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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.

NEW: Quick Filter panel in main screen

The Alphabet Bar, launched about a year ago, is still one of the most popular tools, as it helps you to instantly list just the movies that start with a particular letter. So we expanded on that idea:

Today’s update introduces the Quick Filter panel, a new panel on the left side of the main screen, that lets you easily “zoom in” to a sub-set of your collection.

For example, to quickly find a movie to watch:
Quick-filter your database to show all movies (not TV Series), that you actually own (no wish list entries), that you have not seen yet, having an IMDb Rating above 7, reasonably recent and a running time of max 2 hours.

  • Open the Quick Filter panel by moving your mouse pointer to the left of the screen, making part of the panel slide out. Now click the panel to open it.

  • Quick Filters are available for the following fields:
    • Collection Status (All / Collection / Wish List)
      (this replace the tabs at the bottom left)

    • Movies vs TV Series
    • Seen it: Yes vs No
    • My Rating
    • IMDb Rating
    • Release Year
    • Running Time

NEW: Choose between Light and Dark skins

Yes, We’re getting rid of the gray!

Movie Collector now comes with a skin system, which affects the look of all screens in the program, main screen, edit screens, add auto-screen, sync screen etc.. even the settings screens.

We have designed two different skins for you to choose from: Light and Dark.

  • Light Skin: A clean look, white backgrounds, dark fonts. Very readable, easy on the eye.
  • Dark Skin: A cool looking, modern design, with dark backgrounds, light fonts.


Do you prefer the gray? Just opt for the “System” option, which will make the program follow your Windows theme.

Please note:
The program now defaults to the Dark Skin. You can change to a different Skin using the Skin option in the View menu.


Recent changes

v18.3.1: More sync fields (including box sets!) June 20th, 2018 v18.2.2: Fixed the Unrecognized Barcode popup June 1st, 2018 v18.2.1: Selection checkboxes / New Action Bars May 30th, 2018 v18.1.3: DPI scaling fixes for image popups and add screen May 17th, 2018 v18.1.2: Improvement to the Add by Barcode tab May 9th, 2018 v18.1: Full support for High DPI screens / Large Fonts May 8th, 2018 v18.0.10: Maintenance build with lots of fixes January 18th, 2018 v18.0.9: Fixed: various layout problems on “125% DPI” systems January 12th, 2018 v18.0.8: Various tweaks and fixes for version 18 January 4th, 2018 v18.0.7: Fixed sorting in the pick item screens and more December 21st, 2017 v18.0.6: Updated the Studios field in the Edit Screen and more December 20th, 2017 v18.0.5: Maintenance build with fixes December 18th, 2017 v18.0.4: Fixed a problem in the Edit Episode screen December 13th, 2017 v18.0.3: New Manage Presets Screen and some fixes December 12th, 2017 v18.0.2: Fixes and improvements December 6th, 2017 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing, revamped Edit screen, new “Clean” template and more! December 5th, 2017 v17.2.3: New: Manually change the order of movies in box sets October 11th, 2017 v17.2.2: Fixed a problem with formats for box sets and more October 5th, 2017 v17.2: Automatically add multi-movie box-sets October 4th, 2017 v17.1.10: Fixed Access Violation in Add from CLZ Core screen September 14th, 2017 v17.1.9: Maintenance build September 14th, 2017 v17.1.8: New icons for the Add from CLZ Core screen and fixes August 24th, 2017 v17.1.7: Various tweaks July 20th, 2017 v17.1.6: Fixed an issue with hangs in the image browser dialog June 26th, 2017 v17.1.5: Fixed an issue with Search-As-You-Type in the Add Screen June 6th, 2017