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Version 19.2.4
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2019
  • Fixed:
    • Drag/Drop image would put image in Downloads folder when using “just link to dropped file”
    • Fixed a display issue with shelf-view background
    • Fixed an issue with importing an XML file
Version 19.2.3
  • Release Date: May 17, 2019
  • We changed the Add Movies screen so you now see the movie poster if we don’t have a front cover available for you. We also got rid of some bugs today, check it out:


    • Drag & drop of images from a webbrowser was broken


    • Drag & drop of images from a webbrowser was broken
    • Grouping on “My Rating” didn’t work sometimes
    • Some year entries weren’t set correctly
    • Removing entries from the Link screen was not possible with keyboard
    • Edit in List behaviour modified for dropdown field types
    • Add Episode: When you click “Next”, the episode title is now selected so you can quickly enter a title.
    • Add Box Set by barcode: when searching for 1 single barcode, you can now add it correctly as multiple movies, or one single entry using the two add buttons.
Version 19.2.2
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2019
  • A couple of fixes for Movie Collector Mac today with squashed bugs that you reported to us:


    • Add Screen: Searching an IMDb URL or Title gave invalid XML if they contained “&” in them
    • Add Screen: Barcode scanning with CLZ Barry or CueCat didn’t work
    • Link with CLZ Core screen didn’t find any results
    • Editing the personal rating in the template and edit screens missed the star images
    • Templates stopped working if an “&” was in some of the fields
Version 19.2
  • Release Date: Apr 25, 2019
  • We’re on a roll! Here’s yet another BIG update of your Movie Collector for Mac software, with 3 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
    Also, new support for 12 digital movie formats, complete with icons and logos
    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!

    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 “Movie Collector > Preferences”.
    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”.
    Then 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”. )

    3. New options and icons for digital movie formats

    With digital movie formats becoming more popular, we have decided to add the most popular ones to the Format list, all with nice new icons and logos.

    Now available as new Format choices:

    Amazon Prime Video
    Apple iTunes
    Google Play
    Microsoft Movies & TV
    Playstation Video
    Movies Anywhere
Version 19.1.3
  • Release Date: Apr 5, 2019
  • Because the version we released yesterday was built with a new Xcode, the program automatically supported Mojave’s “Dark Mode”. Unfortunately, we all run “Light Mode” here, and we didn’t see that the program looked completely wrong in Dark Mode!

    We do plan to support Dark Mode on Mojave, but this is a different project and will be addressed later this year.


    • Mojave’s Dark Mode made the program look bad so we switched the program to light mode for now.
    • Export to XML, Text, and other export functions were broken
    • Images Shelves styles were broken.
Version 19.1.2
  • Release Date: Apr 4, 2019
  • Trial Mode improvements:

    • Bigger “+” 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 items.
    • Removed the ugly blue “hint box” that appeared when starting with an empty database.

    Only supports macOS 10.9 or higher

    This is the first version to not support macOS 10.8 Mountain Lion anymore.

    To stay current with Apple we’ve just updated to Xcode (the software used to create Movie Collector for macOS). In order to do this we had to drop support for macOS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) from 2012 as Apple doesn’t support it anymore in Xcode.

    If you still use macOS 10.8, make sure to not upgrade Movie Collector to this version.


    • Auto-mark custom images didn’t flag items as “dirty” for the sync.
    • Drag and drop image on Details Panel to change the front cover was broken.
    • Index number sometimes didn’t increment correctly.
    • Changing order of movies in a box set could crash the program.
Version 19.1
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • The Movie Collector v19 release was just 6 weeks 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, 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 / Votesfrom 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

    • Renamed format “Blu-ray Disc” to “Blu-ray”
    • Renamed format “Ultra HD Blu-ray” to “4K UHD”
    • Updated the format icon for 4K UHD

    Drag/Drop image op template

Version 19.0.2
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2019
  • New:

    • You can now add the field “Custom Image” as a column to your list.


    • Multiple Collections:
      • Importing XML would always import into the “first collection” instead of the selected collection.
      • Importing XML could cause a crash.
      • There were some issues with the order of multiple collections.
    • A couple of Flex template fixes.
    • The details template was always reset to Flex.
    • “Custom Image” checkbox wasn’t checked when using Find Cover via Main Screen.
Version 19.0
  • Release Date: Feb 7, 2019
    • Click here for a full list of changes
Version 18.3.7
  • Release Date: Dec 31, 2018
  • Pending our discussion with IMDb, it was necessary to update Movie Collector for Mac 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 18.3.6
  • Release Date: Nov 1, 2018
  • Some of you reported some issues in the Edit Screens in Movie Collector using macOS Mojave, which have now been addressed and fixed!


    • Searching for a actor or crew wasn’t working (dropdown wasn’t opening to show all options)
    • The dropdown to choose a role for a crew member wasn’t working
    • Dragging and dropping of images on the template or edit screen didn’t do anything
Version 18.3.5
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2018
  • Fixed:

    • Update from Core for movies wasn’t downloading new details
Version 18.3.4
  • Release Date: Sep 7, 2018
  • Update from Core for movies that are part of a box set now also downloads a front cover if it’s missing (and we have it in the online database).


    • Update from Core now also downloads front covers for box sets
    • Added Date now syncs with CLZ Cloud


    • After adding by Title or by Barcode you couldn’t edit the price fields for your newly added movie
    • Add Screen: “Report missing movie” is now available from the right click menu
Version 18.3.3
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2018
    • On older macOS versions (10.7, 10.8 and 10.9) the Add Movies screen popup and the Manage Pick Lists screen weren’t working. We fixed that in this maintenance build (but if you can, we do recommend updating to the latest macOS 🙂 ).
Version 18.3.2
  • Release Date: Aug 15, 2018
  • Small maintenance build for Movie Collector today, the price fields in the Edit Movie screen weren’t working correctly and clicking through to another movie in a box set was broken in some cases. All fixed now!


    • Price fields weren’t working correctly
    • Clicking through to another movie inside a box set wasn’t working in images, coverflow and cards view
Version 18.3.1
  • Release Date: Aug 10, 2018
  • New: Automatically add multi-movie box sets:

    During 2017, our content managers worked for months to enhance our Core online movie database with movie list information for thousands of multi-movie box sets.

    As of today, Movie Collector for macOS can use this new Core data: Just use the enhanced Add Movies 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 movie” 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 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 switches now let you search each of these three Core section separately OR combined. AND: The switches also operate on the Search-As-You-Type suggestions, for even quicker searching and adding!

    New box set panel on movie details page, with movie list!

    A nice new 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!

    Change the order of movies in a box set

    At the bottom of the list of movies you will find a link to “change order of movies…” to modify the order in which the movies are displayed in the details page.

    New in the Add Movies from CLZ Core screen:

    The Add Movies Automatically screen is now called “Add Movies from CLZ Core” and it includes quite a few improvements to make it both easier-to-use and easier-on-the-eye:

    • Big blue buttons for the main actions, Searching and Adding, can’t miss ’em 🙂
    • Checkboxes to turn on Movies, TV Series and/or Box Set searching
    • Automatic Preview, just select a result (no more need for double clicking)
    • Use the popup in the “Add” button to change it to add to “Collection” or “Wish List”

    New: Movies vs TV Series

    You can find a new “Is TV Series” checkbox in your Edit Movie screen. If you folder on this field you will get a “Yes” and “No” folder, so you can quickly split your collection into TV Series and Movies!

    Click the folder dropdown to select or create your “Is TV Series” setting:

Version 18.2.1
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2018
  • A BIG update for your Movie Collector software today, with two important changes:

    1. Secure HTTPS connections, for your security and privacy

    As indicated in our recent GDPR email, we are updating our software and services, to be more secure and to better protect your privacy.

    Starting with version 18.2, 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 18.2.

    2. More sync fields

    Last week, our CLZ Cloud (and Movie Connect) has been updated with 6 more fields and loan information. Today’s version 18.2 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 18.2, 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.

    BTW: Updates for the CLZ Movies mobile apps are coming up soon, so that you can fully sync the above new fields from desktop to mobile and vice versa.


    • Preferences: Ignore Sort Title Setting was ignored
    • Add Movies Files: Batch add checked for movie files was not working
Version 18.1.2
  • Release Date: Apr 19, 2018
  • Fixed:

    • The Add Movie screen wasn’t able to search a full title or barcode. All good now!

    Never a dull moment at the CLZ HQ… Here we were, working on nice improvements for our software, when suddenly… the guys at Apple had a brainwave: In their ultimate wisdom, they decided to start phasing out 32-bit applications.

    Since April 12, users of macOS High Sierra are getting a “not optimized for your Mac” warning when they start a 32-bit application. Which includes the Movie Collector software for macOS 🙁

    On top of that, Apple have already stopped allowing 32-bit applications in their App Store and rumours are that they may even stop supporting 32-bit applications in a future version of macOS, requiring every application to be 64-bit!

    Of course, we were already aware that Apple would be going this route some day; the rumours have been around for quite a while. So we had already been working on a 64-bit version of our software, as a “back-burner project”. 
    But the introduction of last week’s “not optimized” warnings suddenly made this a high-priority project. So… we dropped everything we were doing and finalized our 64-bit project. And I am happy to report:

    A fully 64-bit v18.1 version of Movie Collector is available now!

    Not exactly what we were planning to do this month, but hey, this is what the Update Plans are for: your guarantee that we deal with everything the world throws at us 🙂

Version 18.0.2
  • Release Date: Apr 11, 2018
  • Fixed:

    • Sync with CLZ Cloud:
      • Sometimes the “Local changes to be uploaded” counter didn’t show the correct number.
      • When a cover could not be downloaded during down syncing it would stop and not continue. Now it will continue and show a report of any possible errors that have occurred.
      • Sometimes covers weren’t uploaded when they should have.
      • The error: “This database is different from the one in CLZ Cloud” would show up in rare cases when it shouldn’t.
    • Main Screen:
      • There were still some cases where “follow edited item” option was not working.
      • Folder grouping on a credit role would show folders for all credit roles instead of just the one selected.
Version 18.0
  • Release Date: Apr 4, 2018
  • Version 18 is finally here! And it not only bring the promised Auto-Cloud-Syncing, but also many improvements to the main screen, making it both faster and more stable.

    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 the CLZ Movies mobile app 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.

    Automatic 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.

    Main screen now faster and more stable

    In the past few months, we have spent a lot of time rewriting important parts of the main screen. For instance, the code that refreshes the folder panel (which was slow, especially with the “counters” switched on) and also the part that restores your selection in the list after editing. At the same time, we reduced the program’s “memory footprint”, making it more stable overall.

    The result is that the program is now a lot more enjoyable to use. It starts quicker, it refreshes much faster (after adding or editing) and switching between folder types is quicker.

    The speed-up will be most noticeable on large collections, with thousands of movies. Especially when having LOTS of folders in the folder panel (e.g. Actor folders).


    • Cloud syncing:
      • After duplicating a movie, the duplicate would not be marked for syncing to cloud.
      • In some situations, a down-sync could update empty fields with data from Core.
      • In some situations, cover images would not upload automatically.
    • Main screen:
      • After editing, the edited items would not be selected after refresh.
Version 17.0.6
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 2017
  • Fixed

    • Quick Search suggestion box could crash the app.
    • Alphabet bar wasn’t working anymore.
Version 17.0.5
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 2017
  • Next week, Apple will release the new macOS 10.13 “High Sierra”. If you are planning to update your Mac to this new OS, then we strongly recommend to update your Movie Collector software to today’s version 17.0.5!

    Movie Collector problems on High Sierra: We have been testing our software on beta versions of High Sierra for quite a while, to make sure we were ready for it’s release. We found that most of the software seems to be working as normal.

    Unfortunately, we found a big problem in the Preferences screen, it does not open at all anymore, making it impossible to make any changes to program settings.

    Luckily, our Mac developer Ronald was able to fix the Preferences screen to make it work on the new macOS. A fix was released today, in version 17.0.5.


    • Preferences screen didn’t load properly on macOS 10.13 “High Sierra”.
    • Upload Cover to CLZ Core: Images were not always uploaded properly even if they were within the 500KB file size limit.
    • Main Screen: Quick Search: Occasional crashes in the quick search when using the “Search-as-you-type” suggestions.
    • Sync with CLZ Cloud: Sometimes crashed during the upload of covers.
Version 17.0.4
  • Release Date: May 24, 2017
  • Fixed:

    • Add Movies Automatically: the cursor in the search title box would sometimes jump to the end while changing the search term.
    • Upload cover to CLZ Core: sometimes images were not uploaded properly because of the 500K size restriction although they were smaller in size.
Version 17.0.3
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 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!

    Box set images

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

Version 17.0.2
  • Release Date: Mar 9, 2017
  • Fixed:
    • Program would crash at startup on macOS 10.9 or older
    • Search-As-You-Type tweaked to search first letters of each word only, making the results more precise
    • Add Movies Automatically : image popup for cover was showing the images of the selected item in main screen
Version 17.0.1
  • Release Date: Mar 8, 2017
  • Quick Search: Search-As-You-Type suggestions

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

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

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

    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 appear.
    • 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 16.2 build 4
  • Release Date: Feb 3, 2017
  • Fixed:

    • Edit Screen: Episodes: Move Down Button was not working correctly.
    • Edit Screen: Cover Popups were not always prompted on macOS Sierra.
    • Add Auto:
      • Fixed an issue where an "Untitled Movie" could be added to the collection.
      • Sometimes "Already in Collection" popup was prompting endlessly.
Version 16.2 build 3
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2017
  • Fixed:

    • Crash: Add Movies Automatically screen could be prompted while using the program.
Version 16.2 build 2
  • Release Date: Jan 4, 2017
  • Fixed:

    • Cards View: Quick Search didn’t filter the cards in the list.
    • First Letter folder option was not using the Sort Names.
    • Loan Manager Screen: Search was not working.
    • Sierra: Full Screen Mode: "Add Cover" popup appears under the Edit Screen.
    • Internal Images: Templates images were not updated after editing an item.
    • When no internet connection was available, app was launched in Trial Mode.
    • Main List: Missing "Format Icon" for movies without formats
Version 16.2 build 1
  • Release Date: Dec 23, 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. )


    • Main Screen: after resizing the first column too much, the text was no longer readable
    • Edit Movie: Closing the edit screen could cause a crash on El Capitan
Version 16.1 build 8
  • Release Date: Dec 2, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Main screen: switching from details to statistics would crash the program
    • Edit Screen: Manage Pick List Screen opened: Crash when removing an item from the list, and closing Edit Screen.
Version 16.1 build 7
  • Release Date: Nov 24, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Program would crash on startup or load incorrectly for OS older than Sierra
Version 16.1 build 6
  • Release Date: Nov 23, 2016
  • New:

    • 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.
Version 16.1 build 5
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Edit Screens: Memo text fields like Plot and Notes could not be scrolled up and down
Version 16.1 build 4
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Add Movies Automatically:
      • Movies were added without data and as “Untitled Movie” when adding several from the queue
      • After adding a result in queue mode the search wasn’t removed from the queue
      • Searching all entered barcodes in the queue could cause a crash
Version 16.1 build 3
  • Release Date: Oct 20, 2016
  • Improvements to Add Movies Automatically screen

    • 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.


    • MacOS Sierra: When running the program in full screen mode popups were hidden below the program's main screen.
    • The Edit screen sometimes crashed when trying to add a new feature under "Episodes & Features"
    • Add Movies Automatically:
      • Search As You Type: Auto select has been disabled as it was causing confusion.
      • Region filter didn't work.
Version 16.1 build 2
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Check for Updates was broken for macOS Sierra.
    • Templates were broken when User Defined Field headers contained special characters.
    • Add Automatically: “Search as you Type” results didn’t show the release year and title in macOS Lion and below.
Version 16.1 build 1
  • Release Date: Aug 31, 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.

Version 16.0 build 8
  • Release Date: Jun 14, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Main Screen: 2 Panels Horizontal Layout: view sizes were not restored.
    • Add Automatically: By barcode: Sometimes a new movie was added without barcode.
    • Manage Pick List: sometimes no warning was shown for duplicated items.
    • CLZ Cloud Sync: Fixed a crash when down-syncing a new movie.
    • 2 Panels Mode: Folders were always sorted by article.
    • Folders: Preference "Ignore SortName of Person Item" was not working.
Version 16.0 build 7
  • Release Date: May 10, 2016
  • Fixed:

    • Templates: Template: Barcode icon was missing
    • Main Screen: Edit in List
      • un(checking) checkbox lists didn’t trigger a "sync change"
      • changing "Seen It" and "Changing Date" didn’t trigger a "sync change"
    • Cards View: the new cover was not displayed using Find Cover
    • Add Auto: sometimes not selected queue items were also added using "Add Selected" in queue mode
    • Export to Text: Running Time was not displaying in correct format
Version 16.0 build 6
  • Release Date: Apr 19, 2016
  • Fixed:
    • New Maintenance tool: Tools > Maintenance > Open database location
    • Add/Update Automatically: Musician and Cinematographer values were not downloaded
    • Automatically Close Add Auto screen after queue is emptied was not working
    • List Sorting: Empty values were not sorted correctly
Version 16.0 build 5
  • Release Date: Apr 6, 2016
  • Fixed:
    • "Ultra HD Blu-ray" icon was not visible
    • Add auto screen: "Collection Status" setting was not working properly
    • Images View: Newly added items with "Add Automatically" were not selected
Version 16.0 build 4
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2016
  • Fixed:
    • Templates: changing Seen It/Rating didn't trigger a change for syncing
    • Templates: 2 panels mode with selected folder: selection was lost after changing "Seen It"
    • Edit in List: Edit Rating was not working
    • Templates: Online Links: "https" URLs didn’t open
    • Cover Flow panel now has a black background
    • Performance: Statistics are no longer updated if not necessary
    • Sort Sets selection was sometimes lost after restarting the app
    • Main Screen: "Collection status" filter selection was not remembered after restarting the app
Version 16.0 build 3
  • Release Date: Mar 8, 2016
  • Fixed:
    • Menu: "View > Cards" item was missing
    • Cards View was not working on Mavericks
Version 16.0 build 2
  • Release Date: Feb 18, 2016
    • Fixed: List View could crash after opening the program, making it seem like no database was open.
Version 16.0 build 1
  • Release Date: Feb 18, 2016
    1. Please refer to the what's new page for a complete list of changes
Version 15.6 build 2
  • Release Date: Dec 5, 2015
  • Fixed:
    • Fixed a crash on Mountain Lion & Lion
Version 15.6 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!


    • Covers and Images sort order was not immediately updated after closing the "Choose Sort Fields" screen.
    • Images View: when an alphabet letter was selected, the Edit Item menu option was disabled.
    • Fixed a selection issue after closing Edit Screen
    • Fixed some crashes.
Version 15.5 build 3
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2015
  • Fixed:

    • Fixed performance issues in the main screen.
Version 15.5 build 2
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 2015
  • Fixed:

    • El Capitan compatibility: errors when installing "Can't be opened because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed."
    • Issue with Developer Identity in OSX El Capitan.
    • Shelf mode, 2 Panels, Detail View: sometimes the wrong movie was displayed after filtering with Alphabet Bar.
    • Folders were not always sorted correctly.
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 :-)


    • Crashes on Mavericks, that happened when sorting by specific columns and then closing/reopening the program.
    • Minutes or Hours:Minutes Preference was not working.
    • Drag & Drop was not working for all folders.
    • Rare: Bad Memory Access Crash when launching the program.
Version 15.4 build 2
  • Release Date: Sep 10, 2015
  • Fixed:

    • Title Column did not participate in font size changes.
    • Tools / Maintenance / Reassign Index Field was not working anymore.
    • Crashes on start up related to specific sort settings.
    • Several problem in 2-panel mode plus Images View:
      • Double-Click" to open Edit Screen was not working.
      • Quick Search was not working.
      • Alphabet Bar was not working.
      • Sorting was not working properly.
Version 15.4 build 1
  • Release Date: Sep 2, 2015
  • More intuitive behaviour of the main screen's tree and list panels

    • The "tree panel" has become the Folder Panel. 
      This Folder Panel now always shows folders, and folders *only*.
    • The "list panel" on the right is now the Movie List Panel. 
      This Movie List Panel always shows a list of *movies*, never folders.
    • New BIG folder button to the left of the bread-crumb bar. 
      Now also displays the currently selected folder Preset.


    • No more situations where the left and right panels show the same list.
    • The Images and Cover Flow view always show *movie cover images* 
      Which is what they are for. No more big ugly folder, disc or episode icons.
    • Selecting movie(s) is *always* done in the Movie List Panel. 
      No more confusion about actions behaving differently depending on 
      wether a movie has been selected in the tree or the list.
    • Use the Folder Panel to *filter* the movie list in the Movie List Panel. 
      E.g. select the Horror folder to make the Movie List show horror movies.
    • Click the root/top folder to show *all* movies. 
      Select the top item in the folder tree to make the Movie Panel show 
      all movies in your collection. No need to switch to No Folders mode.
    • No Folders Mode? Then no Folder Panel. 
      Don't want to use folders? No problem, switch to No Folders mode and the 
      Folder Panel will disappear, resulting in a nice "Classic Mode" view.

    New Two Panel Layouts, with merged Folder and Movie Panels

    • Only two panels: Movie List and Movie Details, no Folder Panel.
    • Folders are "integrated" into the Movie List as extra folder rows.
    • The Two Panel Layout is available in Horizontal and Vertical versions.

    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.


    • When syncing new movies down *from* Core, it always use Core values for the Format field, not your own Cloud format data.
Version 15.3 build 3
  • 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
    Also new in Tools / Options / Sorting:
    • Show Sort Titles instead of Titles


    • Memory issue in User Defined Fields code
Version 15.3 build 2
  • Release Date: Jul 23, 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.
Version 15.2 build 3
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2015
  • Fixed:
    • Crash when starting on Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
      Note: this is the final Snow Leopard compatible build.
      Support for Snow Leopard will be dropped from future versions!
Version 15.2 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).

Version 15.2 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!


    • Preferences: crash on OS X Leopard and Lion.
    • The app was crashing on startup when a Folder Set with an empty name was selected.
Version 15.1 build 3
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2015
  • Fixed:

    • CLZ Cloud Sync: Fixed an error during Cover Upload (problem with Movie Posters).
    • CLZ Cloud Sync: Fixed a crash which happened in the Sync screen while it was scrolling down.
Version 15.1 build 2
  • Release Date: May 30, 2015
  • Fixed:

    • When clicking the "Unlock" button in the program / splash screen, the program did not open the correct preference panel.
Version 15.1 build 1
  • Release Date: May 29, 2015
  • Re-Designed Preferences screen

    • 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.

    New: Import from Text

    Import basic movie data into Movie Collector from other programs:

    • Title
    • Barcode

    Upload to CLZ Cloud and Submit to Core features 
    now automatically resize cover images that are too large

    No more failed image uploads because of the 500kb limit. Both the Upload to CLZ Cloud and Submit to Core features now automatically resize images to within 750x750 pixels when uploading.


    • Cloud Sync: Items modified by “Re-assign Index Fields" were not seen as changes for the Cloud upload.
    • Manage Pick Lists: Crash after editing Display Name for UDF lists.
    • Manage Pick Lists: Crash when Adding an item and then cancelling straight away.
    • Edit Screen: In some situations, editing a person entry could crash the app.
    • Edit Screen: Years field lists were not wide enough on Snow Leopard.
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.
    • Manage User Defined Fields screen: Removing a User Defined field resulted in a program crash.
Version 15.0 build 2
  • Release Date: May 1, 2015
  • Fixed:

    • New sync protocol crashed on Snow Leopard.
    • Add Movie Manually: the “Cancel” button was not closing the screen.
    • CLZ Barry Scanner: if a movie was edited before scanning, the scanned barcode was wrongly added to the previously edited movie.
    • Manage Pick Lists: fixed a crash on Mavericks.
    • Check for Update: wasn't working correctly with an expired license.
    • Main List: dates with unspecified day and “January" as month were displaying an incorrect year.
    • Saved "Sort Field Sets" are now sorted alphabetically.
    • Templates: Blockz: Current Value was displayed without decimals.
    • Pref add/Update: Cinematography and Musicians limit was not working correctly.
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 4
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2015
  • Fixed:

    • Find Cover screen: cropping didn't work.
    • Sometimes “Manage Pick List” screen was crashing and it was not possible to open it anymore.
    • Detail View was blank when using special characters in the Field Names.
    • Templates: Plot & Notes were not displayed with new paragraphs and new lines.
Version Cobalt.9 build 3
  • Release Date: Mar 17, 2015
  • Fixed:

    • Add Auto: when changing language, the original title was not added to the movie.
    • Movies with “+” in the filename were not played.
    • Edit Screen: Persons Tables: Cells were not correctly aligned with the columns.
    • Manage Pick Lists:
      • After adding a duplicate, an empty row was added to the list.
      • Sort order is now case insensitive.
    • Database Totals didn't always show the real "totals".
    • Main Menu:
      • File > Export to Text was sometimes greyed out.
      • File > Save Database As.. was very slow.
    • Column Feld Selection Screen: Duplicate Columns Set: some columns were wrongly checked.
Version Cobalt.9 build 2
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2015
  • Fixed:

    • Preferences Screen: "Automatically Increment Index" Yes/No didn't save correctly.
    • Add / Update settings: Backcover setting wasn't correct on first install.
    • Fixed an issue with handling barcodes from OPN-2001 scanner.
    • Add / Link Files: Hidden "Already Linked Files" were added anyway when clicking "Batch Add Checked"
    • Edit Screen: Date Fields were too narrow
    • Upload Cover to CLZ Cloud: Replaced "Invalid Action" error with something more understandable.
    • Loan Manager: Default Loan Period wasn't saved correctly.
Version Cobalt.9 build 1
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2015
    • Please refer to the changelog for a full list of changes
Version Cobalt.8 build 4
  • Release Date: Nov 25, 2014
  • Fixed:

    • After scanning a barcode, add automatically screen was not displaying the barcodes tab view.
    • Statistics: Some bars from the bar statistics were hidden.
    • Edit Lists: Next / Previous buttons were not working correctly.
Version Cobalt.8 build 3
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 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 Preferences, that lets you disable the automatic searching each time you open the screen.
    • New: Stop searches and preview actions that take too long.

    New option for Folder fields

    • Seen It (Yes/No)


    • In trial mode, the Login screen popped up after every search in the Add Auto screen.
Version Cobalt.8 build 2
  • Release Date: Nov 11, 2014
    • Fixed: Crashes when removing movies.
Version Cobalt.8 build 1
  • Release Date: Nov 6, 2014
  • Quick Search feature now searches more fields

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

    New setting for Add Auto screen: Edit After Add

    Makes the Edit Movie screen open automatically after adding a new movie using the Add Movie Automatically screen. 
    (only when adding one movie in Direct Search mode, this setting has no effect on Queue Mode)


    • When the list panel shows folders, the column header said "DisplayName". Now show the field name of the current folder field.
    • Templates: User Defined date fields were not displaying in your configured System Date Format.
Version Cobalt.7 build 3
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2014
  • Yosemite compatibility

    Multiple changes to make Music Collector fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 / Yosemite, including:
    • Crash when trying to add a Local Link in the Edit Movie screen.
    • Clicking a cover image in the Details Panel didn't work anymore.


    • Import from a V3 database was occasionally crashing.
Version Cobalt.7 build 2
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 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.


    • User Defined Fields: Crashes on OS X 10.7 when adding a new field in the Manage UDF screen.
    • User Defined Fields: Fields without field name would crash the app when opening the “Manage User Defined Fields” screen or the edit screen.
    • CLZ Cloud syncing: crashes when uploading cover images.
    • CLZ Cloud syncing: When down syncing, the CLZ MediaID was sometimes incorrectly displayed as a change.
    • Templates: Clicking the IMDB logo was not opening the IMDb page.
Version Cobalt.7 build 1
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 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.

    Fixed for the new User Defined Fields system:

    • Several performance problems caused by the new UDF system.
    • Crashes when closing the Manage UDF screen.
    • Manage UDF screen: When editing a date field the date picker would always pop up.
    • Edit Multiple would clear Text and Pick List values.
    • Edit Multiple would not always save correct values for Checkbox List fields.
    • Pressing enter after adding an entry in a UDF check box list would close the edit screen.
    • User defined dates weren’t always saved properly.
    • Main Screen: sorting on a user defined date field didn't work.
    • Using reserved XML characters like ‘<‘ and ‘&’ in user defined values broke the template and the value wasn’t saved.

    Other fixes:

    • Synchronise with CLZ Cloud: program crashes while generating long item lists.
    • Main List: horizontal 'rubber-banding’ was causing issues for laptop user's gestures.
    • Main List: When using Cmd + R to select a random movie, the same sequences of movies would be selected each time.
    • Update Automatically: The same Online Links were re-added to the list every time.
    • Main Screen: Statistics: Box Set stats were not displayed.
Version Cobalt.5 build 1
  • Release Date: Aug 28, 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:
      • Set Default Values.
      • 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.
      • 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 4
  • Release Date: Aug 19, 2014
  • Fixed:
    • Occasional crashes when Exporting to CLZ Movies.
    • Blockz template: Actor headshot was opened in browser instead of popup.
Version Cobalt.4 build 3
  • Release Date: Jul 28, 2014
  • Fixed:

    • Main Menu: Buy > Unlock Software: If the database window was not open, popup did not show up.
    • Details: Template were occasionally broken by hidden characters inserted in the text fields
    • Import V3 Database was not working anymore.
    • Person entries with ID zero could occur in the database, causing problems when Export to CLZ Movies.
Version Cobalt.4 build 2
  • Release Date: Jul 15, 2014
  • Fixed:

    • Crash when exporting to the CLZ Movies app (with Update option selected).
    • Edit Movie screen: annoying sound when typing a new cast or crew name.
Version Cobalt.4 build 1
  • Release Date: Jul 9, 2014
  • New: Full screen mode (on Lion and Mavericks)

    • Now supports the Mac OS X standard Full Screen Mode (introduced in OS X Lion).
    • To expand to full screen, click the arrows in the top-right corner of the app window.
    • To return to standard view, move the pointer to the top-right corner of the screen 
      until the menu bar appears, and then click the arrows.

    Edit Movie: easier adding of Cast and Crew entries

    • When entering the name of an actor or crew member (Director, Producer, etc..), 
      the pick list now filters the list using the letters you typed. (as opposed to jumping to the first matching item).
    • This makes the drop down list more useful, as it now only shows a short list of matching items, 
      instead of tens of thousands of person names in a tiny box.
    • On top of that, it avoids having to load the long list of names, making the Edit screen much faster.

    Performance improvements

    • New database structure which will slightly improve the performance of most database actions, 
      and, more importantly, will make future database conversions much faster and more stable.
    • However: this new database structure will cause one last slow conversion for this update, 
      which may take up to 15 minutes for large databases. Please do not close the software before it completes!
    • Edit Movie screen now opens much faster, especially on large databases with many actors and crew members.
Version Cobalt.3 build 6
  • Release Date: Jun 30, 2014
  • Fixed:

    • App was freezing when switching to the statistics view on Retina Display MacBooks.
Version Cobalt.3 build 5
  • Release Date: Jun 19, 2014
  • Fixed:
    • For some users, the previous build was freezing right after starting the program.
    • Main screen / Edit In list: Date popups were not displaying the correct date.
Version Cobalt.3 build 4
  • Release Date: Jun 5, 2014
  • Fixed:
    • Edit Movie: Data corruption problems when clicking “Next” and “Previous” buttons extremely quickly.
    • Update File Links: crash when clicking on "Manual".
    • Folders tree: Blu-ray 3D icon was missing.
    • Sync with CLZ Cloud / “Upload Covers”: Now displays an error when a cover is too big to upload.
    • Templates: Trailer videos now play with using the YouTube HTML5 player instead of the Adobe Flash player.
    • Templates: Custom User Templates were not working.
Version Cobalt.3 build 3
  • Release Date: Apr 23, 2014
  • Fixed:
    • “Field Defaults” screen was not opening.
    • “Add/Link Movie Files” screen: "Add Selected Movie Files" and 
      “Batch Add Checked Movies” buttons were not working for some files.
    • Tools > “My CLZ Account”: “Expiration date” wasn’t displaying
    • Main screen: “Format” folders Tree:
      • Sometimes the incorrect format icon was displayed
      • “Ultraviolet" icon was missing
    • “Update File Links” screen was occasionally freezing.
Version Cobalt.3 build 2
  • Release Date: Apr 18, 2014
  • Fixed:
    • Details Panel: Sometimes movie details weren't displayed because of a template issue.
    • Export to CLZ Mobile caused a crash.
Version Cobalt.3 build 1
  • Release Date: Apr 17, 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 layout of Edit Movie screen
    • The fields of the Edition tab has been split into two tabs:
    • The Edition tab holds the new multi-value Format box, plus other package and release related fields.
    • The new Edition Specs. tab now contains all fields related to the technical properties of the disc, like audio, screen-ratios, subtitles, layers, etc...
  • Fixed:
    • Fixed issues where the program would freeze/crash.
    • Add Auto: auto-increment of the Index field wasn’t working correctly.
    • Sync with CLZ Cloud: “Download From CLZ Cloud” button was disabled every time a new database was opened
Version Cobalt.2 build 6
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2014
  • WARNING: OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher REQUIRED!!
    Starting with this build, Movie Collector is NOT COMPATIBLE with OS X 10.5 (Leopard) anymore.
    To run this version, you need OS X 10.6 (Show Leopard) or higher.
  • Fixed:
    • Add Movies Automatically :In some situations, the screen did not open.
    • "Report missing movie to Core”: when selecting multiple items, the wrong barcode was reported.
    • Main screen: fixed several issues with the layout settings.
    • Lookup Items List: URL field for UserLookup1 and UserLookup2 wasn’t working at all.
    • Templates: UserLookup1 and UserLookup2 values with a URL filled in will now become links.
    • Add/Link files screen: "Existing Series Episodes” table: fixed a display issue.
Version Cobalt.2 build 5
  • Release Date: Feb 25, 2014
  • Fixed:
    • Adding Movie Files:
      • Occasional crashes when linking movie files to episodes.
      • Improved collapsing/expanding of folders.
      • "Hide linked files" option was not always working correctly.
      • When "Get Title From Filename" was selected, items were not sorted alphabetically but grouped by folders.
    • Add Movies Automatically screen: Color vs Black/White values from online db were not used correctly.
    • Main Screen: Improved layout for "Confirm Delete" popup.
    • Templates: Cobalt Templates displayed "AA " in front of "Studios".
Version Cobalt.2 build 4
  • Release Date: Jan 20, 2014
  • Fixed:
    • Edit Screen / Crew list: Roles list did not show customized field names for user defined roles.
    • Settings / License : Crash after removing password only.
Version Cobalt.2 build 3
  • Release Date: Jan 7, 2014
  • Fixed:
    • Find Cover Image screen would freeze up on some searches.
    • Loan Manager: Loaners weren't displayed in the list.
    • Loan Manager: "Loan" button wasn't correctly enabled.
    • Templates: Seen Where data was not displayed.
Version Cobalt.2 build 2
  • Release Date: Dec 24, 2013
  • Fixed in Add/Link Movie Files:
    • The popup "Item is already existing in the database" was incorrectly showing up when linking to an existing item.
    • "Select Existing Movie" window: movies were not correctly sorted (by Title) in the list.
    • When switching the "Get Title From:" radio buttons, the "Select All" selection was not preserved.
  • Fixed in Link Movies screen:
    • Edit Search Criteria popup: "Update" button was unresponsive to keyboard.
    • Preview was not always loaded after selection changed.
    • The Preview for the first item wasn't automatically loaded when opening the window for the first time.
Version Cobalt.2 build 1
  • Release Date: Dec 19, 2013
  • Please refer to the changelog for a full list of changes
Version Cobalt.1 build 1
  • Release Date: Dec 10, 2013
  • Please refer to the changelog for a full list of changes
Version Cobalt.0 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:
    • The Format value "Blu-ray Disc" was locally hard-coded with lowercase "r", consequently a new "Blu-Ray Disc" lookup-item was added when using Add Auto for new movies.
    • Preferences: after switching between hours and minutes format, not all main table rows were updated (on Snow Leopard).
    • Import from XML: Actor images URLs and IMDB URLs were not imported.
Version Cobalt.0 build 3
  • Release Date: Nov 26, 2013
  • Fixed:
    • Edit Screen: Submit button was still enabled when in "Edit multiple" mode.
    • Add Auto: TV Series only checkbox now defaults to "unchecked" on first install.
    • Actor links in templates did not work.
Version Cobalt.0 build 2
  • Release Date: Nov 7, 2013
  • New:
    • Edit in List feature now also allows the editing of all
    • Credits type (Director, Producer, etc..)
  • Fixed:
    • Import from XML: Plot wasn't imported.
    • Template: Purchase price was displayed incorrectly in the Blockz template.
    • Main Screen: Incremental search was not working anymore.
    • Problems validating License Keys containing zeroes.
Version Cobalt.0 build 1
  • Release Date: Oct 29, 2013
  • 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 9.1 build 2
  • Release Date: Sep 3, 2013
  • Improvements:
    • All templates: YouTube trailers are now embedded using HTML5 iframe instead of Flash, which makes the videos start faster and gets rid of many Flash-related problems.
    • Tweaked all out-of-the-box default settings (only relevant for fresh installs).
  • Fixed:
    • Images View: selected thumbnail size wasn't remembered between sessions.
    • Templates: Play button for linked movie files wasn't working.
    • Import from XML: Movie Link was imported into URL field, URL field not imported at all.
    • Various problems related to CLZ Cloud syncing.
Version 9.1 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:
      • Image popup when clicking an image in the details wasn't always showing the image in a proper size
      • Wrong format icons were showing for movies in list and tree Incremental search in the folder panel didn't work.
Version 9.0 build 3
  • Release Date: Apr 9, 2013
  • Fixed:
    • Add Automatically: Several problems adding multiple barcodes to the Queue.
    • Update Automatically: new extra actors would be inserted in existing list instead of added to the bottom of the list.
    • Sync with Connect: Mismatches between online and local data in Sort Titles.
    • Main Screen:
      • With list sorted on Collection Status, changing the status of the selected movies using "Move To Wish List/Collection" would lose the selection.
      • When grouping on a crew member (director, producer, etc.), editing one directly from the tree would show an empty lookup list screen.
    • Templates:
      • Local Actor or Director template images wouldn't show in image popup.
      • Vee Eight templates weren't showing the automatic Director images.
Version 9.0 build 2
  • Release Date: Apr 5, 2013
  • Fixed:
    • Main Screen: movie details wouldn't show for some movies with episodes.
    • Add/Update Automatically / Down Sync from Connect: Some searches/updates/syncs would crash or freeze the program.
    • Edit Movie: Some "Edit Item" buttons would go to a random item.
Version 9.0 build 1
  • Release Date: Apr 3, 2013
  • Please refer to the changelog for a list of what's new
Version 8.3 build 3
  • Release Date: Feb 27, 2013
  • Fixed:
    • Main screen performance problems (introduced in 8.3 build 2)
    • Edition level linking: MediaID wasn't correctly linked/unlinked
Version 8.3 build 2
  • Release Date: Feb 6, 2013
  • New:
    • Export to CLZ Movies app:
      • Movie Poster is now exported if Front Cover is not available.
  • Fixed:
    • Edit Screen:
      • Edit Multiple: it was not possible to set the Rating to 0.
      • If any date value was set to 0, the database wasn't saved.
      • Person lists did not follow the Firstname/Lastname settings in Prefs.
      • It wasn't possible to move multiple episodes at once to another disc .
    • Templates:
      • Font size wasn't remembered between sessions.
      • Sometimes the font size wasn't correctly increased/decreased.
    • Add Automatically:
      • Popular movies: a movie wasn't highlighted in blue if a specific edition had been already added.
      • In direct mode, after adding a movie, the editions of the next movies to add were no longer listed.
      • The title field wasn't immediately selected for editing when opening the window.
      • Barcode scanning: app was crashing when scanning in direct mode with Cuecat scanner.
      • Now remembers Queue / Direct search mode between sessions.
    • Update Automatically:
      • The popup window stayed on top of all other apps.
      • Fixed several issues with updating disc episodes.
    • Main Screen:
      • Main Table: after removing an item, the next item in the list is now selected.
    • Printing:
      • Last item in the collection wasn't printed.
Version 8.3 build 1
  • Release Date: Oct 27, 2012
  • New:
    • Compatibility with the upcoming CLZ Movies 2.0 for iOS.
  • Fixed:
    • Main Screen: Edition Release Year was showing in the tree instead of Movie Release Year
    • Add Automatically: backspace and delete key didn't work in the queue
    • Edit Movie: scanning a barcode didn't work
Version 8.1 build 4
  • Release Date: Sep 26, 2012
  • New:
    • Database Totals screen (Tools menu) - view all kinds of statistics about your collection like #movies, total value, etc...
    • Export to Text: Export data to text format (CSV, TSV, etc...), for importing into other programs (like Numbers, Excel, etc...). Choose your own field set, sort order, delimiter and text qualifier.
  • Fixed:
    • Edit Movie:
      • Switching discs on Episodes & Features tab would not show features
      • Play episode movie file opened Preview but didn't play anything
    • Main screen:
      • After closing Add Movies Automatically the arrow keys did not work.
      • Filters (e.g. collection status, searches) were not applied in Folder mode
      • Play episode movie file button wasn't working
    • Import from XML: box set images weren't imported
Version 8.1 build 3
  • Release Date: Aug 22, 2012
  • Fixed:
    • Add Automatically:
      • exact results from barcode search would sometimes show as expandable two results
      • when several "movie only" results were checked only the first one was added using "Add Checked"
    • Edit Movie:
      • Backdrop and Movie Poster were not saved according to image location preferences
      • Adding Episode: when adding several episodes, "next" didn't save the episode data
    • Main Screen:
      • Date columns weren't displaying when partially filled in.
    • Find Cover Image: sometimes the checkboxes at the bottom weren't adding/removing their value to the search terms.
Version 8.1 build 2
  • Release Date: Aug 8, 2012
  • Edit Movie:
    • Some fields couldn't be cleared.
    • Some lookup fields didn't autocomplete.
    • Number fields wouldn't be updated in some occasions.
    • Removing a member from the Crew List would still show it in the Crew List (although it was already removed)
  • Sync to Connect:
    • Covers with extension in capitals (e.g. JPG instead of jpg) wouldn't upload
  • Main Screen
    • Date columns weren't sorting correctly.
    • Active folder group wasn't showing check mark in folder groups menu.
    • Main list wasn't focused at startup (especially annoying when in Classic Layout with tree hidden)
    • After closing Add Movies Automatically the main list wasn't focused w hich made it appear the arrow keys did not work.
    • In folder mode sometimes the Details Panel would show the wrong movie.
    • Sort field sets menu was still showing check mark when quick sorting by clicking on a column.
  • Auto Increment Index preference was ignored and index was always incremented.
Version 8.1 build 1
  • Release Date: Jul 31, 2012
  • New:
    • Edit Movie screen
      • Working in the Edit Movie screen is now faster, especially in Edit Multiple mode.
      • Opening the Edit Multiple screen is much faster, especially when editing many movies in one go.
      • New Edit Item buttons next to all drop-down selectors (e.g. Series, Format), to edit the spelling of an item (as opposed to creating a new entry).
    • Preferences:
      • Sort Title / Capitalization: you can now change the order (= priority) of Recognized Words and Exceptions.
      • AutoCap When Adding setting now actually works.
      • New setting: "Show counter in tree folders", to show counters next to main screen folders, indicating the number of items contained.
      • New setting: "Show names as last name, first name".
    • Main screen performance improvements
      • Statistics are now only generated when Stats are visible. (Tip: to speed up your main screen, lock the details panel to Details View)
  • Fixed:
    • Add Movie Automatically:
      • Size and position of the screen wasn't remembered between sessions.
      • When "checking" both a movie and a media results, only the movie level data was used when adding.
    • Main Screen:
      • Statistics: My Rating field wasn't showing any statistics.
      • Date columns weren't displaying when partially filled in.
      • When creating a new database while in folder mode the program would crash.
      • Details View: when clicking some local links they would not open
      • When editing a movie from a tree folder, the details view wasn't refreshed.
      • "target = '_blank'" links in Details View didn't work.
      • Storage Device was missing in folder fields list.
      • Storage Device and Slot couldn't be added as a column.
    • Sync to Connect:
      • Duplicated movies wouldn't sync up to Connect.
      • "Invalid XML" errors when syncing.
      • When Title Sort was same as Title it would always show as different.
    • Edit Movie Screen:
      • Checkbox lists (such as "Genre") did not always working correctly.
    • Import from XML (when importing from Windows):
      • Prices for some currencies weren't imported correctly.
    • Importing Movie Collector V3 databases is now more robust.
    • Find Cover Image: sometimes the checkboxes at the bottom weren't adding/removing their value to the search terms.
Version 8.0 build 9
  • Release Date: Apr 13, 2012
  • Fixed: Update automatically would cause the database not able to save
Version 8.0 build 8
  • Release Date: Apr 13, 2012
  • Improved Quick Search:
    • Now searches most text fields. Yes, including the Cast and Crew :-).
    • After a search, the search words are highlited in the Details Panel.
    • Improved performance: searches are much faster now.
    • Search happens automatically "as you type", no need to press enter.
  • Added:
    • Main Screen:
      • Total/Selected number of movies now showing in status bar at the bottom
      • Select Random Movie can now also be activated using the Cmd-R shortcut
  • Fixed:
    • Main Screen:
      • When selecting a folder in the tree the current selected movie couldn't be edited
      • Packaging label wasn't showing in Details Panel
    • Details Panel: when clicking some local links they would not open.
    • Edit Movie Screen:
      • Online Links and Local Links labels were switched around
      • Adding crew members could cause duplicate entries in lists
    • Field Defaults screen now also use user field names
    • Edit Lists:
      • Used count for Loaned To wasn't calculated properly
      • It wasn't possible to remove a Loaned To item
    • Add Movies Automatically:
      • Extra Features weren't added
Version 8.0 build 7
  • Release Date: Mar 26, 2012
  • New:
    • 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 or CLZ Barry).
      • Automatic overdue notifications when starting Movie Collector.
    • Field Names screen: set your own field names for the User Defined fields and rename all other fields to your own liking (Tools / Field Names).
    • Main Screen:
      • New direct editing of folder items from the right click menu of the tree.
      • Easier switching between Layouts using Layout Menu.
      • Improved "remembering" of selection after adding/editing movies
      • New Keyboard shortcuts:
        • shift + cmd + N: add new item
        • cmd + F: quick search
        • cmd + U: update selected items
    • Main Screen:
      • Enter didn't bring up the Edit Movie screen
      • Changes to the font size were not remembered for the Details Panel.
      • The folders in the tree panel were not sorted correctly (case-sensitive).
    • Edit Lists screen:
      • Generating sort names wasn't working correctly
      • "Storage Device" was missing
      • BoxSet covers were not supporting drag & drop
      • Crash when merging Features items
      • Cast & Crew added to episodes weren't added to the used count
      • Editing a lookup list item, and then adding a new one, results in a bug
      • Box Set Front/Back covers were not updated after clicking "Next" & "Previous" buttons
      • Box Set Front/Back covers were cropped
    • Import from XML (Windows): BoxSet wasn't imported correctly with all fields
    • Add Movies Automatically: tabs at the top weren't working on OSX 10.5.8.
    • Edit Episode screen: didn't remember last focused field.
Version 8.0 build 6
  • Release Date: Jan 13, 2012
  • Update Automatically wasn't working
Version 8.0 build 5
  • Release Date: Jan 13, 2012
  • "Edit Movie After Add" setting has been temporarily disabled because it could cause weird data errors (wrong movie was being edited)
Version 8.0 build 4
  • Release Date: Jan 10, 2012
  • Changes / additions:
    • New Cmd+E keyboard shortcut for Edit Movie
    • "Number of Discs" is now available as a column for the main screen list
  • Fixed:
    • When starting the program on Mac OS X Lion, the main Movie Collector window always appeared behind other windows.
    • Main Screen:
      • Removing movies could cause weird display errors in the list panel.
      • Sorting on the "Seen It" field didn't work
      • After adding a new movie, the main screen list (either in List, Images or CoverFlow mode), didn't automatically select and scroll to the added movie.
      • While in Image and Cover Flow mode, selecting a folder in the tree didn't automatically select the first movie in the list.
      • Episodes in the tree panel were missing the Episode Index.
    • Edit Movie: using Next/Previous for editing Plot, Notes or Extra Features fields for multiple movies would crash the program.
    • Update Automatically:
      • When linking movies, some searches still gave "Wrong Movie" results.
      • Updating multiple movies in one go sometimes crashed the program.
      • After an Update, new Genre/ScreenRatio/etc values were not immediately available in the corresponding checkbox lists of the Edit Movie screen.
      • Updating TV Series with episodes could still cause duplicate episodes.
    • Import from XML:
      • Some imported movies couldn't be edited (related to empty Disc titles).
      • Price fields weren't imported correctly, especially non-dollar values.
      • Episodes weren't imported correctly.
    • Add Movies Automatically: Series field wasn't downloaded.
    • Details View templates:
      • The episode level IMDB links weren't working.
      • Extra Features field did not support HTML formatting.
      • Plot and Notes fields: line breaks got lost.
      • Font size of Notes field was too large.
    • Export to CLZ Movies: Directors and Producers were reversed.
    • Export to XML was generating invalid XML.
Version 8.0 build 3
  • Release Date: Dec 31, 2011
  • New:
    • Edit Movie and Remove Movie buttons in the toolbar are now also enabled when selecting a movie in the tree panel.
    • New Edit/Remove Movie commands in the right-click menu of the tree panel.
    • Right-clicking on a folder in the tree now give you a Manage List command.
  • Fixed:
    • Main screen:
      • Various crashes while navigating folders and movies.
      • Incremental search in list panel wasn't working.
      • Front cover wasn't refreshed after dropping a cover on Details Panel.
    • Update Automatically:
      • Updating TV Series with episodes would cause duplicate episodes
      • Web Links were never updated when there were already links present. (this also caused Movie Trailer links not to be downloaded)
    • Add Automatically:
      • Some barcode searches could result in "Wrong Movie" result
      • Some Title searches could pop up the "missing barcode" message.
    • Import from V3 Database:
      • Could not be saved" error after importing due to invalid Year values.
      • Black and White value for Color field not imported correctly
    • Import from XML: Running Time wasn't always imported correctly
    • Export to CLZ Movies: Directors and Producers were reversed.
Version 8.0 build 2
  • Release Date: Dec 29, 2011
  • Fixed:
    • Import from V3 Database:
    • "Could not be saved" error after importing. (this problem only occurred for V3 databases that had Barcode values longer than 13 digits)
    • Musicians were imported with "unknown" as the Credit "role".
    • Not all web links were imported from the V3 database. (if you ran into one of these, we recommend re-importing your V3 database)
    • Using one of the Year fields as the Folder field or Statistics field caused various problems and crashes.
    • Update Movies Automatically did not work correctly for un-linked movies. (it asked to Link those movies, but afterward did not actually do the Update)
Version 8.0 build 1
  • Release Date: Dec 28, 2011
  • Please refer to this changelog for a full list of changes
Version 3.4.6
  • Release Date: Aug 12, 2011
  • Fixed for OS X 10.7 / Lion:
  • Detail view showing white page instead of movie details
Version 3.4.5
  • Release Date: Dec 5, 2010
  • Improvements:
    • Synching to Connect: ability to check/uncheck multiple intended changes at once
  • Fixed:
    • Synching to Connect: reports "Changes processed successfully" while changes are not made in Connect
    • Synching to Connect: report window shows only deletions
    • Handling of scanned barcodes that contain extra scanned digits
Version 3.4.4
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2010
  • Fixed: "Server Error" issues while syncing to Connect.
Version 3.4.3
  • Release Date: Oct 20, 2010
  • Fixed: Export to XML/Text/HTML were missing in the Pro Edition
Version 3.4.2
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2010
  • Fixed: Text "Export to iPhone or iPod Touch" changed to "Export to CLZ Movies Mobile Application".
Version 3.4.1
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2010
  • 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).
    • Fixed: it was rarely possible to use the Update feature (it was disabled)
  • Installation:
    • Simpler installation: just drag the app to the Applications folder.
    • This also fixes the folder permission problems that many users have run into.
  • Edit Movie, new keyboard shortcuts:
    • Press CMD + [ to edit the previous movie in list
    • Press CMD + ] to edit the next movie in list
  • Fixed: Help buttons are now linking to the correct topics in the online manual
Version 3.3.1
  • Release Date: Nov 24, 2009
  • Installation:
    • Movie Collector is now installed in /Applications instead of ~/Desktop
    • Need administrator credentials to install in /Applications folder
  • 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 barcode 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:
    • Edit Lists: Merging credits didn't work
    • OPR-3201 support: Scanning with OPR-3201 jumped to main screen
    • Close button: now closes the database and exits Movie Collector
Version 3.2.1
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 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
      • Storage Device and Slot
      • Edition
    • Notes
    • Episode list
  • Link Movies: Improved user interface for linking multiple movies
  • Fixed:
    • Edit Multiple: removing multiple cover images didn't work
    • Loan Item: now works correctly when having a disc selected
Version 3.1.1
  • Release Date: Sep 2, 2009
  • Snow Leopard compatible
Version 3.0.3
  • Release Date: Aug 22, 2009
  • Fix: Preview didn't always work/Empty entry when trying to add it
  • Improved: Faster search results for unique matches
Version 3.0.2
  • Release Date: Aug 6, 2009
  • New: Ability to switch layout
    • Classic Two-Pane layout
    • Full Height Tree Three-Pane layout
  • New: Synchronize with Movie Connect
    • Ability to uncheck/check a group of actions in the report window
  • Fix: Update/Add Automatically
    • Adhere to the settings of maximum numbers of actors/directors/writers/producers
Version 3.0.1
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2009
  • Please refer to the changelog for a full list of what's new
Version 2.2.1
  • Release Date: Jan 14, 2009
  • Improved Barcode Scanner support:
    • Added support for the new Opticon OPN 2001 pocket barcode scanner.
    • Improved support for the CueCat scanner.
  • Requirements:
    • Requires at least Mac OS X 10.4.11 to run.
      * Note: Movie Collector will no longer run on Mac OS X 10.3
Version 2.1.2
  • Release Date: Apr 17, 2008
  • Added:
    • Amazon UK can now be searched on by using barcodes
  • Fixed:
    • new lookup list entries did not retain their values in the edit screens.
    • incremental search in list view was not working properly / consistently
    • new templates allowed collection status symbol to be "dragged and dropped" as an image.
    • 'Buy Pro version' button did not use standard license information to upgrade from
Version 2.1.1
  • Release Date: Apr 10, 2008
  • Added:
    • New Movie Collector templates, in 4 different styles (Blue, Black, Grey and iTunes)
    • Completely revised Movie Collector manual
    • Help buttons on all screens to access the relevant manual section
    • Getting started option on first start
  • Changed:
    • better handling of Cuecat barcode scanner
    • new improved toolbar look and layout. Note: existing users will have to adjust the toolbar, choosing the menu "view | customize toolbar" and drag the new default set to the toolbar.
  • Fixed:
    • drag and drop of images to edit screen was not working
    • forward slash in cover name caused cover not to show
    • canceling currency conversion screen made Movie Collector unresponsive
    • loan manager did not show dates after selecting from calendar under Leopard
Version 2.0.9
  • Release Date: Nov 23, 2007
  • Fix: licence validation could not be performed using the license screen
  • Adult DVD Empire info source updated
Version 2.0.8
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2007
  • using Flic barcode scanner under Leopard (OSX 10.5) caused program to crash
  • barcode scanner fills barcode in wizard barcode field
  • filter could not be used on 'collection status' field
  • filter could not be used on 'quantity' field
  • lookup list items could not be merged
  • loan settings screen could be closed incorrectly by hitting the escape key
  • export to Ipod takes sort names into account
  • export to Ipod now groups on first letter of title instead of year
  • incorrect handling of covers when submitting to Movie database
  • main screen status bar displays more relevant collection statistics
Version 2.0.7
  • Release Date: Sep 1, 2007
  • Manage List screen: Toolbar buttons would not keep their position when resizing screen
  • "Automatically create backup" preference was off by default
  • Invalid license validation for license names containing certain characters
  • Export to iPod: Incorrect handling of special characters
  • Duplicate Movie: the Index and ID fields were not set correctly
  • Add Automatically (advanced) screen: "Search Selected" from context menu searched entire queue
  • Edit Movie screen: Cosmetic changes to the cover tab pages
Version 2.0.6
  • Release Date: Aug 3, 2007
  • Delicious Library import: collections with empty lookup values were not imported
  • Update file links: Crash when searching for files across the entire system
  • Searching on Atlantic DVD info source failed
  • Searching on DVD Empire returned incorrect results
Version 2.0.5
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2007
  • Edit Movie: Using Next and Previous did not save changes
Version 2.0.4
  • Release Date: Jun 5, 2007
  • Export to iPod: Sorting was on year instead of title
  • Lookup lists could have duplicate entries in certain conditions
  • Delicious Library import: Values of the genre field were garbled
  • Delicious Library import: Cover images were not imported
Version 2.0.3
  • Release Date: Apr 6, 2007
  • barcode scanner was not detected by the software
Version 2.0.2
  • Release Date: Mar 2, 2007
  • Fixed:
    • Conversion of collection file from version 1.x sometimes aborted
    • Export to Text failed in certain conditions
    • Format icons for Blu-Ray and HD-DVD were not shown in Details View
Version 2.0.1
  • Release Date: Feb 21, 2007
  • Added:
    • New Info Source: our own " Movie Database"
    • Export to iPod Notes (PRO only): export your list to the Notes section of your iPod
    • Format icons for Blu-Ray and HD-DVD
    • Universal Binary support
    • Flic barcode scanner support:
      • Add DVDs to the collection by scanning their UPC codes
      • Locate a movie in the collection by scanning its barcode
      • Cordless scanning for up to 500 barcodes
      • Laser scanner for high scanning speed and accuracy
      • Fully integrated support, no drivers necessary
    • Delicious Library import
    • DVD Empire search by barcode
    • Add Movies screen: Added 'Lock selected' and 'Update in queue' functions
    • Toolbar: the following icons can now be added: Add Movie manually, Edit Multiple Movies, Remove Movie, Duplicate Movie
  • Fixed:
    • Filter: settings for NOT, and/or and case sensitive were not remembered
    • DVD Empire search returned incorrect results
    • IMDB search results improved
    • Default value for the 'Number of Disks' field is now 1 instead of 0
    • The 'Convert Currency' function in the Tools|Maintenance menu was not implemented
    • Year dropdown lists are now sorted with the most recent year at the top
    • Lookup items (like authors or genre) could incorrectly be marked as unused
    • The 'Select Random' function was not very random
    • Quick Search used the current filter settings for case sensitivity and NOT
    • Details View: The Collection Status field was not shown
    • Edit Movie screen: Currency fields now use the system setting for decimal separator
    • Printing: Saving a customized template in the template list failed
    • Tools\Maintenance\Factory Settings erased the name of the current database
    • Edit Movie screen: Adding a credit sometimes did not remember the name
        Version 1.0.4
        • 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 1.0.3
        • Release Date: Jun 2, 2006
        • Fixed:
          • Main screen: Details View shows release year 2006 twice
          • Adult DVD Empire search returned no results
          • Edit Movie: Manage List button for the DVD Standard Features field was missing
          • Sorting on the Genre was not consistent if a movie had multiple genres
          • Edit Movie: Manually adding Crew members could crash the program
          • Quick Search could show all movies regardless of the search term in certain conditions
          • Default content of the Year list now contains years until 2010
          • Main screen: The listview showed default format icons instead of format-specific ones
          • Your License Info screen: 'Buy Pro' button was missing in Standard edition
          • Edit Book: Add Credit button was disabled in certain conditions
          • Online search: EAN codes were not converted to ISBN before performing search
          • Import from XML: Cover images were not shown correctly after importing
          • Printing: Template "Table, 10 per page" did not work correctly

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