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Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields

March 16th, 2017

Search-As-You-Type for pick list fields

We’ve expanded the quick search box to now also allow “search-as-you-type” with suggestions for pick list fields.

How does it work?

In the quick search box top right of your screen you should see a “dropdown” button. Use this to select which field you wish to perform a search on. If “search-as-you-type” is available for that field, it will instantly work once you start typing in the box.

Example

You can now select the field “Actor” in the quick search box, start typing an actor name, and instantly see suggestions (based on what you typed) of actors you have in your database. Click on an actor to see all his/her movies!

Fixes in this version

We also fixed some issues with the program in this version:

  • Images Popup:
    • “size window to picture” showed image slightly smaller
    • .tiff images were not showing
  • Add Movies Automatically:
    • “Add Anyway” would cause an Access Violation for result selected from suggestion list
  • Carbon/Quicksilver Details template:
    • episode links weren’t always clickable depending on size of the details view

Movie Collector (Windows)

V17.0.2: New image popup method and updates to the quick search

February 16th, 2017

New:

  • “Single Sided, Triple Layer” and “Single Sided, Quad Layer” added as layer options
  • Images popup now also supports “Size Picture to Window without stretching” option
  • Quick search: suggestions now also are shown when searching on “Title” field

Fixed:

  • Main Screen:
    • Quick Search: applying a filter could cause unexpected behaviour
  • Images Popup:
    • the status bar wasn’t always showing the right image path when opening
    • .bmp images were not showing
  • CueCat scanner wasn’t working properly any more

Movie Collector (Windows)

V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup!

February 14th, 2017

Quick Search: Search-As-You-Type suggestions

Instantly find and select a particular movie in your local database:

  • In the Quick Search box, just start typing the first few letters of the title you are looking for.
  • While typing, a drop-down list will appear, showing the first five matching movies.
    (for most movies, it only takes 2 or 3 letters before it shows up.)
  • Once you see the one you were looking for, use the up/down keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  • The movie will now be selected in your list, with the details showing in the Details Panel.

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Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.5.3: Fixed crashes during Check for Update

January 4th, 2017


Fixed:

  • Crashes during Check for Update process

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.5.2: maintenance build

January 2nd, 2017


Fixed:

  • Edit Movie:
    • On User Defined Fields tab, “_[Add pick list item]_” didn’t work for comboboxes
    • Changing the role for a credit would mark all movies dirty where that person appeared instead of just the edited movie
  • Edit Episode: “Seen It” was not automatically checked when viewing date was filled in
  • Manage Pick Lists: removing pick list items didn’t mark their corresponding movies as modified
  • Main Screen: accelerator keys in main menu (like “ALT+F” for files menu) didn’t work
  • Add/Link Movie Files: movie files that were linked as “Trailer” were still showing when “Hide Linked Files” was checked
  • Submit Missing Barcode: it was possible to click the “Add Movie” button when there were no movie results, causing an “Access Violation”
  • Sync with CLZ Cloud: multiple Formats were not properly down syncing

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.5.1: Easily add movies that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode”

November 10th, 2016

  • In Add Movies Automatically, when a barcode is not recognized, a new “Unrecognized Barcode” screen will appear.
  • In this screen:
    1. Just find your movie by title (Search-As-You-Type is also active here!)
    2. Select the format (DVD, Blu-Ray, etc..)
    3. Use the integrated Find Cover tool to select the cover image.
    4. Then click Add Movie.
  • This will:
    1. Instantly add the barcode to OUR Core online movie database, connected to the movie you selected.
    2. Add the movie to YOUR database with full movie details, your barcode, format and image AND linked to the new Core entry.

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Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.4.5: Quick search with regular expressions and other tweaks

October 10th, 2016


New:

  • Quick search now also supports Regular Expressions. Enter “matches:” followed by regular expression in the quick search box.
  • Free Trial now has an information panel to show the user how to get started.
  • Trial Popup has been simplified to make it easier to pick one of the options.
  • The Trial Popup sometimes showed when it shouldn’t for existing users.

Fixed:

  • Linking Movies with Core: a barcode search that resulted in several results couldn’t be expanded
  • Export to XML: exporting could cause an “Invalid Pointer Operation” error

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.4.4: More improvements to Add Movies Automatically screen

September 13th, 2016

  • Title searches: Search-As-You-Type suggestions drop-down now includes an extra entry “Show all results”, to take you directly to the “normal” title search results.
  • Title searches are now much faster, as the program does not download all edition listings for all movies anymore. It now downloads these “on demand”, only for the movie entries that you expand to see the edition list.
  • Previewing a result is now much faster too.

Fixed:

  • Export to XML is now capable of exporting large databases without “Out of Memory” errors, as it now writes the XML directly to hard disk. This is a bit slower though.
  • Add/Modify Filter: “Contains” filters were always case insensitive even when “case sensitive” was checked.
  • Edit Multiple: F8 didn’t clear price values.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.4.2: various fixes

August 16th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Main Screen: a double hint was showing for the thumbnail slider to resize thumbnails in Images View
  • Cloud Sync: log messages weren’t showing any more
  • User Defined Fields: values of check box lists were not loaded correctly in some cases

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.4.3: fixed “Handle is invalid” and movie queue problem

August 16th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Program could throw a “Handle is invalid” error after multiple edits
  • Add Movie Automatically: wrong entries could be removed from the queue after adding movies in “queue mode”

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.4.1: “Search-As-You-Type” suggestions when adding movies by title

August 11th, 2016

If you are adding most of your movies “By Title”, then this will be a huge time-saver.

Here’s how the new “Search-As-You-Type” feature works:

  1. In the Add Movies Automatically screen, just start typing the first letters of the title you want to add.
  2. While typing, a drop-down list will appear, showing the five most popular titles that match,
    including the release year and a small thumbnail image.
  3. For recent / popular movies, it usually takes only 2 or 3 letters before it shows up.
    For older or less popular movies, type a few more letters.
  4. Once you see your movie appear, use the arrow keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  5. Then under Search Results, that exact movie will be listed, automatically Previewed on the right.
  6. Click the Add Selected button to add it to your database.

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Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.3.14: More stable cloud syncing and other improvements / fixes

August 8th, 2016


Improvements:

  • Cloud Syncing: Now does up to 5 retries when a sync action fails because of a temporary connection problem.
  • Edit Movie: Improved “search as you type” behaviour of search boxes for adding cast and crew.
  • Dark Skin: active window now has a light grey border, making it stand out more when windows overlap.

Fixed:

  • Add Automatically: adding a checked result would sometimes uncheck a result from another search in the queue.
  • Main Screen / Two Panel Mode: selection status text would sometimes show an invalid text when no movies were showing in the list.
  • Edit Multiple: F8 to clear didn’t work for memo fields like Plot and Notes.
  • Edit Multiple: F8 in Movie format field would also clear Disc format field of first disc.
  • Main Screen: “Edit in List” feature made it seem like “Extra Features” could be edited but it shouldn’t be editable.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.3.13: just a small maintenance build

August 2nd, 2016


Fixed:

  • Export to HTML/Printing would throw a “Field id 123 has no XML tagname.” error for the “Is TV Series” field
  • Add automatically: adding a checked result would sometimes uncheck a result from another search in the queue
  • Main Screen: selection status text would sometimes show an invalid text in two panel mode when no movies were showing in the list
  • Screen started to “flicker” after leaving the program inactive for a few minutes.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.3.12: Some fixes to templates, cloud syncing and editing

July 19th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Carbon templates: Links and Tags labels were missing
  • Sync with Cloud: Down syncing a TV Series would uncheck the “Is TV Series” field
  • Edit Movie: Previous/Next/Ok could mess up data when the edit screen was still loading

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.3.11: Editing, exporting and font size fixes

July 7th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Edit Movie/Episode: :
    • Some interface elements didn’t fit in the edit screen
    • Checkbox List hints would sometimes not disappear
  • Export to HTML: access violation could occur in some cases when using a custom index template
  • Main Screen: changing font size could make some screen elements disappear

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.3.10: One tweak, multiple fixes

July 1st, 2016


Tweak

  • Date Fields: Year field’s position now also depends on system’s shortdate setting

Fixed:

  • Edit Movie/Episode: :
    • Date fields didn’t clear their Month and Day values using next/previous when they weren’t filled in for the next/previous item
    • Delete key didn’t work in Month and Day fields to clear their values. Backspace did work normally.
  • Details View: Popup with episode image didn’t always show the right caption when clicking the episode image in the template

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.3.9: Date fields now have drop downs for easier date entry

June 30th, 2016

  • Date fields now have dropdowns for Month and Day. Order of Month and Day dropdown depends on system’s shortdate setting now

Fixed:

  • Edit Movie:
    • some fields didn’t keep their focus when using next/previous
    • Move Up/Down in Online and Local Links sometimes didn’t work
  • Edit Multiple: F8 in date fields didn’t clear them
  • Centurion Carousel: “Operation not allowed on sorted list” error when trying to check in disc
  • Main Screen:
    • horizontal scrollbar was sometimes showing in folder tree when it shouldn’t
    • Cards View: scrolling using the mouse wheel wasn’t working properly
    • layout wasn’t always restored properly when quick filter panel was showing
  • Quick Filter Panel: collection status filter wasn’t showing in filter description at bottom of the screen

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.3.8: “List index out of bounds” fix and other fixes

June 20th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Edit Movie:
    • “List index out of bounds” error when deleting an episode when it was the only one.
    • “List index out of bounds” error when deleting a local link could occur.
  • Main screen:
    • Right click popup menu to customize toolbar didn’t show.
    • Sometimes the screen layout wasn’t restored properly after start of program.
  • Filter panel: closing the filter panel didn’t reset the Collection Status filter.
  • Lookup Grid: filtering the dropdown then using the arrow keys to select name didn’t update the dropdown’s text.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.3.7: More Quick Filter panel tweaks

June 16th, 2016

  • Quick Filter panel is now opened/closed using a new button on the toolbar (to the left of the folders button). No more automatic sliding when moving the mouse.
  • Smoother filter sliders (Ratings, Year, Running Time)

Fixed:

  • Opening then closing the Quick Filter panel could change the width of the other panels.
  • Minimizing a full screen program, then restoring would not restore to full screen.
  • Weird problems while resizing program windows.
  • Main Screen: Cover flow had a white background with Light and Sytem Skin (now black again).
  • Edit Multiple Movies: “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” could occur when clearing a check list with F8.
  • Switching to or starting in System skin didn’t always refresh Details Panel.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.3.6: Fix for “maximized mode” problems

June 15th, 2016


Fixed:

  • View problem: when starting the program with the main screen in “maximized” mode,
    some panels where not filled correctly (list panel, toolbar).

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.3.5: Add Automatically fix

June 14th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Add Automatically: It wasn’t possible to select a result from the result list.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.3.4: Quick Filter panel tweaks

June 14th, 2016

  • The opening and closing of the panel is now much smoother.
  • It’s now less likely that the panel opens inadvertently,
    as the “responsive area” is now smaller and there is slight delay before it reacts.

  • Now automatically slides back when not clicked.

Fixed:

  • Edit Movie screen:
    • Episode list columns could not be resized.
    • Some field values were showing in bold.
    • On User Defined tab, the check box lists were not scrollable.
    • Check box lists didn’t show hints for items that were too wide to fit.
    • Date fields were showing a ‘0’ for empty Month and Day. Will now only show when Month or Day field has focus
  • Images View in Classic mode now also has a dark background while using Dark Skin.
  • Quick Filter panel: Collection status filter was reset after panel moved open and closed.
  • Vee Eight template: font size was too small.
  • Add Automatically: Search Queue info was not updated after selecting a result.
  • Import from Other Collection: Episode First Air Date and Episode Viewing Date year values were not importing.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.3.3: Quick Filter panel now allows active filter while it’s closed

June 9th, 2016


Quick Filter panel tweaks

The panel now allows you to keep the selected filter active after closing the panel.
To do so, use the new “Keep Active” checkbox at the bottom of the panel.

Fixed:

  • Some cosmetic fixes to the Skins:
    • Light and System Skins: gridlines in main screen list are now more subtle (light gray).
    • Light Skin: now also has alternating row colors, just like the Dark Skin
    • Dark Skin: Toolbar mouse-over tool tips were hard to read.
  • Edit Movie screen:
    • On Links tab, the URL and Description columns were switched around. Type columns was missing.
    • Storage Devices: “Find available slot” was disabled even though a storage device was selected.
  • Add Movies Automatically screen:
    • Screen now opens (much) faster.
      (The New Releases tab contained many erroneous entries,
      making the loading of list and the screen very slow.)

    • Dark Skin: white panels showing while loading.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.3.2: Light Skin now use black front instead of gray

June 8th, 2016

Fixed: The gray font in the Light Skin has been changed to a black font.


Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.3.1: Movies vs TV Series, Quick Filters and Dark vs Light Skins

June 8th, 2016


NEW: Movies vs TV Series

While talking to our loyal users, we often hear that, on their shelves, they are separating their movies and TV series. Hey, I do the same myself 🙂

However, in Movie Collector, the two are always all mixed together in the same list. So we figured, why not allow users to separate their TV Series in Movie Collector too?

So here’s what we created for v16.3:

  • Use the new “Is TV Series?” field in the Edit Movie screen to make a distinction between your TV Series and other entries.
  • Then use folders (or the new Quick Filter panel!) to show TV Series only, other entries only (or all together).


Please note:

  • The “Is TV Series” field will be automatically set for new entries that you add from Core using the Add Movies Automatically screen.
  • For existing entries in your database, the “Is TV Series” field will be automatically set based on the presence of either an episode list or a thetvdb.com link. You may want to check your entries though, to see if the automatic system missed some TV Series.

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Recent changes

v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 16th, 2017 V17.0.2: New image popup method and updates to the quick search February 16th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! February 14th, 2017 v16.5.3: Fixed crashes during Check for Update January 4th, 2017 v16.5.2: maintenance build January 2nd, 2017 v16.5.1: Easily add movies that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode” November 10th, 2016 v16.4.5: Quick search with regular expressions and other tweaks October 10th, 2016 v16.4.4: More improvements to Add Movies Automatically screen September 13th, 2016 v16.4.2: various fixes August 16th, 2016 v16.4.3: fixed “Handle is invalid” and movie queue problem August 16th, 2016 v16.4.1: “Search-As-You-Type” suggestions when adding movies by title August 11th, 2016 v16.3.14: More stable cloud syncing and other improvements / fixes August 8th, 2016 v16.3.13: just a small maintenance build August 2nd, 2016 v16.3.12: Some fixes to templates, cloud syncing and editing July 19th, 2016 v16.3.11: Editing, exporting and font size fixes July 7th, 2016 v16.3.10: One tweak, multiple fixes July 1st, 2016 v16.3.9: Date fields now have drop downs for easier date entry June 30th, 2016 v16.3.8: “List index out of bounds” fix and other fixes June 20th, 2016 v16.3.7: More Quick Filter panel tweaks June 16th, 2016 v16.3.6: Fix for “maximized mode” problems June 15th, 2016 v16.3.5: Add Automatically fix June 14th, 2016 v16.3.4: Quick Filter panel tweaks June 14th, 2016 v16.3.3: Quick Filter panel now allows active filter while it’s closed June 9th, 2016 v16.3.2: Light Skin now use black front instead of gray June 8th, 2016 v16.3.1: Movies vs TV Series, Quick Filters and Dark vs Light Skins June 8th, 2016