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Movie Collector (Windows)

v19.0.6: Custom Image now checked in more situations

January 15th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Custom Image checkbox wasn’t always checked in certain situations (e.g. unrecognized barcode screen and drag/drop image on the details panel)
  • Images for items that don’t have a cover in the Cloud didn’t upload automatically
  • Got rid of a couple of access violations in the main, filter and find cover screens
  • Edit Screen: Covers tab: tabs weren’t high enough
  • Import from Other Collection:
    • Added 2 progress bars to keep track of the import
    • In rare cases you could get an empty extra collection tab after an import
  • Box Sets: After editing a movie that is part of a box set, the navigation of finding the different movies in the box set could get lost.
  • Field Default setting for “Region” was resetting to “nothing” on each new start up.

Movie Connect

New: Manage multiple collections and Notes as a column

January 9th, 2019

You can now manage multiple sub-collections within one account. The collections will appear as little tabs at the bottom (e.g. like in Excel), so that you can easily switch between them.

Create and manage collections

Open the menu top left and click “Manage Collections” to:

  • Create new collections
  • Rename existing collections
  • Remove collections
  • Change their order (drag and drop)

Note: the CLZ mobile app currently does not support multiple collections yet (coming soon!). For now, you CAN sync multiple collections to the mobile app, but they will appear mixed together, as ONE database.

New: Notes as a column

The Notes field can now be added as a column in List View:


CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.14.3: No more IMDb Ratings and IMDb links

January 2nd, 2019

Pending our discussion with IMDb, it was necessary to update the CLZ Movies app with the following changes:

  • The app does not download/update IMDb Ratings or IMDb links anymore.
  • All occurrences of the “IMDb” name and logo have been removed.

We hope to reach an agreement with IMDb soon, so that we can re-enable the above features.
Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Movie Connect

No more IMDb Ratings and IMDb links

December 31st, 2018

Pending our discussion with IMDb, it was necessary to update Movie Connect with the following changes:

  • The program does not download/update IMDb Ratings or IMDb links anymore.
  • All occurrences of the “IMDb” name and logo have been removed.

We hope to reach an agreement with IMDb soon, so that we can re-enable the above features.
Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v19.0.5: No more IMDb Ratings and IMDb links

December 31st, 2018

Pending our discussion with IMDb, it was necessary to update Movie Collector for Windows with the following changes:

  • The program does not download/update IMDb Ratings or IMDb links anymore.
  • All occurrences of the “IMDb” name and logo have been removed.

We hope to reach an agreement with IMDb soon, so that we can re-enable the above features.
Our apologies for the inconvenience.

CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.14.3: No more IMDb Ratings and IMDb links

December 30th, 2018

Pending our discussion with IMDb, it was necessary to update the CLZ Movies app with the following changes:

  • The app does not download/update IMDb Ratings or IMDb links anymore.
  • All occurrences of the “IMDb” name and logo have been removed.

We hope to reach an agreement with IMDb soon, so that we can re-enable the above features.
Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Movie Collector (macOS)

v18.3.7: No more IMDb Ratings and IMDb links

December 30th, 2018

Pending our discussion with IMDb, it was necessary to update Movie Collector for Mac with the following changes:

  • The program does not download/update IMDb Ratings or IMDb links anymore.
  • All occurrences of the “IMDb” name and logo have been removed.

We hope to reach an agreement with IMDb soon, so that we can re-enable the above features.
Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v19.0.4: Various stability fixes and 32-bit/64-bit option

December 19th, 2018

Stability

We have fixed various stability issues in the program to get rid of some more access violation errors that were happening for a couple of users. We also fixed a problem where “File > Open Database” didn’t refresh the main screen to show the opened file.

  • Got rid of some Access Violation errors
  • “File / Open database” could show an empty screen

32-bit and 64-bit option

We’ve found that when running our program in 64-bit mode, some 3rd party external devices will not work or talk to the program such as:

  • TWAIN image scanners
  • Some barcode scanners
  • Webcams (for barcode scanning)

If you run into issues where you your TWAIN image scanner, or your barcode scanner won’t connect or work, this is usually caused by the drivers of these devices which are not 64-bit compatible, and thus can’t talk to your Collectorz program.

We’re trying to look for a way to make them talk to the 64-bit version, but for now, to work around this, redownload the software from your CLZ Account page and during installation choose to install the 32-bit version!

DPI fix for Add Movies screen

The new “Add as Single Movie” or “Add [x] Movies” buttons for box sets weren’t scaling correctly on screens with high DPI settings. Fixed now!


CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.14.2: New design for resizable panels in Add Screen

December 17th, 2018

New:

  • The resizable panels in the add screen now have the same design as the ones in the main screen.

Fixed:

  • iPad: Wrong initial panel layout in the main screen when the app is started in landscape mode.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v19.0.3: Fixed a display issue in Flex templates

December 17th, 2018

We noticed a small issue in the new Flex detail templates where plot descriptions could be cut off wrong. Fixed in this latest build.

We also fixed a rare problem that could throw a “List index out of bounds” error on certain popups.


Movie Collector (Windows)

v19.0.2: Clean templates were missing

December 14th, 2018

Fixed:

  • “Clean” templates were missing
  • Adding movies from files didn’t refresh the movie list correctly

Movie Collector (Windows)

v19.0: multiple collections, auto-sync images, 64-bit and a new Flex template!

December 13th, 2018

Movie Collector version 19 has arrived! Here’s what’s new:

  • Manage multiple “collections” within one database file
  • Automatic Cloud-syncing of your own “custom” images
  • A new super-adaptive “Flex” template for the Details Panel
  • 64-bit version for 64-bit Windows versions
  • Add Box Sets as a single database entry
  • Image Viewer window now automatically resizes while browsing images

Read on for the full details:

Read more


CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.14.2: Fixed an issue in the Add Screen

December 12th, 2018

Fixed:

  • Add Screen: previews of results could sometimes not be loaded.
CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.14.1: New for iPad layout: Resizable panels

December 7th, 2018

A useful update of your app today, that is, if you are using the app on an iPad:

All panels in the main screen (folders, list and details) are now resizable using draggable separators between the panels, so that you can customize the layout to your own liking.


CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.14.1: New for tablets: Resizable panels

December 5th, 2018

  • All panels in the main screen (folders, list and details) are now resizable using draggable separators between the panels, so that you can customize the layout to your own liking.
  • The resizable panels in the Add screen have been updated to use the nicer look of the draggable separators.

Fixed:

  • The subtitles could make the details screen scroll horizontally.

Movie Connect

New: quick search box in the Folder Panel!

November 16th, 2018

Another useful addition to your software today, as we added a Quick Search box in your folder panel.

Especially useful for those long folder lists, e.g. when using Actor as the folder field. Just type a few letters of the actor’s name and the folder list will instantly “filter down” to the matching actors, while you type!

See it in action:


Movie Connect

Next / Previous buttons in the Edit Movie screen

November 9th, 2018

A nice time-saving feature was added to your Movie Connect software today:

Next / Previous buttons in the Edit Movie screen

These buttons let you go through your movie list to make changes, while staying in the Edit Movie screen. Just use the Next or Previous button on the bottom left.

While doing so, the screen will keep you on the same tab and same field, making it super-easy to make changes to same field(s) for multiple movies.


CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.13.2: Added some fields to the Manage Pick Lists screen

November 8th, 2018

New:

  • Added the following fields to the Manage Pick Lists screen: audience rating, region, studio, distributor.

Fixed:

  • Unlinked movies caused error message during downsync.
  • Original title was not set when adding/updating a movie.
Movie Connect

Folder options menu now grouped into 4 categories

November 8th, 2018

A small UI tweak today, made necessary because of the growing number of field options for the folder panel: the folder field menu is now grouped into 4 categories.

This should make it easier to find the field you are looking for.


CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.13.2: Picking cover image wasn’t working

November 7th, 2018

Fixed a crash when picking a cover image from the camera.


CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon

November 6th, 2018

New: Redesigned app icon

We designed new icons that give new users a better indication of what the app actually does (as opposed to just a different color CLZ logo), but still obviously belong together, when shown together.

And if you have Android 8.0 or higher, we’re also including an “adaptive app icon” as of today which are in line with all your other app icons!


CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon and new way to add box sets

November 5th, 2018

New: Redesigned app icon

We designed new icons that give new users a better indication of what the app actually does (as opposed to just a different color CLZ logo), but still obviously belong together, when shown together.

And if you have Android 8.0 or higher, we’re also including an “adaptive app icon” as of today which are in line with all your other app icons!

New: Add box sets as single entries instead of multiple movies

In July this year, we introduced the new Box Set adding feature in the Add Movies screen, where it automatically “knows” which movies are in the box, then creates separate entries in your database for all the movies contained, then “links” them using the Box Set field:

Most users love this new way of adding Box Sets. However, since the introduction we have learned that some users would like to add box sets as single entries.

So as of today, the “multiple movie entries” behaviour is now optional.

When adding a box set, found by title or barcode, you can now choose between:

  • Add box as 1 entry
  • Add box as [x] movies

Change your preferred way using the box set option button in the add screen:

Add box as 1 entry:

Add box as 3 movies:


CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon and new way to add box sets

November 1st, 2018

New: Redesigned app icon

We designed new icons that give new users a better indication of what the app actually does (as opposed to just a different color CLZ logo), but still obviously belong together, when shown together.

New: Add box sets as single entries instead of multiple movies

In July this year, we introduced the new Box Set adding feature in the Add Movies screen, where it automatically “knows” which movies are in the box, then creates separate entries in your database for all the movies contained, then “links” them using the Box Set field:

Most users love this new way of adding Box Sets. However, since the introduction we have learned that some users would like to add box sets as single entries.

So as of today, the “multiple movie entries” behaviour is now optional.

When adding a box set, found by title or barcode, you can now choose between:

  • Add box as 1 entry
  • Add box as [x] movies

Change your preferred way using the box set option button in the add screen:

Add box as 1 entry:

Add box as 3 movies:


Movie Collector (macOS)

v18.3.6: Now fully macOS Mojave compatible!

October 31st, 2018

Some of you reported some issues in the Edit Screens in Movie Collector using macOS Mojave, which have now been addressed and fixed!

Fixes:

  • Searching for a actor or crew wasn’t working (dropdown wasn’t opening to show all options)
  • The dropdown to choose a role for a crew member wasn’t working
  • Dragging and dropping of images on the template or edit screen didn’t do anything

Movie Connect

Customize your software with four Skin choices!

October 29th, 2018

Do you like to customize your software to suit your needs or just your personal taste? Then we have big news for you today, as we have just introduced four “Skin” choices in your Movie Connect software:

  • Default (the standard look, as it was before, so dark toolbars, light content)
  • Dark (dark toolbars, dark content)
  • Light (light toolbars, light content)
  • Blue (shades of blue, with yellow highlights)

On top of that, we have given you 3 template style choices for the Movie Details area: Dark, Light and Blue. Either to match your Skin choice, or to mix to up, it’s up to you.

Both the Skin and Template selectors can be found in the Settings screen, under Customization.

Screen shots:

Default Skin:

Dark Skin:

Light Skin:

Blue Skin:


Recent changes

v19.0.6: Custom Image now checked in more situations January 15th, 2019 New: Manage multiple collections and Notes as a column January 9th, 2019 v4.14.3: No more IMDb Ratings and IMDb links January 2nd, 2019 No more IMDb Ratings and IMDb links December 31st, 2018 v19.0.5: No more IMDb Ratings and IMDb links December 31st, 2018 v4.14.3: No more IMDb Ratings and IMDb links December 30th, 2018 v18.3.7: No more IMDb Ratings and IMDb links December 30th, 2018 v19.0.4: Various stability fixes and 32-bit/64-bit option December 19th, 2018 v4.14.2: New design for resizable panels in Add Screen December 17th, 2018 v19.0.3: Fixed a display issue in Flex templates December 17th, 2018 v19.0.2: Clean templates were missing December 14th, 2018 v19.0: multiple collections, auto-sync images, 64-bit and a new Flex template! December 13th, 2018 v4.14.2: Fixed an issue in the Add Screen December 12th, 2018 v4.14.1: New for iPad layout: Resizable panels December 7th, 2018 v4.14.1: New for tablets: Resizable panels December 5th, 2018 New: quick search box in the Folder Panel! November 16th, 2018 Next / Previous buttons in the Edit Movie screen November 9th, 2018 v4.13.2: Added some fields to the Manage Pick Lists screen November 8th, 2018 Folder options menu now grouped into 4 categories November 8th, 2018 v4.13.2: Picking cover image wasn’t working November 7th, 2018 v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon November 6th, 2018 v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon and new way to add box sets November 5th, 2018 v4.13.1: Redesigned app icon and new way to add box sets November 1st, 2018 v18.3.6: Now fully macOS Mojave compatible! October 31st, 2018 Customize your software with four Skin choices! October 29th, 2018