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Version 19.3.2
  • Release Date: May 3, 2019
  • Changed:

    • Bigger buttons for the find cover screen and options screen,
    • You can now also find duplicates based on CLZ Movie ID, IMDb URL and “Title & Format”


    • Filter Screen: Drag/Drop of pre-set filters could give an Access Violation error
    • Duplicate Finder:
      • Updated the standard set of columns (you can also pick your own using the column button top right)
      • After searching for duplicates twice, the screen could show “0 found” even if it found duplicates
    • When running the program on 2 or more screens with different DPI settings, you could get a “List Index out of Bounds” error
    • You can now bypass the “Lock File” warning if it appears on start up
    • Add buttons in the Add Screen are now disabled while data is being downloaded to prevent an Access Violation
    • Filtering on number of IMDb Votes “less or greater than” didn’t work correctly.
Version 19.3
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2019
  • We’re on a roll! Here’s yet another BIG update of your Movie Collector for Windows software, with 2 important additions!

    Add Movies straight from IMDb, using the IMDb Number or URL
    Now get “official” IMDb Cast and Crew lists for ALL movies in our Core

    1. Add Movies by IMDb Number or URL
    More goodies made possible by our agreement with IMDb! Introduced today, a new “IMDb” tab in the Add Movies screen for finding and adding movies straight from their IMDb Nr or URL.

    Can’t find a movie in our Core? But it is on IMDb?
    Then just find the movie on IMDb and copy either the IMDb Nr or the entire UMDb URL. Then go to the new IMDb tab and paste the Nr or URL into the search box, and click Search.

    The movie entry will then be retrieved from IMDb automatically AND added to our Core, so that you can then immediately Add it to your database!

    (Don’t worry, if it turns out the movie WAS already in our Core, it will automatically just return the existing entry, it will never cause duplicate entries in our Core.)

    IMPORTANT: this new Add by IMDb feature always requires an active Service Plan!

    Search by IMDb Nr:

    Or just paste in the complete IMDB URL of the movie:

    2. Official IMDb Cast and Crew list for all movies
    Starting with this version, the Movie Collector software now downloads the “official” cast and crew from IMDb, that is the top 25 actors and the full list of Producers, Directors, Writers, Photography and Musicians.

    Also, the cast list now comes with IMDb links for ALL cast members!

    TIP 1: set the Max Actors / Crew members to 25
    Go to menu “Tools > Options”.
    Click on “Data and Images” and select “Download settings for data and images”
    Change both the amount of Actors and Crew members to 25
    TIP 2: Set Update from Core settings for Cast and Crew to “REPLACE”
    If you wish to update your existing movie entries with the maximum amount of cast/crew entries:

    First, go to the same screen as above and under “Update from CLZ Core”, next to “Cast” and “Crew” set the dropdown to “REPLACE” and click OK to save your changes.
    Back in your main screen: select the movies you want to update, right click, then choose Update from Core.
    ( After updating, make sure to set setting back to “Update empty fields only”. )
Version 19.2.2
  • Release Date: Apr 13, 2019
  • Some fixes today for the Find Duplicates screen:


    • Keep and Remove buttons weren’t sizing correctly on high DPI screens
    • Renamed “Exact Duplicate” option to “All Fields” to make its purpose more clear
Version 19.2.1
  • Release Date: Apr 12, 2019
  • Based on user feedback we found out users were looking for and expecting a tool to find duplicate entries in their database. Some way to find out if you’ve accidentally added multiple versions of the same movie, but perhaps with a different format or barcode.

    After quite a few requests and discussions with users about this, to find out how they got duplicates and what they would expect from such a Duplicate Finder tool, it’s here today: Find Duplicate entries in your database!

    New: Find Duplicate Movies

    Click menu Tools > Maintenance > Find Duplicates to begin.

    Then select which field to find duplicates on. You can find duplicates based on:

    • Title
    • Title & Release Year
    • Barcode
    • Index
    • Exact Duplicate

    Click “Find Duplicates” and see what it comes up with. You can now use the blue “Keep” button to keep a group of duplicates, or use the red “Remove” button to remove a duplicate!

    If you click “Remove all duplicates automatically” the program will remove all duplicate entries and will only keep 1 single entry (the oldest one) in your database.

Version 19.1.3
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • New options and icons for digital movie formats

    With digital movie formats becoming more popular, we have decided to add the most popular ones as default choices in the Format list, all with nice new list icons and logos for the details panel.

    Now available as new Format choices:

    • Amazon Prime Video
    • Apple iTunes
    • Google Play
    • Vudu
    • Roku
    • Microsoft Movies & TV
    • Playstation Video
    • Netflix
    • Youtube
    • Hulu
    • Disney+

    New Format picker drop-down in Add Movies from Core

    The new format choices have now also been added to the Format picker in the Add Movies from Core screen. Just click the blue Format button and pick from the format choices, nicely separated in “Physical” and “Digital” sections:

    Renamed Blu-ray and 4K UHD formats

    To conform with the more commonly use naming, we have renamed two formats:

    • “Blu-ray Disc” to just “Blu-ray
    • “Ultra HD Blu-ray” to just “4K UHD

    Also, the 4K UHD format now has a new icon!

    More tweaks to the Add button in Add Movies from Core

    We already worked on this area in the previous update, but we were still not completely satisfied. So more tweaks to the Add button in the Add Movies from Core screen today:

    • All Collection Status values are now available, including “For Sale” and “On Order”!
    • The little popup menu now indicates the selected value with a checkmark.
    • The Add button itself now says “Add to Collection” or “Add to Wishlist”.
Version 19.1.2
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2019
  • With the big feature updates behind us (multi-collections, image syncing, Flex template, IMDb Votes, etc…), it is time for some smaller tweaks that were requested by our loyal users:

    • More compact toolbar layout,to save screen space
    • No more annoying Add to Collection / Wish List popup in Add Movies screen
    • New “Transparent” styles for the Flex template, to show off your backdrops
Version 19.1
  • Release Date: Feb 21, 2019
  • The Movie Collector v19 release was just 2 months ago, but I have another big update for you now. Depending on how much of an IMDb junkie you are, today’s v19.1 update may even be a bigger deal than v19 itself 🙂

    What’s new in Movie Collector v19.1

    As you probably know, we have signed a more comprehensive (and also much more expensive) content licensing agreement with IMDb, which gives us access to more and fresher IMDb data.

    Today we’ve released the first new features made possible by this new agreement!

    New: IMDb Votes field

    This new field indicates the number of votes on which the IMDb Rating is based. It is a good indication of 1. how popular the movie is and 2. how trustworthy the rating is.

    • The IMDb Votes field is automatically filled in when you Add a Movie from Core. (Note: similar to IMDb Ratings and Links, getting IMDb Votes from Core requires an active Service Plan)
    • It is also shown in the yellow IMDb box in your movie details panel, right below the logo and rating (for the Flex, Clean, QuickSilver and Carbon templates).
    • Tip: add the IMDb Votes as a column in your list, so that easily see for all your movies or even sort on it to order your list by the movie’s popularity.

    New: Update your IMDb Ratings and Votes in one go

    The new IMDb content license gives us daily updates of the IMDb Ratings and Votes, so let’s make use of that daily fresh data now!

    • Select some (or all) movies in your list, then right click and choose Update IMDb Ratings/Votes from the menu.
    • This will connect to our Core and retrieve fresh IMDb Ratings and Votes for all selected movies.
    • Don’t worry, this won’t take long. We have implemented a super efficient system that can update ratings/votes in chunks of 100 movies in one go.
    • When done, it will report the number of movies it has updated the Ratings and Votes for.
    • Note: using the “Update IMDb Ratings/Votes” feature requires an active Service Plan.

    Other changes

    • Several tweaks to improve the trial mode experience:
      • Bigger “+ Add Movies” button on the default toolbar
      • Improved “My CLZ Account” messaging when logging in with a CLZ Account.
      • New hints to Sync with CLZ Cloud after adding some movies.
      • Removed the ugly blue “hint box” that appeared when starting with an empty database.
    • FIXED: Occasional freeze/hang problems after a period of program inactivity.
Version 19.0.10
  • Release Date: Feb 13, 2019
  • Fixed:

    • Automatically syncing cover images could happen too often
    • Edit Screens:
      • While using Next/Previous, the cursor position wasn’t always retained
      • After scanning an image, some of the buttons would sometimes not be enabled
Version 19.0.9
  • Release Date: Jan 30, 2019
  • Fixed:
    • Some fields weren’t entirely visible
    • The old Vee Eight template was missing the IMDb logo 
    • (tip: try the NEW Flex template via menu View > Details View Template > Flex!!)
    • Submitting a movie to Core could give an error
Version 19.0.8
  • Release Date: Jan 29, 2019
  • Great news! We now have a new and more comprehensive content licensing agreement with IMDb, which means the IMDb features are back in your Movie Collector software!

    IMDb features are back!

    • When adding new movies, it automatically downloads IMDb Ratings and Links again.
    • The IMDb Number field has been replaced with an IMDb URL field. Of course, your existing IMDb numbers have automagically been turned into IMDb URLs.
    • In your movie details panel, the IMDb Ratings are shown in “IMDb yellow” again 🙂

    The new IMDb content license is more comprehensive, so more IMDb related data and features are coming soon, including:

    • Official cast and crew listings, straight from IMDb.
    • A tool for updating all your IMDb Ratings with fresh ratings from IMDb.

    HOWEVER: Because the new license is also very expensive, we have decided to only deliver IMDb Ratings and Links to users who are on a valid, non-expired Update Plan.

    Fixed for 64-bit version: Image scanning and web-cam scanning

    Right after the release of v19, we started receiving reports from users that their image scanners would not be found when using the 64-bit version. Other users reported that the web-cam scanning would not work anymore. 
    A temporary work-around has been to use the 32-bit version of version 19.

    In the meantime, our Windows developer Joe has been working hard to get both of these problems resolved and I am happy to report that both have been fixed in today’s version 19.0.8:

    • 64-bit version now uses WIA to connect with image scanners. When acquiring, make sure to select the WIA driver for your scanner, not TWAIN.
    • Scanning barcodes with your webcam scanner is working again.

    If you have been using the 32-bit version as a workaround, please switch to the 64-bit version again (this is a choice during installation). 
    Then, please let us know your findings, is everything working again?

    IMDb, IMDb.COM, and the IMDb logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.

Version 19.0.7
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2019
    • We fixed an issue with index numbers automatically incrementing when they shouldn’t.
Version 19.0.6
  • Release Date: Jan 16, 2019
  • Fixed:
    • Custom Image checkbox wasn’t always checked in certain situations (e.g. unrecognized barcode screen and drag/drop image on the details panel)
    • Images for items that don’t have a cover in the Cloud didn’t upload automatically
    • Got rid of a couple of access violations in the main, filter and find cover screens
    • Edit Screen: Covers tab: tabs weren’t high enough
    • Import from Other Collection:
    • Added 2 progress bars to keep track of the import
    • In rare cases you could get an empty extra collection tab after an import
    • Box Sets: After editing a movie that is part of a box set, the navigation of finding the different movies in the box set could get lost.
    • Field Default setting for “Region” was resetting to “nothing” on each new start up.
Version 19.0.5
  • Release Date: Jan 1, 2019
  • Pending our discussion with IMDb, it was necessary to update Movie Collector for Windows with the following changes:

    • The program does not download/update IMDb Ratings or IMDb links anymore.
    All occurrences of the “IMDb” name and logo have been removed.
    We hope to reach an agreement with IMDb soon, so that we can re-enable the above features. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Version 19.0.4
  • Release Date: Dec 20, 2018
  • Stability

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

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

    32-bit and 64-bit option

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

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

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

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

    DPI fix for Add Movies screen

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

Version 19.0.3
  • Release Date: Dec 18, 2018
  • We noticed a small issue in the new Flex detail templates where plot descriptions could be cut off wrong. Fixed in this latest build.

    We also fixed a rare problem that could throw a “List index out of bounds” error on certain popups.
Version 19.0.2
  • Release Date: Dec 15, 2018
  • Fixed:
    • “Clean” templates were missing
    • Adding movies from files didn’t refresh the movie list correctly
Version 19.0
  • Release Date: Dec 14, 2018
    • Manage multiple “collections” within one database file
    • Automatic Cloud-syncing of your own “custom” images
    • A new super-adaptive “Flex” template for the Details Panel
    • 64-bit version for 64-bit Windows versions
    • Add Box Sets as a single database entry
    • Image Viewer window now automatically resizes while browsing images
Version 18.4.7
  • Release Date: Oct 16, 2018
  • We still had a couple of persistent Access Violation and List Index Out of Bounds errors happening in the Add Movies screen. We managed to capture them and the Add Screen should be more stable now.

    We also fixed a problem with the quick search in the main screen that could throw an error.

    Should you still get such errors, please contact us and let us know!
Version 18.4.6
  • Release Date: Sep 19, 2018
  • We’ve changed some code in various screens to make the program more stable and even less prone to random Access Violations.

    After many support conversations with helpful users, we finally found out what the problem was: a dodgy 3rd party HTTPS component. So we have now completely replaced that component with a better, more modern one, which seems to have resolved all Access Violation problems.


    • Stability: Took care of Access Violation errors that could pop up because of the old HTTPS component
    • Add screen: “Change Cover” could break the preview panel
Version 18.4.5
  • Release Date: Sep 11, 2018
  • There was a bug in the latest version of Movie Collector that caused a problem in uploading custom covers. All fixed now!


    • “Upload Cover” functionality didn’t work
    • More stability in the Add and Find Cover screens
Version 18.4.4
  • Release Date: Sep 6, 2018
  • We received reports that the Find Cover screen was giving quite a few “image could not be loaded” errors lately, and we’ve found an issue in the program that caused this. We’ve fixed this and you should be able to load almost any image you find now.

    We also changed some background code in the Add Screen to make the program more stable.


    • Find Cover screen: now allows more images to be shown and downloaded
    • Add screen: Fixed a couple of Access Violation errors
    • Add screen: Fixed a false “Barcode already in queue” error
    • Sync with CLZ Cloud: Fixed syncing issues if the currency of Windows was set to something with a period (such as “kr.”)
Version 18.4.3
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2018
  • Box Set covers now also sync down to your Windows computer should you have added them with Movie Connect or your mobile device. Update from Core will also download a box set cover if the box set was originally added from our online database.


    • Edit Screen: Year dropdown for dates would scroll all the way to the top, now uses current year.
    • Edit Screen: Date Pickers would sometimes not be able to pick today’s date if next/previous was used.
    • Edit Screen: User Defined Fields: Date Picker button was in the wrong place
    • Some cosmetic improvements in various screens.
Version 18.4.2
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 2018
    • We got a couple of reports about an error happening with the new security build which has been addressed in 18.4.2.
Version 18.4.1
  • Release Date: Jul 26, 2018
  • A BIG update for your Movie Collector software today, with an important change:

    Secure HTTPS connections, for your security and privacy

    As indicated in our GDPR email from a couple of weeks ago, we are updating our software and services, to be more secure and to better protect your privacy.

    Starting with version 18.4, Movie Collector now uses secure HTTPS connections for all communications with our servers:

    • for logging in with your username and password
    • for syncing your data with CLZ Cloud
    • for sending your searches to Core.

    To make this possible, we have created new secure “entry points” on our servers, that are only allowing secure HTTPS connections. The new Movie Collector software only communicates with those secure entry points.

    For your privacy and security, we strongly recommend updating to version 18.4.

Version 18.3.4
  • Release Date: Jun 29, 2018
    • We fixed an issue in two panel mode where, on start-up, the items in your database sometimes wouldn’t show up correctly.
Version 18.3.3
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2018
  • Fixed:

    • Main Screen: The width of the columns wasn’t remembered correctly sometimes.
Version 18.3.2
  • Release Date: Jun 27, 2018
  • Fixes:

    • Several Access Violation errors in the main screen.
    • List View: Double clicking on checks would make list unresponsive.
    • Edit Screen: Using Next/Prev would cause strange effects with checkboxes in main screen.
    • Main Screen: The “keep filter active” checkbox and “Reset Filter” button were hidden.
Version 18.3.1
  • Release Date: Jun 21, 2018
  • A couple of weeks ago, our CLZ Cloud (and Movie Connect) has been updated with 9 more fields and loan information. Today’s version 18.3 now supports the syncing of all these new fields and your loan information to and from the CLZ Cloud!

    Added for syncing:

    • Full Release Date (previously, only the year was synced)
    • Runtime
    • IMDb Number
    • IMDb Rating
    • Audience Rating
    • Region
    • Studio
    • Distributor
    • Box Set
    • Loans

    Heads up: after updating to version 18.3, the software will automatically mark most of your movies as “changed”, to force the upload of your data for the new fields to the CLZ Cloud.

    These fields also all sync to the latest iOS and Android versions!


    • Behaviour: The setting for ‘Let selection “Follow” the Edited Movie’ didn’t work.
    • An access violation could occur when double clicking on the checkboxes.
    • The details panel could not be resized correctly sometimes.
    • Edit Multiple movies would sometimes not activate due to an issue with counting the selected movies.
Version 18.2.2
  • Release Date: Jun 2, 2018
  • Fixed:
    • The Unrecognized Barcode popup gave an error
    • Added movies weren’t correctly cleared from the barcode queue after adding them sometimes
Version 18.2.1
  • Release Date: May 31, 2018
  • Movie Collector offers powerful batch commands, for performing actions on multiple movies in one go, e.g. editing, removing or updating from Core. However, we are finding that many users have never use these these batch actions, either because they are not aware of their existence or because they don’t know how to actually select multiple movies (by Shift or Ctrl-clicking).

    In today’s update we addressed these issues:

    New Selection Checkboxes in the List View, for easy selection of multiple movies

    The List View now features checkboxes on the left. Use the checkboxes to easily select multiple movies, no Shift or Ctrl-clicking needed. Of course the classic Shift/Ctrl-clicking still works too, this is just an extra method.

    Don’t need the checkboxes? You can hide them using Tools / Options / Customization.

    A new Action Bar with batch actions

    As soon as multiple movies are selected (that is, more than 1), a new Action Bar appears above the list. It shows how many are selected, plus offers buttons for the most popular batch actions.

    Also new: Action Bar above Details Panel

    At the same time, we also added a new Action Bar above the details panel, for quick access to commands operating on the selected movie.

    TIP: The commands in this new Action Bar have been removed from the main toolbar, to make that one a bit cleaner. However, if you are upgrading from an older version, it will remember your toolbar. To get the new clean main toolbar, choose View / Toolbars / Reset.

    Don’t need or want this new bar? You can hide it using Tools / Options / Customization.

Version 18.1.3
  • Release Date: May 17, 2018
  • Based on your comments we fixed some scaling problems and added a “Today” button in the new date pickers as it was missing from the new one. Full list of changes below:


    • Datepickers: (Re)Added a today button


    • Edit Screen: Edit Episode: font was to small
    • Filters: boolean fields would flip (yes -> no) when upgrading from 18.0.x to 18.1.x
    • Add Screen: Format icons the cells are now scaled correctly
    • Image popups now scale according to your DPI settings
    • Fixed some display issues in the Quick Search popup top right on screens with higher DPI settings
    • More small DPI scaling fixes for other screens and popups
Version 18.1.2
  • Release Date: May 10, 2018
  • New: Changed timing of “Report missing barcode” popup:

    The missing barcode popup now pops up when you click on a “not found” result instead of interfering while you’re still scanning barcodes.


    • Edit Screen: the Location field wasn’t displayed correctly.
Version 18.1
  • Release Date: May 9, 2018
  • With super hi-res 4K (or even 5K) screens becoming quite common, more and more people are running Windows with the Font Size (DPI scaling) set to 125% or 150%, to keep text readable. So earlier this year, we released maintenance builds for all Windows editions to fix various layout problems when running Windows with “large fonts”.

    Today, with version 18.1 we’re taking the next step: Movie Collector is now fully “DPI Aware”. Starting with this version, if you have increased your font size in Windows, all screen texts will look sharper, less fuzzy, making full use of your hi-res screen.

    New collection status icons

    We added new collection status icons to the main screen’s list view and card view to make the screen less clogged up and easier on the eye.


    • Edit Movie:
      • Index field had a typo
      • Clicking next or previous could create a second + button in the User Defined Fields tab
    • Templates:
      • Fixed an issue where the template could become “white” if arrow keys were used on the keyboard.
      • Clicking an image would show a drag/drop menu. The image now opens properly.
      • Metro template didn’t show the movie info of a box set.
    • Quick Search: Fixed normalization for quick searches so words with umlauts/accents etc. are now easier to be found.
    • Fixed a problem with folder paths for users that have their Documents folder rooted to an external drive (program wouldn’t install properly).
    • Link Screen could show “Link Selected” button even if there were no matches.
    • Manage Column presets:
      • Clicking in certain parts of the screen could cause Access Violations.
      • Clicking the Edit menu could break the focus in the screen.
    • Light Skin: Better visibility for selected items in your lists.
    • User Defined Fields: It was possible to create invisible User Defined Fields which would then never show up in the edit screen.
    • Add Screen: Scrollbar position wouldn’t update sometimes.
Version 18.0.10
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2018
  • Fixed:

    • Export/Import of a movie that is part of a box set didn’t work properly
    • Edit Movie:
      • assigning a box set will now always add this movie as the last movie in that box set
      • clicking OK while uploading cover would cause a crash. Buttons are disabled now during upload.
    • Main Screen:
      • using CTRL to deselect items would not update the selected counter at the left bottom
      • showing/hiding the quick filter panel would expose the details view when it was closed
      • when the details view image popup was scrolled down, opening it again would scroll down again
      • quick search suggestions: selecting a suggestion would not clear the previous quick search
      • selecting the window’s “restore” option when running full screen could hang the program in some cases
      • refresh of the statistics view could fall back to the currently active folder instead of selected statistics field
    • User Defined Fields: fields with an ampersand (‘&’) in their name weren’t always displayed correctly throughout the program
    • Clicking OK/Next/Previous in an edit pick list item screen without editing its details would trigger unnecessary cloud changes
    • Using “search” in some file open dialogs for images wouldn’t find .png files
    • Syncing with CLZ Cloud: locally inserted items would update empty fields with Core fields after syncing
Version 18.0.9
  • Release Date: Jan 13, 2018
  • In this maintenance build, we fixed a long-standing problem: On Windows systems with the DPI or Font Size set to 125% or 150%, many screens had strange font size and layout problems, particularly visible in the Edit Movie screen, but also affecting other screens.

    This has been a particularly tricky problem to fix, but Ronald and AJ jumped into the magical world of Windows display settings and, after a week of cursing and yelling, they have finally been able to fix it. Phew… peace and quiet again.
Version 18.0.8
  • Release Date: Jan 5, 2018
  • Various tweaks and fixes, based on your v18 feedback:

    Tweaks to the Edit screen:

    • Cast and Crew lists: right click to directly access that specific Manage List screen.
    • Cast and Crew lists now show a “Sort Name” column again.


    • Edit Multiple: boolean fields would be reset to “No”.
    • Add from Core: Stopping a running search could cause an Access Violation.
    • Main Screen: Selected filter wasn’t restored on starting the program.
    • Select Column/Sort/Folder fields: adding/removing a field after changing the order of the fields, would reset that order again.
    • Various stability improvements.
    • Varous fixed to the “Clean” template
Version 18.0.7
  • Release Date: Dec 22, 2017
  • Fixed

    • Pick Item Screens: when using the quick search the list wasn’t always sorted correctly
    • Manage Pick List:
      • When using the quick search the list wasn’t always sorted correctly
      • “auto resort” check box didn’t work
    • Reassign Index fields sort fields were stored as “reassignindex” as sort fields preset
    • Manage Presets: removing all presets would cause an Access Violation after closing the screen
    • Edit Movie: navigating Episodes or Links using ALT+N or ALT+P would navigate the movies instead
Version 18.0.6
  • Release Date: Dec 21, 2017
  • New:

    • Edit Movie: Studios can now be added and edited in a pick item grid
    • Pick Item Screens: adding a new item will now use the quick search string to pre-fill the name field


    • Edit Screen: ALT+N/ALT+P for Next/Previous played a Windows sound
    • Edit Screen: Adding a new item to a list sometimes displayed a popup that was too small
    • Reassign Index Fields: Saving your selected fields wasn’t possible sometimes
    • Clean Templates:
      • “Genre” and “Subject” fields didn’t follow the field labels
      • Some improvements to the layout
Version 18.0.5
  • Release Date: Dec 19, 2017
  • New:

    • Edit Movie: Add Cast/Crew: When searching for a cast/crew member and clicking “New Actor” (or crew), the screen will now use the search words for the name of the new cast/crew member you’re adding.


    • Edit Movie: Add button for User Defined Fields comboboxes were not positioned correctly when resizing the Edit Movie screen
    • Main Screen: the bread crumb at the top didn’t reflect the “Collection Status” filter from the quick filter panel
    • Add from Core: the program could freeze when experiencing connection problems
Version 18.0.4
  • Release Date: Dec 14, 2017
  • Fixed:

    • Edit Episode: error “class TAdvSmoothButton not found” when opening “Edit Episode” screen
Version 18.0.3
  • Release Date: Dec 13, 2017
  • New: Manage Presets screens

    Simplified system for managing your field presets:

    • Just click the Columns or Sort Order button to EDIT the current preset.
    • Click the little arrow to the right of the Columns or Sort Order button to open the preset menu and switch to a different preset.
    • Choose Manage Presets from the preset menu to edit your presets and create new ones.


    • Clean Templates:
      • After using Quick Search, the search words weren’t highlighted in the template.
      • Personal and Product Details can now scroll horizontally if the data is long to be displayed.
    • After syncing with CLZ Cloud while using “Edit in List” mode, the CLZ Cloud Sync button icon wasn’t updated correctly.
    • User Defined Fields check box labels were not displaying correctly in System skin.
    • User Defined Fields screen: “checkbox” type fields showed a weird caption when no field name was filled in.
Version 18.0.2
  • Release Date: Dec 7, 2017
  • Fixes:

    • Edit screens: combo boxes could behave funny when typing part of an existing entry
    • Syncing: The icon on the toolbar would always show the red exclamation point when auto sync was switched off.
    • New “Clean” templates had the wrong names in the templates menu
    • “Carbon Dark Plain” template didn’t display correctly

    Improvements to the “Clean” Templates:

    • Added a border to formats that have no icon
    • Bullet point styling added
    • Horizontal scrollbar for movies with multiple trailers now hides automatically
    • “Disc 1” or “Discs 2” now displays as “1 Disc” or “2 Discs”
    • Moved Audience Rating field to the top of the template
    • Regions now display with icons
    • Box Set covers would hide on template panels that weren’t wide enough.
Version 18
  • Release Date: Dec 6, 2017
  • NEW: Fully Automatic CLZ Cloud Syncing!

    The free CLZ Cloud service is at the center of all our cataloging solutions (desktop, mobile and web), the glue that binds them all together. Tens of thousands of users are using the CLZ Cloud syncing every day, to transfer data between their desktop, Connect and mobile software, to update their online collection list, or simply for keeping an online backup of their precious database.

    Now, it is time to take the CLZ Cloud to the next level, with automatic syncing:
    Add or edit movies in Movie Collector and these changes will auto-upload to the CLZ Cloud instantly. Did you make changes using CLZ Movies or directly in Movie Connect? Just start your software and changes will download automatically.
    No more need to go to the Sync with CLZ Cloud screen, ever.

    With “Sync Automatically” switched on…

    1. Your online cloud backup is always up-to-date.
    2. Your cloud viewer always shows the current state of your collection.
    3. All your CLZ tools (desktop, mobile and Connect) will always be in-sync.

    BTW: Of course, Automatic CLZ Cloud Syncing is an optional feature, switched OFF by default. If you don’t want to auto-sync, or don’t want to sync with the CLZ Cloud at all, just leave it switched OFF.

    Revamped Edit Movie screen

    Most of the confusion here was in the adding and editing of Artist, Authors, Cast, Crew, Creators and Characters, using the “person grids”. The new screen make this super-clear and easy. At the same time, we made adding entries more consistent over all picklist fields.

    Then, Edit Multiple: no more hidden F8 keys for deleting values. Just use checkboxes to indicate which fields to set or clear. Doesn’t get any easier.

    Simplified screens for Column, Sort and Folder fields.

    >An area that has always been difficult and confusing for new users: selecting fields and creating field presets. The new screen will fix all that and will unleash the power of making your own custom presets for everyone.

    NEW: “Clean” template for the details panel, in Light and Dark styles

    A complete refresh, based on the recent Connect/Cloud details page updates. Clean, clear and modern, with some fresh layout ideas.

    We unlocked all Pro features for everyone

    Everyone now has access to the following features:

    • Batch editing with the Edit Multiple feature: 
      Save time by editing multiple items in batch, e.g. to fill in a field value for many items in one go.

    • Customizable pre-sets for sorting, columns and folders: 
      Create your own pre-set field combination for sorting and columns. Define your own folder options, even multi-level folder combinations.

    • User Defined Fields: 
      Create your own fields (text, number, pick list, checkbox or date) and rename pre-defined fields.

    • Export features: 
      Export your database to a CSV or XML file.
Version 17.2.3
  • Release Date: Oct 11, 2017
  • New:

    You can now change the order of box set movies from the details template or Manage Pick List. Click “change order” at the bottom of the list of movies in the template, then click and drag movies around to change the order in the box set.


    • Add Movies from CLZ Core: expanding a result would sometimes scroll to a different part of the list.
    • Editing a movie from a box set could mess up the order of the movies in that box set.
Version 17.2.2
  • Release Date: Oct 6, 2017
  • Fixed:

    • Main Screen Details View: when there’s no order in box set movies they will be listed sorted on release year.
    • Add Movies from CLZ Core: adding a box set would not take the chosen format into account for the added movies.
    • Link Movies with CLZ Core:
      • The link screen was showing box set results as well but those can’t be linked.
      • Movies were not removed from the search queue after linking them.
Version 17.2
  • Release Date: Oct 5, 2017
  • After many months of work from our content managers, our Core online movie database has now been enhanced with movie list information for thousands of multi-movie box sets.

    Today, Movie Collector 17.2 for Windows is the first to use this new Core data: Just use the enhanced Add from Core screen to find a box set, either by title or by barcode, and our Core “knows” which movies are in the box.

    See it in action:

    Find and add box sets by barcode

    Scan a box-set barcode and Core will show you which movies it contains. Click Add Box Set at the bottom right and all contained movies will be added to your database, automatically linked by a box set entry.

    Find and add box sets by title

    Alternatively, use the By Title tab and enable the new Box Set search to find box sets by their title.

    Note: the new Movies, TV Series and Box Sets checkboxes now let you search each of these three Core section separately OR combined. AND: The check boxes now also operate on the Search-As-You-Type suggestions, for even quicker searching and adding!

    New design of box set panel in templates, with movie list!

    A nice re-designed box set panel at the top of the movie details for each of the contained movies. Now showing the list of the contained movies, in the correct order, AND with clickable links to go straight to the other movies in the set!

    Report unrecognized box set barcodes

    Our Core online database now recognizes thousands of box sets by barcode, but of course, it is possible that you own one that is not recognized.

    In that case, the Unrecognized Barcode screen will popup, which now features a special tab for Box Sets. This new Box Set tab will let you select which movies are in the box, so that you can add it anyway.

    At the same time, the barcode and the movie list are sent to Core, to complete our database and to make sure that the next user who scans this barcode WILL automatically get the full info 

Version 17.1.10
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2017
  • Fixed

    • Add Movies from CLZ Core: Access Violation when adding several movies by barcode
Version 17.1.9
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2017
  • Fixed:

    • Add Movies from CLZ Core:
      • (un)checking an item in a selection would not (un)check all those items
      • tab caption was truncated in System skin
Version 17.1.8
  • Release Date: Aug 24, 2017
  • New:

    • Add Movies from CLZ Core: the 4 “Add by” tabs now have icons.


    • Add/Link Movie files: Link to Existing Movie:
      • Double clicking the column header in the movie selection screen would act as double clicking a movie and close the screen.
      • It wasn’t possible to resize the columns in the movie selection screen.
    • Edit Movie: Links tab: When editing a local link, the “previous” button didn’t work.
    • After adding a movie where a pick list item (such as an actor) was updated with new information, not all movies using that same actor were marked as “dirty” for syncing with CLZ Cloud.
    • Adding a movie could cause a cast member’s image URL to be overwritten even when update setting “cast/crew images” was “Leave as is” or “Update empty fields only”.
Version 17.1.7
  • Release Date: Jul 21, 2017
    • Add Movies from Core: Search Results list is now loading/refreshing faster, especially for long lists.
    • New option for CLZ Barry: Auto-Connect. When enabled, the built-in Buddy for Barry automatically connects to the server when you start the program or open the Add screen.
    • The Expire Date of your Update Plan is now always visible in the lower right bottom of the main screen.
    • Fixed: Edit Movie, after updating from Core, switching to another tab could mess up the screen when the screen hadn’t finished updating yet

Version 17.1.6
  • Release Date: Jun 27, 2017
  • Fixed:
    • Image open dialogs could crash the program when used a lot and browsing through thousands of images.
Version 17.1.5
  • Release Date: Jun 7, 2017
  • Fixed:

    • “Search as you type”: choosing a suggestion would do a normal title search with many results instead of only that movie.
    • Right click and paste a text in the search box wouldn’t enable the “Search CLZ Core” button.
Version 17.1.4
  • Release Date: Jun 2, 2017
  • New in Add Movies from CLZ Core:

    • Adding By Barcode: removing entries from the queue is now even easier (and easier to find). When moving your mouse over a queue entry, a small delete button will appear over the cover image. Just click it to remove that entry.
    • Adding By Barcode: new “Add Selected” option in right click menu, for adding the selected movies in one go. (Ctrl-click to select multiple)
    • Adding By Title: the “expand” arrow (for expanding the edition list) is now easier to find, as it how highlights when moving your mouse over an entry.


    • Add Movies from CLZ Core: when sending a batch of barcodes from a barcode scanner, it sometimes did not add all barcodes to the queue.
    • Sync with CLZ Cloud: local front cover would sometimes be replaced with the online scaled version when down syncing.
Version 17.1.3
  • Release Date: May 23, 2017
  • Based on feedback from you we’ve improved the new Add Movies from CLZ Core screen even more today! Here’s what’s new:

    New in “Add Movies to ClZ Core” screen

    • Keyboard shortcuts:
      • ALT+E to expand/collapse a result
      • ALT+A to add current selected result
      • ALT+C to add checked results (only in “By Barcode” tab)
    • Usability improvements
    • TV Series filter button now a separate and move obvious button also showing current filter
    • Search by Barcode: right click the barcode queue to delete selected results
Version 17.1.2
  • Release Date: May 19, 2017
  • With this new version we added a new setting in the Add/Update Movies Automatically options screen and fixed some bugs that have been reported since yesterday. If you have any feedback about the new Add Movies from CLZ Core screen be sure to let us know!


    • Add Movies from CLZ Core:
      • Choose if you want to get a popup with collection status when adding with “Adding to Collection/Wish List” option in “Tools > Options > Add/Update Movies Automatically”


    • Add Movies from CLZ Core:
      • Resizing the screen could cause an Access Violation
      • Adding two barcodes of the same movie didn’t always work correctly
      • Movie only result now also highlighted when one of its media is in your collection
      • Highlight color for movies already in your collection more clear
      • Search boxes didn’t automatically get focus after adding movies
      • Sometimes the add button without a caption would remain after adding and no results were showing
Version 17.1.1
  • Release Date: May 18, 2017
  • Big changes today! The Add Movies Automatically screen is now called “Add Movies from CLZ Core” and has been completely re-designed and re-built from scratch, to make it both easier-to-use and easier-on-the-eye:

    • A simple two-panel design: Search Results on the left, Preview on the right.
    • Big blue buttons for the main actions, Searching and Adding, can’t miss ’em 🙂
    • The Search Results now show cover images and format icons.

    Here’s the full list of improvements:

    Add by Title improvements

    • Automatic Preview, just select a result (no more need for double clicking).
    • “TV Series only” is now under little arrow to the left of the search box.
    • Expand movie entries to show edition list (arrow on the right).
    • New: filter edition list by Format (under “hamburger menu” top right).
    • Can’t find your movie? Choose”Add this movie anyway” at the bottom.
    • Or use the “CLZ Core: Report Missing Movie” entry to let us know.

    Add by Barcode improvements

    • Barcode Queue and Search Results are now integrated into one list.
    • Barcodes added to the queue instantly show title, cover image and format icon.
    • Use “Add [x] movies” on the bottom left to add all movies.
    • Use “Add [movie title]” on the bottom right to add the selected movie only.

    Other improvements

    • Set or change the Format before adding, using the new Format selector.
    • Set or change the cover before adding, with the Change Cover button.
    • Use the “hamburger menu” top right to:
      • Connect to CLZ Barry
      • Find OPN-2001 or Flic scanner
      • Open the web-cam scanner
      • Configure CLZ Core data download settings
Version 17.0.7
  • Release Date: Apr 27, 2017
  • Fixed:
    • Edit Screen: clicking “Update” would cause an Access Violation
Version 17.0.6
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2017
  • Fixed:
    • Edit Screen: switching tabs could throw a “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” error when the screen was still loading
Version 17.0.5
  • Release Date: Apr 14, 2017
  • New:

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


    • Edit Movie: using ALT+N or ALT+P to navigate to Next or Previous Movie could throw a “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” error
Version 17.0 build 4
  • Release Date: Apr 13, 2017
  • Fixed:

    • Quick Search Suggestions:
      • selecting an item from the suggestion list would sometimes do nothing with a grouping on more than one field active
      • clicking the “show all results for…” label after pasting a search string with the mouse didn’t always perform the search
    • Quick Search: “matches:” followed by nothing would result in a “regular expression required” error
    • Scaled images for thumbnails, CLZ Movie export, etc. are now saved without metadata for smaller file sizes and better performance
    • Main Screen:
      • Images Popup didn’t show box set covers
      • Nothing would show when switching to Cards view after applying the quick filters
      • Select random didn’t always work properly in a filtered list
    • Manage Pick Lists: deleting text from the search box would initiate “remove item”
    • Import from XML: price and value fields weren’t always imported correctly
    • Import from Text: fields were not properly imported when delimiter appeared in field value
    • Sync with Cloud: HTML in plot and notes fields didn’t always sync down properly
    • Editing/Adding Pick List items: it was possible to create duplicate items with identical Display Names
    • Add/Link Movie Files: “Get Title From” option is now saved
Version 17.0 build 3
  • Release Date: Mar 17, 2017
  • We’ve expanded the quick search box to now also allow “search-as-you-type” with suggestions for pick list fields.

    How does it work?

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


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

    Fixes in this version

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

    • Images Popup:
      • “size window to picture” showed image slightly smaller
      • .tiff images were not showing
    • Add Movies Automatically:
      • “Add Anyway” would cause an Access Violation for result selected from suggestion list
    • Carbon/Quicksilver Details template:
      • episode links weren’t always clickable depending on size of the details view
Version 17.0 build 2
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2017
  • New:

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


    • Main Screen:
    • Quick Search: applying a filter could cause unexpected behaviour
    • Images Popup:
      • the status bar wasn't always showing the right image path when opening
      • .bmp images were not showing
    • CueCat scanner wasn't working properly any more
Version 17.1 build 1
  • Release Date: Feb 15, 2017
  • Version 17.1 build 1 (released on February 14, 2017) :

    Quick Search: Search-As-You-Type suggestions

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

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

    Quick Search: Search Field selector

    Narrow down your searches to a particular field, e.g. search in Title only, or Plot only:

    • Click the new arrow button to the left of the Quick Search box. 
      A list of search fields will apear.
    • Now pick the field you want to search in.
    • Use the Quick Search box as you normally would to search in this field only.

    New Multi-Image-Viewer pop-up

    Easily browse all images attached to a movie:

    • In the movie details panel, click an image to open it in the new Multi-Image-Viewer popup.
    • Click the thumbnails on the left (or just use up/down keys) to browse through all images attached to the movie: 
      front cover, back cover, movie poster, backdrop and all other image files.
    • No more need to close the popup and click to re-open for the next image.
Version 16.5 build 3
  • Release Date: Jan 5, 2017
  • Fixed:

    • Crashes during Check for Update process
Version 16.5 build 2
  • Release Date: Jan 3, 2017
  • Fixed:

    • Edit Movie:
      • On User Defined Fields tab, "_[Add pick list item]_" didn't work for comboboxes
      • Changing the role for a credit would mark all movies dirty where that person appeared instead of just the edited movie
    • Edit Episode: "Seen It" was not automatically checked when viewing date was filled in
    • Manage Pick Lists: removing pick list items didn't mark their corresponding movies as modified
    • Main Screen: accelerator keys in main menu (like "ALT+F" for files menu) didn't work
    • Add/Link Movie Files: movie files that were linked as "Trailer" were still showing when "Hide Linked Files" was checked
    • Submit Missing Barcode: it was possible to click the "Add Movie" button when there were no movie results, causing an "Access Violation"
    • Sync with CLZ Cloud: multiple Formats were not properly down syncing
Version 16.5 build 1
  • Release Date: Dec 14, 2016
  • Easily add movies that come up as "Unrecognized Barcode"

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

    In other words, this new screen not only helps you in adding unrecognized movies, 
    but it also helps your fellow Movie Collector users by adding the missing barcode to the CLZ Core.

    ( BTW: this screen replaces the "Report Missing Barcode to Core" web-form. Of course, you can still provide more info for the added barcode using the Submit to Core button in the Edit Movie screen. )


    • Person grids: problems adding authors when multiple authors exists with the same display name.
    • Orphaned images tool did not take local episode images into account.
Version 16.4 build 5
  • Release Date: Nov 11, 2016
  • New:

    • Quick search now also supports Regular Expressions. Enter "matches:" followed by regular expression in the quick search box.
    • Free Trial now has an information panel to show the user how to get started.
    • Trial Popup has been simplified to make it easier to pick one of the options.
    • The Trial Popup sometimes showed when it shouldn't for existing users.


      • Linking Movies with Core: a barcode search that resulted in several results couldn't be expanded
      • Export to XML: exporting could cause an "Invalid Pointer Operation" error
Version 16.4 build 4
  • Release Date: Sep 14, 2016
  • More improvements to Add Movies Automatically screen

    • Title searches: Search-As-You-Type suggestions drop-down now includes an extra entry 
      "Show all results", to take you directly to the "normal" title search results.
    • Title searches are now much faster, as the program does not download all edition listings for all movies anymore. 
      It now downloads these "on demand", only for the movie entries that you expand to see the edition list.
    • Previewing a result is now much faster too.


    • Export to XML is now capable of exporting large databases without "Out of Memory" errors, as it now writes the XML directly to hard disk. This is a bit slower though.
    • Add/Modify Filter: "Contains" filters were always case insensitive even when "case sensitive" was checked.
    • Edit Multiple: F8 didn't clear price values.
Version 16.4 build 3
  • Release Date: Aug 18, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Program could throw a "Handle is invalid" error after multiple edits
    • Add Movie Automatically: wrong entries could be removed from the queue after adding movies in "queue mode"
Version 16.4 build 2
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Main Screen: a double hint was showing for the thumbnail slider to resize thumbnails in Images View
    • Cloud Sync: log messages weren't showing any more
    • User Defined Fields: values of check box lists were not loaded correctly in some cases
Version 16.4 build 1
  • Release Date: Aug 11, 2016
  • New: "Search-As-You-Type" suggestions when adding movies by title

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

    Here's how the new "Search-As-You-Type" feature works:

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

    Important: this is an *extra* tool, that makes it easier and faster to add recent and/or popular movies 
    (although you should be able to find any older or less popular movie by typing more letters). 
    It is not a replacement of the normal title search, which still works like it always did :-)

    Some background: This new tool is doing an online search request to our server with every letter you type in the Search box, the results instantly updating the drop-down list with the 5 most popular matches. 
    To make these instant "suggestions" possible, our webdev guys have developed a completely new movie suggestions search engine. This new "Search-As-You-Type" engine is now running on its' own separate web-server in our server farm.


    • Main Screen: the folder tree was wrapping the folder names, causing a messy list.
    • Edit Episode: field labels didn't show personalized field names.
    • When working offline, closing the program could cause Access Violations.
Version 16.3 build 14
  • Release Date: Aug 9, 2016
  • Improvements:

    • Cloud Syncing: Now does up to 5 retries when a sync action fails because of a temporary connection problem.
    • Edit Movie: Improved "search as you type" behaviour of search boxes for adding cast and crew.
    • Dark Skin: active window now has a light grey border, making it stand out more when windows overlap.


    • Add Automatically: adding a checked result would sometimes uncheck a result from another search in the queue.
    • Main Screen / Two Panel Mode: selection status text would sometimes show an invalid text when no movies were showing in the list.
    • Edit Multiple: F8 to clear didn't work for memo fields like Plot and Notes.
    • Edit Multiple: F8 in Movie format field would also clear Disc format field of first disc.
    • Main Screen: "Edit in List" feature made it seem like "Extra Features" could be edited but it shouldn't be editable.
Version 16.3 build 13
  • Release Date: Aug 3, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Export to HTML/Printing would throw a "Field id 123 has no XML tagname." error for the "Is TV Series" field
    • Add automatically: adding a checked result would sometimes uncheck a result from another search in the queue
    • Main Screen: selection status text would sometimes show an invalid text in two panel mode when no movies were showing in the list
    • Leaving the program inactive for a while could make it start to blink in some cases
Version 16.3 build 12
  • Release Date: Jul 20, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Carbon templates: Links and Tags labels were missing
    • Sync with Cloud: Down syncing a TV Series would uncheck the "Is TV Series" field
    • Edit Movie: Previous/Next/Ok could mess up data when the edit screen was still loading
Version 16.3 build 11
  • Release Date: Jul 8, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Edit Movie/Episode: :
      • Some interface elements didn't fit in the edit screen
      • Checkbox List hints would sometimes not disappear
    • Export to HTML: access violation could occur in some cases when using a custom index template
    • Main Screen: changing font size could make some screen elements disappear
Version 16.3 build 10
  • Release Date: Jul 2, 2016
  • Changes

    • Date Fields: Year field's position now also depends on system's shortdate setting


    • Edit Movie/Episode: :
      • Date fields didn't clear their Month and Day values using next/previous when they weren't filled in for the next/previous item
      • Delete key didn't work in Month and Day fields to clear their values. Backspace did work normally.
    • Details View: Popup with episode image didn't always show the right caption when clicking the episode image in the template
Version 16.3 build 9
  • Release Date: Jun 30, 2016
  • Changes

    • Date fields now have dropdowns for Month and Day. Order of Month and Day dropdown depends on system's shortdate setting now


    • Edit Movie:
      • some fields didn't keep their focus when using next/previous
      • Move Up/Down in Online and Local Links sometimes didn't work
    • Edit Multiple: F8 in date fields didn't clear them
    • Centurion Carousel: "Operation not allowed on sorted list" error when trying to check in disc
    • Main Screen:
      • horizontal scrollbar was sometimes showing in folder tree when it shouldn't
      • Cards View: scrolling using the mouse wheel wasn't working properly
      • layout wasn't always restored properly when quick filter panel was showing
    • Quick Filter Panel: collection status filter wasn't showing in filter description at bottom of the screen
Version 16.3 build 8
  • Release Date: Jun 21, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Edit Movie:
      • "List index out of bounds" error when deleting an episode when it was the only one.
      • "List index out of bounds" error when deleting a local link could occur.
    • Main screen:
      • Right click popup menu to customize toolbar didn't show.
      • Sometimes the screen layout wasn't restored properly after start of program.
    • Filter panel: closing the filter panel didn't reset the Collection Status filter.
    • Lookup Grid: filtering the dropdown then using the arrow keys to select name didn't update the dropdown's text.
Version 16.3 build 7
  • Release Date: Jun 17, 2016
  • Quick Filter panel tweaks

    • Quick Filter panel is now opened/closed using a new button on the toolbar (to the left of the folders button). 
      No more automatic sliding when moving the mouse.
    • Smoother filter sliders (Ratings, Year, Running Time)


    • Opening then closing the Quick Filter panel could change the width of the other panels.
    • Minimizing a full screen program, then restoring would not restore to full screen.
    • Weird problems while resizing program windows.
    • Main Screen: Cover flow had a white background with Light and Sytem Skin (now black again).
    • Edit Multiple Movies: "Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window" could occur when clearing a check list with F8.
    • Switching to or starting in System skin didn't always refresh Details Panel.
Version 16.3 build 6
  • Release Date: Jun 15, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • View problem: when starting the program with the main screen in "maximized" mode, 
      some panels where not filled correctly (list panel, toolbar).
Version 16.3 build 5
  • Release Date: Jun 15, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Add Automatically: It wasn't possible to select a result from the result list.
Version 16.3 build 4
  • Release Date: Jun 14, 2016
  • Quick Filter panel tweaks

    • The opening and closing of the panel is now much smoother.
    • It's now less likely that the panel opens inadvertently, 
      as the "responsive area" is now smaller and there is slight delay before it reacts.
    • Now automatically slides back when not clicked.


    • Edit Movie screen:
      • Eepisode list columns could not be resized.
      • Some field values were showing in bold.
      • On User Defined tab, the check box lists were not scrollable.
      • Check box lists didn't show hints for items that were too wide to fit.
      • Date fields were showing a '0' for empty Month and Day. Will now only show when Month or Day field has focus
    • Images View in Classic mode now also has a dark background while using Dark Skin.
    • Quick Filter panel: Collection status filter was reset after panel moved open and closed.
    • Vee Eight template: font size was too small.
    • Add Automatically: Search Queue info was not updated after selecting a result.
    • Import from Other Collection: Episode First Air Date and Episode Viewing Date year values were not importing.
Version 16.3 build 3
  • Release Date: Jun 10, 2016
  • Quick Filter panel tweaks

    The panel now allows you to keep the selected filter active after closing the panel. 
    To do so, use the new "Keep Active" checkbox at the bottom of the panel.


    • Some cosmetic fixes to the Skins:
      • Light and System Skins: gridlines in main screen list are now more subtle (light gray).
      • Light Skin: now also has alternating row colors, just like the Dark Skin
      • Dark Skin: Toolbar mouse-over tool tips were hard to read.
    • Edit Movie screen:
      • On Links tab, the URL and Description columns were switched around. Type columns was missing.
      • Storage Devices: "Find available slot" was disabled even though a storage device was selected.
    • Add Movies Automatically screen:
      • Screen now opens (much) faster. 
        (The New Releases tab contained many erroneous entries, 
        making the loading of list and the screen very slow.)
      • Dark Skin: white panels showing while loading.
Version 16.3 build 2
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2016
    • Fixed: The gray font in the Light Skin has been changed to a black font.
Version 16.3 build 1
  • Release Date: Jun 8, 2016
  • NEW: Movies vs TV Series

    While talking to our loyal users, we often hear that, on their shelves, they are separating their movies and TV series. Hey, I do the same myself :-)

    However, in Movie Collector, the two are always all mixed together in the same list. So we figured, why not allow users to separate their TV Series in Movie Collector too?

    So here's what we created for v16.3:

    • Use the new "Is TV Series?" field in the Edit Movie screen to make a distinction between your TV Series and other entries.
    • Then use folders (or the new Quick Filter panel!) to show TV Series only, other entries only (or all together).

    Please note:

    • The "Is TV Series" field will be automatically set for new entries that you add from Core using the Add Movies Automatically screen.
    • For existing entries in your database, the "Is TV Series" field will be automatically set based on the presence of either an episode list or a link. You may want to check your entries though, to see if the automatic system missed some TV Series.

    NEW: Quick Filter panel in main screen

    The Alphabet Bar, launched about a year ago, is still one of the most popular tools, as it helps you to instantly list just the movies that start with a particular letter. So we expanded on that idea:

    Today's update introduces the Quick Filter panel, a new panel on the left side of the main screen, that lets you easily "zoom in" to a sub-set of your collection.

    For example, to quickly find a movie to watch: 
    Quick-filter your database to show all movies (not TV Series), that you actually own (no wish list entries), that you have not seen yet, having an IMDb Rating above 7, reasonably recent and a running time of max 2 hours.

    • Open the Quick Filter panel by moving your mouse pointer to the left of the screen, making part of the panel slide out. Now click the panel to open it.
    • Quick Filters are available for the following fields:
      • Collection Status (All / Collection / Wish List) 
        (this replace the tabs at the bottom left)
      • Movies vs TV Series
      • Seen it: Yes vs No
      • My Rating
      • IMDb Rating
      • Release Year
      • Running Time

    NEW: Choose between Light and Dark skins

    Yes, We're getting rid of the gray!

    Movie Collector now comes with a skin system, which affects the look of all screens in the program, main screen, edit screens, add auto-screen, sync screen etc.. even the settings screens.

    We have designed two different skins for you to choose from: Light and Dark.

    • Light Skin: A clean look, white backgrounds, dark fonts. Very readable, easy on the eye.
    • Dark Skin: A cool looking, modern design, with dark backgrounds, light fonts.

    Do you prefer the gray? Just opt for the "System" option, which will make the program follow your Windows theme.

    Please note: 
    The program now defaults to the Dark Skin. You can change to a different Skin using the Skin option in the View menu.

Version 16.2 build 4
  • Release Date: Apr 21, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Main Screen:
      • Card View wasn't available in French
      • Scrolling the Details View with the mouse wheel would scroll the list when the scroll bar reached the top
    • Sync with Cloud: cancelling sync didn't always work
Version 16.2 build 3
  • Release Date: Apr 5, 2016
  • Fixed:
    • Main Screen: "All/Collection/Wish List" tabs were missing.
    • Add Movie: searching for a movie would always preselect and tick first movie.
    • Translation file still contained some wrong French translations.
    • Cast/Crew Grids: font didn't change when using non standard DPI settings on Windows 7.
Version 16.2 build 2
  • Release Date: Mar 17, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Main Screen Cards View: selection wasn't always restored properly
    • Quick search:
      • Pasting text into quick search box didn't show the clear button
      • Escape button will now clear quick search
    • Translation file contained wrong French translation
Version 16.2 build 1
  • Release Date: Feb 25, 2016
  • New view for the main screen: Card View

    Next to List View, Images View and Cover Flow, we have added a Card View, a multi-column view with little info cards for each movie, showing the main movie details and a small cover thumbnail.


    • Export to CLZ Movies: when decimal separator was set to ',' the IMDB rating didn't export properly
    • Edit Movie: F6 to auto capitalize the movie title wasn't working
    • Update File Links: Episode image links are now also included
    • Add Automatically: right click menu didn't popup when there were no results showing
Version 16.1 build 3
  • Release Date: Dec 23, 2015
    • Fixed: Loading of backup.xml is now more robust
Version 16.1 build 2
  • Release Date: Dec 15, 2015
  • Fixed:

    • Improved Webcam functionality for Webcam Barcode scanning:
      • Sometimes starting the webcam feature would hang the program
      • Some webcams didn't show any video
      • A JPEG error could be thrown for some webcams
    • Add Automatically: when you didn't want to move a movie from your wish list into your collection, it wasn't possible.
Version 16.1 build 1
  • Release Date: Dec 4, 2015
  • Find Image Online tool now uses Bing Image Search

    The Find Image Online tool previously used Google Images to find images.

    However, it turns out that on December 1, Google terminated the free Google Image Search API 
    that we were using, causing our Find Image Online functionality to stop working.

    Google provides a new paid version of the Search API, but it is limited to max 10K searches per day. 
    With the amount of customers we have, we need at least 20K daily searches (600K per month!) :-(

    The solution: Switch to BING!

    Microsoft also offers a paid Bing Image Search API and this one has no limits. 
    Or, to be more precise, they let us pay more for higher limits.

    We immediately went to work and updated all our Windows and Mac programs 
    to use Bing Images for the Find Image Online tool instead. 
    Obviously, this generates considerable extra monthly costs (well over US $1,000), 
    but we have decided that we will NOT pass on these extra costs to our customers.

    So here it is: the new Find Image Online, powered by Bing. Enjoy!


    • Freezes at start up for some users, caused by the webcam detection.
Version 16.0 build 3
  • Release Date: Dec 2, 2015
  • Version 16.0 build 3 (released on December 01, 2015) :


    • Access Violation when starting the program after a fresh installation.
    • Access Violation when closing the program.

    Version 16.0 build 2 (released on November 30, 2015) :


    • Delete Orphan Images tools didn't account for images linked in the Links / Local Files tab.
Version 16.0 build 1
  • Release Date: Dec 1, 2015
  • Webcam barcode scanning

    Use your webcam as a barcode scanner, to add or find movies by barcode.

    • Scan barcodes with your webcam 
      Just use the live camera view to point your webcam at a barcode 
      and let our software detect the barcode that is in view.
    • Use the webcam scanner to add movies by barcode 
      Pop-up the scan window and scan DVDs or Blu-rays, 
      either using Direct Search or scanning into the Queue.
    • Or use it in the main screen to find movies by barcode 
      Scan a DVD or Blu-ray while in the main screen, 
      to quickly search your local database by barcode.
    • Works best with auto-focus or manual-focus webcams 
      Fixed focus cameras will not work well (or at all).

    Delete Orphaned Images

    Clean up your hard-disk by deleting all unused cover images and thumbnails.

    • This tool scans your configured Images Folders to find all images 
      that are not linked to your current database file.
    • Browse the list of found orphaned images in List or Images View. 
      Check thoroughly to make sure these can all be deleted.
    • Finally, use the red "Delete Selected Images" button, 
      and all "checked" images will be removed from your computer.

    WARNING: Do NOT use this tool if you have multiple databases !!!!

    Enhanced database Backup and Restore system

    Keep multiple time-stamped backups and easily restore them.

    • The software now keeps multiple time-stamped database backups, 
      saved to your Backups folder as "backup of [yourdatabasename] - [timestamp].mvc".
    • Use the new "Number of Days" setting in Tools / Options / Backup to select 
      how many days of backups you want to keep. Older files are automatically pruned.
    • Use the Tools / Maintenance / Restore Database submenu to easily restore a backup. 
      Restored backups are copied back to your Data folder as "[yourdatabasename RESTORED.mvc".

    New QuickSilver template, new QuickSilver Shelves for Images View

Version 15.5 build 3
  • Release Date: Nov 16, 2015
  • Fixed:
    • Cloud Syncing: Hitting OK after editing pick list items without changing data could cause unnecessary cloud uploads.
    • Printing: Items per Page setting wasn't saved when saving a paged list template.
Version 15.5 build 2
  • Release Date: Sep 24, 2015
  • Now uses YouTube HTML5 player for movie trailers. Goodbye to Flash!

    Adobe's v19 update for the Flash player (earlier this week) broke the way our software played movie trailers. 
    So to end these problems once and for all, we switched to using the YouTube HTML5 player.

    This fixes the movie trailer problems many users have reported since the Flash v19 release.

Version 15.5 build 1
  • Release Date: Sep 21, 2015
  • Sync more fields to the CLZ Cloud and your mobile app!

    In April, with v15 for PC & Mac and v3 for iOS/Android, we upgraded our Cloud Syncing to be easier, faster and more reliable. 
    Today, we're making the next step: syncing more fields.

    In today's updates to all our movie-related tools, we are adding 6 more fields to the CLZ Cloud syncing:

    • Packaging
    • Edition
    • Series
    • Plots
    • Country
    • Language


    • The CLZ Cloud syncing and mobile apps now also support multiple Format values, e.g. Blu-ray and DVD.
    • The Seen It info for episodes are now synced to/from the CLZ Cloud.

    At the same time, all these 8 fields are now editable in the CLZ Movies mobile apps and Movie Connect!

    Obviously, to synchronize these 8 fields between desktop and mobile, you need today's new versions on both sides:

    • Movie Collector 15.5 for Windows or Mac
    • CLZ Movies 3.1 for iOS or Android (also released today)
    We strongly recommend to update all your programs and apps at the same time, at least before you sync with the CLZ Cloud again!

    ALSO NOTE: after updating your Movie Collector desktop software, all movie entries that have data in one of the 8 new sync fields will be marked as "Modified", making sure they are synced UP TO the CLZ Cloud next time you sync. So in your first Cloud Sync you may suddenly see lots of movies being uploaded, this is expected, intended and necessary :-)


    • On some Windows system with non-English locale settings, the User Defined values didn't load.
Version 15.4 build 1
  • Release Date: Sep 2, 2015
  • Re-designed Field Selection screens for Sorting, Columns and Folders

    • Clearer layout: Available Fields on the left, Selected Fields on the right.
    • Easier selection of fields: just drag from left to right to select, from right to left to remove.
    • Or use keyboard short-cuts:
      • While in Available Fields list: hit Spacebar to move the selected field to the right.
      • While in Selected Fields list: hit Del to remove the selected field.
    • Manage your Field Presets using the dropdown list and buttons top right (PRO edition only).
      • Switch between Presets using the dropdown list.
      • Create a new Preset using the plus "+" button.
      • Create a copy of the current Preset using the Duplicate button.
      • Rename a Preset using the pencil button.
      • Remove a Preset using the trash can button.

    Further improvements to the thumbnail quality in Images View

    On some Windows systems the thumbnails were looking "pixelated", especially noticeable around text. 
    We have now further improved the scaling routines to make your cover thumbnails look much smoother. 
    (this time there is no need to regenerate the thumbnails)
Version 15.3 build 5
  • Release Date: Aug 14, 2015
  • New settings in Tools / Options to control the sorting

    Some users just like to sort Actors by their Firstnames. 
    Others like to sort titles *including* "The" and "A".

    With today's new "Ignore" settings in Tools / Options / Sorting, they finally can:

    • Ignore the Sort Names of Person items (e.g. Actors) YES/NO
    • Ignore the Sort Title field
Version 15.3 build 4
  • Release Date: Aug 6, 2015
  • Further improvements to the Alphabet Bar

    • Hide the Alphabet Bar using the Settings button on the far right of the bar. 
      (show it again using the command in the View menu)


    • Image Scanning: the selected scanner in the Options screen wasn't always used correctly as the one used for scanning.
Version 15.3 build 3
  • Release Date: Jul 28, 2015
  • Alphabet Bar now also filters folder panel

    Clicking a letter in the Alphabet Bar now also filters the folder panel, 
    so that it only shows folders that actually contain movies.

    Improved Thumbnail Generator creates sharper cover image thumbnails

    • Our image resizing routines have been improved to create sharper thumbnail images for covers.
    • All generated cover thumbnails need to be re-generated to see the effect!
    • When you start this new version for the first time, it will automatically ask if you want to re-generate them.
    • Or skip this, and do it manually later, using Tools / Maintenance / Re-Generate Thumbnails.


    • Alphabet Bar: Letters like '≈' were not always showing up under '#'
    • Image View: now shows the movie title/year when moving mouse over a thumbnail
Version 15.3 build 2
  • Release Date: Jul 22, 2015
  • Updated: Alphabet Bar

    • Alphabet Bar now uses full width of Main Screen
    • Alphabet Bar menu item now toggles between "Show Alphabet Bar" and "Hide Alphabet Bar"
Version 15.3 build 1
  • Release Date: Jul 21, 2015
  • New: Alphabet Bar in main screen

    • An A to Z alphabet bar is now available at the top of your main screen.
    • Click a letter to quickly filter your movie list by the first letter of the Title.
    • The letter buttons are automatically greyed out if there are no movie titles starting with that letter.
    • The bar automatically stretches to fit the width of your screen. Wider screen -> bigger buttons.
    • Hide/Show the Alphabet Bar using the new option in the View menu.


    • Connection error popup when starting the program while no internet connection is available.
    • Sync button was sometimes showing Sync Status as "in sync" while it wasn't.
Version 15.1 build 2
  • Release Date: Jul 9, 2015
  • Tweaks to CLZ Cloud Syncing screen and toolbar buttons.

    • CLZ Cloud Syncing screen:
      • Login info and CLZ Cloud viewer link now prominently displayed at the top.
      • Optional "Do you want to view your CLZ Cloud now?" message after syncing.
    • CLZ Cloud toolbar in main screen:
      • Sync button now shows Sync Status (red exclamation mark indicating "not in sync").
      • New View my CLZ Cloud button (existing users: place on toolbar using View / Toolbar / Customize).

    More stable CLZ Barry connections

    The built-in CLZ Barry support has been changed to always keep your Barry connection "alive". 
    No more spontaneous disconnects. Requires CLZ Barry 2.0 (free update for iOS and Android).


    • Sync 2.0: accounts with non standard characters in password would return "Invalid Login".
    • Update from Core: movies without IMDB number would get a '0' as number.
Version 15.1 build 1
  • Release Date: Jun 17, 2015
  • Core for Movies: New Report/Submit to Core feature

    Both the old-skool "Submit to" and the relatively new "Report Error" features have now been replaced by our brand-new Report to Core feature.

    Reporting Core data errors: 
    If you spot a data error while adding a movie in the Add Auto screen, choose Report Error to Core
    and you'll be take to a form on the website where you can make the correction yourself (CLZ Account required).

    Submitting movie data to Core: 
    An easier way to report errors or to submit extra data to us, is the Submit to Core feature (available from the Main and Edit screens). Submit to Core lets your upload your local data for a movie to the "Report to Core" form on the website and use that to fix or enhance our central Core data.

    Core for Movies: Report Missing Movie now allows ANY website URL

    The Reporting Missing Movie feature lets you report movies that are missing from our Core for Movies online movie database. 
    Where previously an IMDB ID or IMDb URL was required, you can now also point us to any other website (e.g. an online shop) that shows the DVD or Blu-ray you're missing.

    However: when your missing movie is actually listed on IMDb, please keep submitting an IMDb ID or IMDb URL. 
    This still is preferred method. It enabled us to automatically check if we have the movie or not. The new "any website" option should mainly be used for DVDs or Blu-rays that are not "movies", e.g. music, documentaries, fitness video's, etc... Thanks!

    Easier and smarter Update File Links screen

    • The Update File Links screen (Tools / Maintenance menu) has been turned into a step-by-step system that makes it easier 
      to update the file paths for missing movie files, cover images, pick list item images and other images.
    • The "Automatic" method is now smarter in automatically fixing file paths 
      when multiple items link to the same image file (a common situation for pick list items).
    • The "Manual" method is now more flexible, letting you replace any part of the file path with something else.


    • Carbon templates:
      • Episode title wasn't clickable when link was filled in.
      • Disc format wasn't showing when no episode details were filled in.
Version 15.0 build 5
  • Release Date: May 27, 2015
  • Submit to Core now automatically resizes cover images that are too large

    No more failed image upload because of the 500kb limit. The Submit feature now automatically resizes images to within 750x750 pixels when uploading to Core.


    • For some users, minimizing then restoring the program could result in changed main screen panel sizes.
    • Carbon templates:
      • Backdrop and Movie Poster images weren't showing in the "Images" section.
      • Running time was showing as "123 mins mins".
      • Episode level IMDB buttons were missing.
Version 15.0 build 4
  • Release Date: May 9, 2015
  • Fixed:

    • CLZ Cloud Syncing 2.0:
      • Just adding a new cast or crew entry could result in unnecessary cloud uploads.
      • Syncing up new movies could sometimes result unnecessary changes being synced down.
      • When changes were synced down, Disc Titles could revert to just the default "Disc 1".
      • When changes were synced down, multiple Format values could revert to just the first one.
      • Rare "Unknown error getting chunk" messages after syncing last item.
    • Carbon templates:
      • Box Set purchase price wasn't showing.
      • Extra Features field didn't show line breaks.
Version 15.0 build 3
  • Release Date: May 5, 2015
  • Fixed:

    • CLZ Cloud Syncing 2.0:
      • Several rare problems with the syncing of cover images.
      • After every sync, the "program default" pick list values (e.g. for Genres, Formats, Audio Tracks etc..) kept being re-added.
      • In some cases, a Sync could cause full Movie Release Dates to revert to just the Year.
    • Tools / Options / Folder settings: Folder selection screen didn't show mapped network drives.
Version 15.0 build 2
  • Release Date: May 1, 2015
  • Fixed:

    • Main Screen: Upload Cover to CLZ Cloud caused an Access Violation.
    • Export to CLZ Movies: updating collection on device would throw an "Class TCheckbox not found" error.
    • Carbon Templates: Plot/Notes didn't show newlines.
    • Restoring the program after minimizing it when it was stuck to the side of your desktop didn't work properly.
Version 15.0 build 1
  • Release Date: Apr 29, 2015
    • Please refer to the what's new page ( for a full list of changes
Version Cobalt.9 build 5
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2015
  • Fixed

    • Manage Pick Lists: deleting several items at once could give an "index out of bounds".
Version Cobalt.9 build 4
  • Release Date: Jan 15, 2015
  • Fixed

    • Edit Movie: When using Find Cover screen, the edited values from the screen where not used.
    • Tools / Maintenance "Reset to Defaults" didn't reset the widths and heights of panels within a layout.
    • Win+Tab didn't always show the program in Aero Flip3D on Windows Vista/Windows 7.
Version Cobalt.9 build 3
  • Release Date: Jan 8, 2015
  • Manage Pick Lists: Delete "in use" items anyway

    • It is now possible to delete pick list items that are still in use (#Used > 0), 
      without having to hunt down all places where the value is used.
    • Just choose Remove on an item, answer Yes to the "Delete anyway?" question, 
      and the program will automatically clear this value in all fields where it was in use.


    • Find Cover Image : "Image could not be loaded" errors for images on HTTPS sites.
Version Cobalt.9 build 2
  • Release Date: Dec 23, 2014
  • Adaptive layout of Edit Movie screen

    No more useless grey areas on large computer screens!
    • The layouts of all tabs in the Edit Movie screen are now adapting to fit the size of the screen.
    • Edit boxes and drop down list get wider when you make your Edit screen wider.
    • Checkbox list and multi-value grids get higher (and wider) when increasing the size of your Edit screen.

    New List Selector panel in Tools / Manage Pick Lists screen

    • Tools / Edit Lists is now called Manage Picks Lists.
    • New list selection panel on the left replaces drop down menu.
    • New "Favorite Lists" area for your most commonly used lists (defaults to Actors, Directors, Genres and Formats)
    • Drag and drop to and from Favorite Lists area to create your own Favorites list.

    Even more tweaks for the new Person editing tables in Edit Movie

    • New Edit icons in the 2nd column of the person tables, to go directly to the Edit Person screen.
    • Fixed: annoying behaviour when editing text in the search box (cursor jumping to the end).
    • Fixed: the Add button not enabling when pasting something in using the right mouse button Paste menu.
    • Fixed: Column widths were not remembered properly in some cases.

    More consistent Core / Cloud terminology

    • "Update Movies Automatically" is now called "Update from Core".
    • "Link Movies" is now called "Link with Core".
    • "Unlink Movies" is now called "Unlink from Core".
    • "Upload Cover for Selected Movie" is now called "Upload Cover to CLZ Cloud".
Version Cobalt.9 build 1
  • Release Date: Dec 12, 2014
  • Edit Movie: easily manage First, Last & Sort Names for Cast & Crew

    Now manage the First & Last Names (and thus Sort Names) for your Cast & Crew straight from the Edit Movie screen. 
    No more need to go through Tools / Edit List to control correct actor and director sorting.

    • The Cast and Crew lists now takes the full width of your Edit Movie screen, 
      with columns for Display Name, First Name, Last Name, Sort Name and Role/Character.
    • Directly edit Display, First & Last Names in that list, 
      and immediately see the Sort Names update with your changes.
    • New: you can now change the Role of a crew entry after adding it to the list.
    • New: Change the order by dragging the "drag" icon in the 1st column.
    • Right click entries to generate First/Last Names from Display Name or vice versa.
    • Remove entries using the "trash can" icons on each row (in the last column).
    • Use the big Manage List on the top right, to directly access the full pick list 
      in the Tools / Edit List screen, with the current person selected.

    There is one subtle difference in how these new Cast & Crew list works:

    • When you make changes by editing in these list, you are actually editing the person items
      So your changes may also affect other movies that use the same items! 
      (which is quite handy if you're fixing a typo or filling in First and Last Names)
    • HOWEVER: If you want to change the actor, director, producer, etc..., that is, to a different entry, 
      then do NOT just edit the name in the table, as this will affect all other movies that use the original entry. 
      Instead, REMOVE the incorrect person, then ADD the correct one using the search box at the top.

    Edit Movie: easier adding of new actors and crew members using new person search box

    • Adding of new actors or crew members to a movie is now done using a new search box above the list.
    • Just type a few letters and the drop down list will instantly show all persons that contain the entered search text.
    • Select a person from the search results, then click Add to add it to the table below (or just hit Enter).
Version Cobalt.8 build 5
  • Release Date: Nov 5, 2014
  • Fixed:
    • Tools / Edit Lists: after editing an item, the Quick Search did not immediately use the updated data.
    • Find Image: When trying to use an image that could not be loaded, it would save an empty image.
    • Templates: User Defined date values did not display in the chosen Windows Date Format.
    • Create/Modify Filters: Seen It field would sometimes not list 'yes' or 'no' option.
    • Main Screen: Movie file paths for episode were not shown in the "Movie Files" column.
Version Cobalt.8 build 4
  • Release Date: Oct 17, 2014
  • New: Connect / Core / CLZ Cloud 2.0 support

    Some changes to prepare for the upcoming 2.0 versions of Connect, the public CLZ Cloud pages and the Core site.
    • Downloaded links to our online database now point to the new site.
    • "My public collection" link in CLZ Cloud Syncing screen now points to the new site.

    New field available for grouping into folders:

    • Seen It (Yes/No)

    New Ratings/Seen It Automation behaviour now also works for Episode

    • When you set a Viewing Date for an episode, the Seen It field is automatically set to YES.
    • When you set a personal Rating for an episode, the Seen It field is automatically set to YES. 
      (Optional, switched ON by default. Switch this OFF using Tools / Options / Behaviour / Automation)
    • When you set the Seen It field to YES, the Viewing Date is automatically set to TODAY. 
      (Optional, switched OFF by default. Switch this ON using Tools / Options / Behaviour / Automation)
Version Cobalt.8 build 3
  • Release Date: Oct 16, 2014
  • Fixed:

    • Syncing to CLZ Cloud could result in error "No argument for format '%snn%s'".
    • Add Automatically / Direct Search mode: "Add Anyway" would always add "to collection" regardless of "Add To Collection/Wish List" setting.
    • Main Screen: Drag & drop between UDF folders didn't properly change the values.
    • User Defined Fields: Values containing multiple consecutive spaces were not saved correctly.
    • Edit Movie: Drag/drop of cover images from Chrome didn't work.
    • Syncing to CLZ Cloud: not all tags were uploaded.
Version Cobalt.8 build 2
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2014
  • Fixed:

    • More detailed error reporting for:
      • CLZ Account login problems (previously just showed "Trial Expired" screen).
      • CLZ Cloud syncing problems (previously just said "Invalid XML").
      • Windows write permission problems (previously just said "A call to an OS function failed").
    • UDF: Unicode characters weren't handled properly in field names and their values.
    • UDF: Crashes when editing UDF's using Edit Multiple.
    • Find Image screen: checking/unchecking keywords could sometimes "glue" keywords together or add extra spaces.
    • Tools / Edit List: the selection wasn't always restored properly after performing an action.
    • Main Screen: Setting the Rating would not set the Viewing Date (even with Automation settings switched ON).
    • Edit Movie: just opening the screen always set Seen It to Yes.
    • Templates: when IMDB number was prefixed with 'tt' the IMDB link didn't work.
Version Cobalt.8 build 1
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 2014
  • Improved Find Image screen

    • More logical layout, with search box top left.
    • Better looking thumbnail and preview area.
    • New setting "Auto search when screen opens (Yes/No)" in Tools Options, that lets you disable the automatic searching each time you open the screen.
    • New: Stop searches and preview actions that take too long.
    • New: Find Boxset Covers online from the Box Set screen.

    Quick Search feature now searches more fields

    • Index
    • Title Extension
    • Location
    • Format
    • Genre
    • Owner
    • URLs of all links

    New Automation behaviour related to Ratings and Seen It

    • When you set a Viewing Date for a movie, the Seen It field is automatically set to YES.
    • When you set a personal Rating for a movie, the Seen It field is automatically set to YES. 
      (Optional, switched ON by default. Switch this OFF using Tools / Options / Behaviour / Automation)
    • When you set the Seen It field to YES, the Viewing Date is automatically set to TODAY. 
      (Optional, switched OFF by default. Switch this ON using Tools / Options / Behaviour / Automation)

    Various changes and additions

    • Small tweak to the Cobalt Preview template (Add Auto screen) to show a larger cover image.
    • Choose/Modify Filter command in Search / Set Filter menu is now at the top (useful if you have a looonnnggg list of saved filters).
Version Cobalt.7 build 2
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2014
  • New: set default values for your User Defined Fields (UDF)

    • The Manage User Defined Fields screen now has an extra column for setting the field's Default Value.
    • Whenever you add a new item to your collection, the UDF fields will automatically be pre-filled with those values.


    • Tools / Edit Lists:
      • When using the Quick Search box, the list was not staying sorted according to the Auto re-sort checkbox.
      • Using the Delete key would always remove the item, even while in "Editing" mode.
    • Edit Movie / UDF tab: Scrolling checkbox lists or combobox entries didn't work using the mouse wheel.
    • Access Violations after switching databases (related to using UDF date fields).
    • Import UDF from XML: the year of a date would not be imported when it wasn't already in the year list.
    • Templates: links with "https" didn't work.
Version Cobalt.7 build 1
  • Release Date: Aug 13, 2014
  • Improved Edit Lists screen (Tools menu -> Edit Lists)

    • New: Quick Search
      • Quickly find the list items you want using the new Quick Search box on the top right.
      • The list instantly filters as you type, no need to hit the Enter key.
    • New: Edit directly in the list screen. 
      Edit item names and other properties directly in the item list screen, no need to open the Edit screen.
      • Use the Edit in List button to switch to "Edit Mode".
      • While in Edit Mode, just click a value in the item list to edit it.
      • Blue columns are editable, greyed out columns are not 
        (for read-only fields like ID and automatically generated values like Sort Name).
      • Exit Edit Mode by clicking the same button again and the screen will refresh to reflect your changes.


    • Column freezing:
      • In some cases, freezing or unfreezing the last column would cause an "index out of bounds" error.
      • With the "Collectorz Skin" switched OFF, frozen columns showed a bright yellow header
    • Main Screen:
      • When using Ctrl-click in the main list to de-select an item, it deselected all other selected items instead
      • After an Edit Multiple action, the list jumped to the top (both in List View and Images View)
    • Vee Eight templates: Now also supports multiple formats.
    • Import from XML: only one format was imported when several were specified in XML.
    • Edit Multiple: user defined whole numbers were reset to 0
    • Import from CATVids:
      • Some prices were incorrectly imported as very large numbers.
      • Episode times were not imported correctly.
    • Import from DVD Profiler: "watched date" wasn't imported into Viewing Date.
    • Import from other collection could crash when the User Defined Fields contained a Checkbox List.
Version Cobalt.6 build 1
  • Release Date: Jul 9, 2014
  • New: Freeze columns in the main screen list

    • Frozen columns stay in place when you scroll the list horizontally. This is especially useful if you use many columns in your list and want to keep the main identifying fields always in view, e.g. the movie title and release year.
    • Right click a column header and select "Freeze" to freeze/lock a column (it will be automatically moved to the left).
    • Right click a frozen column and select "Unfreeze" to unfreeze/unlock a column.
    • Drag columns into the frozen area to freeze them, drag out of the frozen area to unfreeze.

    Fixes for User Defined Fields system:

    • Decimal number fields didn't allow negative numbers.
    • After changing the UDH "Header" name, the name wasn't showing up everywhere (Edit Lists, Statistics).
    • Edit Movie: when the UDF tab was showing a scroll bar it would disappear after using "Next/Previous".
    • Edit Lists: years in date fields weren't included in used counter in Year list.

    Other fixes:

    • In 3 panel view, after editing a movie, the tree would always scroll to the top.
Version Cobalt.5 build 3
  • Release Date: Jun 26, 2014
  • Fixed:

    • Sync with CLZ Cloud: Movies that should be ignored to link were causing mismatches
Version Cobalt.5 build 2
  • Release Date: Jun 24, 2014
  • Fixed:

    • Main Screen:
      • sometimes removing a field from the current folder group could cause an Access Violation
      • when the program was installed in a folder with an ampesand ('&') in the foldername an error "Cannot open file "...templates\jquery\jquery.min.js"" would occur
      • several short cuts like ctrl+c and ctrl+a didn't work in quick search box
    • User Defined Fields:
      • Sorting and filtering on date fields wasn't working
      • a checkbox list sometimes would not fit on the User Defined Fields screen and on the User Defined tab of the edit screen where a scrollbar should have appeared
      • Edit Movie: "could not convert variant of type (UnicodeString) into type (Double)" or errors of that kind could occur in rare cases
      • Metro templates: the user defined fields were missing from the templates
      • Templates: when a url was assigned to a user defined lookup item value, it wasn't clickable in the templates
    • Edit Episode: there was a "User Defined" tab where there shouldn't be one
    • Sometimes text on buttons had cut off letters
    • Image View: hovering over a cover didn't display the movie title any more
    • Add Movies Automatically: searching on barcode didn't take the data language into account
    • Update Movies Automatically: missing covers were still not downloaded when update settings were set to "Update Empty Fields"
    • Link Movies: has a "TV Series Only" setting now as well instead of ignoring the setting altogether
    • Vee Eight templates: Online image for Actor was showing even when personal template image was set
    • Improved CATVids import routine now imports all CATVid custom fields from the export XML

Version Cobalt.5 build 1
  • Release Date: Jun 11, 2014
  • New: Unlimited User Defined Fields (PRO edition only!)

    • Use the new Manage User Defined Field screen (Tools menu) to create your own data fields, of any type, in any order and as many as you want.
    • Choose from the following field types:
      • Text
      • Pick List
      • Number (whole)
      • Number (decimals)
      • Checkbox (yes/no)
      • Date
      • Checkbox List
    • All fields you define will appear on their own tab in the Edit Movie screen.
    • User Defined fields work like any other field. You can:
      • Add them as Columns to your main screen lists.
      • Use them as Sort field.
      • Select Pick List and Multi-Value fields as the Folder field.
      • Search them using the Quick Search feature.
      • Filter on them using the Filter feature.
      • View their data under their own header in the Details Panel template.
    • Define your own "Header" name, which is used as the tab name in the Edit Movie screen and as the header in the template.
    • Any existing User Defined fields from the old version will automatically be converted into the new version (only fields that actually contain data).
Version Cobalt.4 build 5
  • Release Date: Apr 22, 2014
  • Fixed:
    • Main Screen / Statistics: "Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window" error when clicking a graph bar while in 2 panel Image View.
Version Cobalt.4 build 4
  • Release Date: Mar 6, 2014
  • Fixed:
    • Various "Out of Memory" and "Access Violation" errors.
Version Cobalt.4 build 3
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2014
  • Fixed:
    • When using Add Movies Automatically, the Format data from the online database wasn't applied.
Version Cobalt.4 build 2
  • Release Date: Feb 25, 2014
  • Improved Find Backdrop screen
    • The Find Backdrop screen now allows you to modify the search terms, so that you can tweak the search and get better results from Google Images.
  • Fixed:
    • Several Access Violations in the main screen.
    • Templates: Disc entries were always showing even when there's was only 1 disc.
    • Editing in main screen: mouse wheel scrolling in drop down lists didn't work.
Version Cobalt.4 build 1
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2014
  • Multi-format support
    • The Format field is now a multi-value checkbox-list field,
      allowing you to select multiple formats for movies.
      (e.g. select Blu-Ray Disc and DVD for those multi-disc releases
      that have multiples version of the same movie in one box.)
    • On top of that, you can now also set the Format at the Disc level,
      so that you can indicate which disc is the Blu-Ray one and which disc is the DVD.
    • Of course, the Cobalt and Metro templates fully support multiple formats,
      showing multiple format icons at the top and new format indicators for each disc.
  • New Cobalt Compact template for Preview panel of Add Movies Automatically screen
    • The new Cobalt Compact template has been especially designed for the task at hand:
      selecting the correct movie and edition from the search results.
      • Clearly showing the identifying movie information near the top (Title, Year, IMDb link, Director, Cast).
      • An "edition block" at the top right, with Format, Barcode and edition name.
    • Toggle between Front and Back with the "flip" icon that appears when hovering over the cover image.
    • Responsive design makes the template usable and good looking, whatever the width of your Preview panel is.
    • Available in both Light and Dark styles.
  • Improved Check for Updates screen
    • Clearer link to Updates Page on the website, to find out what is new.
    • Now always shows the Expiration Date of your Update Plan and how many days of updates you have left.
  • Fixed:
    • In Read Only mode the entire toolbar was hidden.
    • Add Automatically: Reporting errors to Core could lead to "Movie not found".
Version Cobalt.3 build 3
  • Release Date: Feb 8, 2014
  • Fixed:
    • 2-Panel / No Folders mode: Access Violation when editing using Next/Previous.
    • 3-Panel / No Folders mode: Quick Search and All/Collection/WishList tabs didn't work.
Version Cobalt.3 build 2
  • Release Date: Feb 6, 2014
  • Improved:
    • Update File Links screen: Missing files list can now be sorted by clicking the column headers.
  • Fixed:
    • In Read Only mode the entire toolbar was hidden.
    • Add Automatically: Reporting errors to Core could lead to "Movie not found".
Version Cobalt.3 build 1
  • Release Date: Jan 9, 2014
  • NEW: Import your CATVids database and images
    Our longtime competitor FNProgramvare (the makers of CATVids) has ceased operations.
    With our new "Import from CATVids" feature we're offering CATVids users the possibility to switch to Movie Collector for cataloging their movies and TV Series, with their existing database and images preserved.
    Here's how to switch from CATVids to Movie Collector.
    • Use CATVids to export your database to an XML file.
    • Then in Movie Collector, choose File / Import from / CATVids XML.
    • In the Import from CATVids XML screen, browse to the XML file.
    • If (some of) your CATVids using relative image paths, also indicate the location of your cover images.
    • Click the Import button.
Version Cobalt.2 build 2
  • Release Date: Jan 3, 2014
  • Fixes for new Options screen:
    • With the program set to some non-English languages, the new Options screen wouldn't open, and would generate a "is not a valid component name" error.
    • Screen looked funny on Windows systems set to "Large Fonts" (and didn't fit the screen on low-res screens).
Version Cobalt.2 build 1
  • Release Date: Jan 2, 2014
  • Re-Designed Options screen (menu Tools / Options)
    • Navigate between groups of settings using a two-level tree panel on the left (instead of tabs at the top), which allows for a better categorization of settings.
    • All settings have been re-categorized and renamed to make them clearer and easier to find.
  • Fixed:
    • Add Movie Files: Field Defaults were not respected when they had just been changed (in the same session).
Version Cobalt.1 build 4
  • Release Date: Dec 3, 2013
  • Improved:
    • Improved layout of "My CLZ Account" screen, to make it clearer that
    • one needs to enter CLZ Username and Password, NOT a license key.
  • Fixed:
    • IE11 only : Dragging and dropping an image on details panel would open Photo Viewer.
Version Cobalt.1 build 3
  • Release Date: Nov 26, 2013
  • Fixed:
    • Main Screen: Adding the Episodes field as a column resulted in an empty value for movie entries (now shows total number of episodes for all contained discs).
    • Cancelling Import from XML screen would throw an Access Violation.
    • Main Screen: in 2-panel mode the option "After Edit" option "Keep Current Folder Selected" wasn't working.
    • Clearing the cover wouldn't automatically regenerate the thumbnail.
    • Filtering: Filtering on empty date values wasn't working correctly.
Version Cobalt.1 build 2
  • Release Date: Nov 15, 2013
  • Fixed:
    • Add/Update automatically: Cast/Crew images weren't downloaded any more.
Version Cobalt.1 build 1
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2013
  • Please refer to the changelog ( for a full list of changes
Version Cobalt.0 build 3
  • Release Date: Nov 5, 2013
  • New:
    • Export to Text: new Encoding setting to choose between Unicode and UTF-8 format.
  • Fixed:
    • "Index out of bounds" error sometimes occurred when switching from Cover Flow to Images View.
    • "Index out of bounds" error sometimes occurred when selecting or unselecting in Images View.
    • Export to List Pro didn't work any more (it exported to Unicode instead of the required UTF-8).
    • Edit in List: Multi-line fields like Plot and Notes lost line-breaks after editing.
    • Check for Update: screen wasn't completely showing on Windows system set to "Large Fonts".
    • Templates: HTML lists in plot, notes, extra features fields would add extra line-break to end of the list.
Version Cobalt.0 build 2
  • Release Date: Oct 29, 2013
  • Cobalt.0 build 2
    • Fixed: Main Screen: Sort Order and Columns menus were empty.
  • Cobalt.0 build 1
    • New: Edit directly in the main screen movie list
      Easily make quick chances to your movie entries, right in the main screen list. No need to open the Edit Movie screen.
      • Use the Edit in List button (top right) to switch to "Edit Mode".
      • While in Edit Mode, just click a value in the movie list to edit it.
      • Blue columns are editable, greyed out columns are not (for read-only fields like ID, Cast, etc..)
      • Directly edit text fields (like Title), choose from a dropdown for picklist fields (like Format), use a checklist for multi-value fields (like Genre) or pick a date from a calendar for date fields.
      • Exit Edit Mode by clicking the same button again and the screen will refresh to reflect your changes (for instance, movies may move to a different folder when changing Format, Genre, etc...)
    • New system for License Checks and Check for Updates
      • New Software Unlock system
        Previously, unlocking the trial edition into the licensed Standard or Pro edition was done by entering a License Name and License Key into the software. Not anymore!

        Starting with the Cobalt versions, the only thing you need to do is login to the software with your CLZ Account (if you haven't done so already for cloud syncing). The program will automatically "know" which edition (Standard or Pro) you own.
      • New Check for Updates system
        Similarly, the new Cobalt versions will use your CLZ Account to give you a smarter Check for Updates system, showing you exactly which updates you are allowed to install with your current Update Plan, also automatically unlocking them after upgrading/updating.
Version 9.2 build 3
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2013
  • Fixed:
    • Main Screen:
      • It was only possible to drag and drop multiple albums when dragging the top one of the selection.
      • Selection status in the status bar at the bottom would sometimes show wrong or no information.
    • Edit Movie: using next/previous the main screen details view wasn't showing the right movie while in Images View or Cover Flow.
    • Edit multiple movies would reset the name of the first disc.
    • Export to text: exported file was UTF8-encoded instead of Unicode.
    • Vee Nine/Metro Templates: Episode wasn't clickable when its link was filled in.
    • Update Automatically: cancelling the Update Automatically Settings screen will now also cancel the update itself.
Version 9.2 build 2
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2013
  • Improvements:
    • Add Movies Automatically:
      • Search button is now located right next to the Title and Barcode boxes.
    • All templates: YouTube trailers are now embedded using HTML5 iframe instead of Flash, which makes the videos start faster and solves many Flash-related problems.
    • Tweaked all out-of-the-box default settings (only relevant for fresh installs)
  • Fixed:
    • "Floating point division by zero" could occur when interacting with the Details Panel, like scrolling, starting a trailer, opening an image, playing a movie file, etc...
      For some users, these floating point errors even occurred on startup. ( the problem was/is caused by a bug in IE, but we've been able to work around it now )
    • Various problems related to CLZ Cloud syncing.
Version 9.2 build 1
  • Release Date: Jun 13, 2013
  • New: Improved cloud syncing features:
    • The Connect cloud storage (and Sync & Share) is now called "CLZ Cloud".
      (the Connect online cataloging software will still be called "Connect")
    • Usage of the CLZ Cloud (previously called Sync & Share) is now FREE for everyone.
      (Sync & Share was only free for users with a Movie Collector PRO license).
    • Custom cover images are now synced down from the CLZ Cloud.
    • Use the "Upload Image" option in the CLZ Cloud menu or right-click menu to upload your own cover image to the CLZ Cloud.
    • More fields are now synced up to and down from CLZ Cloud:
      • Original Title
      • Title Extension
      • Quantity
      • Number of Discs
      • Storage Device
      • Storage Slot

        (CLZ Movies for iOS will be updated soon with the same changes, so that you can sync all of the above fields, plus custom images, to your iPhone and iPad)
  • Fixed:
    • Main Screen: Incremental search in the folder panel didn't work.
    • CLZ Cloud syncing: different sort titles weren't detected as change.
Version 9.1 build 4
  • Release Date: Apr 10, 2013
  • Fixed:
    • Ejecting discs in the Centurion CD Carousel wasn't working.
    • Edit Movie: Settings button on the Images tab was opening the wrong settings.
Version 9.1 build 3
  • Release Date: Mar 19, 2013
  • Fixed:
    • Update Automatically: sometimes actor image links would disappear.
    • Main Screen: sorting on IMDB rating was very slow.
    • Quick Search: cast and crew names weren't always searched correctly depending on the "Show Names as Last Name, First Name" option.
    • Edit Lists: ID column was never showing values.
    • Templates: movie poster or backdrop weren't showing when movie had no links.
Version 9.1 build 2
  • Release Date: Feb 22, 2013
  • Fixed:
    • Add Movies Automatically always opened to barcode tab
Version 9.1 build 1
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2013
  • New:
    • Integrated support for our CLZ Barry wireless barcode scanner app.
      • When using CLZ Barry with Movie Collector, you don't need the "Buddy for Barry" software anymore.
        In other words, Buddy is now integrated into Movie Collector.
      • Connect with CLZ Barry right from Movie Collector's main toolbar and from the Add Movies Automatically screen ("By Barcode" tab).
      • CLZ Barry is available for iPhone, iPad and Android. More information:
    • Fully configurable Update Movies Automatically feature:
      • When Updating Movies with the central online movie database, you can now configure how the update should handle your current data.
      • Choose from:
        • "Leave as is"
        • "Update empty fields only"
        • "Replace current data"
      • These options are available for:
        • Front Cover
        • Back Cover
        • Backdrop
        • Movie Poster
        • Cast
        • Crew
        • Cast/Crew images/URLs
        • Episode List
        • Trailer Links
    • Add/Update Automatically settings moved to Tools / Options screen
      • All settings for Adding and Updating Movies Automatically can now be found in the Tools / Options screen, on the Add/Update tab.
      • This tab can also be reached like before, using the little gears button on the top right of the Add Movies Automatically screen.
  • Fixed:
    • Import from text wasn't fully Unicode compliant.
    • Edit Movie:
      • Access Violation after adding a cast member using the "Insert" key.
      • After removing an episode, it did not automatically select another episode.
      • It was possible to add empty cast members which would cause weird effects.
    • Main Screen:
      • Plot and Notes now show up correctly in tree and list.
      • File menu short cuts weren't working.
      • Details Panel wasn't updated when switching from an empty folder
      • to a non-empty folder
      • Searching for boxset barcode using quick search didn't return any results.
      • Editing column fields in Contents View didn't work properly
      • Incremental search in the folder panel didn't work.
    • Loan Manager: Sorting on the Title column wasn't using the Sort Titles.
Version 9.0 build 6
  • Release Date: Jan 9, 2013
  • Improvements:
    • Several performance improvements in the main screen.
    • New setting "Show Sort Titles in Movie List" in Tools / Options. When checked, the Sort Title is shown *and* used for "incremental search".
    • New Country and Language icons are now included with the program and used as folder icons in when using Country or Language as the folder field.
    • Templates:
      • Country and Language icons are now used in templates (inc. Vee Eight).
      • For long Plots, a "show more" link is now shown to expand the Plot.
      • The Metro template now includes a "Backdrop" style.
  • Fixes:
    • Expected String '<' error followed by other errors at startup
    • Main Screen:
      • Dragging and dropping items in tree wasn't always changing values properly.
      • Filter and selection status bar (at bottom) wasn't always updated correctly.
    • Edit Movie:
      • Adding a cast member and then adding the name by using the '...' button didn't add it to the cast grid.
      • Episode: "Could not convert variant type (null)" errors when editing cast.
    • Add Movie Files: Original "scanned" title was used even after editing it.
    • Printing:
      • Printing a list would still add a blank page at the end.
      • Table template didn't fit ten movies on one page any more.
    • MCE: MCE app wasn't installed properly on Vista machines due to new MS gacutil tool not being backward compatible
Version 9.0 build 5
  • Release Date: Dec 25, 2012
  • Improvements:
    • Tools / Options screen now has a setting to disable the new Collectorz Skin. Useful for users who want to have their own colors or Aero themes etc...
  • Fixes:
    • Images View / Classic mode:
      • last thumb wasn't showing
      • Thumb was disappearing when using Next and Previous in Edit Movie
    • Main Screen:
      • After "Regenerate Thumbs" selection would always jump to first movie
      • When changing a filter the Images View didn't refresh.
      • After adding a movie without cover the placeholder thumbnail wasn't generated
      • Clicking the Bars or Pie parts of the Statistics panel didn't select the corresponding folder in the tree (only happened in 3 panel mode)
      • The tree panel didn't have mouse-over texts for values wider than the column they appeared in.
      • Filtering: selection wasn't always restored properly when using filters.
    • Edit Movie:
      • Cast & Crew: Up/Down buttons were not always properly enabled/disabled.
      • Edit episode: moving crew members up or down didn't work
    • Printing:
      • Preview was always showing all, now just shows a small number of movies.
      • Printing a list would always add a blank page at the end
    • Connect Syncing / Export to CLZ Movies:
      • Question marks were stripped and replaced by "-".
      • Syncing with Connect resulted in "gibberish" for users with "non-english" regional settings.
    • Templates:
      • Mouse over hint text for Episode Seen It icons now also includes date and seen where information
Version 9.0 build 4
  • Release Date: Dec 19, 2012
  • Improvements:
    • Virtual Shelves: Performance optimizations to make this view load faster, especially when images are stored on a network drive.
    • (this changes does require another "regenerate thumbnails" on startup, sorry!)
    • Folder and Movie List panels: nows load faster in situations where 1 or more list item images are missing (missing images could cause extreme slowness).
  • Fixes:
    • Add/Update Movies Automatically:
      • Add/Update Automatically resulted in "gibberish" as search results for users with "non-english" regional settings.
      • Core for Movies / Report Missing Barcode: after reporting a missing barcode the Add Auto screen switched to the "by Title" tab, causing weird problems.
    • Main Screen:
      • Search didn't work while in Images View.
      • "List Index Out of Bounds" errors after searching in Images View.
      • Customize Toolbar: some commands (like the Filter button) were not available in the Customize screen. Now you can put any button on the bar.
      • After changing a cover image using Find Cover or drag&drop, the Details Panels wasn't refreshed correctly, plus the selection was lost.
      • Sorting: Movie titles with leading non-standard characters were sorted at the end of the list which is non-standard Windows behavior.
      • Quick Search: after clearing the quick search box, the selection was lost.
    • Editing:
      • More "Could not convert variant type (null)" errors when editing cast.
      • Using the Next or Previous buttons could still cause Access Violations.
      • Using the Next or Previous buttons sometimes caused the main screen Details Panel to trail one movie behind.
    • Export to CLZ Movies:
      • Update mode didn't work anymore (always caused a full "Replace").
    • Printing:
      • Row shading didn't show up on the printed page.
      • "Field id has no XML tagname" error when printing (or exporting) lists.
    • Templates:
      • Local images for actor heads didn't show a large popup when clicked
Version 9.0 build 3
  • Release Date: Dec 14, 2012
  • Fixed:
    • Main Screen:
      • Select All wasn't working in Two Panel layout and No Folders mode.
      • Several problems related to the same movie(s) not being selected after switching views or layout.
    • Templates: Vee Nine: "Flip Cover" icon didn't work.
    • Export To Text: exported text didn't include CR/LF newlines between rows.
    • "Reference to undeclared entity: 'nbsp'" errors when Printing lists or Exporting lists to HTML.
    • Editing:
      • "Could not convert variant type (null)" errors when editing cast or crew.
      • Edit Episode: removing crew members didn't work.
    • Open Database could sometimes cause an Access Violation.
Version 9.0 build 2
  • Release Date: Dec 13, 2012
  • Changes:
    • Double-clicking a movie entry in the list now doesn't "expand" the item anymore. (previously the entry openend to show the Disc(s).
    • Vee Nine template: in both Light and Dark the background of the information area is now slightly more transparent, showing the Backdrop better.
  • Fixed:
    • Edit Movie:
      • Using the Next or Previous buttons could cause Access Violations.
      • Removing an entry from the Cast list caused Access Violations.
    • Export to CLZ Movies mobile app:
      • "Invalid XML" errors when Exporting (over Wi-Fi or To File).
      • Connection problems when exporting over Wi-Fi to Android devices.
    • Templates (Vee Nine and Metro):
      • Clicking the IMDb button didn't link to IMDb page.
      • After a Quick Search, the search words were not highlighted.
      • Using bold, italic, underline or paragraph tags didn't work (e.g. in Notes).
      • Vee Nine / Dark: Play button did not display correctly.
    • Main screen:
      • Image View: In some cases, e.g. after Find Cover Image, the selection was lost / not restored correctly.
      • Home and End buttons didn't work in the tree and list.
      • Several refresh and selection problems when using the Images or Cover Flow views in combination with the Two Panel Layouts.
    • Add Movies Automatically:
      • Changing the Region filter caused a full preview of the selected result.
    • Export to Text: Export text file was not Unicode compliant.
    • Printing:
      • When printing to list the selected font size was ignored.
      • Page breaks in listings didn't work properly.
Version 9.0 build 1
  • Release Date: Dec 12, 2012
  • Please refer to this changelog for a full list of changes
Version 8.3 build 2
  • Release Date: Oct 27, 2012
  • Fixed:
    • "Division by zero" errors in various situations (during Export to CLZ Movies, Export to HTML, Connect syncing, etc...).
Version 8.3 build 1
  • Release Date: Oct 27, 2012
  • New:
    • Compatibility with the upcoming CLZ Movies 2.0 for iOS.
  • Fixed:
    • Edit movie: when updating movie it would only update the movie details, but not the edition details.
  • Languages:
    • New Brasilian Portuguese language support, thanks Rogerio Dias!
Version 8.2 build 3
  • Release Date: May 14, 2012
  • Fixed:
    • Add/Link Movie Files: Changes to movie titles got lost when adding.
    • Add Movies Automatically: After filling in the "Barcode not found" screen a "Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window" error appeared.
Version 8.2 build 2
  • Release Date: May 10, 2012
  • Fixed:
    • Add Movies Automatically:
      • If the screen opened on "by Barcode" it wasn't possible to switch to "by Title". Also entering barcodes didn't work properly in this case.
      • After filling in title, then switching to barcode it wasn't possible to add or search barcodes any more
      • Various automatic "active entry box" issues.
Version 8.2 build 1
  • Release Date: May 10, 2012
  • Improved Update File Links screen
    • Update/repair your file links (e.g. after moving files) with the redesigned Update File Links screen (in Tools / Maintenance)
    • Simplified user interface, just use either the Automatic or the Manual button to indicate the new file locations, then click Update to "make it so".
    • The "Automatic" system is now more intelligent in dealing with non-unique filenames. It now also uses the containing folder names for matching.
    • New "Manual" method for just replacing the old base folder with a new one.
    • New "File Type" filter
  • Re-Designed Loan Manager
    • Complete re-design of the Loan Manager screen.
      • Two panel design with separate Outstanding Loans and Loan History panels.
      • The new Loan Manager is now the central place to return *and* loan movies.
      • Use the switch at the top to switch between separate Loan and Return modes.
    • Over-due movies are clearly indicated at the top and in red.
    • Improved barcode scanner support:
      • Scanners can now be used to return and loan movies.
      • Batch scanning support (e.g. with the OPN-2001, Flic or CLZ Barry).
    • Automatic overdue notifications when starting Movie Collector.
  • Improved Add Movies Automatically screen
    • The two main Add methods (by Title / by Barcode) are now split over
    • two separate tab-pages, resulting in a cleaner and simpler layout.
  • Edit Movie screen:
    • New calendar tool for easier entry of date fields,
    • plus an easy button to set a date field to today's date.
  • Fixed:
    • Sync down from connect: Next Index wasn't updated after down sync
    • Backdrops: backdrop images with non-standard characters in the file path did not work (showed a white background instead).
Version 8.1 build 1
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 2011
  • New: Cover Flow view
    • The Cover Flow is a 3rd viewing option, next to List and Images.
    • Browse through your movies by cover image, in a cool looking 3D image browser.
  • Media Center:
    • Use any external movie player by setting the external player path (and optional arguments) in Tools / Options / MCE
  • Fixed:
    • Main screen: After editing an item, the list's scroll position wasn't restored correctly to where it was before the edit action.
    • Templates:
      • Empty Imdb rating was still showing as 0.0
      • Episode "Seen It" icon was only showing with the software set to English
      • Loan Dates were not displayed correctly in Details, Print and Export.
      • Export Details template was showing broken image for Episode "Seen It" field
    • Edit Movie: .mkv, .iso, .m4v now recognized as movie files
    • Add/Link Movie Files:
      • Access Violation could occur when checking or unchecking "Hide Linked Files"
      • Checking "Hide Linked Files" didn't hide files linked as episodes
    • Update File Links didn't take Episode movie files into account
Version 8.0 build 5
  • Release Date: Jul 29, 2011
  • Fixed:
    • Templates:
      • Backdrops: When using IE8 AND having backdrop images stored on a UNC network path, a white background was shown instead of the backdrop image.
      • Backdrops: When the backdrop file path contained an apostrophe ('), the default blue logo background was shown instead of backdrop image.
      • Backdrops: In some cases, when using a Quick Search, the hiliting of the search word caused the backdrop to change into a white background.
      • IMDb button was also showing when IMDb number was not filled in.
      • IMDb Rating wasn't properly showing 2 digits ("7.0" instead of "7")
      • The display of episode level Seen It values is now more subtle, using a small "eye" image, and only shown when Seen It equals YES.
      • Font size of Notes field was too large in several places.
      • Episode list nows looks better for TV Series with just titles filled in.
    • Update Automatically: "broken" Backdrop and Movie Poster file paths got cleared instead of updated to a new backdrop/poster image.
    • Add/Update Movies: maximum number of musicians to download was ignored
    • Search: It wasn't possible to filter on Trailer URLs or Trailer File Links
    • Search: Filtering on rating "less than" or "greater than" wasn't working
    • Add/Link Movie Files: Field Defaults weren't properly set when adding files as new movies
    • Edit Multiple: Cast and Crew tab was showing as empty instead of being hidden
    • Now really fixed: Focus problems while adding Cast or Crew members manually.
Version 8.0 build 4
  • Release Date: Jul 22, 2011
  • Movie Backdrops:
    • Backdrops are now downloaded automatically when adding new movies with the Add Movies Automatically screen.
    • Use Update Movies Automatically to download Backdrops for your existing entries in batch.
    • Want a different or hi-res Backdrop? Use the Find Backdrop screen to get it.
      • "Backdrop" template is now one of the styles for the V8 template and the default style too. ( yes, we should have thought of that earlier :-) )
      • When showing Backdrops in the Details View, they will automatically "fit" to the width of the details panel (requires IE9 to be installed!)
      • New Search Setting to switch automatic Backdrop downloading On/Off
      • Fixed: Some backdrops didn't work because the Find Backdrop screen could result in invalid Backdrop filenames (if you encountered this, just use the fixed Find Backdrop screen to correct the problem entries).
  • Add/Update Automatically:
    • New settings to limit the number of Musician and Cinematography entries
  • Fixed:
    • Templates:
      • IMDb Rating is now always displayed with 2 digits ("7.0" instead of "7")
      • Removed the white border that was drawn around the Format, Region and Audience Rating images (border is now included *in* the images).
      • The IMDb fields no longer float to the right if the movie title is long.
      • Features data appears now in full width in the details view.
      • Trailer and Full Cover templates did not follow font size changes.
    • Rare Access Violations in Find Cover/Poster/Backdrop screen.
      • Movie Collector MCE viewer still froze when scrolling in Cover Flow view.
      • Annoying focus problems while adding Cast or Crew members manually.
      • "Invalid Field" error when dragging movies between Storage Device folders.
      • Edit Movie: a "Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window" error could occur when scanning a barcode with the OPN or Flic scanner
Version 8.0 build 3
  • Release Date: Jul 15, 2011
  • Added:
    • New "Backdrop" template:
      • Automatically uses your selected Backdrop images as the template background
      • Designed for optimal readability of texts on various background colors
    • New Audio Track images:
      • Audio Track display in templates now use the new List Item Image system
      • 33 new Audio Track images are now included with the program
    • Fixed:
      • Movie Collector MCE plugin wasn't working on Windows Vista at all.
      • Export to CLZ Movies for Android didn't work (Android app reported "Data processing failed" message during processing)
      • Update Movies Automatically: Crash with empty error box when having the "Download Movie Posters" setting switched off.
      • V8 Template:
        • Episode-level Seen It data was not displayed in V8 template. Now it is.
        • Region icons only showed for first Region. Now it shows all regions.
        • Plot font wasn't resizing
      • List Item Images:
        • Auto-scaling to 16x16 didn't always work correctly.
        • Installer could overwrite user-replaced list item images.
      • Downloading of episode cast/crew was ignoring the cast/crew download settings.
      • Importing from another database would cause the program to crash.
      Version 8.0 build 2
      • Release Date: Jul 13, 2011
      • Fixed:
        • Format icons got lot on some systems (because of an installer bug the new list item images were not installled when upgrading from a previous version)
        • Update Automatically: Updating episodes could overwrite existing data
        • Update Automatically: existing IMDb Ratings could be overwritten with "0"
        • Edit Episode: Move Crew Up/Down button were operating the wrong way around
        • Maintenance / Update File Links did not include the new Poster and Backdrop files
        • Maintenance / Update File Links incorrectly listed online trailers as missing
        • Details View: Names of discs other than the first disc were not displaying
      Version 8.0 build 1
      • Release Date: Jul 12, 2011
      • More and better automatic data for movies:
        • Automatically download IMDb ratings.
        • Movie Trailers
          • Automatically download YouTube links for movie trailers.
          • Play embedded YouTube movie trailers inside the Details Panel.
        • Movie Posters
          • New field Movie Poster on Edit Movie / Images.
          • Automatically download the movie poster when adding movies.
          • Use the Find Movie Poster screen to find movie posters online.
        • Movie Backdrops:
          • New field Backdrop on Edit Movie / Images.
          • Use the Find Backdrop screen to find backdrops on TMDb (
          • MCE viewer automatically uses selected backdrop image as the wallpaper.
        • Better and more plot summaries in English.
        • New: plot summaries in other languages: French, German, Dutch and Spanish.
        • New in Add Movies Automatically screen:
          • "Data Language" setting that controls the language of the Plot summary and other fields (e.g. Genre, Format, etc...): Choose from: English, French, German, Spanish and Dutch.
        • Automatic TMDb ( website links.
      • More and better automatic data for TV Series and their episodes:
        • New episode-level fields in Movie Collector:
          • Episode Crew
          • Episode Guest Cast
          • Episode Website link (URL)
          • Episode Image URL
          • Episode IMDb Number
          • Link to local movie file
          • Seen It, Seen When, Seen Where
        • More TV Series are now available in the online database.
        • For many TV Series the online database now delivers:
          • Episode Titles
          • Episode First Air Dates
          • Episode Plot summaries
          • Episode Runtime
          • Episode Writer
          • Episode Director
          • Episode Guest Cast
          • Episode Image (as URL to image on server)
        • New in Add Movie Files feature:
          • Link movies files to Episodes in batch
        • New in Add Movies Automatically screen:
          • Special "TV Series Only" mode for Title searches
          • In this mode, the Search Results will only list the main season entries that have all the new episode data, resulting a cleaner results list.
        • Edit Movie: Episodes/Features tab:
          • Disc tabs can now be renamed.
          • Order of Disc tabs can now be changed by dragging and dropping the tabs.
      • New: Customizable images for all pick list items:
        • Set your own image for any list item, e.g. for Formats, Audience Ratings...
          • Set a 16x16 image that will appear in the tree and list on main screen.
          • Set a larger template image for use in Details View templates.
        • Movie Collector now comes with 92 included pick list images that are automatically used in the tree, list and Details Panel templates, for:
          • Formats
          • Regions
          • Audience Ratings
      • Improved layout of Edit Movie screen
        • Clearer separation of movie data, edition-specific data and personal data
        • "Main" tab is now the "Movie" tab, with movie information only
        • All edition-specific data (Format, Barcode, etc...) is now on the Edition tab
        • The main personal fields (status, index, quantity, rating) are now in a "sticky" panel at the bottom, which is available on all tabs
      • New V8 templates for Details View and Add Auto Preview
        • More prominent display of IMDb link and IMDb rating
        • Format, Region and Audience Rating are now shown with images (see above)
        • Embedded YouTube movie trailers
        • Detailed listing of TV Series episodes with:
          • Title, Runtime, First Airdate, IMDb link, Play button, Director, Writer, Guest Cast, Episode Image and Plot summary.
        • V8 template is available in 8 styles:
          • Blue, Black, White and Green, all with Micky or Logo background
        • New "Trailers" template for playing embedded YouTube movie trailers
        • Updated Movie Collector MCE viewer:
          • Now uses selected backdrop as wallpaper on movie page (if available)
          • New Episode pages for episode lists and their play movie links
        • New startup "splash" screen featuring Micky
      Version 7.1.6
      • Release Date: May 25, 2011
      • Fixed:
        • DVD-R icon not showing and missing from templates
        • Add Movie Files: adding movie files could cause Access Violations
        • Fast mouse clicks in the main screen could hang the program
      Version 7.1.5
      • Release Date: Mar 31, 2011
      • Improved Add Movies Automatically screen:
        • Title Search Results are now presented in a "tree panel", making it easier to find the correct movie. "Expand" a movie entry to see the various editions.
      • Added:
        • DVD-R icon (used for formats DVDR, DVD-R or DVD+R) Fixed:
        • Printing: My Rating fields wasn't printed
        • Templates: Box set covers didn't were not properly aligned in Full Details Classic
        • Add/Link Movie Files:
          • Default values added to Lookup lists when adding movies from movie files
          • Cancelling addition of movie already in collection it would still seem to update and add
          • Adding movie files with the auto increment for index values turned off the index values were still incremented
          • If scanning from folder names each movie file would end up in a separate movie even when in the same folder
        Version 7.1.4
        • Release Date: Jan 3, 2011
        • Improved: Stats in main screen
          • "Pie Chart" and "Bar Chart" tabs are now integrated into one "Statistics" tab.
          • New: Lock button to lock tab to "Details" (for users who don't like the stats).
          • Statistics screen is now fully integrated in main screen, including all view settings (field selection, pie/bar, sorting, color style, 3D, print).
          • New: Lock button to lock field and pie/bar to your favorite settings.
          • "old" Tools / Statistics screen is replaced by Tools / Database Totals.
          • Pie Charts: Several changes to avoid overlapping labels
            • Cosmetic: one line labels, longer label "legs", smaller margins, etc..
            • Grouping: Pie parts smaller than 3% are now added to the "Other" pie part
        • Export to CLZ Movies mobile apps:
          • Better error handling for exporting over Wi-Fi
          • Included direct FAQ links for each specific problem that may occur
        • Sync with Connect:
          • New: "Update Details" button that pops up a report of the reasons why entries are listed as Updates. This should help to resolve problems with entries that keep popping up as Updates.
        • Fixed:
          • Add Movies Automatically: when the "Do not retrieve character names" option was checked in the Search Settings the maximum Actors size setting would be ignored.
        Version 7.1.3
        • Release Date: Oct 29, 2010
        • Fixed:
          • Add Movies Automatically: queue shown/hidden wasn't remembered correctly
          • Export to CLZ Movies: thumbnail wasn't always exported with correct size
          • Find cover: searching a cover for a movie without format would cause an Access Violation
          • Add Movie Files: empty popup would appear after adding files
          • Options Screen: "Show Collection Status indicator in list" check box had disappeared
          • DVD Profiler import: Format types and Features were not always recognized
        Version 7.1.2
        • Release Date: Sep 23, 2010
        • Link/Update Movie: some buttons didn't have a caption
        • Movie Collector MCE: several lookuplists appeared empty
        • 7.1.1:
          • Export to CLZ Movies:
            • Now supports CLZ Movies HD app for iPad
            • Now supports CLZ Movies app for Android
            • New: Export to File option, for transferring data to the mobile app over USB. (Currently only supported in the iPad and Android apps. Of course, the upcoming update for the CLZ Movies iPhone app will support it too).
          • Find Cover Image:
            • Easily tweak the Google search keywords yourself using Barcode, Title and Format checkboxes. (sometimes removing the Barcode from the search gives better results).
            • Easier cropping: Double click the selected area to Crop
          • Add Movie Files: now also recognizes .m2ts, .img, .nrg
          • Fixed:
            • Templates:
              • Images located on a network drive didn't always show up.
              • Full Details Classic template was showing boxset back cover twice
              • Printing: Movie 5.0 templates were missing
              • Charts in main screen
                • Several performance improvements
                • Clicking bars or slices in chart didn't always work
              • Font size problems when using IE9 beta
              • Add Movie Automatically: Preview link didn't work while set to German.
              • Edit Movie: Maximum running time that can be entered is now 999999 mins.
              • Add Movie Files: wrong button text in "Link to Existing Movie" screen.
            Version 7.0.3
            • Release Date: Aug 14, 2010
            • Fixed: Find Cover Image Screen: Access Violation when searching for covers
            Version 7.0.2
            • Release Date: Aug 12, 2010
            • Add/Link Movie Files
              • Improved support for DVD rips: video_ts folder and .ifo/.vob files
              • Now also recognizes '.m4v', '.dvr-ms','.wtv' and '.iso' files
            • Fixed:
              • Play Movie Files button disappeared from toolbar in some cases
              • Edit Rating popup could appear (partly) outside the screen
              • Incremental search required insane typing speeds
              • Several issues when sizing the panels in the main screen.
              • Add Movies Automatically: using the "Do not retrieve character names" setting resulted in Access Violations
              • Edit Multiple : It wasn't possible to edit Language and Country fields
              • Statistics screen: white labels were not visible on printed output
              • DVD Profiler import: Format types DVD, HD DVD and Blue Ray were not recognized
              • Templates: some texts were ignoring font size changes
              • Classic templates weren't showing 10 star ratings yet
              • Templates : Image links were showing below each other instead of side by side
              • Some labels in Compact Classic templates were too big
            Version 7.0.1
            • Release Date: Aug 4, 2010
            • New: Find Cover Image screen
              • Find missing cover images online and add them to your database with just a few clicks. The screen shows results from Google Images, based on title, barcode and format.
              • Built-in Crop tool to remove unwanted borders.
              • Get to the Find Cover Image screen :
                • by clicking the new "No Cover" placeholder image in Details View
                • right from Preview in the Add Movies Automatically screen, when no cover is found in the online movie database.
                • from the right-click menu on any movie entry in the main screen
                • from the Images tab in the Edit Movie screen
            • New: Add/Link Movie Files by scanning folders
              • Scan your folders for movie files.
              • Add the found movies to your database in batch, using either the file name or folder name as the movie title, with the movie files automatically added under Links.
              • Then use Update Movies Automatically to download movie information (like cast, crew, plot & cover image) from the online database.
              • Or, link the found movies to existing entries in your database.
              • Use the new Play button in the Details View to start the movie in your favorite movie player.
              • New Play button on toolbar
            • New: Collection Statistics integrated in main screen
              • When no movie is selected, the Details View panel now shows collection statistics based on the current Folder field (e.g. by Genre, or by Format)
              • Switch between Bar Chart or Pie Chart (or movie Details) with tabs on the right
              • Navigate to a folder (e.g. Genre = "Rock") by clicking on a bar or pie part
              • Open Statistics screen by clicking the new "More Stats" button
            • Improved Statistics screen
              • Improved look of all charts
              • View Stats as Bar Chart or Pie Chart
              • Choose from 8 different color sets
              • Toggle 3D View On/Off
              • View settings (Color, 3D) are automatically applied to main screen charts
              • New toolbar icons
              • Added "#Episodes" to stats on the right
            • Improved Wish List functionality
              • Quickly check your Wish List using tabs at the bottom of the main screen:
                • All / Collection / Wish List
              • Add movies to your Wish List right from the Add Movies Automatically screen
              • Right click a movie to "Move to Wish List" / "Move to Collection"
              • Edit Movie: clearer separation of Collection Status values into "Collection" and "Wish List" groups
              • Updated terminology for the Collection Status values
              • Revamped icons for all Collection Status values
            • Improved My Rating functionality
              • My Rating now uses a 10-star rating
              • Redesigned rating stars
              • Click My Rating stars in Details View to modify rating in small pop up
              • Group movies into My Rating folders on main screen
            • Improved Images View in main screen
              • Removal of titles under images results in cleaner layout (titles are still shown on mouse-over)
              • Reduced spacing between image thumbs
              • New placeholder image for movies without cover images
              • New placeholder image for movies with a missing thumbnail image
            • New "Vee Seven" Template for Details View and Export to HTML
              • Improved layout:
                • Larger covers in left and right corners
                • Full width cast & crew
                • Full width episode list
                  • New Play button to start linked movie file(s)
                  • New look for My Rating stars (click to change rating)
              • 4 cool looking styles (Blue, Black, Green and White)
              • New "Vee Seven Compact" Template for Preview Panel in Add Automatically screen
              • The Details View panel is now rendered using an embedded Internet Explorer control.
            • Improved layout of Edit Movie screen
              • Main tab now includes the My Rating slider
              • "Cast & Crew" tab is now called "Movie" and includes a couple of movie fields at the top (Country, Language, Color)
            • Movie Collector MCE: now supports PowerDVD 10
            • New setting: Tools / Options / Auto-Select first movie in list
            Version 6.6.2
            • Release Date: Apr 3, 2010
            • Add Movies Automatically:
              • New pop-up for failed barcode searches, requesting the full Title information for our online database. Help us recognize more barcodes.
              • Search Settings: new "Include Links" setting to select which web-links you want included in your movie entries (select from five Amazon sites, and
              • Search Settings: new "Preferred Data Language" setting for controlling the language of Plots, Genres, Formats, etc... currently only English, Dutch and Spanish are available.
            • Fixed:
              • Export to iPhone: problems detecting your device, after updating Bonjour
              • Connect Synching: in some cases, the same movies kept appearing as "updates"
            Version 6.6.1
            • Release Date: Dec 22, 2009
            • Movie Collector viewer for Vista/Win7 MCE:
              • New Tiles view: based on Wall view, but without the movie info popup
              • New Fields:
                • Location
                • Storage Device and Storage Slot
                • Seen It status
              • New Search option on Seen It field
              • Improved usability when using a mouse:
                • Moved the Play button to a fully clickable area
                • Moved several elements to avoid overlapping with Media Center top-bar
            • Fixed:
              • Edit Movie: Prices could be updated to wrong value when using next or previous
            Version 6.5.1
            • Release Date: Nov 24, 2009
            • Syncing Up TO Connect:
              • The following fields will now be uploaded from your local data when up-syncing AND are now editable as "user fields" in Connect :
                • Format
                • Genres
              • Fixed: Several situations could cause unnecessary update actions
            • Upload your own cover images to Connect:
              • After syncing UP, you can now also upload the Cover Images for movies that don't have a cover image in Connect yet.
              • You can now also upload your own cover image on the Edit Movie page in Movie Collector Connect, using the Browse (or Choose File) and Upload buttons.
            • Syncing Down FROM Connect, improvements to prevent unwanted changes to local data:
              • Extra "Are you sure?" question before syncing down.
              • New layout of Sync screen, with a BIG Upload button and a small Download button.
              • Syncing down will never clear fields / make fields empty
              • Syncing down will never update or add to existing local data values, EXCEPT when the local field is still empty.
                For example: no Genres will be added to existing lists,
                Titles, Studios, Release Dates, Running Time, etc.. will not be overwritten.
              • For Personal fields (purchase data, notes, rating, etc...) full syncing will be maintained.
              • Syncing down will never un-link movies
            • Linking:
              • The question box "You have unlinked movies. Do you want to link them now?" now has a "Never ask for these movies again" checkbox.
              • Link Screen: When using "Search All" all exact ISBN matches are now linked automatically (and removed from the queue)
              • If you upload unlinked movies, Connect will try to auto-link them by barcode.
              • After linking, the program does not auto-update the linked movies anymore, preventing unexpected (and possibly unwanted) data additions to your local entries.
            • Fixed:
              • Add Movies Automatically: Search Results panel said "No results" during search. Now says "Searching".
              • Export to Clz Movies for iPhone / iPod Touch: - Update didn't work in some cases and could result in an incorrect collection on the device
              • Edit Movie: when new carousels got listed in the drop down their corresponding items were not given a display name
              • Printing: loaner email and address values weren't printed
              • My Movies Import wasn't always importing all movies from My Movies xml
            Version 6.4.1
            • Release Date: Sep 19, 2009
            • Support for Clz Movies 1.1
            • New "Update" option, for exporting updates only (as opposed to exporting the entire database every time)
            • New "Intended Changes" screen for viewing and selecting updates.
            • Extra exported data:
              • Index
              • Location
                  vStorage Device and Slot
                • Edition
              • Notes
              • Episode list
            • Fixed:
              • Connect Syncing: '[<>]' appearing in Sort Title field
              • Add/Update automatically: Region details weren't downloaded correctly
            • Languages:
              • Updated Czech language support, thanks Marek Hron!
              • Updated Hungarian language support, thanks Cedomir Doresic!
              • Updated German language support, thanks Klaus Elsbernd!
            Version 6.3.2
            • Release Date: Jul 30, 2009
            • Connect:
              • Protocol optimization and now also synchronizes sort title field
            • Fixed:
              • Edit Multiple could change the index fields to 0
            Version 6.3.1
            • Release Date: Jul 28, 2009
            • New: Synchronize with Movie Collector Connect:
              • What is Movie Collector Connect? See
              • Use the new Connect / Synchronize menu to upload your collection to Movie Collector Connect and host your collection on servers
              • Then share your collection with friends, by just giving them a web-link
              • Browse your online collection from any online mobile device, including iPhone, iPod touch, Blackberry, Nokia phones, PDAs, etc..
              • Manage your collection (add or edit movies) using just a web-browser, from any Windows, Mac or Linux computer.
              • Download changes you made online back to your local Movie Collector database.
              • Sign up for a trial account here:
            • Improved Movie Collector MCE Viewer:
              • Now supports PowerDVD8, PowerDVD9 and TotalMedia Theatre 3 as external players
              • Improved performance and load times
              • Improved handling of large databases
              • New Views: Wall and Vertical Text
              • Video View for Detail Page
              • Actor Search Page
              • Use up arrow to go to full screen mode from the Video Views. (on Video Text View use the right arrow)
              • Detail Page:
                • actor selection to list all of their movies
                • movie cover will now scale much larger.
              • MCE Fixes:
                • Crashes when using the mouse wheel on Movie Links
                • Custom Background issue for Vista 64 users.
                • Play button how immediately starts playing when there is only 1 movie link
                • Play All will no longer show ff the links contain a file that is not supported by a playlist
              Version 6.2.2
              • Release Date: May 14, 2009
              • Export to iPhone / iPod Touch
                • Fixed: For some databases only a subset of movies tranferred to Clz Movies (problem was caused by illegal characters in Plots)
                • Fixed: Connection problems, data transfer halting at 40%
              Version 6.2.1
              • Release Date: May 12, 2009
              • Export to iPhone / iPod Touch
                • Browse your movie collection on your iPhone or iPod Touch with the new Clz Movies app
                • Available in Apple AppStore for $9.99 (search the AppStore for "clz movies")
                • Use File | Export to iPhone / iPod Touch to transfer your data to the Clz Movies app (Requires Wi-Fi connection on your iPhone or iPod Touch, connecting to the same local network (LAN) that your Windows computer is in.)
              • Movie Collector MCE viewer:
                • New Page Transitions: Rotate, Popup, Bounce, Back and Forth
                • Now supports the MCE built-in Parental Controls settings (US only, as it requires the use of US audience ratings G, PG-13, R, NC-17 and NR)
              • Add/Update Movies Automatically:
                • Search Queue can now be sorted by clicking the column headers
                • Improved handling of scanned barcodes that contain extra scanned digits
                • Fixed: Screen didn't always close when "Auto-close" setting was checked (mainly in Update mode)
                • Fixed: Region filter wasn't always applied to the search results immediately
                • Fixed: Various problems when using the CueCat in "Search Now" mode
              • Languages:
                • Updated German language support, thanks Klaus Elsbernd!
              Version 6.1.1
              • Release Date: Feb 12, 2009
              • Screen Fonts:
                • Movie Collector screens look much better, because they now use the Windows system font (Segui on Vista, Tahoma on XP)
                • Don't like it? Then use Tools/ Options / Screen Font to choose your own font for all screens.
                • Want larger fonts for your lists? Just use Ctrl-PLUS and Ctrl-MINUS to increase/decrease the main screen font size (or View / Font Size).
              • Add Movies Automatically:
                • Improved Region Filter, now handles Blu-Ray A/B/C regions correctly
              • Fixed:
                • Opticon scanner was not detected correctly on some systems
                • Add/Update Automatically:
                  • Update Automatically: Series entries were falsely marked as updated in some cases
                  • Update Selected: updating selected movies from the main screen could result in an Access Violation
                  • Link Movies would cause an Access Violation in folder mode
                  • Add Anyway: adding a movie that already existed in the database could result in an Access Violation
                  • Update selected added the movie instead of updating it
                • Edit Movie:
                  • Duplicate entries in lookup list weren't handled properly
              • Languages:
                • Updated German language support, thanks Klaus Elsbernd!
                • Updated Polish language support, thanks Lukasz Jakubowski!
              Version 6.0.4
              • Release Date: Jan 18, 2009
              • Further refinements to the Add Movies Automatically screen:
                • Use the Add Selected button to add the selected result, without checking its checkbox
                • Use the Add Checked button to add the "checked" results (this button automatically replaces the Add Selected button as soon as you check a box)
                • Bigger Show/Hide Queue button, to make it stand out more
                • The "Already in collection" message is now is a "Add it Anyway? Yes/No" popup
                • Several other cosmetic improvements
              • Improved Find Scanner function:
                • CueCat is now detected too
                • Detecting Flic scanner is now faster
              • Fixed:
                • Add Movies Automatically:
                  • Access Violations when adding lots of movies in one session
                  • Add Anyway wasn't always behaving correctly
                  • In some situations, the cover images were downloaded twice
                • Export To HTML: Access Violation when selected Details Template was missing
                • Print Screen: Some of the settings weren't remembered correctly
                • Statistics Screen: Price totals were incorrect in some cases
                • Import From Text: Importing movies didn't increment the index field correctly
              Version 6.0.3
              • Release Date: Dec 19, 2008
              • Further improvements to the Add Movies Automatically screen:
              • Search by barcode: after searching, the (single) search result is now automatically selected, checked and shown in the Preview Panel, so you only have to hit Add to add the movie to your database.
              • Queue Mode:
                • While searching by barcode, the last completed queue entry now automatically gets selected and updated with the found movie title
                • You can now double-click a queue entry to perform a "Search Selected"
              • Fixed:
                • Movie Collector MCE: various problems playing movies
              Version 6.0.2
              • Release Date: Dec 15, 2008
              • Add Automatically:
                • New "Format" column in Search Results, useful for spotting Blu-Ray releases
                • Add Anyway button can now also be used to add movies
                  • when "already in collection" message occurs
                  • when there are results but not the correct one.
                • Fixed: Focus/Selection problems after Edit Search Criteria
                • Fixed: Focus/Selection problems after Remove
                • Fixed: When adding items with Add Anyway the Index value was not incremented
                • Fixed: Add Anyway button did not work in Search Now mode.
              • Fixed: Edit Movie, Links tab: Adding movie files did not work correctly
              • Tools / Options / User Templates: Browse button showed the wrong folder setting
              • MCE Viewer:
                • Viewer wasn't running on Vista 64 machines
                • Video View mode could freeze the viewer
              Version 6.0.1
              • Release Date: Dec 10, 2008
              • Please refer to this document for a full list of changes
              Version 5.6.2
              • Release Date: Sep 12, 2008
              • Vista 64: Using the Images tab caused 'List Index out of bounds' error and Access Violations
              • Vista 64: Details View templates did not show CSS background images
              • For some movie file types, the play links in the Details View didn't work
              • Corrupted user settings XML files could cause Range Check Error and Access Violations
              • script stopped working due to their website changes
              • My Movies import problems related to the encoding of special characters
              • Movie Collector: various problems when there were duplicate Index values in the database.
              Version 5.6.1
              • Release Date: Jun 26, 2008
              • Movie Collector MCE improvements:
                • Vista only:
                  • Choose between two themes: Black and Vista Blue (use Tools / Options / MCE in Movie Collector)
                  • Movie Details page: Select cover to make it flip around and show the Back Cover
                  • Improved mouse support
                • XP:
                  • Now also includes movie links to play movies directly
              • Standard vs Pro: these features are now PRO-only:
                (all owners of a v5 Standard license will get a FREE Pro Upgrade)
                • Filter screen
                • Saving Column, Sort Order and Folder field sets
                • Statistics screen
                • Changing Field Names
                • User Defined Fields
                • User Defined Credit Roles
              • Fixed:
                • Main Screen: Clearing the quick search would apply current filter instead of not filtering at all
                • Filter Screen: An Anywhere condition could cause an Access Violation in some cases
              Version 5.5.3
              • Release Date: May 24, 2008
              • Movie Collector MCE:
                • When multiple movie files are linked to a movie, the Play button in MCE now lets you select a file
                • Several performance improvements, especially noticable on large collections
                • Fixed: data loading issues on Vista 64
              • Fixed:
                • Main Screen:
                  • Sizes of classic sceen layout weren't always restored correctly after start up
                  • Tree behaviour could be mixed up in some layouts after start up
                  • The button on the splitter between Details and List made the splitter go up instead of down
                • Edit Movie: Capitalization and Sort options causes Access Violation
                • DVD Profiler import: actor names and other credit names weren't always imported correctly
                • My Movies import: File locations weren't always imported correctly
              Version 5.5.2
              • Release Date: May 7, 2008
              • New Movie Collector MCE viewer for Media Center (created by Brian Baskerville of (Note: some features are only available under Vista)
              • cool new look and feel in several different views (Large Covers, Thumbnails and Titles)
              • search by Title, Genre or Rating right from the MCE viewer
              • use the on screen keyboard to find movies starting with a specific letter order your movie list by Title, Year or a Custom order (defined in Movie Collector in Tools / Options / Media Center)
              • Define a Filter for MCE data in Tools / Options / Media Center
              • No exporting to MCE necessary, the MCE viewer always uses an up-to-date data set
              • New Screen Layout setting, offering six different layout configurations of tree, list and details panel
              • Horizontal Split
              • Vertical Split
              • Full Width Details
              • Full Height Tree
              • Full Height Details
              • Classic Layout (the pre v5.5 layout)
              • Improvements to the multi-disc and TV series / episodes support
              • Movie items are now shown in the tree panel, so that they can be expanded to show their details
              • Expand a movie item to see its Disc items.
              • For TV series, expand a Disc items to see the episodes on that disc
              • Select a Disc item in the tree panel to view its episodes in the List panel, including their Sequence Number, Title, First-Air Date, Plot, etc...
              • New icons and Detail View logos for Betamax and CED formats
              • Import data from My Movies
              • Islandic language support, thanks to Gunnar Magnusson
              • Fixed:
                • Edit Multiple: price fields could not be cleared using F8
              Version 5.4.4
              • Release Date: Mar 4, 2008
              • Changed: several Centurion support improvements
              • Fixed: Filter settings weren't saved
              Version 5.4.3
              • Release Date: Feb 11, 2008
              • Please refer to the What's New document for a list of changes
              Version 5.4.2
              • Release Date: Feb 8, 2008
              • Please refer to the What's New document for a list of changes
              Version 5.4.1
              • Release Date: Feb 5, 2008
              • Please refer to the What's New document for a list of changes
              Version 5.3.2
              • Release Date: Nov 21, 2007
              • Added:
                • AutoCap feature for Episode Titles (in Add/Edit Episode screen)
              • Fixed:
                • Export to HTML: index.html was not created when using "Use main screen setting" under Sort Order
                • Export to HTML: "Range Check Error" when using "Use main screen setting" under Sort Order
                • Import Other Database: Storage device values were not imported
                • Automatic Sort Titles didn't work correctly for titles already in "Title, The" format
                • License name that has non-ASCII characters was not removed from lock file correctly causing "Read-Only" situations
              Version 5.3.1
              • Release Date: Nov 16, 2007
              • Searching your database:
                • Completely redesigned Filter screen
                • Build advanced filters using brackets, AND, OR, NOT, equal, not equal, greater than, less than, contains, wildcards
                • Save your filters and activate them directly using the Filter menu on the toolbar
                • Faster Quick Search
              • Sorting:
                • Save your sort order definitions and activate them directly using the Sort Order menu on the toolbar
                • Simpler Sort Field selection screen, just use checkboxes to select the fields you want.
              • Columns:
                • Save your column definitions and activate them directly using the Columns menu on the toolbar
                • Simpler Columns selection screen, just use checkboxes to select the fields you want.
              • Folder selection:
                • Save you custom folder field combination and activate them directly from the Folder menu above the tree
                • Simpler Folder field selection screen, just use checkboxes to select the fields you want.
              • Automatic Sort Titles:
                • new "Generate Sort Title" button in Edit Movie screen
                • Sort Titles are now automatically generated from the Title when using Add Automatically
                • use Tools / Options / Sort Titles to configure recognized articles (the, a, le, la, die, der, das, etc..)
              • Automatic Capitalization of Titles:
                • new AutoCap button next to Title in Edit Movie screen
                • Titles are now automatically capitalized when using Add Automatically
                • use Tools / Options / Capitalization to configure auto-cap settings and exceptions
              • Fixed:
                • Edit Lists: Auto-Resort checkbox was shown at the wrong position when using a small screen
                • Three part person names (e.g. Barbara Taylor Bradford) got split into First/Last Names incorrectly
                • Edit Movie / Covers: Edit and Copy button did not get enabled after adding an image
                • Adult DVD Empire search
              Version 5.2.5
              • Release Date: Aug 18, 2007
              • Missing Full Details Classic Print Template added
              • Size of covers in Classic View Template fixed
              • Rating stars were white instead of yellow in Classis View Template
              • Access Violation when using Edit at the end of the Add Wizard
              Version 5.2.4
              • Release Date: Aug 17, 2007
              • New CSS Styles system now also available for Export and Print templates
              • New Movie Collector 5 template can now also be used for printing
              • All Full Details Classic styles can now be used for Exporting to HTML
              • Add Automatically:
                • DVD Empire: search results now include HD-DVD and BluRay releases
                • Gay DVD Empire" results are now sorted by (search) rank
                • All Amazon sources: the cover price is now retrieved and put into the purchase price field.
              • Norwegian language support, thanks to Erlend Øfstaas
              • Rare Access Violations after adding a new movie using the Add Wizard
              • Adding an episode to a disc reversed the modifications to the current disc
              • Manage List Screen: the auto resort checkbox sometimes appeared in the wrong location
              • Lock File system: concurrent use check now includes Windows user name
              • Updated French language file to verison 5.2.3, thanks to Cyrille Maurice
              Version 5.2.3
              • Release Date: Jul 25, 2007
              • Change:
                • Add Automatically: screens now remember last used search box
                • Add Automatically Advanced Mode: Bar code is now automatically cleared after Add to Queue
                • Read-Only mode: new Tools / Maintenance / Reset Lock File command for resolving lock-file issues
              • Fixed:
                • Dropping Box Set covers in the Edit Box Set screen did not work correctly.
                • Loan Management features were available in Standard edition
                • Incorrect "Read-Only" mode messages after problematic program shutdowns
              Version 5.2.2
              • Release Date: Jul 14, 2007
              • Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window error in edit movie screen
              Version 5.2.1
              • Release Date: Jul 13, 2007
              • Added:
                • Improved network support
                • New lock file system automatically prevents concurrent editing
                • When one user is already using a database in Writable mode, subsequent users will automatically open the database in Read-Only mode
                • in Read-Only all editing features are hidden and disabled, allowing viewing and searching only
                • Create Read-Only workstations by running a forced Read-Only installation (start the installer with the /readonly command line parameter)
                • Improved Loan Management
                • Print loan lists
                • Use Flic scanner in Loan Management screen to Loan or Return movies
                • Use the Quick Search box to search your Loan History by Title, Bar code or Loaner name
                • New Email and Address fields in the Loaner item
                • New date selectors in Loan Info screen
                • Edit Movie screen
                • New Tags fields on Personal tab page
                • New entry boxes for easier adding of values to check list fields (e.g. Genre, Extras)
                • Full Help File in German (thanks Klaus!)
                • Updated Croation language file to version 5, thanks to Cedomir
                • Updated German language file to version 5, thanks to Klaus
                • Updated Greek language file to version 5, thanks to NASKO
                • Upgraded to Delphi 2007
              • Fixed:
                • Edit Movie: Several problems when using the Update and Submit buttons
                • Edit Movie: List Index out of bounds error when choosing Cancel, then No on the Yes/No question panel
                • Add Automatically: Movie credits did not show up in Preview panel
                • Disc (Extra) features were not being retrieved properly from info sources
                • Quick search was not searching in discs and episodes
                • Add Automatically Wizard: Access Violation when using Previous button while searching
                • Buttons on covers-tab were not enabled properly when adding a cover
                • In some cases Format icon did not follow Format changes directly
              Version 5.1.2
              • Release Date: Jun 1, 2007
              • Added:
                • Edit Movie screen: horizontal splitter in Episodes / Features tab page
              • Fixed:
                • Database conversion: several problems converting existing Storage Slot data
                • "Invalid pointer operation" when closing the Add Movie Manually screen using the "X"
                • "Opening in Read-Only Mode" errors
                • Episodes in Details View: Disc headers are now only shown when there are episodes on multiple discs
                • Box Sets: when scanning images the front and back covers got saved under the same filename
                • several localization issues
              Version 5.1.1
              • Release Date: May 31, 2007
              • Added / Changed:
                • Multi-Disc support:
                • Use the new Episodes & Features tab page to create Disc items for each disc in a multi-disc DVD set
                • Enter Episode lists per disc
                • Enter Standard Features and Extra Features per disc
                • Improved carousel support: now enter Storage Device and Slot per disc
                • Automatic Episode numbering
                • Improved View, Export and Print template to show episodes, features and storage data per disc
                • Enhanced Box Set support
                • Box Set item now has extra fields for Front cover, Back Cover, Release Date, Barcode, Purchase Date, Price, Store, Condition, Current Value and Notes
                • All Box Set fields are now shown in a special Box Set bar at the top of the Details View (in both Movie Collector 5 and Classic templates)
                • new Box Set List button on toolbar for direct access to the Box Set List screen
                • new Movie fields on Edition tab page: Distributor and Extras
                • Edit Movie screen now supports the barcode scanner to fill the Barcode field
                • Windows Media Center: it is now possible to link to .VOB files or .IFO files (DVD rips) in the movie links section and play them from Windows Media Center
                • Improved look of In Collection Status images in tree and list
              • Fixed:
                • Edit Movie: Incorrect "Are you sure?" message when cancelling without having made any changes
                • Edit Movie: [Add/Edit] command disappeared from drop down list after using F2
                • Export to HTML: Crew did not appear in version 5 export templates
                • Details View: Templates with multiple stylesheets were not detected in user templates directory
              Version 5.0.2
              • Release Date: May 8, 2007
              • Access Violation after closing the Edit Movie screen (happened only on some system configurations)
              • "Abstract Error" when scanning a barcode directly from the main screen
              • When using Next/Previous to add Links to multiple movies, the links were all added to the first movie only.
              • Export to HTML:
                • descending sort order did not work
                • Custom list template appeared in Saved Template List
                • Include Thumbnail Column setting in saved templates did not work correctly
              • Loans:
                • Returning a loan did not work
                • Main screen was not refreshed after using the Manage Loans screen
              • When adding the "Episodes" field to a printed list, the column showed no values
              • Storage / Eject command was missing from right click menu in Images View
              • Windows Media Center export did not work when there was an ampersand (&) in the Windows username
              • Movie Collector 5 template:
                • Original Title was missing
                • IMDb Rating was missing
                • for movie entries without cast or crew, the Personal Details overlapped the "floating" box on the right
              • several localization issues (thanks Klaus!)
              Version 5.0.1
              • Release Date: May 1, 2007
              • Support for TV Series and Box Sets, download episode titles from
              • Add links to movie files (DivX, Xvid, WMV) and start them from the details panel
              • Windows Media Center support: browse your movie and start linked movie files (PRO only)
              • Improved Add Automatically and Edit Movie screens
              • Improved look: new toolbar icons and new Details View templates
              • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
              Version 4.11.4
              • Release Date: Dec 21, 2006
              • Added:
                • Import from Text feature moved from Add Automatically screen to File / Import From / Text, so that items are imported directly into the database, instead of to the Search Queue.
                • Edit Lists: new "Merge Selected To" command in right mouse button menu, to allow selection of the merge "destination item"
                • new "Cover Image Dropping" setting in Tools/Options/Images to for disabling the "Copy or Link?" prompt
                • Language support for Slovenian, Swedish, Greek, Russian and Danish
              • Windows Vista compatibility/compliance:
                • changed default location of user data (database, backup, images and thumbnails) to: \My Documents\Movie Collector\
                • User Templates can now be (optionally) placed in a user configurable location (Tools / Options), which defaults to \My Documents\Movie Collector\Templates\
                • "System" Templates (the ones included with the program) are still in /Movie Collector/Templates/
                • changed location of Script and other "temp" files to: \Documents And Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\\Movie Collector\
                • Fixed: program hangs when closing on some Vista systems
                • Drag and drop of images from FireFox didn't work
                • Details View did not update correctly after replacing a cover image (e.g. by dragging&dropping)
                • DVD Profiler import did not read the genre field
                • Performance problem when loading folder lists in Images View
                • Minor corrections to Polish language
              Version 4.10.6
              • Release Date: Sep 15, 2006
              • Editing Lists:
                • new right-click menu with Add/Edit/Remove/Merge/Generate commands
                • simplified Merge system: just multi-select items and choose Merge Selected
                • "Generate" functions can now be performed in batch on selected items in list (use Generate commands in right-click menu)
                • new "Auto Re-sort" checkbox on toolbar for enabling/disabling automatic resorting
                • Last Name column is now actually called "Last Name" (previously it was called "Name")
                • Next/Previous buttons in all Edit Item screens (e.g. Edit Actor, Edit Genre, etc..)
              • Fixed:
                • Access Violation when clicking on a cover image without a selected item in the list
                • Export to iPod Notes (PRO only): changed status indicator for wanted from '?' to 'W'
                • DVD Fr search: Searching did not work correctly (HTML data showed)
                • Minor typos in the Italian and German language support
                • Edit Movie screen: Find Available Slot function now only applies upper limit of 150 to Ziotek storage devices
                • Submit screen: added columns that show whether a front and/or back cover is present
              Version 4.10.5
              • Release Date: Jun 14, 2006
              • Automatic version update failed if another application also updated automatically recently
              • Error message "Not a valid integer" when sorting text fields with very large numbers (e.g. barcodes)
              Version 4.10.4
              • Release Date: Jun 13, 2006
              • Statistics: Added a "Total number of disks" field
              • Language support for Italian
              • Sorting on text fields now takes numbers into account (e.g. 'title 10' sorts after 'title 2' instead of before)
              • Program icon displayed in black/white instead of color on Windows 98
              • Details View: Plot and Notes field showed garbled text under certain conditions
              • Loan Manager: returning a loan did not work correctly under certain conditions
              • Export to iPod: sort order for list export was not correct
              • Export to HTML placeholder image was not always properly scaled
              • Update for existing German, French and Croatian language support Printing and Export to HTML: "Range check error" occurred on some systems Export to iPod: error when exporting movies with a title starting with a period (.)
              Version 4.10.3
              • Release Date: May 19, 2006
              • Help topic about using DVD Carousels
              • License validation: entering an invalid license did not show an error message
              • Searching on Amazon Japan with Japanese characters in the title did not work
              • French language: Quick search gave an error message "Format '%. ' invalid or incompatible with argument"
              • Automatic version update failed during installation if the automated 'check for update' detected a new version
              • Progress bar during lengthy operations is no longer visible outside the program
              • Program icon now looks much better
              • DVD Carousel support did not check for errors
              Version 4.10.2
              • Release Date: May 6, 2006
              • Fixed:
                • Printing: When using Full Details template an error message 'mismatched end tag' occurred
                • Printing and Export to HTML: "Range check error" occurred on some systems
                • In French language, error message "format %d invalid or incompatible with argument" when searching online
                • Windows XP theme support had stopped working
                • The automatic update option did not close the program if the trial splash screen was showing
                • IMDB search: exact matches did not retrieve all fields (notably cast)
              Version 4.10.1
              • Release Date: May 2, 2006
              • Added:
                • Export to iPod Notes (PRO only): export your list to the Notes section of your iPod
                • Automatic update option in Check For Update screen, which downloads and installs the latest version automatically
                • German, French, Turkish, Polish and Croatian language support
                • New Folder field: 'First Letter of Title', browse your movies using A - Z folders in the tree panel
                • New format icons for HD DVD and Blu-Ray Disc
                • Searching by barcode (UPC) on DVD Empire infosource is now possible
                • Find Empty Slot function for Storage devices now takes 'Number of Disks' value into account
                • Support for THX icon in Details View
              • Changed:
                • Improved searching on IMDB to show popular titles first and ignore TV show episodes
                • Display LED on DACAL / Ziotech CD Carousel will be switched off at program end
                • Add Movies Automatically (advanced): Updating an entry in the search queue now clears its search results
                • Export to HTML uses placeholder image as a thumbnail if cover images are not available
              • Fixed:
                • some usability issues in the Add Automatically Advanced Mode screen
                • Printing and Export to HTML: Text fields now show HTML tags correctly in list reports (e.g. the <b> tag is shown as bold text)
                • Find Available Slot in Edit Movie screen: 'not a valid integer value' error appeared when using text in the Slot field
                • Export to HTML: Range check error under certain specific conditions
                • Export to Text: Access Violation when attempting to export zero selected items
                • Quick Search did not work after having done a Filter earlier using the "EXCEPT" option
              Version 4.9.5
              • Release Date: Mar 29, 2006
              • Fixed: Add Automatically: preview did not show headers
              • Fixed: Access Violation in standard edition in non-english versions
              • Fixed: Range check error in submit screen with empty e-mail address
              Version 4.9.4
              • Release Date: Mar 21, 2006
              • Range check error when updating movies from infosource
              • Printing: Extra first column containing the linenumber in custom list reports
              Version 4.9.3
              • Release Date: Mar 17, 2006
              • Access Violation when program closes on Windows 98
              • Color field of movie was not retrieved from infosources.
              • Tapespeed appeared in details view when not set for non-english versions.
              • Printer Setup did not remember options.
              • Print and Export templates: Rowshading, Report Date and Thumbnails options were not applied correctly in non-english versions.
              • Customization screen for menus and toolbars was not translated
              Version 3.2
              • Release Date: Apr 22, 2003
              • Quick Search feature, re-designed toolbar, extra templates

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