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Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.0.7: Fixed the “Update” button in the Edit Screen

April 26th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Edit Screen: clicking “Update” would cause an Access Violation
CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.5.2: New “Clear” templates added

April 26th, 2017

New in 4.5.2:

  • New Details View templates which are easier on the eye:
    • Clear Light template
    • Clear Dark template

Fixed:

  • Covers were not updated in the main list after editing a movie.
  • Main Screen: Unknown Formats now have a text label in the cell.
  • Login now does a receipt check.
  • “Change Template” button moved to right sidebar in the main screen.
  • Better thumbnail layout in Landscape Mode.
  • After closing the add movies automatically screen, it now selects the latest added movie.
  • Improved “tap” area of hamburger menu so you can back out of a folder more easily.
Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.0.6: Fixed a “Cannot focus window” error.

April 25th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Edit Screen: switching tabs could throw a “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” error when the screen was still loading
CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.5: A completely new look!

April 16th, 2017

A huge v4.5 update for the CLZ Movies app is now available.

And prepare to be shocked 🙂 (in a good way, don’t worry):
The app looks completely different now, with a cleaner brighter look and an improved user interface.

What’s new in CLZ Movies 4.5 for iOS?

  • A completely new look, that is cleaner and brighter.
  • The choice between two skins/themes: Light & Dark.
  • No bottom toolbar means more screen space for your movie collection.
  • Big floating blue ‘+’ button on bottom right for adding new movies.
  • Access all other features and tools from ‘hamburger’ menu top left.
  • Access all view settings from menu on top right.
  • Quickly switch between All / In Collection / Wish List at the top.

How to update your CLZ Movies app to version 4.5:

  • On your device, open the App Store app.
  • On the bottom, switch to the Updates tab.
  • Find the CLZ Movies entry and tap “UPDATE” on the right.

Do you like the new look?
Then please let the world know by posting a nice review in the App Store!

Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.0.5: Fixed an error and added new links to the What’s New page

April 13th, 2017

New:

  • Links to renew your update plan will now automatically log you into your account on the website.
  • Check for Updates: now has a link to the “What’s New” page on our website.
  • My CLZ Account popup: now has a link to the “What’s New” page on our website.

Fixed:

  • Edit Movie: using ALT+N or ALT+P to navigate to Next or Previous Movie could throw a “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” error
Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.0.4: Maintenance build with lots of fixes

April 10th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Quick Search Suggestions:
    • selecting an item from the suggestion list would sometimes do nothing with a grouping on more than one field active
    • clicking the “show all results for…” label after pasting a search string with the mouse didn’t always perform the search
  • Quick Search: “matches:” followed by nothing would result in a “regular expression required” error
  • Scaled images for thumbnails, CLZ Movie export, etc. are now saved without metadata for smaller file sizes and better performance
  • Main Screen:
    • Images Popup didn’t show box set covers
    • Nothing would show when switching to Cards view after applying the quick filters
    • Select random didn’t always work properly in a filtered list
  • Manage Pick Lists: deleting text from the search box would initiate “remove item”
  • Import from XML: price and value fields weren’t always imported correctly
  • Import from Text: fields were not properly imported when delimiter appeared in field value
  • Sync with Cloud: HTML in plot and notes fields didn’t always sync down properly
  • Editing/Adding Pick List items: it was possible to create duplicate items with identical Display Names
  • Add/Link Movie Files: “Get Title From” option is now saved
CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.3.5: Final iOS7 compatible version

April 5th, 2017

Important: this is the FINAL iOS 7 compatible version.
Support for iOS 7 will be dropped for future versions.

Fixed:

  • iOS 7: Crash in Add screen when opening the Add by Barcode tab.

Coming up: Fresh look and layout

Please look forward to the next build coming up in a couple weeks with a complete new fresh look and layout!

Movie Connect

New: Back up / Restore your database

March 27th, 2017

Whilst we make daily backups for you on our own servers, you can now create your own backup of your Connect database and download it to your computer!

If you ever make a big mistake and lose valuable data, you can upload a previously downloaded backup file and restore it to your current database.

Read more

Movie Collector (macOS)

v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields

March 22nd, 2017

We’ve expanded the quick search box to now also allow “search-as-you-type” with suggestions for pick list fields.

How does it work?

In the quick search box top right of your screen you should see a “dropdown” button. Use this to select which field you wish to perform a search on. If “search-as-you-type” is available for that field, it will instantly work once you start typing in the box.

Example

You can now select the field “Actor” in the quick search box, start typing an actor name, and instantly see suggestions (based on what you typed) of actors you have in your database. Click on an actor to see all his/her movies!

Box set images

Box set images didn’t display correctly in the image strip popup. This has now been fixed, click a box set image and it should show correctly in the image strip popup now.


Movie Collector (Windows)

v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields

March 16th, 2017

Search-As-You-Type for pick list fields

We’ve expanded the quick search box to now also allow “search-as-you-type” with suggestions for pick list fields.

How does it work?

In the quick search box top right of your screen you should see a “dropdown” button. Use this to select which field you wish to perform a search on. If “search-as-you-type” is available for that field, it will instantly work once you start typing in the box.

Example

You can now select the field “Actor” in the quick search box, start typing an actor name, and instantly see suggestions (based on what you typed) of actors you have in your database. Click on an actor to see all his/her movies!

Fixes in this version

We also fixed some issues with the program in this version:

  • Images Popup:
    • “size window to picture” showed image slightly smaller
    • .tiff images were not showing
  • Add Movies Automatically:
    • “Add Anyway” would cause an Access Violation for result selected from suggestion list
  • Carbon/Quicksilver Details template:
    • episode links weren’t always clickable depending on size of the details view

Movie Connect

New: Flexible import from Text/CSV files

March 14th, 2017

Import from TXT or CSV

Import any Text or .CSV file into your collection

You can now import any text file (.txt) or comma separated value file (.csv) into your collection on Connect using the new import page in your Connect account.

With this new import tool you are able to quickly import a list of movies from for instance an existing collection you may have in a spreadsheet or different software. All you have to do is export those movies from your other software to a text or CSV file and follow the steps on the new Import page in your Connect account.

Read more

Movie Collector (macOS)

v17.0.2: Some quick v17 fixes

March 8th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Program would crash at startup on macOS 10.9 or older
  • Search-As-You-Type tweaked to search first letters of each word only, making the results more precise
  • Add Movies Automatically : image popup for cover was showing the images of the selected item in main screen
Movie Collector (macOS)

V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup!

March 7th, 2017

Quick Search: Search-As-You-Type suggestions

Instantly find and select a particular movie in your local database:

  • In the Quick Search box, just start typing the first few letters of the title you are looking for.
  • While typing, a drop-down list will appear, showing the first five matching movies.
    (for most movies, it only takes 2 or 3 letters before it shows up.)
  • Once you see the one you were looking for, use the up/down keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  • The movie will now be selected in your list, with the details showing in the Details Panel.

NOTE: this Search-As-You-Type feature replaces the old “filter-as-you-type” behaviour of the Quick Search box. If you want to go back to the old behaviour, you can do so in the Preferences screen, on the Behaviour page using the setting called “When typing in Quick Search box”.

Read more


CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.3.4: Easily add movies that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode”

March 6th, 2017

This update introduces an easier way to deal with “Unrecognized Barcodes”.
A new screen that not only helps you to add the movie to your app anyway, but also helps your fellow CLZ Movies users by instantly adding the missing barcode to the CLZ Core online movie database.

What’s new in CLZ Movies 4.3.4 for iOS?

Easily add movies that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode”

  • In the Add Movies screen when a barcode is not recognized, a new “Unrecognized Barcode” screen will appear.
  • In this screen:
    1. Just find your movie by title (Search-As-You-Type is also active here!)
    2. Select the format (DVD, Blu-Ray, etc..)
    3. Then click Add Movie.
  • This will:
    1. Add the movie to YOUR database with full movie details, your barcode and the selected format.
    2. Instantly add the barcode to OUR Core online movie database, connected to the movie you selected. Which means that the next users who searches for the same barcode, will instantly get a result 🙂

How to update your CLZ Games app to version 4.3.3:

  • On your device, open the App Store app.
  • On the bottom, switch to the Updates tab.
  • Find the CLZ Movies entry and tap “UPDATE” on the right.

Enjoy!


Movie Collector (Windows)

V17.0.2: New image popup method and updates to the quick search

February 16th, 2017

New:

  • “Single Sided, Triple Layer” and “Single Sided, Quad Layer” added as layer options
  • Images popup now also supports “Size Picture to Window without stretching” option
  • Quick search: suggestions now also are shown when searching on “Title” field

Fixed:

  • Main Screen:
    • Quick Search: applying a filter could cause unexpected behaviour
  • Images Popup:
    • the status bar wasn’t always showing the right image path when opening
    • .bmp images were not showing
  • CueCat scanner wasn’t working properly any more

Movie Collector (Windows)

V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup!

February 14th, 2017

Quick Search: Search-As-You-Type suggestions

Instantly find and select a particular movie in your local database:

  • In the Quick Search box, just start typing the first few letters of the title you are looking for.
  • While typing, a drop-down list will appear, showing the first five matching movies.
    (for most movies, it only takes 2 or 3 letters before it shows up.)
  • Once you see the one you were looking for, use the up/down keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  • The movie will now be selected in your list, with the details showing in the Details Panel.

Read more


CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.3.12: New: Easily add movies that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode”

February 7th, 2017

CLZ Movies Android: Unrecognized Barcode screen

A v4.3.12 update for your CLZ Movies app is now available.

This update introduces an easier way to deal with “Unrecognized Barcodes”.
A new screen that not only helps you to add the movie to your app anyway, but also helps your fellow CLZ Movies users by instantly adding the missing barcode to the CLZ Core online movie database.

Easily add movies that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode”

  • In the Add Movies screen when a barcode is not recognized, a new “Unrecognized Barcode” screen will appear.
  • In this screen:
    1. Just find your movie by title (Search-As-You-Type is also active here!)
    2. Select the format (DVD, Blu-Ray, etc..)
    3. Then click Add Movie.
  • This will:
    1. Add the movie to YOUR database with full movie details, your barcode and the selected format.
    2. Instantly add the barcode to OUR Core online movie database, connected to the movie you selected.

Enjoy!


Movie Collector (macOS)

v16.2.4: Fixed an issue with the down button for episode order

February 2nd, 2017


Fixed:

  • Edit Screen:
    • Episodes: Move Down Button was not working correctly.
    • Cover Popups were not always prompted on macOS Sierra.
  • Add Auto:
    • Fixed an issue where an “Untitled Movie” could be added to the collection.
    • Sometimes “Already in Collection” popup was prompting endlessly.

CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.3.11: Fixed an issue where “deletion changes” sometimes didn’t sync

February 2nd, 2017

Fixed:

  • Local movie deletes sometimes not synchronized to the CLZ Cloud

Movie Connect

New: “Search-As-You-Type” suggestions when adding movies by title

January 20th, 2017

If you are adding most of your movies “By Title”, then this will be a huge time-saver.

Here’s how the new “Search-As-You-Type” feature works:

  1. In the Add Movies Automatically screen, just start typing the first letters of the title you want to add.
  2. While typing, a drop-down list will appear, showing the five most popular titles that match, including the release year and a small thumbnail image.
  3. For recent / popular movies, it usually takes only 2 or 3 letters before it shows up. For older or less popular movies, type a few more letters.
  4. Once you see your movie appear, use the arrow keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  5. Then under Search Results, that exact movie will be listed, automatically Previewed on the right.
  6. Click the Add Selected button to add it to your database.

Read more


CLZ Movies (Android)

v4.3.10: Maintenance build

January 18th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Crashing merge dialog in the manage pick list screen on Android 6.0+ devices
  • Facebook sign up button not working
  • Reverting of custom uploaded cover when syncing an update
  • Crash in the edit screen after pressing the next/previous movie button

Movie Collector (macOS)

v16.2.3: Fixed an issue in the Add Automatically screen

January 17th, 2017


Fixed:

  • Crash: Add Movies Automatically screen could be prompted while using the program.

CLZ Movies (iOS)

v4.3.3: Redesigned “Edit Movie” screen and new folder grouping options

January 13th, 2017

New:

  • Edit screen with tabs (main details/personal details)
  • Added location as an option in the manage pick list screen
  • Added folder options: producer, writer, musician, cinematographer, distributor, store, packaging, edition, consition, subtitle, aspectratio
  • Main list
    • Scroll position now remembered after editing/removing a movie
    • Now updates live after editing a movie

Fixed:

  • Missing ‘show all’ folder item in empty folders on tablet devices
  • List view section headers stopping at X
  • Crash in the in-app-purchase screen
  • Barcode can be added with voice dictation
  • App was occasionally crashing when searching for a title
  • Background image issue in the backdrop templates on phone devices

Movie Connect

Faster searching for movies

January 9th, 2017

Searching your movie collection in Movie Connect or the CLZ Cloud viewer is now much faster.

However, to achieve this performance improvement, we have had to limit the searching to:

  • Title
  • Barcode
  • Year

Previously the search feature also searched cast and crew names, but this turned out to cause server performance problems when searching large databases. That is, with the search engine we are now using.
We are currently working on the implementation of a different, much faster search engine, which may enable cast/crew searching again in the future.


Movie Collector (Windows)

v16.5.3: Fixed crashes during Check for Update

January 4th, 2017


Fixed:

  • Crashes during Check for Update process

Recent changes

v17.0.7: Fixed the “Update” button in the Edit Screen April 26th, 2017 v4.5.2: New “Clear” templates added April 26th, 2017 v17.0.6: Fixed a “Cannot focus window” error. April 25th, 2017 v4.5: A completely new look! April 16th, 2017 v17.0.5: Fixed an error and added new links to the What’s New page April 13th, 2017 v17.0.4: Maintenance build with lots of fixes April 10th, 2017 v4.3.5: Final iOS7 compatible version April 5th, 2017 New: Back up / Restore your database March 27th, 2017 v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 22nd, 2017 v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 16th, 2017 New: Flexible import from Text/CSV files March 14th, 2017 v17.0.2: Some quick v17 fixes March 8th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! March 7th, 2017 v4.3.4: Easily add movies that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode” March 6th, 2017 V17.0.2: New image popup method and updates to the quick search February 16th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! February 14th, 2017 v4.3.12: New: Easily add movies that come up as “Unrecognized Barcode” February 7th, 2017 v16.2.4: Fixed an issue with the down button for episode order February 2nd, 2017 v4.3.11: Fixed an issue where “deletion changes” sometimes didn’t sync February 2nd, 2017 New: “Search-As-You-Type” suggestions when adding movies by title January 20th, 2017 v4.3.10: Maintenance build January 18th, 2017 v16.2.3: Fixed an issue in the Add Automatically screen January 17th, 2017 v4.3.3: Redesigned “Edit Movie” screen and new folder grouping options January 13th, 2017 Faster searching for movies January 9th, 2017 v16.5.3: Fixed crashes during Check for Update January 4th, 2017