What's new in Movie Collector for Windows?
It is important to have your movie entries linked to the corresponding entries in our Core online movie database, especially when syncing to the CLZ Cloud and/or the CLZ Movies mobile app. Because a correct Core link is what gives you all automatic movie details, like cover images, cast, crew, backdrop art, trailer videos, etc..
All movie entries you added through the Add Movies from Core screen, will of course be linked with a Core entry automatically. However, if you added movies manually, or if you imported a list of movies, e.g. from a CSV file or by adding movie files, some of your entries may arrive “unlinked”. In which case you would need to do the linking afterwards.
Previously, linking movies with Core was done in an old and clunky screen, based on a very old version of the Add from Core screen. But not anymore!
As of today, Movie Collector has a completely new Link Movies with Core screen.
New Link Movies with Core screen
The new screen was created from scratch and offers a more visual and easier-to-use linking process, allowing you to quick link many movies in one go. Open the new Batch Link screen by choosing Batch Link Movies from the new CLZ Core menu.
When you open the screen, it automatically shows a list of all your unlinked movies. Click Find Matches at the top left to automatically find the best matches in our Core online movie database, based on barcode, IMDb Number, title and release year.
This process will auto-link movies based on barcode and IMDb Number where possible. For the rest of your unlinked movies it determines a “match score”. Use the big green Link button at the bottom right to accept the all “high match scores” and link them all in one go, saving you loads and loads of time and clicks!
Finally, for the remaining low scores, go through and click the Accept button to accept the suggested match, or use the Link Manually button to find a matching movie manually:
New CLZ Core menu
For better grouping of all CLZ Core related tools, we’ve added a new top level CLZ Core item in the menu, which now contains the following:
- Update Movie from CLZ Core
- Update IMdB Rating / Votes
- Batch Link Movies
- Submit Movie to CLZ Core
- Sync with CLZ Cloud: Local Audience Rating images could disappear after syncing
- Add Movie: Text on Add button could disappear out of view
- Main screen: Folder panel now has a minimum height as it could disappear from view after collapsing it