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Movie Collector (macOS)

v20.0.4 Now syncs through our brand-new CLZ Cloud Sync-server

February 4th, 2020

Now uses our brand-new CLZ Cloud Sync-server

Previously one big server was handling the Connect website, the CLZ Cloud website AND the CLZ Cloud syncing from the desktop programs and the mobile apps.
But this week we have set up a brand-new dedicated Sync-server to handle just the CLZ Cloud syncing.

In today’s update, Movie Collector has been updated to sync through this new server, which should result in faster syncing and a more stable syncing experience during high load times (weekends).

Fixed:

  • For some users, the database conversion of version 20.0.3 caused the loss of data in their User Defined Fields. This problem has been resolved now.

    If you lost UDF data, please contact us so that we can help you get the data back.

Movie Collector (Windows)

v20.1 Improved Add Movie Files / Better Tag editing / Faster syncing

February 4th, 2020

Just 3 weeks after the v20 release, here’s version 20.1!
In this update, several big enhancements to the movie file cataloging features, another re-design of the Tag editing interface and faster and more stable cloud syncing through our brand-new dedicated Sync-server.

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Movie Connect

Faster loading of images through WebP image format

January 27th, 2020

WebP is a new image format, developed by Google, that is producing smaller images compared to JPG and PNG, while preserving image quality. All modern browsers fully support the new WebP format so many websites are now using WebP for a faster browsing experience, consuming less bandwidth.

Of course, our Connect web-based software and the free CLZ Cloud viewer sites are quite heavy on cover images, especially in the Image and Card Views. So we figured switching to WebP could produce a nice boost in performance!

So today, we switched over and are now delivering all cover images and backdrops in WebP format, on all browsers that support it (older browsers still get JPG images).

You will find that your Image View and Cards View will load faster now. The difference is especially noticeable on slower internet connections and mobile devices (if you have a very fast internet connection, the difference will be minimal).

Noticeable on all connection types is the faster loading of the details panel after selecting a different item in your list. Because of the huge difference in the backdrop image sizes, viewing item details is now a lot snappier.

Enjoy!


Movie Connect

Improvements to Edit and Add screens

January 17th, 2020

Multiple small tweaks to your Connect software today, improving both the Edit Movie screen and the Add Movies screen.

Editing pick list fields: checkbox multiple values in one go

The Edit screen is where many users are spending most of their time, so we’re always trying to make your editing life faster and easier.
Today, we improved all multi-value pick lists fields (e.g. Genres, Subtitles, Tags) by letting you add multiple values in one go. In the Select Value screen we have introduced checkboxes now, that let you checkbox multiple values and add them instantly.

This is now available for the following fields:

  • Genres
  • Studios
  • Extras
  • Audio Tracks
  • Screen Ratios
  • Subtitles
  • Tags

Adding Movies by Barcode: instant adding to queue

Previously, when you searched by barcode (either by typing or scanning), the barcode instantly disappeared from the search box, but only appeared in the queue when the search was complete. Also with no “loading” indicator showing in the meantime. Not a problem when searches are instant, but it could lead to confusion in situations where it took a bit longer for the search to complete.

So we got to work and made it better: after hitting search, the barcode now instantly appears in your queue, showing a “Searching” indicator. This gives you instant feedback the barcode was accepted and is searching. Then, when the search has completed, the queue entry is filled in with the movie details and cover image.

The above tweak also applies to the opening of the screen while you still had some barcodes in the queue. This saved queue list will now populate faster.


Movie Collector (macOS)

v20.0.3: Custom cover sync problem fixed and more

January 14th, 2020

This update fixes an issue with the sync where it would always re-upload the custom front/back covers if such a movie had any change at all. This resulted in many unneeded re-uploads of custom front/back covers.

Important: After updating to this version:

  • the program will run a process to index your custom covers
  • all movies with custom front/back covers will re-upload

Both processes might take a while!

Fixed:

  • Custom front/back covers were re-uploaded too often
  • Quick Search: using arrow buttons and clicking results wasn’t working correctly

Movie Collector (Windows)

v20: Folder panel improvements + new Statistics screen

January 13th, 2020

We are 2 weeks into 2020, so it’s time for Movie Collector 20! Today in v20, we’re bringing you 2 super useful and time-saving improvements for the folder panel, plus a brand new Statistics screen.

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CLZ Movies (Android)

v5.2.4: Sync time-out issue fixed

January 7th, 2020

Fixed:

  • Rare incident where timeouts occurred during CLZ Cloud sync.

CLZ Movies (iOS)

v5.2.2: Sync time-out issue fixed

January 7th, 2020

Fixed:

  • Rare incident where timeouts occurred during CLZ Cloud sync.

Movie Collector (macOS)

v20.0.2: Fixed printing in dark mode

December 17th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Printing a list while in dark mode would print a black page

Movie Collector (macOS)

v20: Dark Mode support / New HDR field and many more sync fields

December 10th, 2019

The year “twenty-twenty” is coming up, so here’s Movie Collector v20 for macOS!

In this release we added support for the macOS Dark/Light Mode, a new HDR field and enhanced the CLZ Cloud syncing system with many new fields and back cover images.

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CLZ Movies (Android)

v5.2.1: New Statistics screen

December 10th, 2019

A big update for the CLZ Movies app again, introducing a new Statistics screen, a cool “infographic” style screen, showing totals and statistics about your movie collection.
To open it, just choose “Statistics” from the menu.

In this new screen, you can find:

  • Your total number of movies and TV Series and how many different formats you have.
  • A nice pie chart showing the distribution of your movies over formats (DVD, Blu-ray, etc..).
  • A top 5 list of your most recent additions.
  • A bar chart of your movies by genre.
  • A bar chart of your movies by director.
  • A bar chart of your movies by IMDb rating.
  • A pie chart showing your Seen and Unseen movies.


CLZ Movies (iOS)

v5.2.1: New Statistics screen

December 10th, 2019

A big update for the CLZ Movies app again, introducing a new Statistics screen, a cool “infographic” style screen, showing totals and statistics about your movie collection.
To open it, just choose “Statistics” from the menu.

In this new screen, you can find:

  • Your total number of movies and TV Series and how many different formats you have.
  • A nice pie chart showing the distribution of your movies over formats (DVD, Blu-ray, etc..).
  • A top 5 list of your most recent additions.
  • A bar chart of your movies by genre.
  • A bar chart of your movies by director.
  • A bar chart of your movies by IMDb rating.
  • A pie chart showing your Seen and Unseen movies.


Movie Connect

Sort your folder panel by the numbers

December 6th, 2019

A useful and fun new option in your Movie Connect software today!
By default, the folders in your folder panel are sorted alphabetically. But as of today, there is another option: sort your folder panel by the numbers, that is by the number of movies contained.

Sorting by the numbers is a nice way to find the most important Formats, Actor, Directors, etc.. in your collection.

Switch between the Alphabetical and Number sorting using the new toggle to the right of the search box:


CLZ Movies (iOS)

v5.1.2: Fixed a crash during sync

December 3rd, 2019

The app could crash during syncing of certain items. Shouldn’t happen anymore now!

Fixed:

  • App could crash while syncing with CLZ Cloud

Movie Connect

Create your own multi-level-folder favorites

November 25th, 2019

Roughly a month ago we introduced the ability to use multiple levels of folders in the folder panel. At the time, limited to several built-in field sensible field combinations.

Today we’re giving you the next logical step: the ability to create and save your own multi- and single-level favorites for the folder panel.

The Favorites are shown at the top of the Folder menu, with the single-field options still available at the bottom.

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Movie Connect

Improved Statistics page, plus new filter bar

November 4th, 2019

Two updates for your Connect software today. An improved Statistics screen, with cool new charts and lists, plus a re-designed toolbar that clearly shows your currently selected folders and filters.

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CLZ Movies (Android)

v5.1: Added many new fields for edition specific information

October 30th, 2019

Another big update for your CLZ Movies app today. In version 5.1, we added many new fields for DVD/Blu-ray/4K specific information. These fields are now editable on the new Edition tab of the Edit Movie screen and also available as folder options:

  • Subtitles
  • Audiotracks
  • Screen ratios
  • Layers
  • HDR (HDR10 / HDR10+ / Dolby Vision)
  • Color vs Black and White
  • Edition Release Date
  • Extras

Of course, all the new fields sync to/from the CLZ Cloud too.

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CLZ Movies (iOS)

v5.1: Added many new fields for edition specific information

October 30th, 2019

Another big update for your CLZ Movies app today. In version 5.1, we added many new fields for DVD/Blu-ray/4K specific information. These fields are now editable on the new Edition tab of the Edit Movie screen and also available as folder options:

  • Subtitles
  • Audiotracks
  • Screen ratios
  • Layers
  • HDR (HDR10 / HDR10+ / Dolby Vision)
  • Color vs Black and White
  • Edition Release Date
  • Extras

Of course, all the new fields sync to/from the CLZ Cloud too.

Read more


CLZ Movies (iOS)

v5.0.8: Fix for uploading custom covers

October 26th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Custom images were uploaded too often

CLZ Movies (Android)

v5.0.7: Fix for custom images and Manage Pick Lists screen

October 26th, 2019

Fixed:

  • Custom images were uploaded too often
  • The amount of items for each pick list could be wrong

Movie Connect

Folder panel now allows multiple folder levels

October 22nd, 2019

A very cool and useful addition to your Movie Connect software today: the folder panel on the left now allows multiple levels of folders!

This is a powerful way to browse your movie collection, e.g. Format then Genre, or by Seen it then Format.

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CLZ Movies (iOS)

v5.0.7: Fix build

October 11th, 2019

Changed:

  • Add by barcode: Swipe to remove a single barcode wasn’t working. To remove a single barcode now, just press and hold on it!

Fixed:

  • When changing a cover, the list and images view wasn’t updated correctly
  • Date pickers weren’t showing correctly
  • Some colours were wrong (tabs/switches)

Movie Collector (macOS)

v19.3: Now fully macOS Catalina compatible!

October 9th, 2019

As you probably know, macOS Catalina (version 10.15) was released earlier this week.
In Catalina, Apple has made two major changes, that will affect all software that you run on your Mac:

  • All programs you use need to be 64-bit. No more support for 32-bit applications!
  • All programs you download outside the App Store need to be notarized (=approved) by Apple.

Of course, our Movie Collector software has been a 64-bit application since version 18.1 (April 2018). And this week, we got it approved and notarized by Apple too!

So today, we released Movie Collector 19.3, 64-bit and notarized, so fully Catalina compatible!

Fixed:

  • Drag/Drop image would put image in Downloads folder when using “just link to dropped file”

CLZ Movies (iOS)

v5.0.6: Several user interface improvements

October 9th, 2019

Instead of working on new features, we decided to take a few weeks to look at existing screens and functionality and see where things could be improved, of course all based on your feedback.

Today’s update brings you new iOS 13 style “sheet” screens and a batch of user interface improvements we implemented (more coming up!):

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CLZ Movies (Android)

v5.0.5: Several user interface improvements

October 1st, 2019

Instead of working on new features, we decided to take a few weeks to look at existing screens and functionality and see where things could be improved, of course all based on your feedback.

Today’s update brings you the first user interface improvements we implemented (more coming up!):

New “Update IMDb ratings/votes” menu option to update all movies in 1 go

Easier to find Edit and Remove buttons on movie details screen (phone only)

Easier editing of pick list fields, especially multi-value fields

  • Selected/checked values are now always at the top
  • For multi-value fields (like Genre, Studio), check/uncheck multiple values in one go!
  • Easier to find big button at the top for adding NEW values..

Complete Re-design of Manage Pick List screen

  • Easier to find big button at the top for adding NEW values.
  • Remove Unused and Merge action have now been moved to action (…) button top right.
  • Easier to use Merge mode.

Add by barcode: New Clear Queue button and new “Scanning tips” popup

Fixed:

  • Edit screen: the “Seen it” checkbox wouldn’t always work
  • Re-introduced a “sync changes pending” icon to the “Sync with CLZ Cloud” menu item