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Version 3.12
  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2018
    •  IMDb import: Fixed importing of Awards.
    •  User Interface: Fixed displaying of (too) long Season labels on the bookshelf.
    •  Databases: Added option to reorder the databases in the Database Options screen.
    •  HTML Export: Added support for the #GROUPS# tag.
    •  TV Series: Added seen date property for individual episodes.
    •  Translations: Updated the Arabic, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
Version 3.11
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2018
    •  Batch Update: fixed importing of the cast after increasing the number of actors.
    •  Rename Media Files: Added option to use the alternative title in the rename media files screen.
    •  Edit Multiple Movies: Added option to swap title and alternative title in the Edit multiple movies screen.
    •  Add From Harddisk: Fixed reading of DVD file structure without VIDEO_TS folder.
    •  dd From Harddisk:A Added support for reading of BD Harddisk recorder (BDAV) file structure.
    •  Database: Added DVD Snap Case as case type.
    •  Database: Added DTS-ES 5.1 and DTS-ES 6.1 as audio types.
    •  ser Interface:U Removed use of grouping when sorting on number.
    •  Translations: Updated the Catalan, French, German, Persian, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
Version 3.10
  • Release Date: Jan 24, 2018
    •  Export / Print: Added Writers and Composers to the possible fields to export.
    •  Search: Added search on (custom) number.
    •  Database: Added 'Unknown' as audio stream type.
    •  Database: Added 'Ultra HD Bluray' as source.
    •  Database: Added '4K + BD + Digital' as media format.
    •  IMDb Import: Fixed downloading of some thumbnails (e.g. Death Race Inferno)
    •  User Interface: Fixed displaying of posters larger than the screen resolution for certain aspect ratios.
    •  User Interface: Added a button to the toolbar to directly access the statistics.
    •  User Interface: Added Sorting of groups on year.
    •  User Interface: The Enhanced tooltip now shows the user rating if configured in the General Options.
    •  Translations: Updated the French, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Russian, Slovak, Danish, Arabic, German and Dutch translations.
Version 3.09
  • Release Date: Dec 15, 2017
    •  Playlists: Added option to select multiple files in one go.
    •  Playlists: Added option to add (the content of) a folder.
    •  Database: Added AAC 7.1 audio format.
    •  Database: Added support for local trailers.
    •  User Interface: The counters of selected and available actors were not updated when adding or removing an actor.
    •  IMDb Import: Improved the Composer import.
    •  IMDb Import: Improved the Character import.
    •  Add fro Hard Disk: Improved reading of the IMDb number from an NFO file.
    •  HTML Export: Updated the DarkComfort HTML Export template (thanks to R3gi).
    •  CSV Import: CSV import: Added support for the seen date in the Seen import field.
    •  Translations: Updated the German, Spanish, Czech, French, Arabic, Italian, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
Version 3.08
  • Release Date: Dec 2, 2017
    •  Playlists: Fixed subfolders in playlists with relative paths enabled.
    •  Playlists: Fixed calculating file sizes with subfolders in playlists with relative paths enabled.
    •  MediaInfo Batch Update: Fixed database was not saved after perforing a Mediainfo Batch update.
    •  HTML Export: Fixed an issue in the Generate HTML for specific database content.
    •  HTML Export: Made detailed cast list with photos optional.
    •  IMDb Import: Made importing of Composer optional.
    •  Batch update: Added option to update all thumbnails.
    •  Print: Fixed thumbnail size in print thumbnail list.
    •  Database: Added 'Media File' to the list of Media formats. Although it's the same as 'Digital Copy' a lot of users asked for this.
    •  Database: Fixed an issue where Composers were taken over when switching between databases. (use the new Remove Unused Composers function to clean your database).
    •  Database: Added an option to remove unused Composers.
    •  Database: Fixed an issue were the database got way too big causing Out of Memory errors and long loading times.
    •  Translations: Updated the German, Polish, French, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
Version 3.06
  • Release Date: Nov 18, 2017
    •  Playlists: Fixed scanning for new files inside playlist didn't always work.
    •  HTML Export: Added overview per year.
    •  HTML Export: Added cast photos to the movie pages.
    •  Playlists: Fixed (relative paths) playlists.
    •  Playlists: Add support for relative paths in PlayList Editor.
    •  Playlists: Fixed calculating sizes of playlists.
    •  Database: Clicking actor photo cleared genres.
    •  Database: Added Sountrack Composers field.
    •  IMDb Import: Added Sountrack Composers import.
    •  Database: Fixed an issue when removing a "Voice" entry from the cast list.
    •  Database: Added AAC Mono audio format.
    •  User Interface: Fixed Full screen / show posters on secondary monitors.
    •  User Interface: Fixed displaying of overridden genres in the statistics screen.
    •  Translations: Updated the Arabic, German, Slovanian, Spanish and Dutch translations
Version 3.07
  • Release Date: Nov 18, 2017
    • Batch update: Fixed batch update keeps updating the same movie over and over.
Version 3.05
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2017
    • Add Movie: IMDb now ignores the tt when an IMDb number (e.g. tt2091256) is entered instead of the title when querying IMDb.
    • User Interface: Fixed clicking on an "voice of" actor resulted in an incorrect query.
    • Add from Hard Disk: Fixed an issue were existing media files / playlists were re-added to the database when re-scanning a folder.
    • TV Series: Uncheck seen season -> mark all episodes from that season as unseen.
    • TV Series: Uncheck seen series -> mark all seasons and episodes as unseen.
    • TV Series: When opening the TV Series Details the first not seen episode is now selected be default.
    • TV Series: Added Seen column in TV Series Details Episode list.
    • Database: Fixed an issue where in some cases moving the database to a new location failed.
    • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Czech, French, German, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Slovanian and Dutch translations.
Version 3.04
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2017
    • Add from Harddisk: EMDB now also checks inside playlists for media files already in the database.
    • Add from Harddisk: Creating an NFO file when adding media files is now optional.
    • Database: Fixed a keep loading forever / Out of Memory issue for some databases with invalid entries.
    • Rename Media Files: %N now inserts the custom number if you enabled showing custom numbers.
Version 3.03
  • Release Date: Oct 12, 2017
    • Database: Fixed issues with loading large (e.g. > 10K movies, > 100K actors) databases by completely rewriting the loading code. It also speed up the loading.
    • Database: Made loading and operating on the database more robust agains several small inconsistencies.
    • Database: Made the Update path when moved Media Files option smarter: only movie of which the media files are not on the old location anymore but are on the new location get their paths updated.
    • Add from Harddisk: EMDB now adds an NFO file to the media file containing title, year and IMDb id.
    • User Interface: Improved displaying of smaller EMDB application icons a bit more.
    • User Interface: Improved showing of tooltips a bit more.
    • IMDb Import: Added 'Australia' to the list of countries to get Certifications / AKA.
    • Database: Added support for AAC+ audio codec.
    • Rename Media Files: Added %G (Group) as option to include when renaming media files.
    • Translations: Added some untranslated strings.
    • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Catalan, Czech, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
Version 3.02
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2017
    • IMDb Import: Added an option to show all movies an actor plays in when clicking on an actor photo. you can now quickly navigate to the actors by clicking the actors listed in the Movie Details Panel or Advanced tooltip.
    • IMDb Import: Improved Advanced Title Search. 100 instead of 50 results are now parsed and all exact matches are listed first.
    • IMDb Import: Added option to disable Advanced Title Search.
    • IMDb Import: Added option to include Adult movies in IMDb Search results.
    • IMDb Import: Last listed actor on the IMDb website was not imported.
    • TV Series: Added Locking mechanism for Seasons.
    • TV Series: Set display of number of episodes to 4 digits as there seeem to be TV Series with over a 1000 episodes (e.g. 'Eisenbahn-Romantik').
    • User Interface: Fixed an issue where the Tooltips sometimes did not show.
    • User Interface: Fixed display of HD DVD boxes. Made them even hi-resolution.
    • User Interface: Added native icon formats for the EMDB application icon for 16x16 and 32x32 pixels as Windows sucks in downscaling the standard 256x256 icon.
    • User Interface: Fixed clicking closing cross or using ESC in delete confirmation didn't cancel the operation.
    • Database: When switching databases the search / filtering was not reset resulting in empty lists.
    • User Interface: Re-added option to not show shelf labels at all.
    • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Finnish, French, Italian, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
Version 3.01
  • Release Date: Sep 21, 2017
    • System: Fixed switching databases.
Version 3.00
  • Release Date: Sep 21, 2017
    • User Interface: New Icon, new startup screen, new styling of MessageBox and ProgressDialog.  
    •  Scan Hard Disk: Default Case, System and Region were not applied when adding new movies.
    •  Database: Added DTS HD 6.1 to the audio stream formats.
    •  System: Added background folder scan at startup to detect new or deleted Movies. TV Series are not scanned yet.
    •  Scan Hard Disk: Remove keywords were not saved.
    •  User Interface: Added support for special language characters like German Ä, Ö and Ü to the quick search (typing one or more characters in bookshelf navigates to the first movie matching that title, F3 for next one).
    •  User Interface: Added Filter to show UHD movies.
    •  IMDb Import: Fixed importing of Certification.
    •  IMDb Import: Search now uses the IMDb Advanced Title Search. The Search Result shows detailed movie info including a thumbnail, year, genres, plot and cast to make a better choice. As Advanced Title Search is more strict in expecting full words and less forgiving in typos the IMDb Standard Search is used as fallback. 
    •  IMDb Import: Added support for adult movies (e.g. 'Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge') listed on IMDb.
    •  IMDb Import: Optimized download data size. With 25 actors up to 50MB was downloaded per movie. Now it is only about 2MB. The total downloaded data per session is now listed in the Statistics Options Page.
    •  IMDb Import: Fixed an issue where existing actors without IMDb id or photo were not correctly updated when a new movie with that actor was added.
    •  TV Series: When manually adding an individual episode portability was not taken into account.
    •  Translations: Updated the Arabic, French, Persian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
Version 2.75
  • Release Date: Aug 14, 2017
    •  IMDb Import: Fixed an issue when downloading actors.
    •  Scan Hard Disk: Fixed an issue with reading BD and DVD file structures when the option 'use folder name instead of file name when searching on IMDb' is checked.
    •  User Interface: Fixed an issue when using the scrollbar to view more actors sometimes actors from the beginning of the list were repeated at the end of the list.
    •  Translations: Fixed an incorrect translation of title / alternative title in the Portuguese (Brazil) translation.
    •  Translations: Updated the Czech, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish and Dutch translations.
Version 2.74
  • Release Date: Aug 5, 2017
    • Search: Search: Added AND / OR Genre search.
    • User Interface: Delete button was not always correctly enabled for multiple selections (when deselection one or when one or more selected movies were locked for changed).
    • User Interface: Ctrl-A, Ctrl-X, Ctrl-V, Ctrl-C now work correctly on the Global SearchBox when it is selected instead of on the ListView / BookShelf.
    • User Interface: Added Add New Movie (Alt-A) and Insert New Movie (Alt-I) to context menu.
    • User Interface: Added Certification to the Enhanced Tooltip.
    • User Interface: Added an option to start EMDB in fullscreen mode.
    • User Interface: improved the startup position algorithm to prevent the EMDB window to be outside visual area on multi monitor systems.
    • User Interface: Added Search on Google to the context menu.
    • TV Series: Added play season feature. This creates a playlist for all episodes in the season.
    • Translations: forgotten translation 'delete database'.
    • Translations: Made all bookshelf backgrounds translatable.
    • HTML Export: Overridden genres were not correctly displayed in Genres section and Genres pages.
    • IMDb Import: If the actor already existed with no picture, a second instance of the actor with the picture was created.
    • Database: Posters were not always taken along in creating / restoring backups.
    • IMDb Import: Improved the algorithm to import actors when the main IMDb page does not contain enough actors and the full credits page needs to be loaded.
    • Database: Made the database more robust against corruption with better support for special characters (like '|').
    • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Catalan, Czech, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
Version 2.73
  • Release Date: Apr 18, 2017
    •  User Interface: Fixed displaying of duration in hours/minutes in the tooltip.
    •  User Interface: Added displaying / editing of duration in hours/minutes in the Edit screen if configured that way.
    •  User Interface: Added an option and User Interface screens to edit the Writer field.
    •  User Interface: Fixed option “Show Season Info in TV Series Names” was not saved.
    •  User Interface: Boolshelf jumped to the beginning after deleting a movie.
    •  User Interface: Added COMPLETE SERIES label on the bookshelf.
    •  User Interface: Improved drawing and positioning of the cover labels.
    •  User Interface: Added options to change the Text color of the SEEN, LOANED and COMPLETE SERIES labels.
    •  TV Series: Added status field to the TV Series Details screen.
    •  TV Series: Synced the general Seen flag with the TV Series Seen Complete Series flag.
    •  Clipboard: TVSeries details and Movie posters were not copied when using the clipboard (Ctrl-C / Ctrl-V) functions in the same or another database.
    •  Database: Changed the maximum number of discs field from 99 to 999.
    •  CSV Import: Added support for Unix line endings.
    •  CSV Import: Added support for double quotes in columns.
    •  CSV Import: Added support for embedded line breaks.
    •  CSV Import: Added support for importing Characters ('Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones' or localized translation for 'as').
    •  CSV Import: Added support to only import a subset of the columns in the csv.
    •  CSV Import: Added TV MOVIE and STRAIGHT TO VIDEO to the Version field.
    •  Database: Added TV MOVIE and STRAIGHT TO VIDEO to the Version field.
    •  Translations: Updated the Arabic, Slovenian, Simplified Chinese, Czech and Dutch translations.
Version 2.72
  • Release Date: Mar 26, 2017
    •  User Interface: Added keyboard shortcuts Ctrl-K / Ctrl-E for global search.
    •  IMDb Import: Fixed importing of thumbnails / posters.
    •  Autoupdate: Fixed an issue were the Autoupdater could not update itself correctly.
    •  Database: Added DTS:X to the audio streams.
    •  Database: After switching databases the posters from the previous database were still shown.
    •  Database: After installing a new version the last used custom database does not show correctly.
    •  HTML Export: Added a new template 'ResponsiveRed' to the download section. 
    •  TV Series: After opening the TVSeries details screen the file size sometimes got corrupted.
    •  Translations: Updated the Turkish, Slovak, German, Italian, Indonesian, Slovenian, Arabic, Danish and Dutch translations.
Version 2.71
  • Release Date: Feb 25, 2017
    •  Database: Changing the Spoken Language to Silent could corrupt the database.
    •  User Interface: Fixed typing Ctrl-A in SearchBox selected all movies.
    •  User Interface: Fixed typing DEL in SearchBox deleting the selected movie(s).
    •  User Interface: Fixed tooltips were showing even if EMDB was not the active application.
    •  User Interface: Added a button to select a folder in the Search Location screen.
    •  Translations: Updated the Czech, Arabic and Dutch translations.
Version 2.70
  • Release Date: Feb 21, 2017
    •  User Interface: Fixed the SearchBox positioning for screens with large font sizes.
    •  Database: Fixed Poster indexes were not updated when re-indexing the database.
    •  User Interface: Fixed an issue with Searching Languages.
Version 2.69
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2017
    •  User Interface: Added a SearchBox in the main window.
    •  User Interface: Fixed selection of the bookshelf after direct searching by typing.
    •  Add From Hard Disk: Added support for Kodi generated nfo files. (
    •  Translations: Fixed a crash when selecting multiple movies in certain (not up-2-date) translations (like Arabic).
    •  Edit Multiple movies: Added an option to lock multiple movies at once.
    •  IMDb Import: Improved thumbnail / poster import. Certain movies only got a very small thumbnail (e.g. 'The signal' and 'Arrival').
    •  Search / Filter: 4K was not included in HD filtering.
    •  HTML Export: The rating layout was not correct for several translations.
    •  User Interface: 3D Over/Under is now correctly added to the movie details panel.
    •  User Interface: Fixed an issue when the scrollbar was completely dragged down the last row of the bookshelf was not always fully visible.
    •  Database: Added 'Silent' as option for audio streams and spoken languages.
    •  Add From Hard Disk: Improved adding of unrecognized TV Series.
    •  Add From Hard Disk: Added an option to remove specific words when using the file name for IMDb queries.
    •  Database: Delete movie didn't delete the poster.
    •  Database: Removing unused Thumbnails didn't remove posters.
    •  Translations: Updated the Czech, Catalan, Simplified Chinese, Arabic and Dutch translations.
Version 2.68
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2017
    •  Add From Harddisk: Fixed an issue in detecting a media file is a TV Series episode which could lock up the scan.
Version 2.67
  • Release Date: Jan 17, 2017
    •  General: Added several stability improvements.
    •  IMDb import: Improved importing of duration (e.g. for 'Ambush In Leopard Street').
    •  User Interface: Media files containing '&' characters did not play from the main window.
    •  User Interface: Scrolwheel still worked in main window when Add/Edit was open.
    •  TV Series: Added support for 'S1 E1' and '101' season / episode formatting.
    •  Media Info: Fixed reading of duration did not always work correctly with the new version of MediaInfo.
    •  User Interface: Added options to configure when to show 4K boxes.
    •  Thumbnails: Added an option to only download low resolution thumbnails.
    •  Translations: Updated the Spanish, Czech, Italian, Slovenian and Dutch translations.

Version 2.66
  • Release Date: Dec 24, 2016
    •  TheMovieDb import: Fixed second and next imports didn't return a cover.
    •  IMDb import: Improved importing of English, original and localized titles.
    •  Crash Recovery: Added an option to restore the previous version of EMDB.
    •  Media Info: Updated to version 0.7.91.
    •  Media Info: Fixed an issue in detecting the language for multiple audio streams.
    •  Scan Hard Disk: Added an Abort function.
    •  Scan Hard Disk: Improved the logging messages.
    •  Translations: Updated the Russian, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
Version 2.65
  • Release Date: Dec 20, 2016
    •  User interface: Fixed the Defaults options page.
    •  TheTVDb import: Fixed a rare crash when an invalid season poster was returned (e.g for 'The Story of God with Morgan Freeman').
    •  IMDb import: fixed importing of the original titles.
    •  Database: Fixed creating of backups.
    •  Database: Added 3D Over/Under property.
    •  User interface: Made the action when clicking on the thumbnail in the movie details panel configurable.
    •  Translations: Updated the Russian and Dutch translations.
Version 2.63
  • Release Date: Dec 18, 2016
    •  User interface: Fixed showing poster AND playing movie when doubleclicking the thumbnail in the Movie Details panel.
    •  User interface: Select movies not selected before when using the Random feature.
    •  User interface: Added an option to not expand the Movie Details panel when selection a random movie.
    •  Rename Media Files: Fixed renaming movies based on database fields.
    •  Media Files: Added an option to specify a custom player instead of using the system default one.
    •  Media Files: Only after selecting the Play option a check if the file exists is performed to prevent spinning up drives.
    •  Database: fixed an issue where the aspect ration was not correctly used when exporting to HTML/text/csv or printed.
    •  Database: Added a Crash Recovery to select one of the backups when EMDB previously failed to start or crashed. The option to restore a previous version of EMDB will be added later.
    •  Translations: Updated the Czech, Italian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
Version 2.62
  • Release Date: Dec 9, 2016
    • Database: Fixed a crash at startup for some people.
Version 2.61
  • Release Date: Dec 8, 2016
    •  User interface: Set default doubleclick action to viewing of full screen posters as this cool new feature doesn't seem to be noticed by a lot of people. You can change the default doubleclick action in the General Options page.
    •  Database: Fixed an issue when movies were copied and pasted duplicate writers could be added to the database.
    •  Rename Media Files: Added %W tag to add 'Seen' to the filenames of media files based on the database.
    •  Rename Media Files: Added options to rename based on tags for All movies, Selected movies or Search/Filter Results.
    •  Batch Update: Added options to update All movies, Selected movies or Search/Filter Results.
    •  Database: Added 2:39:1 option to the Aspect Ratio field and sorted the dropdown of aspect ratios.
    •  Database: EMDB now stores the IMDb actor id along with the name to distinguish between actors with the same name.
    •  User Interface: Added a hi-resolution 4K UltraHD case.
    •  User Interface: Updated the Bluray and TV Series cases to hi-resolution versions too.
    •  User Interface: Added keyboard accelerators Ctrl-+ and Ctrl-- zo zoom in and out on the Bookshelf besides the already existing Ctrl-Mousewheel and Ctrl-0 (reset zoom).
    •  User Interface: Added Bookshelf background 'None'.
    •  Translations: Updated the Finnish, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
Version 2.60
  • Release Date: Nov 30, 2016
    • Thumbnails: Thumbnails are downloaded in a higer resolution for display on zoomed bookshelfs.
    •  Posters: Added an option to download and display hi-resolution posters. 
    •  User Interface: Renamed 'Plot outline' to the new IMDb naming: 'Storyline'.
    •  User Interface: Added Trailer and IMDb buttons to the Add/Edit screen.
    •  Database: Added Writer field..
    •  User Interface: Enter key now follows the configured double click action.
    •  User Interface: Made the decription of the export and printing of Search / filter results more clear.
    •  Database: Removed the limit of 100.000 actors.
    •  User Interface: Fixed sorting of titles with prefixes including a apostrophe (e.g. L'odio).
    •  User Interface: Fixed Filtering of 3D movies did not include SBS and 2D+3D movies.
    •  HTML Export: Fixed alphabetical sorting of the 3D section.
    •  Database: If (only) DateAdded was changed this was not saved to the database.
    •  MovieMeter Import: Import was broken because they switched their API to the https protocol.
    •  Translations: Updated the Czech, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
Version 2.59
  • Release Date: Nov 4, 2016
    • User Interface: Fixed a drawing error on the bookshelf when zoomed.
Version 2.58
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2016
    • Add Movie: made the new "Auto TV Database" feature optional as not everybody seems to like it.
    •  IMDb Import: Fixed issue where sometimes the wrong actor photo was added to an actor.
    •  IMDb Import: fixed issue where sometimes the "Spain (Catalan title)" was used as alternative title instead od the tile listed as "Spain" (also for all other countries).
    •  MovieMeter Import: fixed import due to changed API.
    •  HTML Export: 3D section was not correctly sorted.
    •  TV Series: marking "complete Series" was not working corectly.
    •  Database: Replacing part of the path to media files can now be performed on all movies, selected movies or Search / Filter results.
    •  User Interface: Fixed an occasionally crash while scrolling the actors in the Edit page.
    •  User Interface: added option to show the duration in hours and minutes instead of minutes only.
    •  Translations: Updated the Czech, Italian, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
Version 2.57
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2016
    • Add From HardDisk: Added support for automatically adding TV Series.
    •  User Interface: Fixed the multi line comments field in the Add / Edit dialog screen.
    •  User Interface: Added support for Ctrl-0 to reset the zooming to 100%.
    •  Database: Added 4K UHD Bluray media type.
    •  User Interface: The bookshelf did not scroll to the new selection when using the random function.
    •  IMDb Import: Fixed importing of data for movies containing a hashtag ('#') in their title (e.g. '#Horror').
    •  IMDb Import: Fixed importing of Country and Languages because of changed IMDb website layout.
    •  IMDb Import: Fixed importing of thumbnails and cast photos because the IMDb images are now hosted on a separate https server.
    •  TVSeries: status was reset when re-opening the TVSeries edit page.
    •  Add Movie: Import from TheTVDb is now automatically done when IMDb returns TVSeries data.
    •  Translations: Updated the Arabic, Catalan, Czech, French, Italian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
Version 2.56
  • Release Date: Jun 6, 2016
    • User Interface: Copying and pasting and some other special keys were not working in the Add / Edit Movie screen.
    • IMDB Import: Fixed the 'First use actors with photo' feature.
    • User Interface: Added the correct DVD steelbook visualization and improved the visualization of the steelbook and bluray boxes and inlays.
    • DataBase: Corrected the Dolby Digital ES formats as they should be called Dolby Digital EX.
    • Translations: Updated the Czech and Dutch translations.
Version 2.55
  • Release Date: Jun 2, 2016
    •  User Interface: The Add / Edit Movie screen now has the title in the tile bar so you can see which movie you are editing in any tab.
    •  User Interface: Fixed displaying the Custom Genres in the Add / Edit Movie screen.
    •  IMDB Import: IMDb started using a JavaScript ImageViewer to show the Movie Posters. This again broke the importing of the Movie thumbnails.
    •  Add Movie Dialog: Using Enter to start an IMDB query after entering the title did not work anymore.
    •  Edit Cast: Prevent actor name to be empty.
    •  Edit Cast: Renamed the Remove button to Clear as it was for clearing the photo.
    •  Edit Cast: Added a Delete Actor button.
    •  Translations: Changed the unit for minutes from 'm' to 'min' ('m' is for meters).
    •  Translations: Updated the Czech, Spanish, Arabic and Dutch translations.
Version 2.54
  • Release Date: May 27, 2016
    • Database: Added support for Actor photos. 
    • User Interface: Redesigned the Add / Edit Movie screen with fixed tabbed mode. 
    • User Interface: Improved the layout and performance of the Edit Cast screen. 
    • TV Series: Added a TV Series Status field. The Status is imported from TheTVDB.
    • User Interface: Re-added the option to move the title prefixes to the end of the titles as a lot of people seem to like it this way. The option to keep the prefixes at the beginning but ignoring them when sorting remain.
    • User Interface: Fixed some fields which were not made readonly when a movie was locked.
    • HTML Export: Manually entered trailer links were not working in HTML export.
    • HTML Export: The DarkComfort HTML Export template was updated to V1.6.
Version 2.53
  • Release Date: May 9, 2016
    • IMDB Import: Again Fixed importing of thumbnails after another change on the IMDb website.
Version 2.52
  • Release Date: May 5, 2016
    • User Interface: Titles are now always shown with prefixes but can be sorted with or without the prefixes. The later is the default.
    • User Interface: Fixed text in context menu for editing from Ctrl-E to Alt-E.
    • TV Series: Fixed displaying of TV Series Details Screen in tabbed mode.
    • IMDB Import: Fixed importing of thumbnails.
    • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Czech and Dutch translations.
Version 2.51
  • Release Date: Apr 10, 2016
    • User Interface: Scrolling through the bookshelf using the scrollbar or scroll wheel sometimes caused an error.
    • MediaInfo: Updated the 32/64bits versions to v0.7.84.
    • HTML Export: Links to custom genre pages were not working.
    • Search: Including Alternative title in Title Search did not always work.
    • User Interface: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC was not showing up as bluray in the bookshelf.
    • Translations: Updated the Italian, French, Persian, Slovenian and Czech translations.
Version 2.50
  • Release Date: Mar 13, 2016
    • Search: Added an option for including the alternative title in Title Search.
    • Search: Fixed a crash when closing the Search Cast and Search Characters windows before the list is fully populated.
    • HTML Export: Fixed trailer links in HTML Export.
    • Translations: Updated the Catalan, Finnish and Dutch translations.
Version 2.49
  • Release Date: Feb 22, 2016
    •  IMDb Import: Fixed importing of IMDb trailer links.
    •  HTML Export: Fixed link to trailer not working when links starts with http://.
    •  Search: Fixed Cast Search.
    •  User Interface: Improved the algorithm to hide the banner of the TV Series Detail Dialog based on resolution and DPI settings.
    •  User Interface: Typing a part of a title in Bookshelf Viewing Mode jumps to the first matching movie but did not update the scollbar.
    •  Translations: Arabic, Persian, Finnish, Spanish and Czech translations.
Version 2.48
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2016
    • Search: Fixed some search pages like Genres were not working after the last update.
    •  HTML Export: Fixed several small issues.
    •  HTML Export: Fixed links to movie pages in the Genre pages.
    •  Translations: Updated the Slovanian, Czech and Dutch translations.
Version 2.47
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2016
    • Search: Added fuzzy search for Title, Plot Outline, Comments and Custom Fields. This way searching for 'Metal Full' finds 'Full Metal Jacket'.
    •  Search: Added support for Case Sensitive and Match Whole Word search options.
    •  Search: Added Character Search.
    •  Search: Added a Match All option for searching multiple groups.
    •  HTML Export: Fixed naming of Custom Genres.
    •  User Interface: Fixed displaying and sorting of custom Numbers. Custom numbers are free text format and should therefore be sorted alpabelticaly.
    •  HTML Export: Lists are now correctly sorted when using custom numbers.
    •  HTML Export: Added an option for full thumbnail listings.
    •  HTML Export: Added an option to add the Year to all titles in listings.
    •  HTML Export: The layout of the individual entries of the lists (both text and thumbnail layout) are now also configurable in the templates.
    •  HTML Export: Added a 3D section.
    •  TVSeries: When you remove a season from the TV Series Details screen the season text was not updated accordingly.
    •  Add from HDD: The option ''Use folder names instead of file names to query IMDb' was not remembered.
    •  User Interface: Fixed alternative titles starting with a hashtag did not show in ListView mode.
    •  User Interface: Fixed toolbar buttons appear after returning from Full Screen.
    •  Translations: Updated the Slovenian, Czech, Persian and Dutch translations.
Version 2.46
  • Release Date: Dec 22, 2015
    • IMDb Import: The imported Title was cleared for several people.
Version 2.45
  • Release Date: Dec 20, 2015
    • IMDb Import: The title included the year after another IMDb website update.
    • IMDb Import: Fixed importing of the orginal title.
Version 2.44
  • Release Date: Dec 19, 2015
    • IMDb Import: Imported Year was occasionally wrong.
    • IMDb Import: Imported IMDb trailer link was not always correct.
    • User Interface: The number of selected movies is now shown in the Title Bar.
    • User Interface: Improves the BookShelf scrollBar behavior and visualization.
    • User Interface: Added a context menu to the ListView just like the BookShelf.
    • User Interface: Added an option to collapse the top toolbar on many requests.
    • Translations: Updated the Czech, Finnish, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil) and Dutch translations.
Version 2.43
  • Release Date: Dec 13, 2015
    • IMDb Import: Fixed the import again after more changes on the IMDb website.
Version 2.42
  • Release Date: Dec 12, 2015
    • IMDb Import: Fixed the import after a change on the IMDb website.
Version 2.41
  • Release Date: Nov 26, 2015
  • 2.41:
    • General: Fixed a crash related to audio and subtitle languages.
    •  Database: Fixed and improved the Save Selection to New Database function.
    •  TVSeries: Global seen and Seen all of TVSeries are now properly synced.
    •  HTML Export: Exporting a selection now only saved the individual pages and thumbnails of the selected movies.
    •  CSV Export: CSV now includes a header.
    •  Export / Print: Added Trailer and ShortList as possible database fields to export or print.
    •  Print: Added support for colored rows in printed lists.
    •  Database: Added Latvian to the possible Audio Stream and Subtitle languages.
    •  TVSeries: If EMDB is configured to use relative paths the location of the total TV Series is now relative too.
    •  User Interface: The IMDb import progress dialog is now application modal instead of system modal.
    •  User Interface: The Extended tooltip now enlarges when the title does not fit.
    •  Skins: Added a new skin ('Buddha') to the download section of the website.
    •  Translations: Updated the Czech, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Italian and Dutch translations.
Version 2.39
  • Release Date: Oct 7, 2015
    • User Interface: Fixed incorrect displaying of movies after one or more were deleted.
    • User Interface: Fixed pasting of large text in the plot outline field.
    • User Interface: Fixed the link to the online-help in the about screen.
    • User Interface: Added caption text for Loaned Search results.
    • Batch Update: Fixed cover updates from TheMovieDb.
    • Translations: Updated the Finnish, Spanish, Persian, Czech and Dutch translations.
Version 2.38
  • Release Date: Sep 26, 2015
    • Media Files: You can now also assign a media file in the Movie Details Panel and have it played using the Play button of the toolbar.
    • User Interface: Fixed an issue where the OK button was not visible with very high (>130) DPI settings.
    • User Interface: The 'plot outline' field in the Add / Edit Movie window was not selectable with Ctrl-A (because it's a Multi Line Edit field).
    • Add from Hard Disk: Added support for the local cover in folder.jpg.
    • User Interface: Added an option to search in custom fields.
    • User Interface: Added an option to search for movies loanded by a specic person(s).
    • Database: Fixed a crash when closing the Options window after removing movies for which the media files don't exist anymore.
    • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Czech, German, Italian, Romanian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
Version 2.36
  • Release Date: Jun 20, 2015
    • HTML Export: Fixed some issues with the new Genre pages.
    • Translations: Updated the Czech translation.
Version 2.35
  • Release Date: Jun 14, 2015
    • Print: Fixed displaying of List Order numbering when printing.
    • User Interface: Fixed size of SEEN / LOANED labels for very high DPI displays.
    • HTML Export: Added pages sorted by Genre.
    • User Interface: Custom Ratings were not displayed and used in the HTML Export according to the settings in the General Options Page.
    • HTML Export: Current selection was not correctly used in the HTML Export.
    • Search: You can now search on multiple Groups.
    • HTML Export: The 'All Movies' button was shown in the individual movie pages even if 'All Movies' was not selected.
    • User Interface: The ‘Recreate thumbnails’ button in the Database Options page is now called 'Recreate Database Indexes' as that is wat it actually does.
    • Statistics: Added total playing time and total number of disks to the statistics overview.
    • Import from Hard disk: Improved support for split media files (CD1, CD2, CD3).
    • Import from Hard disk: Improved using of local NFO and JPG cover files.
    • User Interface: Improved the displaying of file sizes in MB, GB and TB.
    • User Interface: Fixed file sizes in TB were sometimes reset to 0.
    • Translations: Updated the Czech and Dutch translations.
Version 2.34
  • Release Date: Apr 17, 2015
    • Sorting: Fixed sorting of Date Added with titles starting with a digit.
    • Batch Update: When a batch update was aborted or just repeated the number of movies to update was twice as big.
    • Add from HDD: the keywords to ignore were not remembered correctly.
    • HTML Export: #DURATION_TRANSLATION# was not replaced.
    • HTML Export: Updated the Default template.
    • HTML Export: Added a "Previous" and a "Next" Button to the individual movie pages.
    • HTML Export: List is now also sorted acording to Microsoft Natural sorting order.
    • HTML Export: The last used template is now remembered.
    • Translations: Updated the Czech, Indonesian, Persian, Italian and Spanish translations.
Version 2.33
  • Release Date: Apr 3, 2015
    • Add from Harddisk: Fixed a possible crash.
    • Database: Added 'Steelcase' and 'DVD Steelbook' options to the Case field.
    • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Czech and Dutch translations.
Version 2.32
  • Release Date: Apr 3, 2015
    • Sorting: Fixed the sorting issue on Windows XP (and Vista). Move away from XP as it is no longer supported by Microsoft.
Version 2.31
  • Release Date: Apr 2, 2015
    • File Import: Adding support to import data into the custom fields.
    • User interface: If Right click to show tooltip is enabled the Right click will not show the context menu anymore.
    • Search: Fixed yet another crash in Search Directors.
    • User interface: Improved sorting further. EMDB now uses a Natural Sorting algorithm with locale support. This way special sorting orders (like Danish) are supported and 'Star Wars 3' is shown before 'Star Wars 11'.
    • User interface: Right click on a selected movie on the bookshelf does not reset a multiple selection anymore.
    • User interface: Added a full screen option. You can toggle Full Screen using F11. You can alsoe restore Full Screen using ESC.
    • Add from Hard Disk: all but (YEAR) within brackets is now again stripped when using file names to search on IMDb.
    • Translations: Updated the Catalan, Czech, Greek, French, Portuguese (Brazil) and Dutch translations.
Version 2.30
  • Release Date: Mar 19, 2015
    • User interface: The DPI improvements broke displaying of the customized name in some cases.

    • User interface: Added a zoom function to the bookshelf for ultra high resolution displays or displaying on large (TV) screens.
    • User interface: Added Awards to the selectable columns for Printing/Exporting and displaying in ListView.
    • User interface: You can now unselect a movie using Ctrl Click on an already selected movie.
    • Search: Fixed a crash in Search Global / Search Directors.
    • Search: Fixed some issues with selecting items from the listboxes in the Search Cast and Search Directors pages.
    • Database: Added 'REMASTERED' as additional option for the Version field.
    • IMDb Search: Improved the IMDb search matching algorithm. EMDB now fully follows the Kodi/XBMC media file naming conventions ( e.g. "Avatar (2009).mkv". Multiple files should be extended with "-cd1", "-cd2" etc. to automatically convert them to playlists.
    • Export / Print: Prevent columns to be invisible because their width is set to 0 characters.
    • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Czech, Arabic and Dutch translations.
Version 2.28
  • Release Date: Mar 9, 2015
    • Development Environment: Updated to Visual Studio 2013 and CxImage 7.01. This increased the executable size a bit but also brought a big performance improvement. Specifically noticable in startup time (when loading and sorting large databases).
    • Search: Show directors of current selected movie initially on Search Directors page.
    • Search: Combined Search did not work i some cases.
    • Moviemeter: Fixed cut off plot outlines when it includes a '"'.
    • Import from Hard Disk: Fixed different formats of IMDb links in NFO files were not supported.
    • Import from Hard Disk: NFO files saved as unicode were not loaded correctly.
    • TheTVDB: years used as season numbers were not correctly imported (e.g. Pawn Stars)
    • Translations: Updated the Italian, Czech, Slovak, Arabic and Dutch translations.
Version 2.27
  • Release Date: Feb 22, 2015
    • AutoUpdater: Fixed an an issue with the AutoUpdater showing an 'You should not run this yourself' message. You must download and install the setup of EMDB once if you encounter this issue.
Version 2.26
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2015
    • User Interface:Fixed display of HD cases based on resolution.
    • TV Series: Assigning media files for specials made EMDB crash.
    • Add From Hard Disk: NFO file was not correctly used to determine IMDb number.
    • Add From Hard Disk: Improved logging.
    • IMDb import: Improved matching algorithm by setting an unique match when there are multiple results but the year matches.
    • Batch Update: fixed updating of Awards and Studio.
    • User Interface: Sorting on titles with special characters did not work correctly.
    • User Interface: You can now use PageUp / PageDown in the Edit Window to go to the previous / next movie.
    • HTML Export: Added #FILE_SIZE# and #FILE_SIZE_TRANSLATION# tags.
    • User Interface: Fixed a [1] was sometimes displayed over the bookshelf.
    • Media Info: MKVs with single subtitle streams were not always detected correctly.
    • Media Info: Dolby Digital (AC3) Mono was not detected correctly.
    • Translations: Updated the Catalan, spanish Czech and Dutch translations.
Version 2.25
  • Release Date: Feb 10, 2015
    • Localization: Fixed some decimal point localization mistakes in the Statistics Options Page.
    • Localization: Currency unit is now also retrieved from the Windows localization settings.
    • Search: Fixed a crash when trying to search for Genres with custom genres defined.
    • Statistics: Added statistics for Genres.
    • AutoUpdater: AutoUpdater now only updates required files bases on the version already present.
    • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Czech and Dutch translations.
Version 2.24
  • Release Date: Feb 6, 2015
    • Database: Removed 'Cabaret' and added 'News', 'Reality-TV', 'Game-Show' and 'Talk-Show' to the possible Genres to be in sync with the IMDb genres again.
    • Updated the soon to be deprecicated Xml-Rpc API to JASON.
    • Playlists: Changed back the playlist file format from Unicode to ASCII as several Media Players (VLC, Windows Media player) can't seem to handle Unicode m3u playlists.
    • Print: Font and size are now configurable.
    • Print: Added a Thumbnail Overview print template. More templates to come.
    • TV Series: Added an option to replace the banner downloaded from as they don't always provide the right one or in the requested language.
    • TV Series: Made the TV Series Dialog a bit lower to fit the minimal resolution (1024 x 768) again.
    • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Czech, French and Dutch translations.
Version 2.23
  • Release Date: Feb 2, 2015
    • Database: Added Awards field. The number of Oscars (or Oscar nominations), Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards are imported from IMDb.
    • Localization: EMDB now uses the Windows localization settings for decimal points in displaying ratings, file sizes, values, etc.
    • User Interface: Updating to new version from the About screen did not close EMDB.
    • Database: Repair database removed voice only actors.
    • Edit multiple Movies: Value field was not updated.
    • Add/edit Movie: Fixed a crash when trying to edit the actors of a movie with only one actor.
    • Translations: Updated the Catalan, Czech, Arabic and Dutch translations.
Version 2.22
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2015
  • 2.22:
    • Database: Fixed a (false positive) Damaged Database message could apear at startup.
    • User Interface: Fixed OK/Cancel/... Buttons on the Add/Edit Movie dialog were not always visible when Windows font size was changed to 125% or even higher.
    • User Interface: Fixed DEL button worked even if delete was disabled in the options.
    • AutoUpdater: AutoUpdater now downloads the 32 or 64 bits version of MediaInfo depending the used operating system.
    • MediaInfo: Added support for media files with multiple audio streams.
    • Database: Fixed Determining file size of DVD / Bluray file structures and playlists.
    • Batch Update: Added an option to do a batch update of retrieving the media properties using MediaInfo.
    • Add/Edit Movie Dialog: Case field was not updated when using Next/Previous buttons.
    • Search: Added a page to search on IMDb or User rating.
    • Edit Multiple Movies: Setting subtitles also set Menu and Extras.
    • Translations: some Movie Context Menu items were left blank when selecting another language for which the items were not yet translated.
    • Options: fixed an error message when a duplicate movie was removed.
    • HTML Templates: Added a new template called Dark Comfort to the download section of the website.
    • Translations: Fixed several untranslated items.
    • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Czech, Italian, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
Version 2.20
  • Release Date: Jan 21, 2015
    • System: Added support for MediaInfo. EMDB can now use MediaInfo to retrieve all kind of movie properties like audio and video codecs, resolution, duration, aspect ratio etc.
    • Add from Hard Disk: Fixed retrieving of "Voice of" from IMDb.
    • Database: Rebase media files now als updates paths inside playlists.
    • Database: covers were not correctly copied when merging databases.
    • Database: Added a check for merging two databases in the same folder. This is not allowed as they than would share the Covers and TVSeries sub folders possible overwrite each other data.
    • User Interface: Added the Color field to the possible columns to show in ListView and Export.
    • Database: Significantly improved the speed of the Remove Unused Actors and Directors options.
    • TheMovieDb Import: Fixed plot outline was sometimes cut off.
    • Database: Repair database now also fixes invalid Director and Actor indexes.
    • Database: Added '5:4' to the possible values of the Aspect Ratio field.
    • Database: Added '4K UHD' to the possible values of the Resolution field.
    • Database: Added 'Dolby Digital 1.0', 'DTS-HD Master 1.0' and 'WMA' to the possible values of the Audio Stream field.
    • Add from HDD: Skip remaining IMDb lookup when no internet connection.
    • System: EMDB up to date message was shown when not able to connect to the EMDB website when checking for new updates in the About Options screen.
    • System: Fixed displaying of file sizes sometimes was a bit off.
    • User Interface: Added 'Mark as Seen' to the Movie context Menu.
    • Skins: Added the active color of the toolbar buttons to the skin settings.
    • Skins: Added an option to set the colors of the SEEN and LOANED labels.
    • Skins: Added BookShelf Background to the skin settings.
    • User Interface: Moved check for updates setting from the Internet Options page to the Startup Options page.
    • TVSeries: Fixed manual input for TheTVDB lookup was not possible when no IMDb number was known.
    • Skins: Added support for tv.ico when the play button is switched for tv series.
    • Translations: fixed TVSeries Specials translation was not correctly used.
    • User Interface: Fixed clicking on rating in movie Details panel showed movie context menu and freezed EMDB.
    • System: What's new was shown even if not updated yet.
    • System: When a new version is detected the new features are now already shown.
    • HTML Export: Added some additional tags: #SOURCE_TRANSLATION#, #AUDIO_STREAMS_TRANSLATION# and #DURATION_TRANSLATION#. Also added an overview with a short explanation and an overview of all tags on the website.
    • Translations: Updated the Czech, French, German and Dutch translations.
Version 2.19
  • Release Date: Jan 4, 2015
    • System: Fixed a (false positive) damaged database message in some cases.
Version 2.18
  • Release Date: Jan 3, 2015
    • IMDb import: When no Original Title is found as Alternative Title the English title is now used to prevent empty alternative titles.
    • System: The AutoUpdater is now started as Administator when EMDB is installed in Program Files (x86) to enable it to overwrite the current files with the new downloaded ones. Microsoft's UAC prevented the updater to work correctly until now in this case.
    • User Interface: Added number and % seen movies, average IMDb rating, average User rating to the Statistics Options page.
    • System: Fixed media files with '&' in it's file name were not playable from the main window.
    • Database: Added Dolby Atmos to the Audio Streams field.
    • Database: Added 2 custom fields with user defined names.
    • Export / Print: Added Aspect Ratio and Custom number to the possible fields to export / print.
    • Translations: Added an Indonesian translation thanks to CROSSFiRE net.
    • Translations: Updated the Catalan, Spanish, Arabic and Dutch translations.
Version 2.17
  • Release Date: Dec 21, 2014
    • Database: Fixed the feature to delete entries which have invalid (not present) media files.
    • Database: Fixed file sizes above 1 GB increased every time the Edit window was opened.
    • IMDb import: Fixed sometimes a lot of empty directors were added.
    • Translations: Fixed several untranslated items including the Movie versions.
    • Translations: Updated the Norwegian, Italian, Czech and Dutch translations.
Version 2.16
  • Release Date: Dec 17, 2014
    • User Interface: Fixed column widths of the List View sometimes got reset to 0.
    • User Interface: Fixed the Play entry of the Bookshelf context menu.
    • Database: Fixed the Remove unused Directors feature.
    • User Interface: Check for new version in the About screen did not launch the AutoUpdater when a new version was detected.
    • AutoUpdater: Made the AutoUpdater more fail-safe, added better error handling and reporting and let it update itself.
    • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Czech, Spanish and Dutch translations.
Version 2.15
  • Release Date: Dec 15, 2014
    • User Interface: Fixed the Bookshelf context menu was empty when entries were not yet translated.
    • Database: Added "DTS-HD Master 2.0", "DTS-HD Master 5.1" and "DTS-HD Master 7.1" to the Audio Stream database field.
    • Update from Hard disk: Fixed the endless loop when adding multiple new movies from hard disk.
    • Translations: Updated the Czech, Spanish and Dutch translations.
Version 2.14
  • Release Date: Dec 13, 2014
    • System: Added an automatic update function. No more manual installations!
    • User Interface: Added a What's New page in the options screen.
    • User Interface: Added a Clipboard feature to Copy / Cut / Paste / Append a movie or a selection of movies (even between databases).
    • User Interface: Added multi selection to the Bookshelf View. Most of the Windows selection methods (Shift-Click to select a range, Ctrl-Click to extend the selection, Shift-Arrows, Ctrl-A to select all, Shift-Home and Shift-End) are supported. This enables multiple movie Copy / Paste, Edit multiple movies at once (only a limited number of fields) or multiple Delete.
    • User Interface: Added a Context menu to the bookshelf to access common actions.
    • Database: Added support for multiple directors. The Directors are now added just like the Actors.
    • Database: Added 'Streaming', 'DVD + Digital Copy', 'Bluray + Digital Copy' and 'Bluray + DVD + Digital Copy' properties to the Media field.
    • Database: Added 'H.265' as property to the Codec field.
    • User Interface: Fixed Use Default Settings options could not be changed in some cases.
    • User Interface: Added a Search Subtitles page.
    • User Interface: Added Play and Open File Location buttons to the Add / Edit Movie screen.
    • User Interface: Added file size to the columns to show, export and print.
    • User Interface: Display of seen date setting was not always stored.
    • User Interface: Display of file sizes is now more detailed just like in Windows Explorer.
    • Database: Custom Genres and Languages are now saved to the database too. If you restore a database on a clean system the custom genres and languages from the database are now stored in the options again to still show them correctly.
    • Backup: The customization key is now included in the Backup/Restore process.
    • Add Movie: File size was not updated when a (new) media file was assigned.
    • TVSeries: When associating files the base folder is set as location and the total file size of all episodes is calculated.
    • Playlist: When you edit a playlist the path of the already present media file(s) is set as default when browsing for additional files.
    • Translations: Updated the Italian, Catalan, Greek and Dutch translations.
Version 2.13
  • Release Date: Nov 5, 2014
    • User Interface: Added an option to show the Seen Date, Yes/No or X Marks in ListView mode.
    • User Interface: Made the description of the "Update of links to media files when they are moved to another folder or drive" more clear as there was quite some confusion about this very handy feature.
    • User Interface: Fixed custom bookshelf backgrounds sometimes did not show up.
    • Database: Fixed case field was not stored correctly.
    • Add from harddisk: Added keywords to ignore specific media files (e.g. trailers).
    • TVSeries: Improved the algorithm to detect TVSeries episodes from file names. It is much faster and even seasons or episodes > 99 are supported now.
    • Add from harddisk: Number of votes field was not retrieved when updating the new additions.
    • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Finnish, Greek, Romanian and Dutch translations.
Version 2.12
  • Release Date: Oct 17, 2014
    • User Interface: Added Aspect ratio to the possible columns to show in list view mode.
    • User Interface: Fixed label width for custom numbers in the bookshelf.
    • Database: Fixed restoring of backups.
    • Translations: Updated the Arabic, German, Russian and Dutch translations.
Version 2.10
  • Release Date: Oct 11, 2014
    • TVSeries: Fixed s10e10 and higher format was not correctly handled when assigning files.
    • Database: Added a file size field for media files.
    • Statistics: Added total media files size display.
    • User Interface: The Enter key nows acts like double clicking the selected movie.
    • Add from Hard Disk: Added an option to ignore the drive letter when checking for existing files when adding new ones (in case the media files are on an external drive from which the drive letter might have changed).
    • Add from Hard Disk: Fixed all *.VOB files of a DVD structure were added as separate movies when they were in a VIDEO_TS folder.
    • User Interface: Added an option to show the movie title as label in the Bookshelf.
    • User Interface: Added the ability to double click an empty position on the Bookshelf to add a movie on that specific position.
    • Database: To better combine all files saved in a backup the backup is now stored in a separate folder containing date and time. The folder contains the main database, all thumbnails and detailed TVSeries information When restoring a backup the folder has to be selected. Restoring old type of backups is still supported.
    • Database: fixed a crash when deleting the last movie in the database.
    • Database: fixed TVSeries details and episode information was lost when merging databases.
    • Translations: Updated the Danish, Catalan, Arabic, German, Russian and Dutch translations.
Version 2.11
  • Release Date: Oct 11, 2014
    • Database: fixed create database backup crash in some cases.
Version 2.09
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2014
    • User Interface: Added options to change the Date Seen, Date Added and Date Loaned.
    • User Interface: Fixed the Show Movies (without TV Series) filter.
    • User Interface: Groups were not updated when using Next/Previous in the Add/Edit Movie dialog.
    • Add from Hard Disk: Improved reading of local nfo and cover files.
    • Add from Hard Disk: Thumbnails were not retrieved from IMDb while importing movies from a hard disk.
    • Add from Hard Disk: Added a warning when TV Series episodes are found during Add from hard disk (as they should be associated in the TV Series screen).
    • Translations: Single translations are not reverted to English if the previous selected language was not English and an item is not translated in the newly selected language.
    • User Interface: Incorrect remaining movies were shown after deleting multiple movies at once although the database was updated correctly.
    • Database: Added 'Slovenian' as possible value for audio streams and subtitles.
    • Database: Added 'Bluray Book' and 'Digipak' as options for the Case field.
    • User Interface: Column Seen in ListView now shows the actual date the movie was seen.
    • User Interface: Fixed showing movies as Bluray cases did not work correctly in some situations.
    • User Interface: Added Case to the default options page.
    • User Interface: Added modifying Case to the Edit Multiple Movies window.
    • Translations: Updated the German, Spanish and Dutch translations.
Version 2.08
  • Release Date: Sep 13, 2014
    • User Interface: Added a visualization for Steelbook cases.
    • Database: Added a Case field.
    • Database: Added a Date Last Seen field.
    • HTML Export: Fixed issue with UNC network paths.
    • User Interface: Added support for custom bookshelf backgrounds. Added 2 new backgrounds as examples.
    • User Interface: Fixed changing the glow color of bluray and TVSeries.
    • User Interface: Added a label for seen on the bookshelf.
    • User Interface: Added a Search on Medium page.
    • User Interface: Added filters for Seen / not Seen TV Series.
    • User Interface: Improved the arrangement of the filter menu.
    • User Interface: Removed TV Series in the "Show Seen Movies" filter results.
    • User Interface: When adding a new movie which takes a reserved (previous deleted position) it was shown twice although it was only added to the database once.
    • Translations: Updated the Turkish, Spanish, Catalan, Arabic and Dutch translations.
Version 2.07
  • Release Date: Aug 31, 2014
    • User Interface: Added an option to show reserved positions (deleted movies with option 'Keep current numbering)' on the shelf / in the list.
    • User Interface: Added Audio Streams to the possible columns to show in the List View and to be able to Print / Export.
    • User Interface: Added a search page for Audio Stream Types.
    • User Interface: Fixed flasing of the main window's titlebar when a tooltip was shown.
    • User Interface: Added an option for a simple tooltip for the bookshelf.
    • User Interface: Fixed tooltips blocked controlling the bookshelf selection via keyboard.
    • User Interface: Cleaned up/fixed naming of IMDb and
    • User Interface: Added an option to revert the sort direction in the Sort menu (this could already be done by reselecting the same sort property).
    • User Interface: An inserted movie was not immediately shown on the correct position on the shelf or in the list.
    • Database: The TVSeries data folder names are converted from 5 to 6 characters like the thumbnails file names.
    • Database: The TVSeries data folders were not renamed when database indexes were re-generated.
    • System: Media files were not deleted in Find Duplicates when the "Also delete associated Media Files" option was checked.
    • User Interface: Source combobox was empty in the multiple movie edit screen.
    • User Interface: When a movie file was associated to a TVSeries episode the play button was not enabled immediately.
    • Translations: Updated the Arabic and Dutch translations.
Version 2.06
  • Release Date: Aug 22, 2014
    • User Interface: Movie tooltip was sometimes (partially) outside the desktop window.
    • User Interface: Added an option to search movies by their version.
    • Database: Added an option to re-generate the thumbnails (to match the movie numbers as a lot of people seem to want this).
    • Database: Added Indonesian as possible language / subtitle.
    • IMDb Import: importing the original title as alternative title did not work.
    • Add from HDD: a single NFO-file in a folder with multiple movies was used for all movies in that folder.
    • Add from HDD: Images in the movie folder were not always picked up.
    • User Interface: You can now select multiple certifications in the Search Certifications screen.
    • System: Added support for *.f4v and *.mpeg movie types.
    • System: If you did a search/filter and than switched to a different database no movies showed up.
    • Csv Import: Added support to import custom numbers.
    • Database: When adding subtitles to multiple movies, their 3D info got deleted.
    • Skins: Fixed setting of the PLAY, HARDDISK and DATABASE icons ands updated the Comicons skin accordingly.
    • Database: Added Flash and MPEG-4 codec to the codecs and made the codecs to show alphabeticaly.
    • IMDb Import: Fixed title and alternative title were not set when directly entering the IMDb number instead of searching the title.
    • Translations: Updated the Catalan and Dutch translations.
Version 2.05
  • Release Date: Jul 3, 2014
    • User Interface: Added extra options to change the way the movie info tooltip is shown.
    • User Interface: Improved the placement of the movie info tooltip at the right and / or bottom of the window.
    • User Interface: Fixed the background color of the header for several locations.
    • User Interface: Show if thumbnails are not set to be imported in the Add Movie screen.
    • HTML Export: Fixed an issue with an extra comma when creating a custom template.
    • IMDb Import: Fixed an incorrect error message when no thumbnail could be found on IMDb.
    • Translations: Updated the Portuguese (Brazilian), German and Dutch translations.
Version 2.04
  • Release Date: Jun 14, 2014
    • User Interface: Added a tooltip with larger cover, movie title and some more details in bookshelf viewing mode. I guess this was the most requested feature the last couple of months.
    • IMDb Import: Year was not alway imported correctly for non-English movies.
    • User Interface: show the media files in find duplicate movies screen.
    • Database: Added an option to remove movies from which the media files are (no longer) present.
    • Database: Added support for multiple Groups: a movie can now belong to more than one group.
    • Add from HardDisk: NFO file was not allways picked up. Improved NFO support for DVD and BluRay directory structures and different named NFO files.
    • TVSeries: Associating multiple seasons in a single folder could add ghost episodes to season 1.
    • Database: Fixed file names with semicolons were not stored correcty.
    • System: Options to use Groups when sorting on Title or Number were not saved correctly.
    • User Interface: Location was not saved when using Previous/Next in the Edit Movie screen.
    • Translations: Updated the Polish, French, Italian, Slovak, Catalan, Danish, Arabic, Romanian, Greek and Dutch translations.
Version 2.03
  • Release Date: Mar 16, 2014
  • User Interface: fixed an issue where in some cases all movies were displayed as BluRay.
Version 2.02
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2014
  • System: fixed an issue in detecting new versions at startup.
  • User interface: fixed displaying of fixed numbering.
  • TVSeries: Added support for relative paths when assigning media files to individual episodes.
  • TVSeries: Add support for changing the Basedir via the Database Options page.
  • TVSeries: added options to use the Thumbnail and PlotOutline from as main Thumbnail and PlotOutline.
  • Export / Print: Added Group Name and Cover Path to the fields to export or print.
  • IMDB Import: Significally improved the way the English, Original and Localized titles are retrieved from IMDb (also if you live outside the US but want the English titles).
  • User Interface: The IMDb number in the Edit movie screen can now be edited / cleared.
  • Database: Added language properties for 'Bulgarian', 'Estonian', 'Georgian', 'Macedonian', 'Ukranian' and 'Vietnamese'.
  • Translations: Updated the Romanian and Dutch translations.
Version 2.01
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2014
  • HTML Export: Add trailers to the HTML export (tag is #TRAILER_LINK#).
  • User Interface: Make showing of bluray cases more configurable.
  • Printing: Fixed printing of custom numbers.
  • User Interface: Fixed an issue where sometimes the group was cleared when the Edit screen was opened.
  • User Interface: Fixed custom language #4 selects Serbian language.
  • IMDb import: Changed the way the Title and Alternative title are retrieved. Prevent alternative title to be the same as the main title. I'm working on more configurable options to specify the main and alternative titles.
  • User Interface: Options to group movies when sorting by title and/or number were not used correctly.
  • TVSeries: When assigning media files seasons 10 or higher could be mistaken for season 1 and above.
  • User Interface: When rotating the image in the Edit screen the image was lost sometimes.
  • Translations: Updated the Romanian and Dutch translations.
Version 2.00
  • Release Date: Feb 3, 2014
  • IMDb Import: Fixed the IMDb cover download.
  • User Interface: Fixed sorting on custom numbers when selected.
  • User Interface: The Group was not shown correct in the Edit Movie screen.
  • Translations: Added Romanian translation (thanks to Florin Tudosanu).
  • Translations: Updated the Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Simplified Chinese and German translations.
Version 1.99
  • Release Date: Dec 17, 2013
  • Database: Fixed grouping selected in the Add / Edit Movies screen was incorrectly stored in the database.
Version 1.98
  • Release Date: Dec 16, 2013
  • TV Series: Fixed main cover sometimes got lost when updating a TV Series from TheTVDb in the TV Series details screen.
  • CSV import: Fixed importing of the Media properties.
  • IMDb import: Fixed importing of the covers.
  • IMDb import: Fixed importing of directors for TV Series.
  • IMDb import: IMDb changed the rating shown on the main page from the US rating to the rating based on your location. EMDb nog gets the rating of the country specified in the options independent of your location.
  • Add from Hard Disk: Exclude TV Series episodes from being added as movies. These should be associated via the TV Series Details screen.
  • Translations: Added translation for 'Custom Number' in the Add/ Edit Movie Dialog.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, German, Turkish and Dutch translations.
Version 1.97
  • Release Date: Nov 28, 2013
  • User Interface: Fixed manually downloaded covers were not saved. (You can change the Internet Import Options to let the covers be downloaded automatically with the movie details. A lot of people still seem to use the manual way).
  • User Interface: The dropdown of Groups in the Add / Edit Screen is now sorted alphabetically.
Version 1.96
  • Release Date: Nov 27, 2013
  • Add From hard Disk: Fixed characters were all listed at the first actor.
  • Add From hard Disk: Fixed CD1/CD2 movie parts were picked up as new movies even if they were already in a m3u playlist.
  • User Interface: Draw the cover in the Movie Detail Panel with bilinear interpolation to improve the quality just a bit but now it looks good on non-96 DPI resolutions too.
  • Database: Fixed groups were taken over when switching databases.
  • Database: Added custom number field which can be used to display the movie number in both List View and Bookshelf View.
  • User Interface: Fixed Group and Trailer were not updated when using Previous / Next buttons in the Add/Edit screen.
  • Database: Fixed a bug in Remove Unused Actors resulting in mixing up of actors for Animation Movies.
  • Database: Added 'PCM', 'AAC 2.0' and 'AAC 5.1' to the audio stream properties.
  • User Interface: extended the number of custom languages to 5.
  • Database: Added 'Lithuanian' and 'Filipino' to the spoken languages, audio streams and subtitles properties.
  • Translations: Prepared for the Lithuanian translation. (It did not met the deadline for this release).
  • Translations: Updated the Danish, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish and Dutch translations.
Version 1.95
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2013
  • User Interface: Added an option to show thumbnails in the Movie Details Panel as (the current) Poster format or as (the previous) Full DVD Insert format.
  • IMDb search: Fixed search of titles containing foreign characters (e.g. Ü).
  • User Interface: Improved the dynamic layout of the Movie Details Panel to better handle resizing of the main window.
  • User Interface: Made the secondary column sorting option persisent and changed the description to make clear the second sort column is always Title.
  • User Interface: Added the options to use grouping when sorting to the Sort Button menu.
  • User Interface: Changed sorting of the Value column based on the actual value instead of the default alphabetical sort.
  • User Interface: Sorting was not remembered if the selected column was not present in the ListView.
  • TV Series: Fixed setting a season as a Single Season could result in Season Description 'Specials'.
  • Database: Split 'DTS-HD' audio stream property into 'DTS-HD Master Audio' and 'DTS-HD High Resolution Audio'.
  • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Italian, French, Finnish, Catalan, Arabic and Dutch translations.
Version 1.94
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2013
  • System: Fixed a crash when Update Multiple Movies was used.
  • System: Use lock entry and kios mode also in the TV Series Dialog.
  • System: Added Price as a field to change in the Multiple Edit screen.
  • TVSeries: In case of a single season entry the season poster from the TheTVDb wil now be used as main poster to have different posters for the individual seasons.
  • TVSeries: When adding TVseries they are not reported as duplicate when the seasons are different.
  • Database: Fixed a rounding error were a price of 9.95 was stored as 9.94.
  • User Interface: Fixed keyboard accelerators 'Up' and 'Ctrl-Tab'.
  • Translations: Made the lock checkbox in the Add/Edit screen translatable.
  • Translations: Updated the Norwegian, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch translations.
Version 1.93
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2013
  • 1.93:
    • System: Fixed sometimes unable to add new movies due to incorrect initial locked state.
  • 1.92:
    • User interface: Added Grouping. Grouped movies are always shown together when your movies are sorted alphabetically or by number independent on when they were added.
    • Database: Added a locking property. Locked movies can not be deleted, changed or updated.
    • System: Added Kiosk Mode. In this mode you can not edit or delete anything or change options. You can enable Kiosk mode using the /kioskmode command line parameter.
    • User interface: Changed thumbnail in the Movie Detail Panel from full DVD cover to Poster.
    • User interface: Changed the default thumbnail when no thumbnail is added yet.
    • User interface: Added an option for secondary column sorting. If enabled the movie title is used as secondary sort column.
    • Internet Import: Improved importing of trailers from TheMovieDb.
    • User Interface: Added accelerator key F12 for Random movie selection.
    • User Interface: Several cosmetic changes. I really like them. Hope you do too!
    • User Interface: Removed the Verdana screen font as it messed up the size and position of user interface elements.
    • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, French and Dutch translations.
Version 1.91
  • Release Date: Oct 7, 2013
  • Internet Import: Added importing of Movie Trailers from and YouTube. The YouTube trailers are often dubbed or subtitled in your own language if you have set the TheMovieDb language setting to non-English.
  • Internet Import: Fixed importing of cast for more than 15 actors.
  • Databases: Fixed selecting a database when more than 10 are created (I did not expect anybody to ceate more than a handful).
  • User Interface: Arrow left and Right keys now navigate to the previous and next shelf if the current selected movie is at the beginning or end of a shelf.
  • Translations: Updated the Norwegian and Dutch translations.
Version 1.90
  • Release Date: Oct 3, 2013
  • TVSeries: Added support for more media types to be associated to TVSeries episodes.
  • Internet Import: Further improved the importing of movie data.
  • Options: Fixed default setting Short List was not correctly applied on new entries.
  • Translations: Updated the Catalan, German, Spanish, Persian, Norwegian and Dutch translations.
Version 1.89
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 2013
  • System: Fixed running on Windows XP.
Version 1.88
  • Release Date: Sep 21, 2013
  • Internet Import: As IMDb does not provide localized plot outlines anymore we were searching for a good alternative. We added support for localized plot outlines and covers from
  • No less than 33 (!) languages are supported but not all movies have plot outlines in every supported language. If not available the English one is used. If available also the localized cover is downloaded.
  • Database: Fixed incorrect actors and directors when merging 2 databases.
  • Cover Import: Fixed if a cover was retrieved from a specific source in the Add / Edit Movie page but nothing was found the current thumbnail was still removed.
  • Cover Import: Fixed the low resolution of thumbnails retrieved from
  • Internet Import: Fixed a maximum of 15 actors were retrieved (as there are maximum 15 actors listed on the imdb movie pages. Luckaly often more are listed on the full credits page.
  • Options: Options are now saved immediately after closing the options screen.
  • Media Files: Added support for detecting and playing *.vc4 disc images.
  • Translations: Updated the Portuguese, Hungarian, Spanish, German, and Dutch translations.
Version 1.87
  • Release Date: Sep 13, 2013
  • Add Movies from HDD: Significantly improved updating from imdb regarding stability and responsiveness.
  • Database Options: Added a Search for duplicates functionality.
  • IMDB Import: Changed the way the movie titles are retrieved. Simplified the code and the Internet Import Options. You can now choose to always get the original title, the title based on your current location or the title for a specific Country.
  • IMDB Import: Added a dropdown with most common counties to import titles and certification from as these countries should be in English and exactly the way they are used on
  • System: Added support for *.ts (Transport Stream Media Files) in finding movies and TV Series on Hard Disks.
  • TV Series: Added Seen properties on Series, Season and Episode levels. Setting the seen property on series level sets the properties of all seasons and all episodes. So does the Season level property for all episodes of that season.
  • Database Options: Made the title of the default database editable.
  • Cover Import: Removed support for DVDEmpire as it was not working. I'm looking onto adding other sources.
  • Translations: Updated the Polish, Turkish, Danish, Catalan and Dutch translations.
Version 1.86
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2013
  • Print / Export: Fixed some fields were not in the list of available fields to print or export.
  • Add Movies from HDD: For split movies (CD1/CD2/..) a playlist containing all files is now created during scanning of a folder.
  • System: Fixed playing of DVDs (*IFO and *.VOB).
  • TV Series: Fixed Complete Series of TV Series entered before the new TV Series system showed up as Season 0.
  • TV Series: Fixed Single Season with only specials did not work.
  • Translations: Fixed flag and localized text for the new Traditional Chinese translation.
  • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Portuguese, German, Arabic and Traditional Chinese translations.
Version 1.85
  • Release Date: Aug 15, 2013
  • Movie Properties: Added 'Dolby Surround' to the Audio properties.
  • Update All Movies: Fixed updating of the Characters.
  • General: Added support for playing multiple media files (using m3u playlists).
  • Add Movies from HDD: Added support for additional formats (*.mpls / *.pls).
  • TV Series: Fixed a crash after adding TV Series details.
  • TV Series: Sometimes the detailed information of a previous deleted TV Series was used when creating a new one.
  • Translations: Made 'Importing Series data from theTVDB' translateble.
  • Translations: Updated the Portuguese, French, Hungarian, Arabic and Dutch translations.
Version 1.84
  • Release Date: Aug 8, 2013
  • Rename Media Files: Fixed adding source properties to the file names.
  • Movie Properties: Added '2.55:1' to the Aspect Ratio Properties and 'HDTV' to the Source properties.
  • TV Series: Fixed *.mp4 was not recognized as a valid TV Series episode file when assigning files to episodes.
  • TV Series: Fixed hang when TheTVDB specified a poster which is not on their server (e.g. 'Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways').
  • TV Series: Fixed global poster was not loaded from TheTVDB during downloading of episode info when TVSeries had no thumbnail yet.
  • IMDB Import: Further improved support for importing of characters with additional text (e.g. 'Pi Patel (11 / 12 Years)' in 'Life of Pi'). Removed number of episodes and years for TVSeries characters.
  • Add Movies from HDD: Fixed using covers from media folders.
  • Translations: Added Albanian (thanks to LEO33) and Traditional Chinese (thanks to Mival) translations.
  • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Slovak, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brasil), Persian, Italian, Greek, German, Finnish, Catalan, Arabic and Dutch translations.
Version 1.83
  • Release Date: Jul 10, 2013
  • Database: Fixed Remove Unused Actors feature mixed up the voice only actors.
  • User Interface: Added an option to not add season information to the title of TV series.
  • Media Files: Added an option to fix links to media files if they were moved individualy.
  • Update all movies: fixed season information was set to season 0 for TV Series when performing an Update all movies.
  • Update all movies: Fixed Color and Aspect Ratio were not updated.
  • IMDB Import: Added support for importing of characters with additional text (e.g. 'Pi Patel (11 / 12 Years)' in 'Life of Pi').
  • Translations: Updated the Polish, German, Persian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
Version 1.82
  • Release Date: Jul 3, 2013
  • Database: Fixed the Remove Unused Actors feature.
  • General: Fixed a crash when navigating through movies in the Add/edit dialog with a movie with a single actor.
  • User Interface: Changed the button layout of the Add/Edit dialog a bit.
  • User Interface: Fixed the 'Single Season' checkbox was not set on opening the TV Series dialog.
  • User Interface: Made showing the Characters optional.
  • Translations: Updated the Catalan, Spanish, German, Finnish and Dutch translations.
Version 1.81
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2013
  • Database: Fixes some issues with the new Character property.
  • User Interface: Added support for editing the Characters.
Version 1.80
  • Release Date: Jun 27, 2013
  • TVSeries: Added Complete Series property.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed importing of the plot outline.
  • Database: Added Characters property.
  • Translations: Updated the German, Spanish, Portuguese, Slovak and Dutch translations.
Version 1.79
  • Release Date: Jun 21, 2013
  • TVSeries: Added support for Specials.
  • TVSeries: Fixed display of number of episodes in the Statistics overview.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed a crash when importing data for the Network of specific TV Series (e.g. 'Eisenbahn-Romantik').
  • Update All movies: Titles of movies were never updated.
  • Import from HDD: files started with '[' were not handled correctly.
  • Databases: Added support to backup / restore for all databases, not only the default one.
  • User Interface: Added Value as column to show in List View, print or export.
  • User Interface: Fixed the numbering for printing / exporting when 'Show Fixed Numbering' option is selected.
  • General: added version number and build date to the about screen.
  • Translations: Made the default database name translatable. Made some items which were added in the previous version translatable.
  • Translations: Updated the Catalan, German, Persian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
Version 1.78
  • Release Date: May 31, 2013
  • System: Added an option to have multiple databases.
  • TVSeries: Added feature to assign all media files in a folder including all sub folders to the episodes of a TVSeries fully automatically.
  • User Interface: Fixed incorrect showing of overridden genres in the options.
  • User Interface: Added an option to have the Random feature to only show unseen movies.
  • User Interface: Added Physical Media, Media Files and Short List to the Filters Search page.
  • IMDB Import: Improved the algorithm to retrieve the Studio/Network.
  • TVSeries: Added First Aired property for episodes.
  • TVSeries: Added property for total number of episodes.
  • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, German, Arabic and Dutch translations.
Version 1.77
  • Release Date: May 16, 2013
  • TVSeries: Added an option to manually select a series if automatic resolving fails.
  • User Interface: Fixed HD filter for '1920×1080 (BLU RAY)' resolution due to a fixed typo in the previous version.
  • User Interface: Medium 'Bluray + DVD' was not included when appying the HD filter.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed import of Certification and Studio. This detailed information was moved to IMDbPro. EMDB now get's it from the main page as it is present.
  • Database: Added a Short list property.
  • User Interface: Added a Short list filter.
  • User Interface: Added an About screen with email address, links to the EMDB website, FAQ, Online help, donation and customization buttons and a check for updates button.
Version 1.76
  • Release Date: Apr 16, 2013
  • TV Series: Fixed some series were not found although they are listed on TheTVDB. For these series the TVDB does not contain the imdb number which is used to query the database. If this fails an attempt to resolve the series using its title is now performed.
  • TV Series: Added Update feature to update without loosing associations with media files.
  • TV Series: Added single season support.
  • TV Series: Preferred language to retrieve data in is now remembered.
  • TV Series: EMDB now uses the series Poster as season Poster if the season Poster is not present.
  • TV Series: EMDB now uses the series Poster as general thumbnail if it was not already set (e.g. when imdb has no thumbnail image for the series).
  • User Interface: Fixed Details button was not updated in the Add/Edit screen when using Previous/Next.
  • User Interface: Added filters for Physical media (disks) and Media files.
  • Translations: Updated the Catalan, Finnish, French, Greek, Persian, Spanish, Turkish and Dutch translations.
Version 1.75
  • Release Date: Mar 30, 2013
  • TV Series: Fixed importing of TV Series with season specials. Specials are not supported yet and should be ignored but they could cause the import to hang in some cases.
  • IMDB Import: Again improved the "Force English titles" feature.
  • IMDB Import: Improved importing of foreign characters (UTF8).
  • IMDB Import: Query result with only one result is not shown anymore.
  • CSV Import: Fixed import of files without movie titles (e.g lists with only IMDB numbers).
  • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil) and Dutch translations.
Version 1.74
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2013
  • TVSeries: Added full support for saving TV Series data retrieved from TheTVDB. All user feedback is taken into account. More functionality will be added.
  • IMDB Import: Further improved the "Force English titles" feature.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed importing of the 'ß' character.
  • IMDB Import: Changed the error messsage when a query returned no results from 'Failed to retrieve data from IMDB' to 'No matches found'.
  • Add Movies from HDD: Added an option to use the first entry when multiple results are found in an IMDB query.
  • Translations: made the Copy To Thumbnail options and the TheTVDB TVSeries screens translatable.
  • Translations: Updated the German, Portufuese, Turkish and Dutch translations.
Version 1.73
  • Release Date: Mar 12, 2013
  • IMDB Import: Removed support from localized versions of imdb (like and as these are no longer supported by imdb. Added an option to force the import of English titles for localized data presented by imdb (see for more info.
  • Export to HTML: Fixed creating of the patch set of files.
  • Rename Media Files: Added an option to copy the thumbnails to the folder the media files are in.
  • User Interface: Fixed crash when search returns no results on an earlier selection.
  • User Interface: Added Source to the posible columns to show in list view mode.
  • Thumbnails: Made EMDB robust against invalid thumbnails (like 0 bytes sized).
  • Defaults: Added Own, Wish List and Seen flags to the Default settings Options Page.
  • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese and Dutch translations.
Version 1.72
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2013
  • IMDB Import: Fix import several fields due to yet another change of the IMDB web layout. Don't these guys ever stop!?
  • User Interface: Fixed the translation of the Play / TV Series button in the toolbar.
Version 1.71
  • Release Date: Feb 12, 2013
  • IMDB Import: Fix import of year for TV Movies.
  • IMDB Import: Fix import of (short) plot outline from
  • Update All Movies: If a movie was not found on IMDB the previous data was used.
  • Add Movies From Hard disk: Fix crash when adding a single movie from hard disk.
  • Add Movies From Hard disk: Fix limiting the number of movies to be added in one go.
  • Translations: Updated the Catalan, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Persian, Portuguese and Slovak translations.
Version 1.70
  • Release Date: Jan 30, 2013
  • IMDB Import: Fixed the import of special (UTF8) characters.
Version 1.69
  • Release Date: Jan 30, 2013
  • 1.69:
    • IMDB Import: Fixed importing of some more fields and the imdb thumbnails.
  • 1.68:
    • IMDB Import: Fixed importing of several fields due to a change in the IMDB web layout.
Version 1.67
  • Release Date: Jan 12, 2013
  • Movie Properties: Added Price property.
  • User Interface: Added initial Statistics screen including total value of your collection.
Version 1.66
  • Release Date: Dec 21, 2012
  • System: Fixed a crash when leaving Edit Movie or the new TV Series screens on certain computers.
Version 1.65
  • Release Date: Dec 19, 2012
  • TVSeries: Added prototype TVSeries import. It retrieves all Season and Episode data including Series Banner and Thumnail per season from Nothing is stored to the database yet. Please let me know what you think of it...
  • User Interface: Show the language selection in the General Options in the native languages.
  • User Interface: Improved rescaling of the covers when imported and when drawing the bookshelf. This gives much sharper boxes. See for yourself...
  • User Interface: Fixed spacing between boxes in multiple edit used the spacing of the bookshelf.
  • User Interface: Fixed error when showing all movies after deleting from a selection (filter or search result).
  • User Interface: Some fields were not cleared when Add and Continue was used in the Add Movie screen.
  • Database: Added 'BluRay + DVD' and 'BD25 + DVD5' formats as these combos seem to be very populair these days.
  • User Interface: Fixed error when adding multiple movies using Add and Continue and finish with Cancel the bookshelf and ListView were not updated.
  • Translations: Updated the Swedish translation.
Version 1.64
  • Release Date: Dec 4, 2012
  • User Interface: Fixed Search Dialog problems.
  • Export/Print: Increased the maximum column width to 9999.
  • Import csv: Handle imdb numbers with format 'ttxxxxxx'.
  • User Interface: Edit Movie screen did not update the subtitle languages when using Next/Previous.
  • User Interface: fixed the Hires application icon.
  • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Persian, Greek, German, Finnish, Danish, Catalan and Arabic translations.
Version 1.63
  • Release Date: Nov 30, 2012
  • System: Fixed crash on Windows XP 16 bit color depth systems. For this the glow effect for selected items on the bookshelf is now drawn using pre-fixed png-s. As a side effect this also gave a huge boost in drawing speed and again decreased code complexcity.
  • User Interface: fixed loan date shows up as '1 day' or 'Today' randomly.
  • User Interface: Added option to change distance between boxes in bookshelf viewing.
  • User Interface: Added separate tab for all bookshelf settings.
  • User Interface: Fixed Edit season info for TV Series cleared the location field.
  • Database: Added a Change BaseDir feature in the Media Rename Options.
  • Translations: Updated the Italian, Greek, Turkish and Dutch translations.
Version 1.62
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2012
  • System: Fixed crash on Windows XP 16 bit color depth systems. For this the glow effect for selected items on the bookshelf is now drawn using pre-fixed png-s. As a side effect this also gave a huge boost in drawing speed and again decreased code complexcity.
  • User Interface: fixed loan date shows up as '1 day' or 'Today' randomly.
  • User Interface: Added option to change distance between boxes in bookshelf viewing.
  • User Interface: Added separate tab for all bookshelf settings.
  • User Interface: Fixed Edit season info for TV Series cleared the location field.
  • Database: Added a Change BaseDir feature in the Media Rename Options.
  • Translations: Updated the Italian, Greek, Turkish and Dutch translations.
Version 1.61
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2012
  • Add Movies from Hard disk: In case a DVD is added the location field is filled with the Disk Label.
  • User Interface: Added search on Comments and Location.
  • IMDB Import: plot outline is not always retrieved correctly.
  • IMDB Import: Fix special characters were not handled correctly when importing Studio/Network.
  • Database: Covers were not added correctly when merging from another database.
  • Database: Restoring from a backup did not show the new movies imediately (a restart was neccessary).
  • HTML Export: Some movie pages were not created when having reserved entries in your database.
  • User Interface: Fixed Previous/Next in Add/Edit dialog when a selection is active.
  • User Interface: When a movie was deleted the list and bookshelf jumped to the top.
  • User Interface: Sort by Genre via the toolbar didn't work.
  • User Interface: Rewrote large parts of code to decrease complexity and fixing some glitches in drawing/updating the bookshelf.
  • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Arabic, Persian, French, German and Dutch translations.
Version 1.60
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2012
  • Add movies from Hard disk: Fixed Add Single Movie button was not working.
  • Add movies from Hard disk: Bookshelf / list was not updated after adding one or more movies.
  • Add movies from Hard disk: Only add CD1 for multi file movies.
  • User Interface: Fixed playing of DVD Media types (IFO / VOB).
  • Translations: Updated the Portuguese (Brazil) translation.
Version 1.59
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2012
  • Media File Renaming: Keep CD1/CD2 in filenames.
  • Media File Renaming: Added %I (IMDB number) as possible tag.
  • User Interface: Updated several icons in dialogs.
  • User Interface: Added support for starting of *.ogm and *.ogv media files.
  • User Interface: When a movie was inserted the bookshelf always jumped to the top so the new movie might not be visible.
  • User Interface: Improved the QuickSearch: If a second character typed is valid for the movie selected by the first character the selection should not jump to the next valid movie.
  • Configuration: fixed 'Saving of the Show number of votes' and 'Round Personal Ratings' sometimes got mixed up.
  • Database: Added repair database function. For now this removes duplicate interal Ids which cause thumbnails to be shared between different movies.
  • HTML Export: Fix some movies don't show up in the [A] - [Z] sections in some cases.
  • HTML Export: Fix individual movie pages were not created in some cases.
  • User Interface: In the IMDB Selection Screen pressing enter showed an undefined input screen.
  • Translations: Updated the Persian, Slovak, Swedish and Dutch translations.
Version 1.58
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2012
  • HTML Export: Added #OWN# and #OWN_TRANSLATION# tags.
  • IMDB Import: Improved Studio / Network selection.
    This is how it works for now:
    For movies EMDB uses the first entry of the Production Companies section of the Company Credits page (just follow the 'See more' link of the Company Credits section of the movie main page). E.g. for Avatar this will be 'Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation' (shortened to '20th Century Fox').
    For TV Series EMDB selects the (USA) (TV) section of the Distributors section of the same page. For non-USA TV Series the (USA) is substituted with the country of origin. If the title is postfixed with a abreviation the abreviation is used. E.g. for Breaking Bad 'AMC' is selected as Network.
    This algoritm seems to work pretty good for both US and international movies and TV Series.
  • User Interface: Improved updating of the Bookshelf after multiple edits / additions.
  • Translations: Updated the Greek translation.
Version 1.57
  • Release Date: Sep 6, 2012
  • User Interface: Added a QuickSearch function. Just type one or more letters and the first movie which title is starting with these letters is selected. Type them again (or use F3) and the next fitting movie is selected. This works both in Bookshelf and List Viewing Mode. In Bookshelf Mode a visual guidance indicating which letter sequence is currently used is shown.
  • System: Fixed crashes when adding movies or navigating in Bookshelf viewing mode.
  • User Interface: Made the error message at startup when unable to connect to WWW.EMDB.TK to check for updated more clear.
  • User Interface: Removed duplicate errors when quering imdb with no network connection.
  • User Interface: Filtering and Searching now maintain the current Sorting order instead of resetting the sorting to the default (by number).
  • User Interface: Make rounding of the Personal Ratings optional. Although the rounding was requested quite a lot this feature was not appreciated by everybody ;-).
  • IMDB Import: Make importing of the Studio optional and add it to the overrule default settings of the Update all movies.
  • Translations: Updated the Danish, Persian, Swedish, Turkish and Dutch translations.
Version 1.56
  • Release Date: Aug 25, 2012
  • HTML Export: Incorrect movie pages were created when creating a Patch folder.
  • User Interface: Columns in list view did not always maintain their width.
  • User Interface: After adding multiple movies using Add and Continue the last movie was not saved after using the Ok button to close the Add Movies screen.
  • User Interface: After editting an entry from a selection the selection was lost.
  • User Interface: Added 'Invert Search Results' to the Filters.
  • Movie Properties: Added 'Dolby Digital ES Matrix', 'Dolby Digital ES 6.1' and 'Stereo' (how can I missed this one until now!?) to the possible Audio Stream formats.
  • Movie Properties: Renamed the Media Propery 'Hard Disk' to 'Digital Copy' as this seems more clear.
  • Movie Properties: Added Studio (for movies) / Network (for TV Series) property.
  • User Interface: Personal Rating is rounded to 0.5 when changing the rating in the Add/Edit Movies screen.
  • User Interface: Setting the Personal Rating in the Add/Edit Movies screen checks the seen checkbox as you must have seen the movie when you set the rating.
  • User Interface: Sorted the entries in the Add / Edit Audio Streams dialog drop downs alphabetically.
  • Translations: Updated the Persian, Greek, Finnish, German, French and Dutch translations.
Version 1.55
  • Release Date: Jul 18, 2012
  • HTML Export: Not all movie detail pages were created when reserved database entries (after deleting movies with no renumbering) were present.
  • User Interface: Added option to choose whether to start at the top or keep the current selection when sorting.
  • User Interface: Added an option whether to delete the thumbnails when clearing the database.
  • User Interface: Next/Previous buttons were not enabled during editting a Movie.
  • Add Movies from HDD: Added an option to edit the search string when an imdb query is not successful.
  • User Interface: After editing a movie from a selection the selection was lost.
  • User Interface: Assigned F1 to Online Help.
  • Database: Fixed importing/exporting of thumbnails when merging/saving a selection of the database.
  • Database: Added a check to prevent saving a selection of the database in the same location as the original database (which would overwrite the original thumbnails).
  • Movie Properties: Added D-Box (see property.
  • Web Site: Updated the FAQ and Online Help.
  • Translations: Updated the Portuguese (Brazil), Persian, Greek, Arabic and Dutch translations.
  • General: Fixed the random crashes / hangs some people experienced.
  • User Interface: Thumbnails were not always refreshed after editing a movie.
  • General: Added movies were not saved in some conditions.
Version 1.51
  • Release Date: Jun 14, 2012
  • General: Fixed some small glitches in V1.50.
  • Options: Fixed a crash when opening the Defaults options page.
  • User Interface: Moved 3D from the top (movie part) to the bottom (medium part) in the Add/Edit screen.
  • Movie Properties: Added 2D + 3D Movie property.
  • User Interface: Added a 3D filter.
  • User Interface: Added 3D to possible columns to display in List View Mode, Export and Print.
  • HTML Export; Added 3D features to the Index Page and individual Movie pages of the HTML Export.
  • User Interface: Changed the default button of the Delete confirmation from 'Yes' to 'No'.
  • Database: Changed the way the thumbnails are stored. This fixes all kind of issues with multiple movies with the same name and TV Series with multiple seasons stored as seperate entries loosing or sharing thumbnails.
  • IMDB Import: Plot outline retrieved from was not filtered for special HTML characters (e.g. −)
  • User Interface: added a Sort button in the main toolbar on many requests.
  • User Interface: When sorting on duration the movies without a duration are now put at the end of the list.
  • Translations: Updated the Persian and Dutch translations.
Version 1.49
  • Release Date: Jun 4, 2012
  • User Interface: Increased the width of the Date Added field in the Add / Edit Movie page to fit longer date formats.
  • Add Movies from HDD: Fixed importing of Bluray and DVD file structures.
  • Insert Movie: The inserted Movie was not placed at the current position in the list or on the Shelf.
  • Movie Properties: Added 3D Side by Side (SBS) Movie property.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Greek, German and Dutch translations.
  • Options: On many requests: Added an options page to rename your media files based on database properties.
Version 1.48
  • Release Date: May 19, 2012
  • Database: Fixed keeping current numbering when deleting a movie.
  • Add movies from HDD: Added option to use folder instead of file names to query IMDB.
  • Add movies from HDD: Cut of file or folder names after '(', '[' and '{' characters.
  • Translations: Updated the Persian and Slovak translations.
  • File Import: Fixed Comments were not imported correctly.
  • File Import: Added Nr Discs, Subtitles, Wish List, Own, Date Added, Region and Resolution to the possible fields to import.
  • File Import: Extended the number of fields to select for import.
  • User Interface: Added visualisation for HD-DVDs in Bookshelf mode.
  • Database: Fixed Alternative title got corrupted every time the database was saved. Your corrupted database will be repaired when V1.48 is started the first time. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
Version 1.46
  • Release Date: May 6, 2012
  • Database: Added option to merge databases (duplicate movies, based on IMDB numbers, are filtered out).
  • Database: Added option to save a partial database (based on search results or filtering).
  • User Interface: Omit months if they are zero in loan duration longer than 1 year.
  • Database: Added 'Persian' to possible Spoken Languages and Audio Streams.
  • Translations: Added a Persian Translation.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Slovak, Finnish, Hebrew and Greek translations.
Version 1.45
  • Release Date: Mar 19, 2012
  • IMDB Import: Fixed importing of duration.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed importing of year for TV Series.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed detection of TV Series.
  • HTML Export: Added tag #IMDB_NUMBER# on request (for custom templates)
  • Add/Edit Movie: Fixed crash when Edit TV Series was clicked.
  • User Interface: Added option to have links to movies on IMDB direct to the localized IMDB websites (,,, and
  • Translations: Fixed the Hebrew Translation.
  • Translations: Updated the Turkish, Czech and Danish translations.
Version 1.44
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2012
  • General: Tested EMDB on Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Everything seems to work just fine ;-)
  • Database: Fixed some random crashes (at startup or during HTML export) after updating to V1.43.
  • User Interface: Fixed random selected languages when opening Spoken Languages and Audio Streams Search tabs.
  • Translations: Added Hebrew Translation.
  • Translations: Updated the German translation.
Version 1.43
  • Release Date: Mar 5, 2012
  • Database: Directors still got mixed up for some people. The database will be completely checked and fixed the first time this version of EMDB is started. You might need to update the directors via the Update All function in the options one more time afterwards.
  • User Interface: Added Search for Spoken Languages.
  • User Interface: (Re)Added possibility to show both ratings in the main window.
  • Database: Added 'Yiddish' to possible Spoken Languages and Audio Streams.
  • User Interface: Added Ctrl-P as accelerator key for playing a movie.
  • Translations: Updated the Slovak and German translations.
Version 1.42
  • Release Date: Feb 18, 2012
  • User Interface: Fixed the play button.
Version 1.40
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2012
  • IMDB Batch Update: Fixed incorrect rating / number of votes import.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed some remaining issues for people still using the old layout (you can change this in the site preferences in your account when logged in (setting is called 'show previous title and name page design (reference view)'. This should NOT be checked for the new layout.
  • User Interface: Fixed strange numbering when adding new movies (e.g. '1953 (0)').
  • Database: Fixed number of votes for rating was not always saved.
  • IMDB Import: Number of votes was not saved when using Add and continue and IMDB Batch Update.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed the import of Year for TV mini-series.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed the import of Spoken Languages.
  • Translations: fixed translation for 'Portuguese'.
  • Translations: Updated the German, French, Danish and Turkish translations.
Version 1.38
  • Release Date: Jan 11, 2012
  • IMDB Import: Fixed import of several fields due to yet another change of the IMDB website.
Version 1.37
  • Release Date: Jan 11, 2012
  • User Interface: Fixed sorting on duration.
  • User Interface: Added an option to apply the last used filter on startup.
  • User Interface: Made the window title more descriptive when applying a filter.
  • User Interface: Fixed the option of disabeling BluRay boxes for HD movies.
  • IMDB Import: Added number of votes for rating.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed HTML code '"' not being converted.
  • Search: Added option to combine multiple searches / Filters.
  • Search: Added option to search on audio streams.
  • Database: prepared TV Series for support of individual episodes and import from
  • Translations: updated the Portuguese (Brazil), Swedish, Danish, Greek, Slovak, Czech, Turkish and Russian translations.
Version 1.36
  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2011
  • Import from HDD: New user interface with lots of options.
  • User Interface: Fixed sorting on numbers when more than 9999 movies in the database. Works fine now up to a million movies. That should be enough ;-)
  • Import from HDD: Fixed a crash when importing large number of movies in several sub folders.
  • Import from HDD: Movies with multiple results were you should select one from a list are queued until all automatic resolved movies are finished.
  • Import from HDD: Plot outline was not imported from
  • Import from HDD: Director was not imported if Director was already in the database.
  • Import from HDD: Better handle full DVD and Bluray file structures.
  • User Interface: Covers in movie details panel were sometimes cropped.
  • User Interface: Show TV Series cases option was not working.
  • User Interface: Fixed sorting on resolution.
  • Translations: Updated the Greek, Turkish and Swedish translations.
Version 1.35
  • Release Date: Nov 7, 2011
  • User Interface: Show TV Shows with a red case on the shelf. This is ment for the very populair TV Rips. If the TV series is on BluRay (source not set to TV or media is BD, HDDVD or BDRecordable) it is displayed as a bluray case.
  • Database: Fixed short (2 characters) AKA titles got lost.
  • User Interface: Fixed aspect ratio of bluray covers in the Movie Details Panel.
  • HTML Export: individual movie pages were not created correctly when creating Patch folder.
  • User Interface: Added Resolution to the possible columns to show.
  • Print / Export: Added Resolution to possible columns to export / print.
  • User Interface: On many, many requests I added an option to show the order in the list instead of the Database index (so the first movie in the list / on the shelf will always have number 1 regardless the sort order).
  • User Interface: Show the number of movies in the titlebar.
  • Translations: Updated the Turkish translation.
Version 1.34
  • Release Date: Oct 20, 2011
  • User Interface: Fixed director and User Ratings were not cleared when clearing all data in the Add Movie Screen
  • HTML Export: Added number of the movie to the movie details page
  • HTML Export: Year is not shown as "()" anymore when year is not present
  • HTML Export: Several small improvements
  • HTML Export: Created separate buttons for creating Full website and creating Patch new additions only
  • HTML Export: Fixed a bug in web safe naming cover files resulting in not showing some covers with special characters (e.g. L'école de la chair) on the internet
  • Add movies from HDD: Added *.FLV support
  • IMDB Import: Added several special characters to convert correctly ('Ï', 'Ì', 'Í' and 'Î')
  • Import from csv: Added Comments and User Ratings to the possible fields to import
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Czech, Finnish, German, Greek and Norwegian translations
Version 1.33
  • Release Date: Aug 17, 2011
  • User Interface: Fixed crash when returning a loaned movie if list is filtered.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed importing of Directors.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed incorrect handling of '�' and '�' characters.
  • Translations: Added translation for "All" (Seasons for TV Series).
  • Translations: Updated the Danish and Dutch translations.
Version 1.32
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2011
  • IMDB Import: Fixed HTML codes for special characters were not always correctly converted during import.
  • IMDB Update All Movies: Updating a single property did not work in all cases.
  • User Interface: Added Dropdown with predefined resolutions in edit multiple movies dialog.
  • User Interface: Loaned label displayed on the cover was not removed when returning a movie in Bookshelf View.
  • User Interface: Next movie loaned by same person was not automatically selected when returning a movie in Bookshelf View.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Turkish and Spanish translations.
Version 1.31
  • Release Date: Jul 4, 2011
  • IMDB Import: Fixed the import caused by yet another IMDB website layout change.
Version 1.30
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2011
  • User Interface: HD movies show up as BluRay boxes with blue selection glow on the shelf.
  • User Interface: Loan label not correctly updated when changing the loan properties of the current movie in Bookshelf mode.
  • User Interface: Selection changes sometimes result in partially drawn dvd boxes in bookshelf mode.
  • Options: Proxy settings were not correctly remembered.
  • Import / Export: Added IMDB number to the possible fields to import. Added both IMDB and User rating to the fields to import and export.
  • Export: Exporting duration does not add 'minutes' anymore.
  • User Interface: added certification to the Movie Detail Panel.
  • User Interface: Fixed filter on High Definition did not get all HD movies.
  • User Interface: Added Movies only (excluding TV Series) filter.
  • Translations: Updated the Slovak, Spanish, French and Finnish translations.
Version 1.29
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2011
  • User Interface: Fixed crash in List Mode at the end of the list and using a key to jump to the next title starting with that character.
  • User Interface: Fixed crash when scrolling and clicking fast back and forth in Bookshelf mode using the mouse scroll wheel.
  • Add movies from HDD: improved reading of full BluRay disc structures.
  • Add movies from HDD: fixed names includes path when no IMDB query is performed after search is done.
  • HTML export: fixed HTML code for User Rating was shown when User rating is not selected to be shown.
  • User Interface: Fixed some drawing issues in bookshelf selection mode.
  • User Interface: Fixed incorrect movies are shown when switching from List mode to Bookshelf mode after searching / filtering
Version 1.28
  • Release Date: May 24, 2011
  • Movie Properties: Added support for both User Ratings and IMDB Ratings.
  • User Interface: Finally added a visible selection to the boolshelf viewing mode. Hope you like the glow effect as much as I do!
  • Movie Properties: added "Complete Series" postfix when Season is not specified.
  • Movie Properties: Set maximum of Episodes to 999 instead of 99 (to better support the new "Complete Series" property.
  • Print: Fixed printing of the Seen column.
  • Import from HDD: display folder and file name when no single match could be resolved to help user select the right movie from the list.
  • Import from HDD: Added support for BluRay folder structure.
  • HTML Export: EMDB now adds a backup of the database to the generated web files.
  • IMDB Import: fixed retrieving of the IMDB link.
  • Database: Added option to remove unused thumbnails.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech, Danish, German, Norwegian, Spanish and Turkish translations.
Version 1.27
  • Release Date: Apr 7, 2011
  • User Interface: Skin support!!! A skin contains icons for the toolbar, definitions for the colors of the List View and a default thumnail image for now. ComiCons skin is included in the installation and selected by default. The original look and feel can be restored in the Appearance section of the options. ComiCons Skin (click for full size)
  • Export / HTML Export: Added option to choose all movies or the current selection to export.
  • User Interface: Added Region to the possible columns to show.
  • Print / Export: Added Region to the properties to Print / Export.
  • Thumbnails: fixed problem with missing or duplicate thumbnails when TV Series property is changed afterwards.
  • User Interface: Using Ctrl-A in Add Movie screen selected All movies in the main window.
  • IMDB Update All: Fixed Voice only Actors (in Animation movies) were added as 'Name*'. Existing errors are corrected the first time this version is started.
  • DataBase: Fixed problem were Directors got mixed up after a new version of EMDB was installed.
  • Translations: Added (native) Portuguese translation and renamed the current Portuguese translation to Portuguese (Brazil).
  • Translations: Updated the Greek, German, Spanish and French translations.
Version 1.26
  • Release Date: Mar 30, 2011
  • User Interface: Fixed crash when manually trying to add an actor in the Add Movie screen.
Version 1.25
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2011
  • User Interface: Fixed exporting/printing of Seen, Own and Which List fields.
  • User Interface: Added DateAdded to the columns to display in the listview or to export / print.
  • User Interface: Also take resolution into account when filtering SD / HD.
  • User Interface: Made the sorting on columns in List View mode faster.
  • User Interface: Fixed Swap button in Database Options was not translated.
  • Database: When editing an existing movie and using the Clear All Fields button the new record was saved over the first movie of the database.
  • IMDB import: Fixed importing of year for video titles (e.g. Held Up (Video 2010)). User Interface: Changing the season number broke linking to an existing thumbnail.
  • IMDB Update: Updating in Add / Edit dialog cleared fields if no new data was found.
  • IMDB Update All Movies: Updating cleared fields if no new data was found.
  • IMDB Update: Updating in Add / Edit dialog overwrote an existing thumbnail.
  • Export: export now uses the current search / filter results and shown sort order.
  • Export / Print: Fixed exporting/printing the IMDB number.
  • User Interface: Added IMDB number to the possible columns to show in List View mode.
  • User Interface: Fixed crash when sorting columns in List View mode on a search or filter result.
  • Movie Properties: Added possiblility to override default IMDB genres.
  • Translations: Updated the Turkish, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish and Slovak translations.
Version 1.24
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2011
  • User Inteface: Added Hi resolution Icon.
  • User Inteface: Added Insert Button. The Swap Movies feature is moved to the Database section of the Options.
  • Database: fixed saving of a database with deleted movies when 'Keep current numbering' is enabled.
  • Swap Movies Screen: fixed displaying when empty (reserved) movies are present.
  • Edit Multiple Movies Screen: Only load images of selected movies which are visible in the Edit Multiple Movies screen. This speeds up editing large number of movies (e.g. Ctrl-A -> Edit) tremendiously. The number of movies is now shown in the caption of the screen.
  • Export / Print: Added Seen, Own, WishList and Comments to the possible fields to export or print.
  • Options: 'First use actors with picture' setting was not saved correctly.
  • Movie Properties: Added "THEATRICAL VERSION" to the possible version fields.
  • Movie Properties: Added Romanian to the possible spoken languages, audio-streams and subtitles.
  • IMDB Import: Added Aspect ratio to the imported movie properties.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed sometimes user comments were used as plot outline.
  • User Interface: Added Subtitles to the columns to be select for list view.
  • User Interface: Improved controls being drawn delayed during startup with a lot of covers on the bookshelf.
  • System: Added support for *.ts files.
  • Translations: Proxy Server/Port explanation text was not changed when switching languages.
  • Translations: renamed the 'Reset All' button in the Add Movie screen to 'Clear All Fields' as this seems more clear.
  • Translations: Updated the Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Danish, Italian, German and Russian translations.
Version 1.23
  • Release Date: Dec 15, 2010
  • IMDB Import: Added support for localized pages. In some countries (like Sweden) the localized movie title is displayed as main title. EMDB now supports this and can get the original English title as main title and the localized title as AKA (or the other way around).
  • Movie Properties: added some additional aspect ratio's.
  • Movie Properties: added Number of Episodes property for TV Series.
  • User Interface: Browsing the location for TV series now opens a folder browser rather than a file browser. If a folder is selected the Play button in the main window will than open the folder rather than playing a file.
  • Translations: updated the Norwegian and Turkish translations.
Version 1.22
  • Release Date: Dec 1, 2010
  • User Interface: fixed options to show numbers and loan labels in bookshelf viewing mode were not saved correctly.
  • IMDB Import: fixed importing of title and year of some TV movies and TV Series.
  • IMDB Import: Improved import of Certification and Duration of movies which did not contain sections for Motion Picture Rating and Technical Specs. Print / Export: Added season indication to titles of TV Series.
  • Movie Properties: Added Australia and some other countries to the DVD and Bluray region codes.
  • User Interface: fixed a crash when switching from listview mode to bookshelf mode after a search without results.
  • Movie Properties: Added MPEG-2 Part 2, H.264, MPEG-4 AVC and SMPTE VC-1 BluRay codecs and 25 / 50GB BluRay Media.
  • Translations: Updated the Greek and Turkish translations.
  • Translations: Added Arabic translation.
Version 1.21
  • Release Date: Nov 1, 2010
  • IMDB Import: Fixed importing of the covers from IMDB.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed importing of several special HTML encoding characters.
  • Translations: Updated the Turkish, Slovak and French translations.
Version 1.20
  • Release Date: Oct 26, 2010
  • IMDB Import: Fixed import of the IMDB number (for new IMDB layout).
  • User Interface: Added number and loaned labels to the Bookshelf viewing mode.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed HTML parsing for the 'ç' character.
  • IMDB Import: Added option for retrieving the Italian plot outline from
  • Add / Edit Dialog: Added Reset button to clear all data for current movie.
  • Translations: Updated the Turkish, Portuguese, Norwegian and Danish translations.
Version 1.19
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2010
  • IMDB Import: Fixed sometimes blank actors were added.
  • Main Window: Added Random Button.
  • Main Window: Fixed deletion of multiple movies.
  • User Interface: Added Ctrl-A to select all movies in List mode. Changed accelerators for Add Movie (Alt-A), Edit Movie (Alt-E) and Print (Alt-P).
  • User Interface: made action for double click on movie in list or bookshelf configurable.
Version 1.18
  • Release Date: Sep 29, 2010
  • IMDB Update All Movies: Fixed update all movies.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed for some movies the plot outline was not imported.
  • Add Movies from HDD: Fixed extensions with 4 characters were not recognized as valid movies.
  • Translations: Updated the Turkish, Slovak and Norwegian translations.
Version 1.17
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2010
  • IMDB Import: Fixed Error E16 during IMDB import.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed crash when no Motion Picture Rating was listed on IMDB.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed HTML encoding of foreign language characters were not correctly converted.
  • Add Movie Dialog: Added progress bar during IMDB import.
Version 1.16
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2010
  • IMDB Import: finaly found the mystery of the IMDB import issues (thanks to Charles Green): IMDB maintains 2 layouts for each movie page since the beginning of september: the old one and the fully new design.
Version 1.14
  • Release Date: Sep 21, 2010
  • IMDB Import: fixed import got broken due to the (really great) IMDb website redesign.
Version 1.13
  • Release Date: Aug 11, 2010
  • Internet Import Options: First use actor with picture was not correctly remembered.
  • IMDB Import: Actors were cleared during an import / update when the option to import actors was not checked.
  • Update All Movies: Updated the temporarily overrule settings dialog to the latest changes in the Internet Import Options (import from,,,,
  • Add Movie Dialog: fixed Edit Audio Streams dialog did not contain the custom languages.
  • Movie Properties: Added Icelandic to the Spoken Languages and Audio Streams properties.
  • User Interface: Added an option to set the font used in all screens.
  • Translations: Updated the Dutch, Finnish and Greek translations.
Version 1.12
  • Release Date: Aug 2, 2010
  • User Interface: Changed the font of all dialogs to Segoe UI which is better readable and looks smoother (in my opinion).
  • Add Movie Dialog: canceling the Browse HDD dialog resulted in a warning nothing was found.
  • Add Movie Dialog: Added spin control for season number.
  • Add Movie Dialog: Fixed thumbnail got lost when using Swap Title and Alternative Title.
  • Add Movie Dialog: Added some default resolutions.
  • IMDB Import: Plot outline can now also be retrieved from the Full Summary.
  • IMDB Import: Plot outline can now also be retrieved from localized websites (French), (Spanish), (German) and (Portuguese).
  • Translations: Updated the Turkish and Finnish translations.
Version 1.07
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2010
  • HTML Export: Fixed settings were not remembered correctly.
  • HTML Export: HTML pages are now fully translatable.
  • HTML Export: at the bottom of the main page (index.htm) additional code can be inserted from a custom page (counter.htm) to be able to have a page counter at the bottom of the main page.
  • IMDB Update all movies: Year, Duration, Country and PlotOutline were cleared when updating and the field was not checked to be updated.
  • Thumbnail Import: fixed and optimized the import from
  • Add / Edit Movie Dialog: Year, Duration and Country were cleared when updating and the field was not checked to be updated.
  • Add movies from HDD: if a movietitle.jpg is detected in the same folder as a new added movie this cover is used as thumbnail. If a movietitle.nfo is detected the content is scanned for an imdb link to update the movie.
  • Loan tracker: Changing the name of an exitsing loan entry the data got cleared.
  • Loan tracker: Filter the internally used characters '/', '\' and '|' to prevent corruption of loan date.
  • Translations: Updated the Dutch, Turkish, Slovak and Finish translations.
Version 1.06
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2010
  • Playing Movies: fixed playing of movies containg &-characters in their filename. Also added a messagebox when an error occurs when start playing fails.
  • IMDB Update all movies: You can now overrule the default IMDB import settings to e.g. only update the thumbnails or only the ratings.
  • IMDB Update all movies: Update can now also be done on a search or filter result.
  • Internet Access: Fixed a crash when a Proxy was enabled but not a valid proxy was specified.
  • User Interface: Added text to movies without thumbnails in Bookshelf viewing mode.
  • User Interface: Fixed restoring last used position on second monitor.
  • HTML Export: Fixed layout of Latest Additions in Google Chrome, IE8, Firefox 3 and Safari.
  • Translations: Updated the Turkish and Dutch translations.
Version 1.05
  • Release Date: May 20, 2010
  • Playing Movies: Added support for Real Media formats *.rm and *.rmvb.
  • Database: A backup (called backupXXX.dat where XXX is the previous ran version) is created when a new version is installed.
  • IMDB Update all movies: Updating is now done in the background so the UI is much more responsive regarding canceling the process.
  • IMDB Update all movies: The progress is now shown with 2 progress bars and more descriptive texts.
Version 1.04
  • Release Date: May 17, 2010
  • Latest version of EMDB with all current translations...
Version 1.01
  • Release Date: May 4, 2010
  • General: Added support for *.m2ts and *.divx formats in playing from main window and added movies from your hard drive.
  • Movie Properties: Added Hebrew to the Language and Subtitle Language Properties.
  • IMDB Update: Fixed Movie Title Prefix was not taken into account when performing an IMDB Update.
  • IMDB Update: Title is only updated the first time an IMDB query is performed (so not when using the IMDB Update).
  • IMDB Search: In the Add movie dialog the function of the IMDB Search button changes to IMDB Update if already queried before.
  • Movie Title Prefix: During "Update all titles in the database" in the Movie Title Prefix Options the thumbnail file renaming sometimes failed.
  • Add Movie Dialog: Added a button to swap the Title and Also Known As fields.
  • Add Movie Dialog: Fixed loosing the thumbnail if the season of a TV Series is changed afterwards. HTML Export: Added possibility to generate a patch folder to easily update an online collection.
  • General: Dates are now stored in the database as dates and not as strings. Dates are now shown according the Local settings. Loan time is shown in days, weeks and months by default.The Loaned column is now sorted on loan duration by default. Sorting and displaying options are added to the Loan options.
  • User Interface: Loan History button is disabled if no history available.
  • User Interface: fixed double scrollbar in List viewing mode (again).
Version 1.00
  • Release Date: Apr 21, 2010
  • User Interface: fixed some issues when the font size of the Display settings is increased (called 'Medium - 125%' in Windows 7 and 'Large Scale (120 DPI)' in Windows Vista.
  • Movie Properties: Added 'Musical' Genre.
  • User Interface: fixed double scrollbar in List viewing mode.
  • User Interface: Fixed sorting on titles did not take season for TV series into account.
  • HTML Export: Added thumbnail JPEG Quality setting to significantly reduce the total required web space.
  • HTML Export: Latest additions are now shown next to each other.
  • HTML Export: Added comments to the movie pages (if present).
  • HTML Export: Fixed incorrect displaying of thumbnail if not defined yet.
  • Options: Fixed setting of Title prefix was not remembered.
  • Translations: Updated the Dutch, Slovak and Turkish translations.
Version 0.99
  • Release Date: Apr 12, 2010
  • System: Fixed rare crash at startup on 64 bits Windows.
  • System: Fixed a rare EMDB allways on top problem.
  • Thumbnails: Fixed incorrect aspect ratio when selectiong a front only image from the clipboard or selecting an image from disk.
  • User Interface: Fixed position of bookshelf was reset after editing a movie.
  • User Interface: Prevented flickering when navigation through pages or rows in bookshelf viewing mode.
  • Translations: Updated the Finnish translation.
Version 0.98
  • Release Date: Apr 2, 2010
  • System: Fixed several settings of the Options Dialog were sometimes resetted.
  • System: Fixed crash when closing application on Windows XP.
  • User Interface: Added scrollwheel support to Bookshelf Viewing mode.
  • IMDB Update All Movies: thumbnails were not saved correctly.
  • Add Movie Dialog: Browse HDD did not use the correct path to query IMDB for DVD folders.
  • Add Movie Dialog: Added a button to rotate the thumbnail.
  • User Interface: Removed Ctrl-X as shortcut key for closing EMDB as it broke the default Windows cut selected text functionality.
  • Movie Properties: Added BluRay Regions and Sound properties.
  • User Interface: Fixed sorting of the Comments column.
Version 0.97
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2010
  • User Interface: Added a ScrollBar to Bookshelf viewing mode.
  • User Interface: Fixed several small Bookshelf navigation issues.
  • User Interface: Fixed search and filter results were not shown in bookshelf viewing mode.
  • User Interface: Added background pre-loading of images to Bookshelf viewing mode to speed up browsing.
  • User Interface: Added shortcut Keys Ctrl-ArrowUp and Ctrl-ArrowDown to show and hide the Movie Details in the Main Window (both in Bookshelf and List viewing mode).
  • Translations: System and Region labels of the Add Movie Dialog were not translated.
  • Translations: Updated the Turkish and Spanish translations.
Version 0.96
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2010
  • System: Fix for sometimes not correctly moving the database and thumbnails in version 0.95 resulting in not showing the movies. Tested on Windows XP, Windows Vista 32 / 64 bits and Windows 7 32 / 64 bits.
  • System: Fix for not always creating the EMDB folder in the User folder resulting in thumbnails not being saved.
  • User Interface: Add Movie did not update the bookshelf.
  • User Interface: Edit Movie did not update the bookshelf.
  • User Interface: Fixed an error when navigating through the bookshelf with Page Up and Down.
Version 0.95
  • Release Date: Mar 19, 2010
  • User Interface: Fixed double displayed '&' in Loan field of Main Window.
  • User Interface: Sorting of the Nr Discs column did not work correctly.
  • HTML Export: Export sometimes hung.
  • HTML Export: Fixed strange charachters in movie pages.
  • User Interface: Added Bookshelf viewing mode! still in development: no selection highlighting or mouse scrolling yet. Drawing is not optimized.
  • User Interface: ESC key now closes (Cancels) every open dialog again (except the main window).
  • User Interface: Added accelerator keys for Adding a movie (Ctrl-A), Editing a movie (Ctrl-E), Printing (Ctrl-P), Exit EMDB (Ctrl-X) and toggeling the Viewmode between
  • List and Boolshelf mode (Ctrl-Tab).
  • Translations: Swap button was not translated.
  • System: Database and configuration file are moved to user folder if installed in C:\Program Files and running on Windows Vista or Windows 7 because Microsoft does not like applications to write in their installation folder in Windows Vista and Windows 7. Changing your UAC settings could cause duplicate versions of these files and the incorrect one to be used resulting in loosing settings or movies in the database.
Version 0.94
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 2010
  • User Interface: movie title accelerator keys did not work backwards (e.g. if a title started with a B was selected the [A] did not select the first movie starting with an A. Also added [0] til [9] as accelerator keys.
  • Add Movie Page: Using Previous / Next did not save changes made.
  • User Interface: Made the main window a bit wider to fit the Swap button again. More people as I expected seem to use it.
  • Translations: The translation of the Update button of the Add Movie Dialog (1130) was not applied.
  • Thumbnails: Fixed selecting different thumbnails for existing movies with the same title did not work.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed importing of Year got broken due to another change on the IMDB website.
Version 0.93
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2010
  • User Interface: Added accelerator keys [A] til [Z] jumping to the next movie title in the list starting with the selected character.
  • Thumbnails: Made it possible to have duplicate movies in your list each having it's own thumbnail. (thumbnails are no longer stored using the IMDB number but with the movie title and eventualy a sequence number).
  • User Interface: Fixed crash when sorting on the Nr. column after filtering or searching.
  • Add Movie Dialog: Fixed Browse HDD did not add all movies in a folder.
  • IMDB Import: fixed import of Certification due to IMDB web layout changes.
  • Browse HDD: Fixed thumbnails were not downloaded when update from IMDB was selected.
  • HTML Export: Fixed thumbnails of TV Series were not shown.
  • Add Movie Dialog: Fixed Season was not saved when using Add and Continue.
  • User Interface: Added a Play button instead of the hyperlink on the location field.
  • Translations: Updated the Catalan, Portugese and Turkish translations.
Version 0.92
  • Release Date: Feb 3, 2010
  • Database: Fixed incorrect language properties after performing IMDB update for all movies.
  • Database: Fixed Flemish language properties were not correctly stored.
  • User Interface: Fixed large list of languages was not completely shown, even is the main window size was increased.
  • User Interface: If the Language, Sound or Features properties text does not fit on the main window this is now indicated with '...' at the end.
  • Translations: Updated the Slovak translation.
Version 0.91
  • Release Date: Jan 20, 2010
  • Database: correct the language properties for Serbian, Norwegian, Finnish, Korean, Cantonese, Thai, hindi, Turkish and Polish. There was an error in the database until version 0.89 causing these movies to be stored incorrectly. In version 0.90 this was fixed but this resulted in incorrect retrieval of these properties. This is now corrected the first time the database is loaded in version 0.91. Movies with one of these languages added in version 0.90 are also "corrected" although they were already okay. You have to change these manually. I'm sorry for this.
  • IMDB Import: Increased the timeout for importing as this resulted in Error E02 messages for some people with poor connections or high background network load.
  • File Import: When changing the separator character the previous one was still used the first time you imported a file.
  • Translations: Updated the Turkish translatio
Version 0.90
  • Release Date: Jan 9, 2010
  • IMDB Import: Fixed importing of rating due to IMDB website layout changes.
  • Translations: Updated the Slovak translation.
  • Movie Properties: Added Arabic to the language properties.
  • Movie Properties: Fixed a problem with storing Greek and German language settings.
Version 0.89
  • Release Date: Dec 23, 2009
  • User Interface: Fixed displaying of texts with '&' were shown as '&&' (e.g. 'Julie & Julia' was shown as 'Julie && Julia').
  • User Interface: Fixed some small drawing glitches in thumbnail edges.
  • Import Thumbnails: improved importing of thumbnails. It's now faster and more reliable.
  • HTML Export: Categories [0..9] and [Other] were not listed.
  • HTML Export: Season is now added tot titles of TV Series.
  • Add Movie dialog: Fixed some movie properties were resetted when using the subtitle languages dialog.
  • Translations: Updated the Spanish translation.
Version 0.88
  • Release Date: Dec 21, 2009
  • Thumbnails: Fixed several problems with thumbnails when changing the default database location.
  • Generate HTML: Updated the Default template to only show those sections which actually contain at least one movie.
  • User Interface: Added 'Nr Discs' and 'Comments' to the possible columns in the main window.
  • User Interface: Added an option to force Tabbed Add Movie Dialog. This mode was already set when the vertical resolution is below 768 pixels (e.g. when running EMDB on a netbook). Use this when the Add Movie Dialog does not fit on your screen, e.g. when you changed the DPI settings of your Display Driver.
  • IMDB Import: Made some improvements to prevent (occasionally) IMDB import freezes.
  • Database: The default location is made relative to be able to use EMDB as portable application. CSV / Text Export: fixed strange characters in Save As Type dropdown box.
  • Movie Properties: Added Season for TV Series.
  • Thumbnail import: Fixed thumbnail import from
  • Translations: Updated the Dutch, Finnish, Portugese and Turkish translations.
  • Translations: Added Slovenian translation.
Version 0.87
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2009
  • Export: Exporting Certification failed.
  • General: When deleting a movie with renumbering sometimes the list got messed up (database was fine though).
  • User Interface: Main Window columns were reset when changing Export column options.
  • Export / Print: Added AKA as possible Export / Print columns.
  • User Interface: Added TV-Series Filter.
  • HTML Export: Alternative HTML Export location. Because of access problems of the Program Files folder on Vista and Windows 7 you can now choose your own target folder. Default is the User folder.
  • Database: Alternative database location. It is now possible to select a custom location for your database to be able to share a single database over a network.
  • Update IMDB: Take year into account to prevent multiple results.
  • Add / Edit Movie: Thumbnails were not saved when using Next / Previous button.
  • Add / Edit Movie: Check for duplicates when using Add and Continue was not performed.
  • Add movies from HDD: skip already added ones (based on path and filename)
  • Translations: Added Serbian translation.
  • Translations: Updated the Turkish and Chinese translations.
  • System: When no network connection available two error messages were shown.
Version 0.86
  • Release Date: Aug 1, 2009
  • IMDB import: Fixed incorrect country specific title for `fake movie title `, `promotional abbreviation ` and `working title `.
  • cover import: Added (still experimental) import for full DVD inserts.
  • Add Movie Dialog: Added option to update only the cover from IMDB, DVD Empire or FreeCovers.
  • Add Movie Dialog: Last used folder for browsing Harddisk is now remembered.
  • Add Movie Dialog: Cancel in browse harddisk now cancels instead of still performing the browsing.
  • Translations: Added Chinese translation.
  • Browse HD: Fixed sometimes extensions were included in IMDB lookup causing incorrect results.
  • Startup: Check for updates now uses the redirector instead of the direct link.
  • Export / Print: Added Certification as possible column.
  • Export / Print: Order of columns is now freely configurable.
  • IMDB Import: Multiple Languages are now retrieved correctly.
  • IMDB Update All: Languages are now retrieved if option is checked.
Version 0.85
  • Release Date: Jul 22, 2009
  • DVDEmpire cover import: Fixed import of titles containing '&'
  • DVDEmpire cover import: Fixed import of titles starting with 'The' (e.g. 'The Missing' which is listed on DVDEmpire as 'Missing, The').
  • DVDEmpire cover import: Improved the best match algorithm.
  • Add Movie: Checking for duplicate entries is now based on IMDB number and if this is not present the combination of Title and Year.
  • DVDEmpire cover import: sometimes the downloaded covers were not resized correctly.
  • IMDB Update All: thumbnails were not updated from DVDEmpire even though the option was checked.
Version 0.84
  • Release Date: Jul 15, 2009
  • IMDB Import: Added new default cover art download from
  • IMDB Import: Fixed a rare hang during import.
  • User Interface: Added a filter for Owned movies.
  • General: Fixed some memory leaks.
Version 0.83
  • Release Date: Jul 10, 2009
  • IMDB Import: Fixed importing of Cast and Rating due to (again) changes in the IMDB web layout.
  • IMDB Import: Added option to first use actors which have a picture to filter less important cast as the order sometimes seems random.
  • IMDB Import: Made IMDB import more configurable.
  • IMDB Import: Added option to add movies based on IMDB number instead of title.
  • System: Better handling of missing internet connection at startup.
  • User Interface: Added search option for Country.
Version 0.82
  • Release Date: Jul 1, 2009
  • Options: Fixed a problem in the configuration file which caused the import IMDB thumbnail option not to be remembered correctly.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed import of Director and Cast of TV Series.
  • User Interface: Added search options for several Year queries and Certification.
Version 0.81
  • Release Date: Jun 27, 2009
  • IMDB Import: Fixed import of Director, Cast and Certification due to changes in the IMDB web layout.
  • General: Fixed some memory Leaks.
  • IMDB Import: Added (voice) for voice only contributions (like Animation)
  • Translations: Updated the Danish translation.
  • HTML Export: fixed series were not listed in the A-Z sections.
  • HTML Export: fixed navigation from a movie page to the main page got broken.
  • Import from HDD: fixed import and added parsing of all subfolders.
  • General: Added *.ogg support (in Browse HDD and lauch from location field).
  • HTML Export: Added Subtitles and Location properties to the individual movie pages.
  • HTML Export: Don't show default cover if no cover available in list of Latest Additions.
  • Options: Backup frequency was not remembered correctly.
Version 0.80
  • Release Date: Apr 4, 2009
  • IMDB import: fixed handling of special characters due to a change in the IMDB HTML code.
  • IMDB import: IMDB update in the Edit Movie dialog removed the custom genres and languages.
  • IMDB update all movies: Fixed update hung when no mouse activity.
  • User Interface: fixed filtering: Show All was not working when Show Wish list was selected previously.
  • Translations: Updated the Finnish and Slovak translations.
Version 0.79
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2009
  • System: fixed long startup time.
  • User Interface: fixed custom genres and languages were not visible in the Add / Edit Movie dialog.
  • User Interface: fixed Add / Edit Movie dialog was always above all windows of other applications.
Version 0.78
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2009
  • User Interface: fixed Add/Edit dialog was cut off at the bottom when using larger scale fonts (not the default 96 DPI) in Windows Display settings.
Version 0.77
  • Release Date: Mar 21, 2009
  • Thumbnails: fixed saving of thumbnails sometimes went wrong when movie title contained invalid characters (%?/\|"<>*:).
  • HTML Export: Fixed swapping of the links to [Others] and [0..9].
  • HTML Export: Fixed TV Series (surrounded by double quotes e.g. "Lost") were not added to the [A]-[Other] sections.
  • HTML Export: Individual movie pages are now put in a separate folder.
  • User Interface: Added support for NetBook resolution (1024 x 600) on MANY requests.
  • Translations: Fixed default proxy server and port were not translated.
  • Translations: Updated the Dutch, German and Turkish translations.
Version 0.76
  • Release Date: Mar 9, 2009
  • User Interface: Added Filter option to show Seen, Not Seen, Wish List, Loaned, Search Results or All movies.
  • IMDB update: the update overwrote manually added thumbnails.
  • Options: Removing all data in the options dialog caused a crash when returning to the main window.
  • Search: Added Comments and Location to the fields the global search uses.
  • User Interface: fixed sorting of the Codec column in the main window.
  • Customized version: Short names did not fully overlap the default title.
  • User Interface: The Director column is now sorted on the Last names.
  • User Interface: Fixed sorting at startup was not always on the previous sorted column (if this option was enabled).
Version 0.75
  • Release Date: Feb 27, 2009
  • User Interface: Added Codecs as possible column for the list in the main window.
  • Donation: fixed selection other amounts and currencies.
  • User Interface: Added IMDB number as possible field to import, export, print and HTML generation.
  • User Interface: Added support for more movie types to launch via the location field.
  • User Interface: Fixed hitting the Return key closed the application. Return now opens the Edit/view window of the selected movie.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed incorrect result when selecting an entry from multiple results when one or more videogames (VG) were filtered out.
  • IMDB Import: Added option to show or hide alternative names in the multiple results dialog.
  • IMDB Update: Custom genres were overwritten during an IMDB update for all movies.
  • Translations: Updated the Danish translation.
  • Translations: Fixed several untranslatable items and missing items in the English template.
  • Translations: Fixed possible crash when initial language was set to the language of the OS and this being Non-English.
  • HTML Export: made the html export output w3c compliant.
  • Movie Properties: Added Whish list and Own properties.
Version 0.74
  • Release Date: Jan 14, 2009
  • User Interface: The Show All functionality (to show the whole list after performing a Search) got broken in the previous version.
Version 0.73
  • Release Date: Jan 13, 2009
  • IMDB Import: Fixed initial selection was on second title in multiple result dialog.
  • IMDB Import: Removed Video Games from titles in multiple result dialog.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed special HTML characters (e.g. "á") were sometimes not converted to normal characters.
  • HTML Export: Fixed HTML pages with special characters were not saved correctly (e.g. Czech characters like 'ě' and 'ž').
  • Customized Version: Fixed some characters were cut of incorrectly at the bottom of the header (e.g. lowercase 'g' and 'j').
  • User Interface: List was not updated when a single movie was edited.
  • Add Movie Dialog: Added a button to browse a folder on your hard drive for movies (*.avi;*.mkv) to be added.
  • Translations: Language is set to the Windows UI Language at first startup.
  • User Interface: Selection was lost when changing the UI Language.
  • User Interface: Translation of Movie details were not updated when changing the UI Language.
  • Translations: Updated the Turkish and Finnish translations.
Version 0.72
  • Release Date: Dec 18, 2008
  • IMDB Import: Fixed some movies were not shown in multiple result dialog.
  • Import csv: Default subtitle language was not applied.
  • User Interface: Movie info was not refreshed after editing a single movie.
  • Add / Edit Movie: Image was always rotated if needed when copied from the clipboard whether the option was enabled or not.
Version 0.71
  • Release Date: Dec 4, 2008
  • User Interface: Made the IMDb logo behave like a real button.
  • Movie Properties: Added *.wmv as possible type for stored movies.
  • User Interface: Initially disable / hide buttons which should not be used when no movie is selected.
  • Add Edit Dialog: Last movie was not stored correctly when using Next or Previous buttons in Edit mode.
  • Database: Added Auto backup feature.
  • IMDB Import All: Excisting genres were cleared when import of genres was not enabled.
  • IMDB Import All: Added feature to only update new (not having an IMDB number yet) movies.
  • Translations: Updated the Turkish translation.
  • User Interface: Added a List-Only mode.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed movies with special characters (e.g. !&'") in the query string were not found.
Version 0.70
  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2008
  • Movie Properties: Added a Comments field.
  • Movie Properties: Added the possibility to define 2 custom languages.
  • User Interface: Moved the IMDB link of the current movie from the toolbar to the movie properties and indicating it with an IMDB logo.
  • Online Help: Added (preliminary) Online Help.
  • Sorting: Improved the speed of sorting on the primary column 'Nr'.
  • Database: Fixed Media and Source types LaserDisc and D-Theater were not saved.
Version 0.69
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2008
  • Search: Fixed a (rare) problem were sometimes too much titles were found.
  • Search: Increased the available space for the translation of the "Exact Match" checkbox on the Cast tab.
  • Add/Edit Dialog: Fixed the number of available actors not being updated when the selection was changed in the Edit Cast dialog.
  • Add/Edit Dialog: Fixed incorrect displayed index of new movie to add (was one too low).
  • IMDB import: Changed the query string to give better results when searching for a title which is not the original one (aka, also known as).
  • Movie Properties: Added DVD (*.IFO) as possible type for movies stored on your hard disk.
Version 0.68
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2008
  • Add/Edit Dialog: Fixed Previous/Next buttons corrupted some info.
Version 0.66
  • Release Date: Sep 19, 2008
  • IMDB import: Fixed reporting when no matches found on an IMDB query.
  • IMDB import: Fixed rating not being imported due to web layout changes.
  • HTML Export: Added index ("#INDEX#") as possible tag to the HTML export.
  • Backup: Added default extension (*.dat) to creating and restoring a database backup.
  • User Interface: Sorting the list (by clicking a column header) now keeps the original selection and position.
  • IMDB Update all movies: Fixed update stops on empty entry or no matches found.
  • Translations: Updated the Danish, Turkish and Slovakian translations.
Version 0.65
  • Release Date: Aug 5, 2008
  • IMDB import: Fixed IMDB import due to changes of their website layout.
Version 0.64
  • Release Date: Aug 2, 2008
  • Add Movie: fixed items not being saved when using Add and Continue.
  • Movie Properties: Added Region and System movie properties.
  • Translations: Added Turkish translation.
  • User Interface: Added animated startup screen.
Version 0.63
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2008
  • Language properties: Fixed saving of Korean, Thai, Hindi, Turkish and Polish.
  • Movie Properties: Added D-Theater (D-VHS) and Lasterdisc to the possible Source and Media properties.
  • Cover Thumbnails: Fixed changing the title of a Series resulted in loosing the thumbnail.
  • User interface: Fixed Minimize and Restore changing the column width.
  • CSV Import: Added a preview to be able to select the columns more easily.
  • CSV Import: Added possiblility to skip a header.
  • CSV Import: Added more column types to import.
  • HTML Export: Added an option to select or leave out the latest additions and/or the list of all movies.
  • HTML Export: Added an option to choose ascending or descending order of the list of all movies.
  • Translations: Added Russian translation. Add Movies: Fixed problem with Add and Continue not saving all movies.
  • User interface: Added *.m3u as link in the Location field (to join movies consisting of multiple files).
Version 0.62
  • Release Date: May 9, 2008
  • Thumbnails: Fixed a problem were thumbnails from TV Series were not displayed due to the new thumbnail algorithm of the previous version.
Version 0.61
  • Release Date: May 4, 2008
  • Search: Fixed crash when searching if movies were deleted with fixed numbering.
  • IMDB import: Added feature to retrieve Country specific titles instead of the default (international) titles.
  • Loan feature: Fixed automatic selection of next movie loaned by the same person when a movie is returned.
  • Movie Properties: Fixed incorrect initial translation of Movie Features.
  • Movie Properties: Added Subtitle language(s) property.
  • Movie Properties: Added Color/BW property.
  • Thumbnails: Use Name instead of IMDB number as thumbnail filename for series to be able to specify different thumbnails for each season.
  • IMDB Import: Added detection of TV Series.
  • User Interface: Added setting of colors for property labels in the main window and text color of the selection bar.
  • Movie Properties: Added browse function to select media stored on local harddisk including starting it from the main window (by clicking on the location which changes to a link if applicable)
  • IMDB Import: Fixed Plot import which got broken by changes of the IMDB page layout.
  • Custimization: Customized versions will not show the PayPal dialog after updating to a newer version.
Version 0.60
  • Release Date: Mar 8, 2008
  • Search: Fixed searching of actors when a name from the list was selected: only exact matches should than be found.
  • IMDB import: Fixed a bug when the number of actors to be imported is higher as the number of actors listed. Sometimes an invalid actor was added.
  • IMDB import: The spoken language of the movie is now also imported.
  • Options: Sometimes the Custom Genres were cleared.
  • Movie Properties: Added 2.35:1 and 1.85:1 as possible aspect ratios.
  • Delete: Fixed a problem where deleting a movie with the option "keep current numbering" checked the Certifications and thumbnails could get mixed up sometimes.
  • Sorting: Fixed an issue were titles starting with double quotes (e.g. TV series) were not sorted on their actual title (without the quotes).
Version 0.59
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2008
  • Translations: Updated the Danish translation.
  • HTML Export: Fixed a bug were changed thumbnails were not updated in an existing HTML export.
  • HTML Export: Thumbnails of the latest additions are now rescaled taking the aspect ration into account.
  • HTML Export: Added Others to the A til Z and 0..9 groups of movies to also list movies with language specific starting characters (like the Danish 欠? Ƭ ؠand ũ.
  • IMDB Update: Fixed every single movie update tries to connect to the internet, even if the first one failed.
  • Printing: Fixed printing "Current selection and sort order" when no selection was made. All movies in the current sort order are now printed in this case.
  • Printing: Fixed printing of loaned movies.
  • Printing: Added a header and a footer to the printouts.
  • Printing: Added left margins to the printouts. For the time being the margin is fixed to 5 characters.
  • Prefix Correction: Fixed a bug when a movie title was changed due to a prefix the thumbnail name was not changed along (if no IMDB number was available which is the prefered thumbnail name).
  • Installation: Fixed aproblem were installing a font could go wrong.
Version 0.58
  • Release Date: Feb 5, 2008
  • Translations: Updated the German, Danish and Slovak translations.
  • Internet access: Finally completely fixed crash when the internet is being accessed (check for updates / retrieve data from IMDB) without being online.
  • Printing: Fixed printing of the current selection and sort order.
  • Search: Fixed search on actors.
  • Windows Vista: Fixed UAC (User Account Control) problem resulting in new added movies not being saved, settings not being remembered, etc. From now on you can run EMDB on Vista logged in as a User or an Administrator, without the need to "Run As Administrator" and with UAC either enabled or disabled.
  • HTML Export: Added #LOCATION#, #VERSION#, #LOANED# and #SEEN# tags.
  • HTML Export: Updated the Default template: added an all movies list to the main page, added some properties to the individual movies pages and more.
  • Movie Properties: Added "Collector's Edition" to the version property.
  • Thumbnails: Fixed problem were movies without IMDB number and with an & in the title, the thumbnails were not shown in the main window.
  • Customization: Fixed a rare uppercase problem preventing EMDB to change it's title.
Version 0.57
  • Release Date: Dec 4, 2007
  • Development environment: Moved to Visual Studio 2008 / MFC 9.0.
  • Internet access: Fixed crash when the internet is being accessed (check for updates / retrieve data from IMDB) without being online.
  • Backup: Fixed cover thumbnails were not copied during manual backup.
  • Search: Added global text search (searches in titles, actors, directors and descriptions).
  • Search: previous search text for titles and global search are now remembered.
  • Search: Last used tab in Search dialog is now remembered.
  • Movie Properties: Removed DivX/XviD from the possible Media as they are no media.
  • Loan Tracking: When returning a movie, the next one loaned by that person is now selected.
  • IMDB import: Fixed distortion in the multiple result overview due to changes in the imdb web layout.
Version 0.56
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2007
  • Database: Made reading of the database robust against some invalid values.
  • Translations: Added a Polish translation.
  • Movie Properties: Added Polish as language property.
  • User Interface: Changed default thumbnail.
Version 0.55
  • Release Date: Nov 16, 2007
  • Translations: Updated the Japanese translation.
  • Database: Fixed reading of database with reserved (empty) entries to keep the numbering intact when deleting movies.
  • Customized naming: The customized naming got broken (fixed in version 0.54).
  • Local configuration file: The recently introduced local configuration file replacing the registry could cause problems in some cases: settings were restored to their defaults (fixed in version 0.53).
Version 0.54
  • Release Date: Nov 12, 2007
  • Also the customized naming got broken. Version 0.54 fixes this.
  • The recently introduced local configuration file replacing the registry could cause problems in some cases: settings were restored to their defaults. Version 0.53 fixes this.
  • IMDB Import: For movies with multiple directors none was imported. Now the first one is used ("A Bugs Life").
  • IMDB Import: For movies with general prefix ("The", "A") the prefix is moved to the end optionally to make the sorting of titles more usefull. "A Bugs Life" is renamed to "Bugs Life, A". Added a tab to the option dialog to enable this feature and to customize the prefixes taken into account. You can also update all movies already in the database.
  • Translations: Updated the Slovakian translation.
  • Translations: You can now use the '|' character as a new line indicator.
  • User Interface: Made the space for the loan date in the main window a bit larger.
  • Manual Backup: Manual backups (and restores) now include both the database and the thumbnail images.
  • Database: Fixed (incorrect) reported damaged database when only directors and/or actors but no movies are present.
  • Database: Changed the automatic backup mechanism: EMDB now automatically keeps a Last Known Good Database to prevent data loss when something happens to your database. You can still (and should) create manual backups though.
  • Database: Added a check on version numbers. You shouldn't (and can't anymore) use a newer database with an older version of EMDB.
  • Application: EMDB is now fully portable: all settings are stored in a local configuration file (emdb.cfg) instead of the Windows registry. Your current settings are read from the registry and stored in the configuration file.
  • Movie Properties: Added Turkish as language property.
  • Movie Properties: Fixed Media types HardDisk/BluRay and HD-DVD were not saved.
Version 0.51
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2007
Version 0.50
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2007
  • Translations: Updated the Portuguese translation.
  • Import CSV: Fixed version was always set to UNRATED.
  • Printing: Fixed wrong column headers (previous fix only fixed the column headers for Export.
  • Backup: Fixed manual backup caused original database to be cleared.
  • Backup: Changed way to select file when creating or restoring manual backup.
  • IMDB import / Check for updates: Improved error handling when no connection to the internet could be made.
  • Add Dialog: Fixed infinitive loop when deleting values of Number of Discs and Duration.
  • Add Dialog: Allow Number of Discs to be 0 (in case of storage on Hard Disk).
  • Movie Properties: Added Thai and Hindi as language properties.
Version 0.49
  • Release Date: Oct 10, 2007
  • Printing / Export: Fixed wrong column headers.
  • Import CSV: Changed the user interface of the columns to import. fixed several bugs in importing. Made the whole importing more robust.
  • HTML Export: Fixed thumbnails of last added movies were not shown.
  • HTML Export: Fixed default thumbnail was not always shown.
  • Export / Printing: Added 'Medium' to the possible print and export columns.
  • User Interface: Fixed media were never translated.
Version 0.48
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2007
  • HTML Export: Take customized name into account.
  • Movie Properties: Added Film-Noir ("The Maltese Falcon") which is (allthough rarely) used on IMDB to the Genres.
  • User Interface: Sound properies are now shown in order of quality.
  • User Interface: Order of the columns in the main window can now be changed.
  • User Interface: Changed font of the main list to the Windows Icons font which is better readable.
  • CSV Import: When importing movies, the default movie properties are now applied.
  • Options: Certification was not updated during IMDB update all movies.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed import of Actors which was broken due to changes in the IMDB web layout.
  • Translations: Updates the Japanese and Danish translations.
  • Translations: Added English language file as base for new translations.
Version 0.47
  • Release Date: Sep 1, 2007
  • HTML Export: Fixed thumbnails when old (name of the movie instead of IMDB number) or mixed thumbnail naming was still being used.
  • HTML Export: Added default thumbnail when no thumbnail was added to a movie yet.
  • Printing: Fixed a bug when printing a movie with no director specified.
  • User Interface: Added possibility to define your own "no cover available" thumbnail.
  • Database: Made the reading of corrupted databases (from realy old versions of EMDB) much more robust. Even more data can now be recovered!
  • Options: Made checking for new version at startup optional.
  • User Interface: Fixed sorting on search results.
  • Add Dialog: Fixed last Source in the pulldown menu not being translated.
  • Printing: Fixed a bug in the page headers of the print output.
  • Printing: Fixed a bug in printing the rating.
  • Options: Added icons to the different entries of the options page.
  • Movie properties: Added HD DVD / BluRay Disc / Digital TV / Satelite sources.
  • Movie properties: Added Hard Disk as media.
  • Loan tracking: Added Loan date.

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