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Movie Collector (Windows)

v19.1: Update your IMDb Ratings / Votes in one go!

February 20th, 2019

The Movie Collector v19 release was just 2 months ago, but I have another big update for you now. Depending on how much of an IMDb junkie you are, today’s v19.1 update may even be a bigger deal than v19 itself 🙂

What’s new in Movie Collector v19.1

As you probably know, we have signed a more comprehensive (and also much more expensive) content licensing agreement with IMDb, which gives us access to more and fresher IMDb data.

Today we’ve released the first new features made possible by this new agreement!

New: IMDb Votes field

This new field indicates the number of votes on which the IMDb Rating is based. It is a good indication of 1. how popular the movie is and 2. how trustworthy the rating is.

  • The IMDb Votes field is automatically filled in when you Add a Movie from Core. (Note: similar to IMDb Ratings and Links, getting IMDb Votes from Core requires an active Service Plan)
  • It is also shown in the yellow IMDb box in your movie details panel, right below the logo and rating (for the Flex, Clean, QuickSilver and Carbon templates).
  • Tip: add the IMDb Votes as a column in your list, so that easily see for all your movies or even sort on it to order your list by the movie’s popularity.

New: Update your IMDb Ratings and Votes in one go

The new IMDb content license gives us daily updates of the IMDb Ratings and Votes, so let’s make use of that daily fresh data now!

  • Select some (or all) movies in your list, then right click and choose Update IMDb Ratings/Votes from the menu.
  • This will connect to our Core and retrieve fresh IMDb Ratings and Votes for all selected movies.
  • Don’t worry, this won’t take long. We have implemented a super efficient system that can update ratings/votes in chunks of 100 movies in one go.
  • When done, it will report the number of movies it has updated the Ratings and Votes for.
  • Note: using the “Update IMDb Ratings/Votes” feature requires an active Service Plan.

Other changes

  • Several tweaks to improve the trial mode experience:
    • Bigger “+ Add Movies” button on the default toolbar
    • Improved “My CLZ Account” messaging when logging in with a CLZ Account.
    • New hints to Sync with CLZ Cloud after adding some movies.
    • Removed the ugly blue “hint box” that appeared when starting with an empty database.
  • FIXED: Occasional freeze/hang problems after a period of program inactivity.

CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.14.4 IMDb features are back!

January 30th, 2019

Great news! We now have a new and more comprehensive content licensing agreement with IMDb, which means the IMDb features are back in your CLZ Movies app!

  • When adding new movies, it automatically downloads IMDb Ratings and Links again.
  • The IMDb Number field has been replaced with an IMDb URL field. Of course, your existing IMDb numbers have automagically been turned into IMDb URLs.
  • In your movie list, the IMDb Ratings are shown in “IMDb yellow” again 🙂

Because the new IMDb content license is more comprehensive, more IMDb related data and features are coming soon, including:

  • Official cast and crew listings, straight from IMDb.
  • A tool for updating all your IMDb Ratings with fresh ratings from IMDb.

Also new in this version:

  • Fixed: The ‘region’ field was missing in the folder list

IMDb, IMDb.COM, and the IMDb logo are trademarks of IMDb.com, Inc. or its affiliates.


Movie Collector (Windows)

v19.0.8: IMDb features are back!

January 28th, 2019

Great news! We now have a new and more comprehensive content licensing agreement with IMDb, which means the IMDb features are back in your Movie Collector software!

IMDb features are back!

  • When adding new movies, it automatically downloads IMDb Ratings and Links again.
  • The IMDb Number field has been replaced with an IMDb URL field. Of course, your existing IMDb numbers have automagically been turned into IMDb URLs.
  • In your movie details panel, the IMDb Ratings are shown in “IMDb yellow” again 🙂

The new IMDb content license is more comprehensive, so more IMDb related data and features are coming soon, including:

  • Official cast and crew listings, straight from IMDb.
  • A tool for updating all your IMDb Ratings with fresh ratings from IMDb.

HOWEVER: Because the new license is also very expensive, we have decided to only deliver IMDb Ratings and Links to users who are on a valid, non-expired Update Plan.

Fixed for 64-bit version: Image scanning and web-cam scanning

Right after the release of v19, we started receiving reports from users that their image scanners would not be found when using the 64-bit version. Other users reported that the web-cam scanning would not work anymore.

A temporary work-around has been to use the 32-bit version of version 19.

In the meantime, our Windows developer Joe has been working hard to get both of these problems resolved and I am happy to report that both have been fixed in today’s version 19.0.8:

  • 64-bit version now uses WIA to connect with image scanners. When acquiring, make sure to select the WIA driver for your scanner, not TWAIN.
  • Scanning barcodes with your webcam scanner is working again.

If you have been using the 32-bit version as a workaround, please switch to the 64-bit version again (this is a choice during installation).

Then, please let us know your findings, is everything working again?

IMDb, IMDb.COM, and the IMDb logo are trademarks of IMDb.com, Inc. or its affiliates.


CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.14.4 IMDb features are back!

January 28th, 2019

Great news! We now have a new and more comprehensive content licensing agreement with IMDb, which means the IMDb features are back in your CLZ Movies app!

  • When adding new movies, it automatically downloads IMDb Ratings and Links again.
  • The IMDb Number field has been replaced with an IMDb URL field. Of course, your existing IMDb numbers have automagically been turned into IMDb URLs.
  • In your movie list, the IMDb Ratings are shown in “IMDb yellow” again 🙂

Because the new IMDb content license is more comprehensive, more IMDb related data and features are coming soon, including:

  • Official cast and crew listings, straight from IMDb.
  • A tool for updating all your IMDb Ratings with fresh ratings from IMDb.

Also new in this version:

  • On some devices, Youtube trailers would not open full-screen, now they do!
  • Fixed: Field Defaults were not properly set for the Country field.

IMDb, IMDb.COM, and the IMDb logo are trademarks of IMDb.com, Inc. or its affiliates.


Movie Connect

IMDb features are back!

January 28th, 2019

Great news! We now have a new and more comprehensive content licensing agreement with IMDb, which means the IMDb features are back in your Movie Connect software!

  • When adding new movies, it automatically adds IMDb Ratings and Links again.
  • The IMDb Number field has been replaced with an IMDb URL field. Of course, your existing IMDb numbers have automagically been turned into IMDb URLs.
  • A new “IMDb” option is now available to add as a column to your List View, which shows a nice IMDb logo with rating, linking to the movie page on IMDb.

Because the new IMDb content license is more comprehensive, more IMDb related data and features are coming soon, including:

  • Official cast and crew listings, straight from IMDb.
  • A tool for updating all your IMDb Ratings with fresh ratings from IMDb.

IMdb Rating showing in movie details panel

List View with “IMDb” column added

New IMDb area in Edit Movie screen

IMDb, IMDb.COM, and the IMDb logo are trademarks of IMDb.com, Inc. or its affiliates.