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Movie Collector: Import tool for CATVids users

January 10th, 2014

Our longtime competitor FNProgramvare (the maker of CATVids) has ceased operations. We received loads of requests from current CATVids users, seeking an alternative, for an import feature.
We have created and released a dedicated import routine for CATVids users, wanting to switch to Movie Collector. This import feature is available in version Cobalt.3 build 1 and up, released January 9.


With our new “Import from CATVids” feature we’re offering CATVids users the possibility to switch to Movie Collector for cataloging their DVDs and Blu-rays, with 99% of their existing database and images preserved.
Here’s how to switch from CATVids to Movie Collector.

  • Use CATVids to export your database to an XML file.
  • Then in Movie Collector, choose File / Import from / CATVids XML.
  • In the Import from CATVids XML screen, browse to the XML file.
  • If (some of) your CATVids using relative image paths, also indicate the location of your cover images.
  • Click the Import button.

You can try this in the trial software with 25 movies first, so you won’t run into the trial limit too soon. When you like what you see, purchase your Movie Collector Pro license and import your complete CATVids database.