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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.

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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).

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v16.3.5: Add Automatically fix

June 14th, 2016


Fixed:

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

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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.

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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.


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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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Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.2.4: Various fixes

April 21st, 2016


Fixed:

  • Main Screen:
    • Card View wasn’t available in French
    • Scrolling the Details View with the mouse wheel would scroll the list when the scroll bar reached the top
  • Sync with Cloud: cancelling sync didn’t always work

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v16.2.3: Various fixes

April 4th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Main Screen: “All/Collection/Wish List” tabs were missing.
  • Add Movie: searching for a movie would always preselect and tick first movie.
  • Translation file still contained some wrong French translations.
  • Cast/Crew Grids: font didn’t change when using non standard DPI settings on Windows 7.
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v16.2.2: Cards View selection fix

March 30th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Main Screen Cards View: selection wasn’t always restored properly
  • Quick search:
    • Pasting text into quick search box didn’t show the clear button
    • Escape button will now clear quick search
  • Translation file contained wrong French translation

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v16.2.1: New view for the main screen: Card View

February 24th, 2016

Next to List View, Images View and Cover Flow, we have added a Card View, a multi-column view with little info cards for each movie, showing the main movie details and a small cover thumbnail.

Fixed:

  • Export to CLZ Movies: when decimal separator was set to ‘,’ the IMDB rating didn’t export properly
  • Edit Movie: F6 to auto capitalize the movie title wasn’t working
  • Update File Links: Episode image links are now also included
  • Add Automatically: right click menu didn’t popup when there were no results showing

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v16.2.1: Introducing: Card View for the main screen

February 24th, 2016


New view for the main screen: Card View

Next to List View, Images View and Cover Flow, we have added a Card View, a multi-column view with little info cards for each movie, showing the main movie details and a small cover thumbnail.

Fixed:

  • Export to CLZ Movies: when decimal separator was set to ‘,’ the IMDB rating didn’t export properly
  • Edit Movie: F6 to auto capitalize the movie title wasn’t working
  • Update File Links: Episode image links are now also included
  • Add Automatically: right click menu didn’t popup when there were no results showing

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v16.1.3: Improved loading backup files

December 22nd, 2015


Fixed:

  • Loading of backup.xml is now more robust

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16.1.2: Better webcam scanning implemented

December 15th, 2015


Fixed:

  • Improved Webcam functionality for Webcam Barcode scanning:
    • Sometimes starting the webcam feature would hang the program
    • Some webcams didn’t show any video
    • A JPEG error could be thrown for some webcams
  • Add Automatically: when you didn’t want to move a movie from your wish list into your collection, it wasn’t possible.

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v16.1.1: Find Cover systems now all use Bing Image Search

December 3rd, 2015


Find Image Online tool now uses Bing Image Search

The Find Image Online tool previously used Google Images to find images.

However, it turns out that on December 1, Google terminated the free Google Image Search API
that we were using, causing our Find Image Online functionality to stop working.

Google provides a new paid version of the Search API, but it is limited to max 10K searches per day.
With the amount of customers we have, we need at least 20K daily searches (600K per month!) 🙁

The solution: Switch to BING!

Microsoft also offers a paid Bing Image Search API and this one has no limits.
Or, to be more precise, they let us pay more for higher limits.

We immediately went to work and updated all our Windows and Mac programs
to use Bing Images for the Find Image Online tool instead.
Obviously, this generates considerable extra monthly costs (well over US $1,000),
but we have decided that we will NOT pass on these extra costs to our customers.

So here it is: the new Find Image Online, powered by Bing. Enjoy!

Fixed:

  • Freezes at start up for some users, caused by the webcam detection.

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v16.0.3: Got rid of some Access Violation errors

December 1st, 2015


Fixed:

  • Access Violation when starting the program after a fresh installation.
  • Access Violation when closing the program.
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v16.0.2: Delete Orphan Images now also works on Links/Local Files

November 30th, 2015


Fixed:

  • Delete Orphan Images tools didn’t account for images linked in the Links / Local Files tab.
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v16.0.1: Movie Collector V16: Quicksilver

November 30th, 2015

Webcam barcode scanning

Use your webcam as a barcode scanner, to add or find movies by barcode.

  • Scan barcodes with your webcam
    Just use the live camera view to point your webcam at a barcode
    and let our software detect the barcode that is in view.
  • Use the webcam scanner to add movies by barcode
    Pop-up the scan window and scan DVDs or Blu-rays,
    either using Direct Search or scanning into the Queue.
  • Or use it in the main screen to find movies by barcode
    Scan a DVD or Blu-ray while in the main screen,
    to quickly search your local database by barcode.
  • Works best with auto-focus or manual-focus webcams
    Fixed focus cameras will not work well (or at all).


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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