to your mobile device:
From the "Add Movies Automatically" you can connect directly to CLZ Barry on your iOS or Android device.

Connect to CLZ Barry on your iOS/Android device via the Add Automatically screen

Adding multiple movies in one go using the Queue Mode (Pro edition only)

The Queue Mode lets you queue multiple title or barcode searches for batch searching and adding. Great time-saver, especially in combination with the Opticon OPN-2001 memory barcode scanner or the CLZ Barry barcode scanner app for iOS and Android.

Add Movies Automatically

The Collectorz.com online movie database

All movie and TV series data is provided by our own Collectorz.com online movie database.
This database currently contains over 260 thousand DVD and Blu-Ray editions, for over 210 thousand movies. It also list over 500 thousand episodes for over 20 thousand TV Series.

Automatic data for movies

For movies, Movie Collector automatically downloads:

Movie information:
  • Movie title
  • Release Year
  • Studio
  • Genres
  • Cast & Crew (with headshot images and IMDb links)
  • Plot Summary
    in English, France, Dutch, Spanish or German. (use the Data Language setting to choose your preferred language)
  • IMDb Link
  • IMDb Rating
  • Runtime
  • Country & Language
  • Series (e.g. "Harry Potter")
For TV Series:
  • Episode Titles and Plot descriptions
  • Episode Guest Cast and Crew (Director, Writer)
  • Episode Screenshot Images
  • Episode Runtime and Original Air Date

Images and Videos
  • Front Cover
  • Back Cover
  • Backdrop art (used as background)
  • Movie Poster
  • Movie Trailer Videos (YouTube)

Edition specific details:
  • Format (DVD, Blu-Ray Disc, VHS, etc...)
  • Barcode
  • Edition release date

Movie Data

Automatic images and IMDb links for Actors and Directors

For movies and TV series, Movie Collector automatically downloads:
  • Automatic Actor Images (aka "Actor Heads")
  • Automatic Actor Links (to the actor's page on IMDb)
  • Automatic Director Images
  • Automatic Director Links (to the director's page on IMDb)

Actor/Director Headshots and IMDb Links

Automatic data for TV Series

For TV Series, Movie Collector also gives you full episode lists, with for each episode:
  • Title
  • Plot Summary
  • Crew (Director, Writer)
  • Guest Cast
  • Screenshot Image
  • Original Air Date
  • Runtime

TV Series Episode Data

Finding more cover images online

In some cases our Collectorz.com online movie database may not give you a cover image, or a cover image that does not exactly match your edition. That is where the Find Cover Image tool comes in. It lets you find cover images anywhere on the internet (using a Google Images search) and add them to your database in just a few clicks.

Find Cover

Cataloging movie files

  • Let Movie Collector scan your harddisk and add the found movie files automatically.
  • Then use Update Movies Automatically to download movie information (like cast, crew, plot & cover image) from the Collectorz.com online database.
  • Or, link the found movies to existing entries in your movie database.
  • Use the Play button in the Details View, or Play button on the toolbar, to start the movie in your favorite movie player.

Link Movie Files

TV Series Episodes
You can also link episode movie files to episodes in a TV Series entry in your Movie Collector database. Just scan the folder with your episodes on your HDD, and link.

Link Movie Files to TV Series episodes

Use the play button to start playing them directly from your database in your favorite movie player:

Play Movie Episode Files

Download the free trial version or buy the full version

Try Movie Collector Free

Download your free trial edition
Available for Windows and Mac OS X.
The free trial is limited to 50 movies.
(Of course the full version has no limits at all.)

Buy Movie Collector

No database limits, full access to online data, free cloud storage.

Choose between Standard or Pro:

US $29.95 or US $49.95

Latest versions:

Windows
for Windows: Cobalt.7.1
release date: Aug 12, 2014
what's new »
Mac OS X
for Mac OS X: Cobalt.5.1
release date: Aug 28, 2014
what's new »

Managing and editing your database

Adding movies to Movie Collector is quick and easy. But Movie Collector also provides many useful tools to manage and edit your database entries.

Editing your movie entries

The Edit Movie screen is the place where you can edit all movie properties. The many available fields are grouped into eight tabs.

The Main tab

Edit Movie

The Cast and Crew tab

Edit Movie

The Edition tab

Edit Movie

The Episodes & Features tab

Edit Movie

The Edit Episode screen

Edit Movie

The Personal tab

Edit Movie

The Covers tab

Edit Movie

The Plot & Notes tab

Edit Movie

The Links tab

Edit Movie

Editing multiple movies in one go

Select multiple movie entries in the main screen and choose Edit Multiple to make the same modifications to all the selected movies in batch.

Edit Multiple

Add/Remove multiple checkmarks via Edit Multiple:

Edit Multiple

Alternatively, use the Next / Previous buttons in the Edit Movie screen to quickly make similar changes to many movies, one by one.

Edit directly in the main screen movie list

Easily make quick changes to your movie entries, right in the main screen list. No need to open the Edit Movie screen.
Directly edit text fields (like Title), choose from a dropdown for picklist fields (like Format), use a checklist for multi-value fields (like Genre) or pick a date from a calendar for date fields.

Auto Capitalization & Automatic Sort Titles

Titles download from the online movie database are automatically capitalized, e.g. typing "american gangster" will automatically change into "American Gangster".
Sort Titles are generated automatically too, making sure that titles like "The Bourne Ultimatum" are sorted correctly.
Of course, both are completely user configurable in Tools / Options.

Auto Capitalization settings

Auto Capitalization settings

Automatic Sort Title settings

Sort Title settings

Managing your pick lists

Edit your pick lists (e.g. Genres, Formats, Actors, etc..). Add, Edit, Remove and Merge entries.
Assign your custom images to items for use in the tree and list panels, and the Details View.

Edit Lists

Setting Field Defaults

Set default field values, that get filled in automatically every time you add a new movie.

Field Defaults

Field Names / User Defined Fields

Change field names to your own preferences.
Use the User Defined fields to set up extra data fields for your own needs.

Field Names

Loan Manager

  • Track which DVDs or Blu-Ray Discs you loaned and to whom.
  • Track Loan Date, Due Date and actual Return Date
  • Add extra notes for each loan
  • View all Loaned items, all Overdue items or entire loan history
  • Use a barcode scanner to loan and return movies.
  • Batch scanning support (e.g. with CLZ Barry).
  • Automatic overdue notifications when starting Movie Collector.

Loan Manager

Download the free trial version or buy the full version

Try Movie Collector Free

Download your free trial edition
Available for Windows and Mac OS X.
The free trial is limited to 50 movies.
(Of course the full version has no limits at all.)

Buy Movie Collector

No database limits, full access to online data, free cloud storage.

Choose between Standard or Pro:

US $29.95 or US $49.95

Latest versions:

Windows
for Windows: Cobalt.7.1
release date: Aug 12, 2014
what's new »
Mac OS X
for Mac OS X: Cobalt.5.1
release date: Aug 28, 2014
what's new »

Exporting and sharing your movie list

Organizing and browsing your movies in Movie Collector is fun. But it's even more fun (and useful!) to take your data and use it online, on your mobile device or to export it to other programs.

Free CLZ Cloud storage

Movie Collector comes with free cloud storage for your collection data, using our own CLZ Cloud service.

Use the CLZ Cloud to:
  • Always have an online backup of your movie collection.
  • Synchronize your collection between devices, e.g. between your desktop computer and your iOS device.
  • Publish your movie list online, to share it with friends and family.
    (this uses a free view-only version of our online software "Movie Collector Connect").

Export movie data to the CLZ Movies app for iPhone, iPad and Android

Browse your database and your wish list while on the road with the CLZ Movies mobile app, which is available for Android and iOS (compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch)

Export your collection to iPhone, iPad or Android

Publish your Movie Collector database online with your free CLZ Cloud account

View your database from any computer & any mobile device. Share your movie list with friends and family via your personal collection link.

Or, if you get a Connect subscription, you can add, edit and remove movies right from your browser!
[ More information and screenshots here » ]

Free CLZ Cloud

Printing lists

Print movie lists exactly like they look in your list view.

Print

Export data to CSV or XML format

Export your movie data for use in other programs like Excel.
Export all data to a fully configurable CSV export.

Export to Text

Or export to an XML file, perform large or advanced modifications using 3rd party tools and import your data back into Movie Collector.

Download the free trial version or buy the full version

Try Movie Collector Free

Download your free trial edition
Available for Windows and Mac OS X.
The free trial is limited to 50 movies.
(Of course the full version has no limits at all.)

Buy Movie Collector

No database limits, full access to online data, free cloud storage.

Choose between Standard or Pro:

US $29.95 or US $49.95

Latest versions:

Windows
for Windows: Cobalt.7.1
release date: Aug 12, 2014
what's new »
Mac OS X
for Mac OS X: Cobalt.5.1
release date: Aug 28, 2014
what's new »