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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

v18.4.4: More images now available in Find Cover screen September 5th, 2018 v18.4.1: Secure HTTPS connections July 26th, 2018 v18.3.1: More sync fields (including box sets!) June 20th, 2018 v18.2.1: Selection checkboxes / New Action Bars May 30th, 2018 v18.1: Full support for High DPI screens / Large Fonts May 8th, 2018 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: Automatically add multi-movie box-sets October 4th, 2017 v17.1.1: A completely new Add Movies screen! May 17th, 2017 v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 16th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! February 14th, 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 v16.4.1: “Search-As-You-Type” suggestions when adding movies by title August 11th, 2016 v16.3.9: Date fields now have drop downs for easier date entry June 30th, 2016 v16.3.1: Movies vs TV Series, Quick Filters and Dark vs Light Skins June 8th, 2016 v16.2.1: Introducing: Card View for the main screen February 24th, 2016 v16.1.1: Find Cover systems now all use Bing Image Search December 3rd, 2015 v16.0.1: Movie Collector V16: Quicksilver November 30th, 2015