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Movie Collector (Windows)

v21.3.2: Tweaks for the Transfer Field Data tool

August 6th, 2021

Improved:

  • Better transfer of pick list data: where possible the tool will copy images and URL fields to the destination field now too.

Fixed:

  • After using the Transfer Field Data tool, modified movies didn’t trigger a change to Sync with CLZ Cloud

Movie Collector (Windows)

v21.3: New “Transfer Field Data” tool

August 3rd, 2021

A nice new v21.3 update is available for Movie Collector now, in which we introduce a new super useful database management tool, called Transfer Field Data (new in the Tools menu).

In short, this tool lets you copy field values from one field to another, in batch, so for your entire database, or for a selection of movies.

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CLZ Movies (Android)

v6.4.3: A couple of fixes for the Movie Details screen

May 27th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Some layout issues with the IMDb rating/votes, index, my rating and episode number fields
  • Audience rating NL-12 would show an HD-DVD icon
  • Light template on Dark skin would not work correctly (and vice versa)


New:

  • Setting to enable/disable backdrops behind movie details

CLZ Movies (Android)

v6.4 New look for movie list, cover view & movie details

May 23rd, 2021

Instead of adding more new features, we decided to take a few weeks to work on the look and feel of the app.
In this 6.4 update, we improved the look and layout of the movie list and of the movie details pages, in both the main screen and the Add screen preview.
On top of that, we finally acted upon a common request from our users: you can now change the size of the thumbnails in the Images View.

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Instead of adding more new features, we decided to take a few weeks to work on the look and feel of the app.
In this 6.4 update, we improved the look and layout of the movie list and of the movie details pages, in both the main screen and the Add screen preview.
On top of that, we finally acted upon a common request from our users: you can now change the size of the thumbnails in the Images View.

Read more


Movie Collector (Windows)

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.

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Movie Connect

New: add website links to your movie entries

March 18th, 2021

New in your Movie Connect software: add web-site links to your movie entries, using the new “Links” tab of the Edit Movie screen.

Tip: paste a website link in the URL box and the description will be filled in automatically.


CLZ Movies (Android)

v6.3: Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb

March 8th, 2021

A great addition to your CLZ Movies app today: Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb, like the MPAA ratings for US, or the BBFC ratings for UK.

I know, we announced this feature a couple of months ago already, expecting it to be live soon. However, the project turned out to be quite a bit more complex and time-consuming as initially planned. Not only technically, but also in terms of cleaning up duplicate ratings, creating all the rating icons, etc…

But the feature is finally here now. And, after running the Update from Core on my own collection (3100 movies), I must say, it was well worth the wait!

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CLZ Movies (iOS)

v6.3 Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb

March 5th, 2021

A great addition to your CLZ Movies app today: Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb, like the MPAA ratings for US, or the BBFC ratings for UK.

I know, we announced this feature a couple of months ago already, expecting it to be live soon. However, the project turned out to be quite a bit more complex and time-consuming as initially planned. Not only technically, but also in terms of cleaning up duplicate ratings, creating all the rating icons, etc…

But the feature is finally here now. And, after running the Update from Core on my own collection (3100 movies), I must say, it was well worth the wait!

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Movie Collector (Windows)

v21.1.2 Various improvements and fixes

March 4th, 2021

New: Clear your CLZ Cloud right from the Sync screen

No more need to login to the CLZ Cloud site and use “Clear Database” there. It is now possible to clear/reset your CLZ Cloud straight from the Sync screen, using the Clear CLZ Cloud button at the bottom.

BTW: please only use this when strictly necessary, in case of problems. Clearing the cloud and re-syncing all items is a heavy operation and causes seriously load on our servers. Thank you!

New: Find Duplicates results can now be exported to a TEXT file

By popular demand: you can now export the results of the Find Duplicates screen, either to take with you as a text file, or for printing.

New: Use the Statistics screen on a selection

Something that “got lost” when we replaced the old Database Totals screen with the fancy new Statistics screen: being able to see totals for the selected items in the main screen.
So… now that feature is back! Just select items in the main screen, using the checkboxes or Select All, then open Tools / Statistics to see totals and charts for just those items.

New: Filter area in status bar now highlights when a filter is active

A common question in support: “Why don’t I see all my items anymore”. Always turns out that a filter is active, either in the Quick Filter Panel, the Alphabet Bar or the search box.
To make this clearer, the Filter area in the status bar at the bottom now highlights in yellow when a filter is active.

Improved right-mouse click context menus, with sub-headers

Through the years, new commands kept being added to the right click context menus, and to be honest, they became a bit messy. So about time we cleaned them up.
All main screen context menu’s have now been cleaned up, re-ordered and re-grouped with nice sub-headers.

Improved Unrecognized Barcode popup

In the Add Movies from Core screen, when you search for a barcode that our Core does not have yet, you get the Unrecognized Barcode popup, for reporting the missing barcode to our Core. This screen has two different TABs, for either single movies/seasons or for boxsets.

However, we were seeing many users using the wrong tab here, so we have adding a question popup here that explicitly ask you “Single Movie/Season OR Multi-movie Box Set ?”.
Let’s hope that this will help getting more Box Set barcodes reported correctly.

Edit Movie: Episode list now includes Seen It and Seen When fields

Small tweak to the Episode lists in the Edit Movie screen. It now has 2 extra columns for Seen It and Seen When.

Added format and logo for “FandangoNow”

A while ago we added a lot of formats with their icons. But after that, many users have requested the addition of FandangoNow, so here it is πŸ™‚

Fixed:

  • Filtering on the Number of Episodes field did not work.
  • In Vee Eight template the new Audience Rating logos were shown too big
  • Statistics: total purchase price now includes Purchase Prices of Box Sets.
  • Card View: mouse wheel scrolling was broken
  • After Select All in list, some action bar button did not show up
  • After editing, the list did not scroll to the edited item anymore
  • Statistics: rare Access Violation while loading the screen
  • Picklist item images are now automatically resolved when folder changes
  • Update File Links: manual mode missing trailing slash by default

CLZ Movies (iOS)

v6.2.2: A couple of fixes

February 24th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Opening Statistics could crash the app
  • Main Screen: Collection status filter: Could default to “For Sale” when it was previously set to “On Wish List”
  • Main screen: Some controls were missing from the top bar on iOS 9/10 devices
  • “Want” summary at the top disappeared from the list of comics

CLZ Movies (Android)

v6.2: Various improvements

February 22nd, 2021

A big update for your CLZ app today. Instead of bringing one big new feature, we decided to work on multiple areas that could be improved, all of them based on the feedback we received from you all. Thanks for that!

Movie list now allows multiple format logos

Previously, the movie list only showed the logo of the first Format, but now it shows all Formats that you selected for the movie, e.g. 4K UDH and Blu-ray.

Collection Status filter

The 2nd button from the top right (next to the search button) is the Collection Status filter. Previously, it allowed you to filter by All, Collection or Wish List, but with this update, we added all collection status option there as filters, including On order and For Sale.

Also, the button will now be highlighted in yellow when a filter is active, that is, when it is set to anything other than “All”.

Re-designed toolbars at the top

The toolbars at the top have been re-designed, mainly to make the interactive elements stand out more as actual “buttons”.

(Especially the folder icon on the left was something that was often overlooked as something you could tap on. Hopefully this re-design will help to let more users find the most powerful feature of the app πŸ™‚ )

New sort and display options in Settings

For Titles:

  • Ignore Sort Titles when sorting by Title
  • Show Sort Titles instead of Titles

For Cast and Crew

  • Ignore Sort Names when sorting by Cast or Crew
  • Show Sort Names instead of display names for Cast and Crew

Improved Statistics screen

The Statistics screen has been updated with:

  • More database totals at the top (nr of episodes, runtime, purchase price, current value)
  • More charts (by Year, by Actor)
  • A new: “tap to show all” option to enlarge charts and see ALL entries


CLZ Movies (iOS)

v6.2: Various improvements

February 22nd, 2021

A big update for your CLZ app today. Instead of bringing one big new feature, we decided to work on multiple areas that could be improved, all of them based on the feedback we received from you all. Thanks for that!

Movie list now allows multiple format logos

Previously, the movie list only showed the logo of the first Format, but now it shows all Formats that you selected for the movie, e.g. 4K UDH and Blu-ray.

Collection Status filter

The 2nd button from the top right (next to the search button) is the Collection Status filter. Previously, it allowed you to filter by All, Collection or Wish List, but with this update, we added all collection status option there as filters, including On order and For Sale.

Also, the button will now be highlighted in yellow when a filter is active, that is, when it is set to anything other than “All”.

Re-designed toolbars at the top

The toolbars at the top have been re-designed, mainly to make the interactive elements stand out more as actual “buttons”.

(Especially the folder icon on the left was something that was often overlooked as something you could tap on. Hopefully this re-design will help to let more users find the most powerful feature of the app πŸ™‚ )

New sort and display options in Settings

For Titles:

  • Ignore Sort Titles when sorting by Title
  • Show Sort Titles instead of Titles

For Cast and Crew

  • Ignore Sort Names when sorting by Cast or Crew
  • Show Sort Names instead of display names for Cast and Crew

Improved Statistics screen

The Statistics screen has been updated with:

  • More database totals at the top (nr of episodes, runtime, purchase price, current value)
  • More charts (by Year, by Actor)
  • A new: “tap to show all” option to enlarge charts and see ALL entries


Movie Connect

4 new settings to save screen space

February 19th, 2021

With so many users switching from the desktop software to the Connect web-based software, we are getting a lot of useful feedback about the things they are missing, or would like to see in Connect.

Today, a small update with 4 new settings to save screen space in the main screen:

  • Show Filter Bar: uncheck this setting to hide the bar at the top with the Collection Status filter and the Alphabet Bar, giving you quite a bit more vertical screen space for your list.
  • Show Collection Status indicators: uncheck this to remove the column with the status icons from your List View, giving you more horizontal room for your columns.
  • Show pencil icons (for editing): uncheck this to remove the column with the pencil (edit) icons from your List View, again giving you more horizontal list space.
  • Show episodes images: uncheck this to hide episode images from the Details Panel, for TV Series.

Also, 2 new Sort settings are now available:

  • ignore sort names for Cast and Crew: when sorting by Actor, Director etc… check this sort by their display names, so by firstname, lastname.
  • show sort names for Cast and Crew: when sorting by Actor, Director etc.. check this to show the Sort Names, which is a bit “easier on the eye”.

Oh and BTW: we also took this opportunity to complete re-think the layout of the Settings screen, to make the grouping of settings more logical. I recommend to take a good look again, maybe you will find some useful settings you never knew existed πŸ™‚


Movie Collector (Windows)

v21.1 Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb

February 15th, 2021

A great addition to your Movie Collector software today: Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb, like the MPAA ratings for US, or the BBFC ratings for UK.

I know, we announced this feature a couple of months ago already, expecting it to be live soon. However, the project turned out to be quite a bit more complex and time-consuming as initially planned. Not only technically, but also in terms of cleaning up duplicate ratings, creating all the rating icons, etc…

But the feature is finally here now. And, after running the Update from Core on my own collection (3100 movies), I must say, it was well worth the wait!

Read more


Movie Connect

Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb

February 10th, 2021

A great addition to your Movie Connect software today: Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb, like the MPAA ratings for US, or the BBFC ratings for UK.

I know, we announced this feature a couple of months ago already, expecting it to be live soon. However, the project turned out to be quite a bit more complex and time-consuming as initially planned. Not only technically, but also in terms of cleaning up duplicate ratings, creating all the rating icons, etc…

But the feature is finally here now and your Movie Connect web-based software is the first to go live with it. And, after running the Update from Core on my own collection (3100 movies), I must say, it was well worth the wait!

How to get the new Audience Ratings for your movies

First, go the Settings screen (from the menu) and on the top right, under Adding from Core, choose your preferring “Audience Rating Region”. Currently, the following regions are supported:

  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Finland
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Belgium

Then, use Update from Core to update all movies with the new Audience Ratings. Here’s how:

  1. Click one of the checkboxes in the movie list to enter Selection Mode
  2. In the blue bar at the top, check the β€œAll” checkbox on the left
  3. Click the icon with the 3 dots on the right, and select “Update from Core”
  4. For “Audience Rating”, select “Replace current data” in the pop-up
  5. Click “Save and update”

For all future movies that you add, you will get the Audience Rating from IMDb automatically.


Movie Connect

New currency settings

January 29th, 2021

Long overdue, but it is finally here: you can now select your own currency for all value and price fields in Movie Connect.

Find the new currency settings in your Settings screen. Under Currency, choose your desired currency.
Choose from USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, NZD, CHF, NOK, SEK or DKK. Then use the Currency display setting to customize how prices and values will be displayed.

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Movie Collector (Windows)

v21.0: New: Pre-fill fields while adding movies

January 11th, 2021

We’re well into 2021, so it’s time for Movie Collector 21.
In this update we bring you a great new time-saving tool in the Add Movies screen.

New Pre-fill screen that pops up when adding movies

When adding a movie to your database using the Add Movies screen, it will now pop-up a new screen called “Pre-fill movie details, letting you set various fields right then and there.

Fields available in the Pre-fill screen:

  • Location
  • Owner
  • Purchase Date
  • Purchase Store
  • Purchase Price
  • Quantity
  • Tags

No more need to edit your added movies afterwards!

(BTW: of course, using the new Pre-fill screen is optional. If you don’t want to use it, just uncheck the “Show Pre-fill screen” toggle at the bottom. You can always re-enable it through the program’s Options screen.)


CLZ Movies (Android)

v6.1.2: Squashed some bugs

January 6th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Add Screen: Genres weren’t downloading
  • Add Screen: Scrolling through results could be slow
  • Add Screen: Fixed a rare crash on the IMDb tab
  • Edit Multiple: Fixed a rare crash
  • Manage Pick List: a pick list item could appear twice when merging

Movie Collector (macOS)

v20.2.2: Two bug fixes

January 5th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Find Cover: the crop button was missing
  • The “Field Names” screen was empty

CLZ Movies (iOS)

v6.1.1: New: Pre-fill fields while adding movies

December 28th, 2020

A big update for your CLZ Movies app!
This time we added a new feature that will save you lots of time:

New Pre-fill screen that pops up when adding movies

When adding a movie to your database using the Add Movies screen, it will now pop-up a new screen called “Pre-fill movie details, letting you set various fields right then and there.

Fields available in the Pre-fill screen:

  • Location
  • Owner
  • Purchase Date
  • Purchase Store
  • Purchase Price
  • Quantity
  • Tags

No more need to edit your added movies afterwards!

(BTW: of course, using the new Pre-fill screen is optional. If you don’t want to use it, just uncheck the “Show Pre-fill screen” toggle at thet bottom. You can always re-enable it through the app’s Settings screen.)

Also new:

  • All Collection Status options are now available under the Add button in the Add Screen.
  • New look and layout of Field Defaults screen.

CLZ Movies (Android)

v6.1.1: New: Pre-fill fields while adding movies

December 28th, 2020

A big update for your CLZ Movies app!
This time we added a new feature that will save you lots of time:

New Pre-fill screen that pops up when adding movies

When adding a movie to your database using the Add Movies screen, it will now pop-up a new screen called “Pre-fill movie details, letting you set various fields right then and there.

Fields available in the Pre-fill screen:

  • Location
  • Owner
  • Purchase Date
  • Purchase Store
  • Purchase Price
  • Quantity
  • Tags

No more need to edit your added movies afterwards!

(BTW: of course, using the new Pre-fill screen is optional. If you don’t want to use it, just uncheck the “Show Pre-fill screen” toggle at thet bottom. You can always re-enable it through the app’s Settings screen.)

Also new:

  • All Collection Status options are now available under the Add button in the Add Screen.
  • New look and layout of Field Defaults screen.

Movie Connect

New: Pre-fill fields while adding movies

December 10th, 2020

Another big update for your Movie Connect software.
This time we added a new feature that will save you lots of time:

New Pre-fill screen that pops up when adding movies

When adding a movie to your database using the Add Movies screen, it will now pop-up a new screen called “Pre-fill movie details, letting you set various fields right then and there.

Fields available in the Pre-fill screen:

  • Location
  • Owner
  • Purchase Date
  • Purchase Store
  • Purchase Price
  • Quantity
  • Tags

No more need to edit your added movies afterwards!


Movie Collector (macOS)

v20.2: Now fully Big Sur compatible

December 1st, 2020

We had tested our software on Big Sur betas before the actual Big Sur release and did not find any problems. However, as soon as Big Sure went live, users started reporting crashes in various areas of the program, mainly when syncing and after adding or editing entries.

With the help of these users, and after trying several test builds with them, we have finally resolved all known crashes, which has resulted in today’s v20.2 Big Sur compatible release.

If you are using Big Sur, we strongly recommend updating to this v20.2 version.

Finally, if you still see problems on Big Sur with this new version, please us know, so that we can fix any remaining bugs.


Recent changes

v7.4 New “Card View” May 11th, 2022 v7.3.3: Fixed a problem with Quick Search and Box Sets April 7th, 2022 v7.3.2: Various bugfixes April 4th, 2022 v7.3: Back Cover images! March 29th, 2022 v22.0.3: Various bug fixes March 21st, 2022 v22.0.2: Various bug fixes March 14th, 2022 v7.2: Progress Bars and Cancel buttons! March 13th, 2022 v22: Configurable Pre-fill, more configurable Update from Core fields + WebP support March 8th, 2022 Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields! March 4th, 2022 v7.1: Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields! February 14th, 2022 v7.0: New features and lots of improvements December 2nd, 2021 New “Add from Core” settings: select which fields you want to download from Core November 25th, 2021 New: Progress bars for slower actions November 24th, 2021 v21.6 Improved Submit to Core system October 8th, 2021 v6.6.2: Main screen lists now fully support system font sizes September 28th, 2021 v21.5: Sync web-links and box set covers September 28th, 2021 v6.6 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu September 23rd, 2021 v6.6 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu September 22nd, 2021 Search by Barry / Cloud Visibility per Collection September 21st, 2021 v21.4: Bar chart in folder panel background September 14th, 2021 v6.5: Six new features! September 9th, 2021 v6.5: Six new features! September 9th, 2021 Easier Columns & Sorting / remove Core covers / more Field Defaults September 1st, 2021 Set Box Set covers, enhanced Collection Status filter and more Update from Core fields August 13th, 2021 v21.3.3: Transfer Field Data: fix for Date fields August 12th, 2021