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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

v20.6 Easier access to the Manage Pick Lists screen August 25th, 2020 v20.5: Changing your folder field is now much easier July 30th, 2020 v20.4.3: Couple of fixes June 30th, 2020 v20.4.2 Several fixes June 26th, 2020 v20.4: Faster image downloads, faster Update from Core June 24th, 2020 v20.3.2: Maintenance build June 10th, 2020 v20.3: Faster Shelves View + 2 new Shelf Styles June 8th, 2020 v20.2.3: Fixed some Access Violations April 20th, 2020 v20.2.2: Fixed adding by IMDb March 26th, 2020 v20.2 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! March 25th, 2020 v20.1.2: Fixed parsing movie title from folder February 11th, 2020 v20.1 Improved Add Movie Files / Better Tag editing / Faster syncing February 4th, 2020 v20: Folder panel improvements + new Statistics screen January 13th, 2020 19.4.2: Small fix September 24th, 2019 19.4: New HDR field and many more sync fields (inc. Back Cover)! September 24th, 2019 v19.3.2: Added more blue buttons and some fixes May 2nd, 2019 v19.3: Add Movies by IMDb Nr / Official IMDb Cast & Crew lists April 26th, 2019 v19.2.2: DPI fix for the Find Duplicates screen April 12th, 2019 v19.2.1: New: Duplicate Finder tool April 11th, 2019 v19.1.3: New options and icons for digital movie formats March 21st, 2019 v19.1.2: Three cool tweaks requested by our users March 6th, 2019 v19.1: Update your IMDb Ratings / Votes in one go! February 20th, 2019 v19.0.10: Images were uploading when they shouldn’t February 12th, 2019 v19.0.9: Fixed layout issues in the Edit Movie screen January 29th, 2019 v19.0.8: IMDb features are back! January 28th, 2019