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Import from Text / CSV

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV

You can import an existing text or CSV file into Movie Collector. The program has an import screen available with which you can import a limited set of fields: Full import via CLZ Cloud Limited import

Full import via CLZ Cloud

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV » Full import via CLZ Cloud

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 Movie Collector on your computer. 1. Importing your Text/CSV file to…

Export to Text / CSV

Importing / Exporting » Export to Text / CSV

Here’s how you can export your collection to a text or CSV file: Click: File > Export to > Text… In the Export to Text screen, you can select the Sort Order (or use the Main Screen setting). You can also select the fields you want to export. Name your file…

Core, Cloud and Connect explained

Frequently Asked Questions » Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect » Core, Cloud and Connect explained

What is Core? Core is the central online database with our item data and cover images In other words, Core is the source of the automatic data and images you get when using the Add Automatically feature in any of our cataloging solutions. The desktop versions have…

Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect

Frequently Asked Questions » Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect

Core, Cloud and Connect explained I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

Limited import

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV » Limited import

Contents Preparing for import Importing Updating your data Preparing for import With Movie Collector you can import a .csv or text list. Movie Collector’s text import is limited to these fields: Title and Barcode. It is not possible to import any…

Import from CATVids

Importing / Exporting » Import from CATVids

Here’s how to switch from CATVids to Movie Collector. Step 1: In CATVids: Click “File > Export > XML”. Select “Videos”. Click “Export”. Step 2: In Movie Collector: Click “File > Import from > CATVids…

Importing / Exporting

Importing / Exporting

Text/CSV import: Full import via Connect Limited import Export to Text/CSV/Excel: Export to Text / CSV Export to Excel Backup and Print: Creating a Backup Printing a Simple List

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 screen.…

Export to Excel

Importing / Exporting » Export to Excel

Step 1: In Movie Collector: Use the menu File > Export to > Text. Choose which fields you would like to export through the Fields button. Click ‘Browse’ to define a location for your export. Choose a filename for the export, and save as either .txt or…

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…

I purchased the wrong software.

Frequently Asked Questions » License / Service Plan questions » I purchased the wrong software.

If you either: Purchased the wrong software Purchased a Service Plan, but for the wrong software Purchased a subscription to “Connect” while you wanted an “Service Plan” for the Desktop Software, We can likely trade your wrong purchase in…

How can I get a refund?

Frequently Asked Questions » License / Service Plan questions » How can I get a refund?

Step 1: Ask for help if you need it. If one of these cases applies to you: The software (or part of it) isn’t working. Something is bugging me in the software. I don’t understand how to do something in the software. I purchased the wrong…

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Automatic data and images from the central online book database Your database and images Software Licenses, Update Plans & CLZ Accounts Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect

Unlocking the software

Licenses and Service Plans » Unlocking the software

Here’s how to install and unlock your software: Installing the software (if you are already running the trial edition, you can skip these steps) Download the full installer from your account at my.clz.com. After downloading, run the installer to install the…

Connection problems

Troubleshooting » Connection problems

If you have any kind of connection problems (e.g. no results in the Add Automatically screen), your best bet is to take a look at your firewall and/or router. Possible issues Things you can try Still having connection issues Possible issues: Movie Collector…

Merge databases (before syncing)

Frequently Asked Questions » Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect » Merge databases (before syncing)

CLZ Cloud can only retain 1 single database per account. A database can contain multiple sub collections, so the solution is to merge your databases into 1 file, separated inside as multiple sub-collections. The steps to do this: Open database file 1. Click File…

Adding Movies from CLZ Core

Adding » Adding Movies from CLZ Core

Introduction The Add Movies from CLZ Core screen is the fastest way to add movies to your database. It enables you to connect to our central CLZ Core and download movies with detailed information to your own collection. You can search by title or by barcode and then…

Multiple collections

Managing your Database » Multiple collections

Movie Collector allows multiple sub-collections within one database file. The collections will appear as little tabs at the bottom (e.g. like in Excel), so that you can easily switch between them. Create and manage collections Go to menu File > Manage Collections to…

macOS to Windows

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » How do I transfer the program, my database and images to another computer? » macOS to Windows

If you’ve decided to move from macOS to Windows, you can bring your database with you to your new Windows computer by exporting it to XML, and importing the XML in Movie Collector on Windows. Follow the steps below to transfer your program, your database and…

Sync with CLZ Cloud

CLZ Movies Mobile App » Sync with CLZ Cloud

You can sync your collection from your Windows / Mac computer to CLZ Movies for iPhone / iPad / Android via CLZ Cloud. Instructions can be found in our CLZ Movies manual: I have an iPhone / iPad I have an Android mobile device

Windows to macOS

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » How do I transfer the program, my database and images to another computer? » Windows to macOS

If you’ve decided to move from Windows to macOS, you can bring your database with you to your new Mac by exporting it to XML, and importing the XML in Movie Collector on Mac. Follow the steps below to transfer your program, your database and your images from…

Exporting with Wi-Fi / USB

CLZ Movies Mobile App » Exporting with Wi-Fi / USB

!We do not recommend using WiFi or USB export from Movie Collector, we recommend using CLZ Cloud syncing. You can sync your collection from your Windows / Mac computer to CLZ Movies for iPhone / iPad / Android via your home WiFi network, or by creating a file and…

Download from CLZ Cloud is disabled: “Upload New Fields First”

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » Download from CLZ Cloud is disabled: “Upload New Fields First”

To get rid of this message in Movie Collector, you need to upload to CLZ Cloud first: Open the CLZ Cloud sync screen in Movie Collector via menu “CLZ Cloud > Synchronize” Click “Upload to CLZ Cloud Uncheck all Removals, Additions and Updates (so…

Data language

Adding » Adding Movies from CLZ Core » CLZ Core Settings » Data language

If you prefer your plots in your native language you can control this via the data language setting. This allows you to control the language of the information you receive from our database. Click menu Tools > Options Click “Data and Images” In here,…

CLZ Core Settings

Adding » Adding Movies from CLZ Core » CLZ Core Settings

To find the CLZ Core settings, click menu Tools > Options and then click “Add/Update Movies Automatically”. Automatically close the add screen after adding movies via the by barcode tab Automatically open the Edit Movie screen after adding a single…

“Failed to open database. Your license key is already in use”.

Troubleshooting » Warnings and Error Messages » “Failed to open database. Your license key is already in use”.

The most common reason this message can appear is if you have copied your data from one computer to another recently. It can also happen if the program wasn’t closed correctly. Here’s what to do: Close down the program. Open the location of your…

Linking your movies for CLZ Cloud

CLZ Cloud / Core » Linking your movies for CLZ Cloud

Linking your movies for syncing with CLZ Cloud Before uploading your movies to CLZ Cloud from the Windows or Mac software, you can “link your movies”. Movie Collector, CLZ Cloud and Linking Movie Collector is built around our central online database:…

Add Episode Files

Adding » Add Movie Files » Add Episode Files

Linking episode files to seasons of TV series Movie Collector has the ability to automatically link digital TV episodes to the series within your database. This allows you to quickly play the episode directly from within your template. TV episodes and movies use the…

How do I re-download the software for which I own a license?

Frequently Asked Questions » License / Service Plan questions » How do I re-download the software for which I own a license?

If you’d like to re-download the software you own, you can do so via your CLZ account.. This page is your personal access to your licenses and download links, to activate the free CLZ Cloud, to activate Service Plans, etc. Please select below what you’d…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Which fields are synced?

Frequently Asked Questions » Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect » Which fields are synced?

When you sync with the CLZ Cloud, the program will only upload a CLZ Movie ID and some predefined fields. For the rest of the data you see in CLZ Cloud it’s using data from our Core for Movies online database based on the CLZ Movie ID, such as cast and crew,…

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…

Report / Submit to Core

CLZ Cloud / Core » Report / Submit to Core

Movie Collector is built around the our central online database: Core for Movies. It’s the central online database that is searched when you use the Add Automatically screen in Movie Collector, and the central online database that is used to display all kinds of…

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. Movie Collector comes with a variety of pre-set folder group sets, but you can also create your own Saved…

I do not see my images anymore.

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » I do not see my images anymore.

Here’s how images work in our software: Images are not stored inside the database. The image files are stored separate from your database, in a folder on your computer (most likely in the Data/Images folder under the program’s folder in Documents). The…

Managing your Wish List

Managing your Database » Managing your Wish List

Contents Introduction Collection Status Filters Adding to your Wish List Controlling your Wish List Introduction Movie Collector’s Wish List allows you to keep track of movies you desire, but don’t yet own. You can add movies directly to your wish…