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User Defined Fields

Managing your Database » User Defined Fields

If you feel like you’re missing a field you really need for your collection, the Manage User Defined Fields screen comes in handy. Add User Defined Fields to your Movie’s Edit Screen You can add User Defined Fields to your own User Tab in the Edit…

My movies aren’t sorted properly

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » My movies aren’t sorted properly

Some movies aren’t sorted properly If you are finding that some movies aren’t sorted properly, it might be because the “Sort Title” field isn’t filled in correctly. Movie Collector will use the Sort Title field in your movie to sort it in…

Sorting your collection

Browsing » Sorting your collection

With your collection stored digitally on your computer, sorting your list in various different ways can be done in a few clicks: Click a Column Header Sorting on Multiple Fields Sorting by Title Sorting by Person fields Sorting on Date Added Click a Column…

Searching by Barcode

Adding » Adding Movies Automatically » Searching by Barcode

Searching by Barcode You can search and add items by Barcode which can instantly return only one result, the exact edition that you own. This one result is automatically shown in the Preview Panel, no double-click needed. Open the Add Movies Automatically screen by…

What’s the difference between the Standard and the Pro edition?

Frequently Asked Questions » Software Licenses, Update Plans & CLZ Accounts » What’s the difference between the Standard and the Pro edition?

Extra Pro features that are not in the Standard edition: Queue Mode in Add Automatically screen: Save time by adding multiple items in batch, either by Title or by scanning multiple barcodes into the Search Queue in one go. Batch editing with the Edit Multiple…

Your Wish List

Getting Started » Your Wish List

Movie Collector can be a great help in keeping track of the movies you plan to buy or watch: your Wish List. The “Collection Status” field You control the status of a movie in your collection with the Collection Status field. Possible values for this…

Re-assigning Index Numbers

Managing your Database » Maintenance » Re-assigning Index Numbers

How Index numbers work Movie Collector automatically assigns and increments index numbers. The Index value is assigned when you add an movie to the database. The next movie you add to your collection will have an index number that is incremented by 1. Each Index…

Editing your movie entries

Getting Started » Editing your movie entries

Here’s how you can efficiently edit your movie entries, e.g. to add personal information, like purchase info, notes, your own ratings, etc.. Editing a single movie All editing takes place in the “Edit Movie” screen, which you can open with the…

Add, Edit, Merge List Items

Managing your Database » Maintenance » Add, Edit, Merge List Items

With every movie you add to your collection, Movie Collector stores common information in Lists. These lists come in most handy when add, or edit new movies. All common information, such as Year, Genre, Format, Location, Owner, etc., is stored in Lists that you can…

I do not see my data any more.

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » I do not see my data any more.

It is highly unlikely that your data is gone. Upgrading to a newer version never causes you to lose any data. When you start the new version for the first time, your database will be opened as well. If we have worked on database changes (such as new fields) the new…

Edit Movie Screen

Managing your Database » Edit Movie Entries » Edit Movie Screen

All editing takes place in the “Edit Movie” screen, which you can open with the Edit button on the toolbar (blue pencil button) or by choosing Edit Movie from the Edit menu. In this screen, you can find all the movie’s properties, on multiple…

Editing Multiple Movies

Managing your Database » Edit Movie Entries » Editing Multiple Movies

You can edit multiple movies in one go by using the Edit Multiple screen. !Edit Multiple is the only feature in Movie Collector that overwrites existing data. Use it with great care. Editing Multiple Movies Make sure that the movies you want to edit are listed in…

Full import via Connect

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV » Full import via Connect

To perform a full import from a text or CSV file you can use the Movie Connect Import Tool. The steps consist of first importing all items into Movie Connect, and then syncing those items from Movie Connect to Movie Collector on your computer. 1. Importing your…

Grouping into Folders

Browsing » Grouping into Folders

Introduction Folder grouping allow you to browse your movies grouped into folders. Almost any field in Movie Collector can be set as a folder group option. You can also create folder grouping within different folder grouping. Movie Collector comes with a variety of…

Searching by Title

Adding » Adding Movies Automatically » Searching by Title

To search for a movie: Type the title into the appropriate field. Click Search Now on the right or press enter on your keyboard to start the search. Movie Collector will search the Core for Movies database for appropriate matches. Click the + next to the…

Choosing Columns

Browsing » Choosing Columns

Contents Adding or Removing a Column Change the order of the columns Create/change a Saved Column Preset Adding or Removing a Column: To add or remove a column, first access the Column Field Selection screen: Windows: Click on menu View > Columns > Select…

Dealing with Box Sets

Managing your Database » Edit Movie Entries » Dealing with Box Sets

Introduction Movie Collector allows you to catalogue your box sets as individual movies then link them together as a box set. If you’re looking to add a box set of multiple movies, we advise to not add them by barcode, but rather add all movies from the box…

Loan Manager

Managing your Database » Loan Manager

Introduction Movie Collector’s Loan Manager allows you to track movies that you’ve loaned, who you’ve loaned them to and when they are due to be returned. The Loan Manager can also warn you when a movie on loan is overdue. Contents Loaning a…

Update File Links

Managing your Database » Maintenance » Update File Links

Your movies in Movie Collector uses filepaths to show and open actual (image and digital movie) files from their original location on your computer. It can only show/open these files if they are in the location that the filepath is telling Movie Collector they are.…

Search Settings menu

Adding » Adding Movies Automatically » Search Settings » Search Settings menu

Search Settings Click the Settings icon in the top right corner to access the Settings screen. The settings screen allows you to control the functionality of the Add Automatically screen as well as controlling what information is (or is not) downloaded. Go to…

Queue Mode

Adding » Adding Movies Automatically » Queue Mode

!Queue Mode is only available in the Pro Edition of Movie Collector Queue Mode Queue mode allows you to add movies in batches. You can add multiple titles and/or barcodes to the search queue then search for them. Queue mode is the most efficient way to add movies to…

Adding your first movies

Getting Started » Adding your first movies

Contents Introduction Creating your database Adding Movies Automatically By Title By Barcode Introduction One of the main features of Movie Collector is that it automatically gives you full movie details and cover images for the movies in your…

Export to CLZ Movies: “Device not found”

Troubleshooting » 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…