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How much space does the app require?

Reference » Requirements » How much space does the app require?

CLZ Movies itself takes a little less than 20 MB (iPhone) or 30 MB (iPad) of space on your device. Depending on how many movies you’re going to catalog, the app will require a more space on your device. Below you will find an indication of how much extra space…

My app is suddenly locked, how do I fix this?

Troubleshooting » My app is suddenly locked, how do I fix this?

There can be a couple of reasons your app is locked. Please select the situation that applies to you: Situation 1: I’ve paid for the app before. Situation 2: I’m unable to sync my subscription back to my device. Situation 3: I’ve never synced my…

Different number of movies in desktop, cloud and app

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Different number of movies in desktop, cloud and app

In some rare situations, your desktop, cloud and mobile app database can get “out-of-sync”, causing a different number of movies to be listed. The solution is simple, but may take some time. In short: Clear your CLZ Cloud. Upload your most up-to-date…

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud

Contents: Why sign up? Synchronize with CLZ Cloud How the CLZ Cloud works Back up / Restore your collection and subscription

How the CLZ Cloud works

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » How the CLZ Cloud works

CLZ Cloud is a service for storing and backing up your collection database in the cloud. It is also the recommended way for syncing data between devices, e.g. from your Windows or Mac Movie Collector to CLZ Movies on iOS / Android, but also to sync between your mobile…

Back up / Restore your collection and subscription

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Back up / Restore your collection and subscription

After storing so many movies in CLZ Movies it’s always smart to have a backup. It’s also useful if you can restore your subscription on any device, any time. We offer you a way to do that by syncing your complete database and subscription to the CLZ Cloud.…

Error: Different database than the one in CLZ Cloud

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Error: Different database than the one in CLZ Cloud

The database you’re trying to sync with CLZ Cloud is a completely different one than we have in the CLZ Cloud. Perhaps you have opened a different database file? Solution 1: Open the correct database Open the same database that we have in CLZ Cloud for you.…

Uploading data to CLZ Cloud

Getting started » Uploading data to CLZ Cloud

The CLZ Movies app comes with free cloud storage for your data, in our own CLZ Cloud system. When you’re using CLZ Movies, we strongly recommend using the CLZ Cloud to: Make an online backup of your movie collection data. Synch your movie data between…

Getting started

Getting started

Welcome to CLZ Movies! Thanks for downloading our CLZ Movies app! We hope you’ll enjoy using this app to catalog and manage your movie collection. Just getting started cataloging your movies? Then here’s how to add the first movies to your…

Subscribing to CLZ Movies

Getting started » Subscribing to CLZ Movies

CLZ Movies is a subscription app. You need an active subscription to use the CLZ Movies online services: CLZ Core: For adding movies by barcode, by title, or by IMDb number/URL and for up-to-date IMDb rating and votes. CLZ Cloud: For online backups, syncing between…

Downloading data from CLZ Cloud

Getting started » Downloading data from CLZ Cloud

Have you been using one of our other movie cataloging solutions, like Movie Collector or Movie Connect, or maybe the CLZ Movies app on another device? Then you probably already have an existing movie collection stored in your CLZ Cloud account. Here’s how to…

Synchronize with CLZ Cloud

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Synchronize with CLZ Cloud

CLZ Cloud is an online service for storing and backing up your collection database in the cloud. It is also used to sync data between devices, e.g. from your Windows or Mac software to your app, but also between phones and tablets. If you own multiple devices, e.g. a…

Multiple collections

Managing your database » Multiple collections

CLZ Movies allows multiple sub-collections within your app. The collections will appear in the menu that you can open from the top left, so that you can easily switch between them. Create and manage collections Open the menu top left and tap “Add…

Error: Database synced with different CLZ Account

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Error: Database synced with different CLZ Account

The database you’re trying to sync with CLZ Cloud has been synced before, but to a different CLZ Account. This can happen if you have more than one CLZ Account with us. Solution 1: Login with the correct CLZ Account Windows / Mac desktop software Close the…

Syncing your collection with CLZ Cloud

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Synchronize with CLZ Cloud » Syncing your collection with CLZ Cloud

Windows / Mac Click on menu “CLZ Cloud > Synchronize” or click this button on the toolbar: The program will now check if there are any changes that need to be synced up or down. Click the “Sync Changes” button to process all changes. *If…

Export to Text / CSV

Importing / Exporting » Export to Text / CSV

You can’t export directly from CLZ Movies on your mobile device, but you can export from your CLZ Cloud website. 1. On your mobile app: Tap on the CLZ Cloud button on your toolbar or in the left side menu. to open the Sync screen. Tap the Sync Changes button…

Warning: Database originates from Direct Export

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Warning: Database originates from Direct Export

“Your database originates from a direct export from PC/Mac. Any additions or changes to this database cannot be synced back to CLZ Cloud or your PC/Mac.” CLZ Cloud sync doesn’t work if the database on your mobile device originated from a “Direct…

I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

When you sync with CLZ Cloud, the cloud entries will, in general, use the central cover images from Core for Movies. Only if you’ve manually modified or added a cover yourself it will be marked as Custom Image and syncs with your CLZ Cloud. Sync Custom…

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Contents: My app is suddenly locked, how do I fix this? Use your existing subscription CLZ Cloud Sync problems Need help?

Print your collection

Importing / Exporting » Print your collection

You can’t print directly from CLZ Movies on your mobile device, but you can export from your CLZ Cloud website and then print from a computer. 1. On your mobile app: Tap on the CLZ Cloud button on your toolbar or in the left side menu. to open the Sync…

Managing Pick Lists

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists

With every movie you add to your collection, CLZ Movies stores common information in Pick Lists. Examples of pick lists include Genre, Format, Location, Owner, etc. With the Manage Pick List screen you can modify all Pick List items. With it you can add, edit,…

Direct import from Movie Collector

Reference » Direct import from Movie Collector

!This feature is only available for backwards compatibility. It is not developed or supported anymore. To transfer data from Movie Collector, we strongly recommend to use the CLZ Cloud syncing!. Here’s how to transfer data from the Movie Collector desktop…

Grouping into folders

Grouping into folders

When you have a lot of movies in your collection, it can be useful to group them together. You may want to group your collection on formats so you can view all your Blu-Rays together, your DVDs together and see how many of each format you actually own. Tap on the…

Why sign up?

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Why sign up?

The subscription to the CLZ Movies app comes with cloud storage for your data, in our own CLZ Cloud system. To use your CLZ Cloud, you need a CLZ Account. Advantages of using CLZ Cloud: When you’re using CLZ Movies, you can use the CLZ Cloud to: Make an…

Field Reference

Managing your database » Editing movies » Field Reference

Field types in the Edit Screen In the Edit Screen you will find different field types: Basic text fields: These allow you to just type any text in them. Number only fields: You can only add numbers in this field (for instance an index field, or a price…

Import from Text / CSV

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV

To perform a full import from a text or CSV file you can use the CLZ Cloud Import Tool. The steps consist of first importing all items into CLZ Cloud, and then syncing those items from CLZ Cloud to CLZ Movies on your mobile device. 1. Importing your Text/CSV file to…

Export to CLZ Movies: “Device not found”

Reference » Direct import from Movie Collector » Export to CLZ Movies: “Device not found”

If you can’t find your mobile device running CLZ Movies using the “File > Export to > CLZ Mobile” with WiFi, there’s a few possible causes you can check to making it work: Contents Make sure you have Bonjour installed CLZ Movies is not on…

Adding by Title

Adding movies » Adding by Title

This lets you search our Core online movie database by movie title, then select and add from the search results. The smart “Search-as-you-type” system will probably find your movie before you finished typing it! Tap the Add Movies button: In the Add…

Field Defaults

Adding movies » Field Defaults

The “Field Defaults” feature gives you the ability to set default field values for your new movie additions. It allows you to set the “Seen it” or “Read It” fields to Yes or No, preset the Owner field and a lot of other fields. To…

Adding Manually

Adding movies » Adding Manually

If you are unable to find a movie in our central database or you don’t have an internet connection, you can add it manually: Tap on the “Wrench” icon to access the Tools menu. Tap on Add Manually (use the dropdown menu at the top middle of the Add…

Merging pick list items

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Merging pick list items

Merging pick list items: Accidentally got two or more pick list items that are the same? You can merge them: Tap on the “Wrench” icon to access the Tools menu. Now tap on “Manage Pick Lists”. Choose which list you want to work on. Tap…

Sorting

Sorting

With your movies stored digitally in your mobile device you can quickly sort your list on a number of fields. Tap the Sort button: You now see the Sort Options. Tap on the field you wish to sort your movies on. You can only sort on the fields you see…

Removing unused pick list items

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Removing unused pick list items

Removing unused pick list items: You may have some pick list items that you don’t use anymore. You can remove them: Tap on the “Wrench” icon to access the Tools menu. Now tap on “Manage Pick Lists”. Choose which list you want to…

Adding your first movies

Getting started » Adding your first movies

CLZ Movies lets you add movies without manually entering all the details. Just search our Core online movie database by barcode or title, then auto-download cast & crew info, plot summaries, cover images and much more. Adding by barcode: Tap the Add Movies button:…

Use your existing subscription

Troubleshooting » Use your existing subscription

If you’ve already purchased a subscription to CLZ Movies before, here’s how you can use it on a different mobile device: Tap the top left icon to open the left side menu. Tap “CLZ Account” at the top. At the bottom, tap “I already…

Settings

Reference » Settings

Hit the Settings button to open up the settings menu: Barcode Scanning Use the switches to turn barcode scanning sounds and vibration on or off. Empty Database This button removes all your movies from your mobile device. Important: This can NOT be undone.…

Editing movies

Managing your database » Editing movies

After adding some movies to your database, it’s time to start editing your entries to add personal information (like purchase details, your own ratings and notes, etc…) or to edit the automatically downloaded data to your own preferences. This is done in…

Adding by Barcode

Adding movies » Adding by Barcode

If you are cataloging your DVD and Blu-ray collection, the best way to add movies is by scanning their barcodes with your device’s camera: Tap the Add Movies button: In the Add screen, at the top, choose By Barcode. Point the camera scanner at a DVD or…

Uploading Images

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Synchronize with CLZ Cloud » Uploading Images

Movie Collector will try to upsync cover images for movies that don’t already have a cover in the CLZ Cloud. The images are restricted to 500kb in size, if your images are larger than this, they won’t be uploaded. Images are only automatically upsynced to…

Adding a new pick list item

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Adding a new pick list item

Adding a new pick list item: Method 1: Type it into the field in the Edit Screen of a movie When you edit a movie and you type something new in one of the pick list fields, this automatically gets added to your pick list for that field. Once a value has been entered…

CLZ Cloud Sync problems

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems

Pick the item you wish to know more about: Warning: You need to sync the old way. Error: Database synced with different CLZ Account Error: Cleared collection in CLZ Cloud Error: Different database than the one in CLZ Cloud Errors in Sync…

Editing a pick list item

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Editing a pick list item

Editing a pick list item: Tap on the “Wrench” icon to access the Tools menu. Now tap on “Manage Pick Lists”. Choose which list you want to work on. Tap on any of the pick list items to edit it. !Warning: any change you make to an…

Errors in Sync Report

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Errors in Sync Report

It can happen that something goes wrong during sync. If that happens, you will be notified, and you can check here what the error means: Error downloading/uploading cover Other Messages Clear database in CLZ Cloud Error downloading/uploading cover: A…

Cover Images

Managing your database » Editing movies » Cover Images

If your device has a camera you can use it to add cover images to your Movies. Open up the Edit Movie screen. Tap on the cover image and you’ll see a list of options: Choose Cover – lets you select an existing image from your camera roll Take…

Removing movies

Managing your database » Removing movies

Removing movies by swiping Removing one movie from its’ details page Removing multiple movies in one go Remove all movies Removing movies by swiping You can remove movies by swiping on the title (in your list of movies) from right to left. Using the same…

Collection vs Wish List

Collection vs Wish List

CLZ Movies can not only keep track of the movies in your collection, but it can also maintain a Wish List. While adding movies, you have the option to choose to add an item to “Collection” or to “Wish List”. If you choose to add movies to your…

Need help?

Troubleshooting » Need help?

If you can’t find your answer here, please don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail. You can find a contact form on the CLZ Mobile website.

Managing your database

Managing your database

After adding some movies to your database, it’s time to start editing your entries to add personal information (like purchase details, your own ratings and notes, etc…) or to edit the automatically downloaded data to your own preferences. Read on about the…

Your CLZ Account

Reference » Your CLZ Account

What is a CLZ Account? A CLZ Account is a generic Collectorz.com customer account, a login (a CLZ Username and Password) for several different Collectorz.com online services: Log in to the My.CLZ.com site to access your licenses, subscriptions and download…

Choosing View Modes

Choosing View Modes

CLZ Movies has a couple of view modes for your items. List: Shows a small thumbnail of your movie, the title and a couple of other pre-selected fields. Cover Wall: View your collection by cover image. Cover Flow: Shows the covers of your movies in a row. Swipe…

Update from Core

Managing your database » Update from Core

When you add movies using this app’s Add by Barcode or Add by Title tools, you get lots of movie details automatically from our central Core for Movies online database. After you add your movies, the Core online data may change, e.g. to add more details that…

Adding movies

Adding movies

You can add movies to CLZ Movies in a variety of ways. Select one of the methods below to learn how. Adding by Barcode Adding by Title Adding Manually Field Defaults

Error: Cleared collection in CLZ Cloud

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Error: Cleared collection in CLZ Cloud

It seems you cleared your collection in CLZ Cloud, meaning you have logged into your CLZ Cloud and used the red button named “Remove all movies from database”. You will be presented with the option to “Upload this database” meaning you are…

Requirements

Reference » Requirements

To get the most out of CLZ Movies, make sure you at least have: An iPhone, iPod touch or iPad that’s running iOS 8.0 or later An Internet connection (only while adding/automatically updating movies or syncing with CLZ Cloud) For barcode scanning: iPhone 3GS…