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v21.2: New Link Movies with Core screen

April 28th, 2021

It is important to have your movie entries linked to the corresponding entries in our Core online movie database, especially when syncing to the CLZ Cloud and/or the CLZ Movies mobile app. Because a correct Core link is what gives you all automatic movie details, like cover images, cast, crew, backdrop art, trailer videos, etc..

All movie entries you added through the Add Movies from Core screen, will of course be linked with a Core entry automatically. However, if you added movies manually, or if you imported a list of movies, e.g. from a CSV file or by adding movie files, some of your entries may arrive “unlinked”. In which case you would need to do the linking afterwards.

Previously, linking movies with Core was done in an old and clunky screen, based on a very old version of the Add from Core screen. But not anymore!
As of today, Movie Collector has a completely new Link Movies with Core screen.

New Link Movies with Core screen

The new screen was created from scratch and offers a more visual and easier-to-use linking process, allowing you to quick link many movies in one go. Open the new Batch Link screen by choosing Batch Link Movies from the new CLZ Core menu.

When you open the screen, it automatically shows a list of all your unlinked movies. Click Find Matches at the top left to automatically find the best matches in our Core online movie database, based on barcode, IMDb Number, title and release year.

This process will auto-link movies based on barcode and IMDb Number where possible. For the rest of your unlinked movies it determines a “match score”. Use the big green Link button at the bottom right to accept the all “high match scores” and link them all in one go, saving you loads and loads of time and clicks!

Finally, for the remaining low scores, go through and click the Accept button to accept the suggested match, or use the Link Manually button to find a matching movie manually:

New CLZ Core menu

For better grouping of all CLZ Core related tools, we’ve added a new top level CLZ Core item in the menu, which now contains the following:

  • Update Movie from CLZ Core
  • Update IMdB Rating / Votes
  • Batch Link Movies
  • Submit Movie to CLZ Core

Fixed:

  • Sync with CLZ Cloud: Local Audience Rating images could disappear after syncing
  • Add Movie: Text on Add button could disappear out of view
  • Main screen: Folder panel now has a minimum height as it could disappear from view after collapsing it

Recent changes

v23.1: Movie trailers now appear as clickable thumbnails November 25th, 2022 v23.0: Report screen after Update IMDb Ratings + Easier way to update ’em all November 8th, 2022 v22: Configurable Pre-fill, more configurable Update from Core fields + WebP support March 8th, 2022 v21.6 Improved Submit to Core system October 8th, 2021 v21.5: Sync web-links and box set covers September 28th, 2021 v21.4: Bar chart in folder panel background September 14th, 2021 v21.3: New “Transfer Field Data” tool August 3rd, 2021 v21.2: New Link Movies with Core screen April 28th, 2021 v21.1.2 Various improvements and fixes March 4th, 2021 v21.1 Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb February 15th, 2021 v21.0: New: Pre-fill fields while adding movies January 11th, 2021 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: Faster image downloads, faster Update from Core June 24th, 2020 v20.3: Faster Shelves View + 2 new Shelf Styles June 8th, 2020 v20.2 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! March 25th, 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: New HDR field and many more sync fields (inc. Back Cover)! September 24th, 2019 v19.3: Add Movies by IMDb Nr / Official IMDb Cast & Crew lists April 26th, 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: multiple collections, auto-sync images, 64-bit and a new Flex template! December 13th, 2018