Movienizer

Movienizer

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  • Main window
  • Options Window
  • Person Addition
  • Movie Addition
  • Actress Details
  • Movie Details
  • Main Window
  • Statistics
  • Reports

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Ricardo Soria Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 7.1
If you are a real movie lover, surely you will find Movienizer a very helpful tool for you. It allows you to organize your movie and TV series collection and locate one in no time. You can use Movienizer to record all kind of information about your movies - including a brief synopsis and screenshots - and to rate them, so that you can find your favorite flicks very easily.
What is more, Movienizer is capable of downloading any missing piece of information about your movies automatically from renowned online databases such as IMDb.

The program offers a practical user interface with easy access to all the functions offered. Its main panel displays thumbnails of all your registered movies and actors in alphabetical order. Note that Movienizer not only allows you to keep detailed information about your favorite movies and series, but also about your favorite actors/actresses. You can also filter your movie list by any of a large number of parameters, such as the year, the genre, the actors, the country, and the IMDd rating, just to mention some. Besides, you can create quick filters that allow you to filter your movie list with a single click.

Once you click on a movie, all the information attached to it will appear classified into categories, like General, Shots, Awards, Actors, Description, and Seasons (useful for series). As for the actors/actresses, the available categories are General, Biography, Awards, and Movies. Adding a new movie to your collection is also an easy and simple process. The program allows you to do it in four modes: by title, by barcode, from DVD/Blu-ray folders, and from files/folders. This means that you can type or read the barcode of your original DVD (barcode readers are supported) and let the program download all the information automatically from the Internet, or simply let it extract the information directly from the metadata on your DVD disc or video files. You can also add persons (i.e. actors/actresses, director, etc.) by letting the program find and download the corresponding information from the Web. Of course, the program also allows you to edit the information of your movies and persons at any moment with ease.

To conclude, I would say that Movienizer is a great tool that performs its job really well. All the features mentioned above cover just its main functionality, but there are more additional functions. The $39.95 price is for a 1-year subscription only, but you can also buy a lifetime license for $89.95. The publishers also offer a portable version of the program that works without installation.

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Downloads missing information about your movies and/or persons automatically.
  • Capable of extracting the movies' information from your DVD discs or video files.
  • Allows you to filter your movie list by multiple parameters.

Cons

  • Its user interface is a bit uncolored.

What's new in version 7.2

- Added extended filters with an option to create them from search results.
- It is now possible to download information about movies from the selected Collection item. You can use the "Download" button on the toolbar.
- Now you can save pictures from Movienizer.
- The "Movie series" field is now available in reports.
- For TV series, support for episodes from unknown seasons (specials) was added.
- It is now possible to import a Movie Collector's database split into several XML files.

What's new in version 7.1

[!] Added custom fields and lists for persons.

Custom fields and lists for movies were available in the movie organizer for a long time. In Movienizer 7.1, these additional fields are also available for people. Now you can add more information about actors, directors, screenplay writers, composers. For example, we use one custom field as "Eye color" and a custom list as "Tags", names and values of custom fields can be edited in the same way as in the custom fields for movies. In the "Edit info" window for persons, a new tab is dedicated to custom fields.

[+] On the "Search" tab, it is possible to search for movies that are not in the collection.

In Movienizer, there are movies that belong to your collection (have the "In collection" flag set) and other movies (for example, movies from filmographies). Previously the "Search" tab offered only two possible options for the "Status" field: in collection or in database. If the latter option was selected, the program found both movies that were in collection and movies that were not. Thus it was not possible to search only for movies that were not in collection. Movienizer 7.1 adds a new option.

[+] Saving size of the "Add movie/ Add person" windows.

It is possible to change size of the "Add movie" and "Add person" windows by dragging their borders. Movienizer 7.1 keeps your adjustments between sessions.

[+] Added a hotkey combination, Ctrl+D, to open the Dune catalog wizard for the current movie.

You can create information pages and covers for your Dune HD media player for all your movies. Alternatively, it is possible to create such pages and covers just for the current movie. Movienizer 7.1 adds a new hotkey combination that allows doing this quicker. Just open the page of some movie and press Ctrl + D.

[+] In the "Customize collection" window, a new variable, %40, is available. It can be used to create "Date added" entries.

The new variable allows creating a combination where your movies will be sorted in the order you added them into Movienizer. For example, we created the "Date added\Movies" entry. However, this also allows creating more complex (multi-level) entries, as required.

[+] When adding movies from files, an existing movie cover can be used as the main cover.

If you have correct movie covers stored beside your video files, you can allow Movienizer using it instead of the cover that it downloads from the internet. Just enable the corresponding option in the "File scanner settings".

[*] In the "Add movie / Add person" window, the focus is automatically set to the field where you enter information.

When you opened the "Add movie" or "Add person" window in a previous version of Movienizer, the focus was set to options. Thus you needed to click on the text field to start entering movie titles or names. Movienizer 7.1 allows to start entering titles and names faster.

[*] On the toolbar, width of arrows that open dropdown lists is increased.

Movienizer 7.0 introduced bigger toolbar buttons. Subsequently, we received some requests to increase size of the arrows that opened the dropdown lists with options. This was adjusted in Movienizer 7.1.

[*] On the "Collection" tab, movies from movie series are sorted by their number in the series.

Another tweak of Movienizer 7.1 refers to the "Collection" tab. In particular, its "Movie series" entry. Now movies under this entry are sorted by their number in the series.

[-] Fixed creating a movie catalog for Popcorn Hour.

Movienizer 7.1 fixes a problem with passing credentials to the Popcorn Hour media player.

[-] Fixed counting number of movie series in the statistics.

The "Statistics" window now shows the number of movie series in the current collection for the "Number of movie series" entry. Previously, the general number of movies in all movie series was displayed.

[-] Fixed saving the selected state of the "Replace descriptions / biographies when downloading info" option.

On the "Download options" tab of the general settings window of the program, you can choose whether to replace descriptions and biographies when you download information. With this option enabled, descriptions and biographies are replaced by newly downloaded data. If you disable the option, downloaded descriptions are added to the existing ones. Previously, Movienizer did not save your selection, if other than "Custom settings" option was selected on the top. This is fixed in Movienizer 7.1.

[-] When creating a Dune movie catalog, in the "Directors" category, all people are now processed instead of only those who have photos.

Movienizer 7.1 fixes a small bug in the logic of the Dune movie catalog wizard. This refers to the "Directors" category.

[-] When using several tabs, correct files can be played from the toolbar for the selected tab.

[-] Fixed adding people that are actors, directors and screenplay writers at the same time.

[-] Fixed other bugs.

What's new in version 6.3

1. A feature to download information about selected movies from the person's page.
- After downloading information about a movie, you can learn more about any person from the movie by clicking on the person and hitting the "Download" button on the toolbar. Movienizer will download photos, biography, and the complete filmography of the person.
2. A feature to re-download main photos of people.
- Movienizer can re-download main photos of actors automatically, if the selected download script supports this feature.
3. An option to show user rating and Kinopoisk rating under movie covers (Breeze).
- In the Breeze user interface, some additional options were added for displaying movie ratings. In particular, you can now choose between displaying your own rating, IMDb rating, Kinopoisk rating, or any combination of those. The corresponding rating will be displayed only if available.
4. An option to show disc numbers in the movie list.
- In the Breeze, Orange and Modern user interfaces, you can enable showing disc numbers in the main movie list (the "Movies" tab in the left area of the program's window). The corresponding option can be found in the interface settings: F10 - "User interface" - "Settings".
5. A possibility to enter a local path to a trailer.
- In Movienizer the functionality of the URL list that you find on the "Other" tab of the "Edit info" window was extended. Now you can enter a local path here and specify that it's a trailer. Movienizer will play the specified file instead of opening the link in your browser.
6. By default, only "In collection" and "Seen" icons are displayed on movie pages (Breeze).
- There are 4 status icons in Movienizer: "In collection", "Seen", "Wanted", "For sale". These icons can be found on any movie page in the right upper corner. Movienizer 6.3 hides the "Wanted" and "For sale" icons, if you do not use them. This behavior can be adjusted in the interface settings.
7. Fixed creating an illustrated movie catalog for Dune HD for a big number of movies.
- If you own a Dune HD media player and use Movienizer to create illustrated catalogs of your films, you might have notice a problem of creating huge catalogs. Movienizer 6.3 includes a fix for this problem.
8. Fixed saving Dune pattern settings on systems with active UAC.
- UAC (User Account Control) is a special security feature of Windows Vista and later versions that introduces some limitations for user accounts and does not allow changing files outside the home directory of the user. Due to a virtualization problem, the previous version of Movienizer could not save Dune pattern settings on a system with UAC enabled, unless you started the program as administrator. Movienizer 6.3 can properly save settings on such systems.
9. Fixed setting location.
- There was a small problem that prevented the user from saving certain values into the location field of the "Editions" tab.
10. Fixed showing incomplete images when displaying them in a separate window.
- The built-in image viewer of Movienizer could cut off the bottom of an image when showing it. Movienizer 6.3 makes sure that every picture is displayed properly.
11. Fixed losing episode rating when re-downloading information about the TV series.
- In Movienizer, you can rate individual episodes of a TV series. However, previous versions of the program might lose your rating if you re-downloaded information about the TV series. Movienizer 6.3 keeps episode rating, even if you re-download information.

What's new in version 6.1

[!] Now it is possible to create illustrated movie catalogs for Popcorn Hour A-400.
Movienizer 6.1 extends support for high definition video players. In addition to Dune HD, Google TV, and WD TV Live, it now create illustrated movie catalogs for Popcorn Hour A-400 players, using information from your database. Later you can easily navigate through your movie collection using the remote or even your iPad:
Catalog for Popcorn Hour

[+] On the "Collection" tab, the list of seasons and episodes of TV series can now be displayed, along with the seen flag for each episode.
Movienizer 6.1 allows browsing seasons and episodes of TV series directly on the "Collection" tab, by expanding entries of the corresponding TV series. Clicking on some episode or season will open information about the season in the main area on the right.
Browse seasons and episodes on the Collection tab

[+] A new option to sort the movie list by site rating.
The "Movies" tab of the program displays a list of movies from your collection. It can be filtered and sorted in different ways. Movienizer 6.1 adds a new option: now you can sort your movies according to your favorite site's rating of the movie.
Sort movies by site rating

[+] Awards and site rating can now be used in reports.
Movienizer contains an easy-to-use report builder that allows including various fields from your movie database into your reports. In Movienizer 6.1 the list of fields available in reports was further extended by adding site rating and awards.
Using site rating and awards in reports

[+] Reports can be sorted and filtered according to the selected item on the "Collection" tab.
Movienizer 6.1 makes creating reports easier, as now you can apply any sorting method from the "Collection" tab. Just select an item (or create a new one, if the desired sorting method is not pre-defined) and open "Reports". For example, going to Reports from the situation shown on the screenshot below will result it sorting our report according to IMDb rating.
Create reports using the currently selected sorting method

[+] The HTTPS protocol is now supported in download scripts.
Some sites offer additional content for registered users. Using HTTPS, Movienizer 6.1 can securely log in to such sites and retrieve the additional information.

[+] Searching for adult titles is now supported in the IMDb script.
By default this feature is disabled. You can enable looking for adult titles on IMDb in the IMDb script settings. You will need to enter your IMDb account username and password into the program. The data are transferred to the IMDb server securely, using HTTPS.

[+] Checking integrity of the database when creating a backup copy.
From time to time Movienizer prompts to create a backup copy. This helps keeping your information safe in case there is any problem (virus, system error, power outage, etc.). However, previous versions of the program might create backup copies of already damaged databases. Movienizer 6.1 checks database integrity before creating a backup and reports if there is any problem (so that you can roll back to an earlier backup). While taking a bit longer, this additional check makes sure that everything is correct.
Check database integrity

[+] Creating Dune movie catalogs for Dune players with different network names.
When creating an illustrated catalog of your films for Dune HD, previous versions of Movienizer depended on the default network name of the device. This was sufficient for most cases, but some users preferred to rename the device, especially if they owned several ones. Movienizer 6.1 can work with different network names of Dune.

[+] In the Breeze user interface, it is now possible to show actors by birthplace.
The new version of the Breeze user interface parses information about birthplace and creates hyperlinks, allowing you to learn who else was born in this particular city, state, or country. Just click the entry to show all people born in that place.
Click the city to show all people born there

[+] In the movie list, site rating for the movies can be displayed.
Movienizer 6.1 can display movie rating from any site of your choice. The example below shows IMDb rating. The feature is supported by Breeze, Orange, Modern, and Original user interfaces.
Show site rating in the list

[+] On the "By rating" tab, movies can be sorted by user rating or by site rating.
In Movienizer, you can assign your own rating to movies by clicking the stars on the movie page. However, if you do not use this feature, you can now switch to using a site rating instead. Just select the preferred rating in the interface settings window (F10 - "User interface" - "Settings").
Fragment of the user interface settings window

[+] When searching movies by description, the search phrase is highlighted in descriptions.

What's new in version 6.0

Movienizer now fully supports Unicode, so it is possible to save texts in different languages without readjusting any system settings.
New user interface: Breeze. On the main page, random shots from your movies are shown.
In the Breeze, Orange and Modern interfaces, now it is easy to see people whose birthday is today.
An important feature for movie lovers: download information about people and learn about their spouses.
A new feature to replace (instead of adding) movie descriptions or biographies when downloading information. Attention: by default it is enabled!
On the "Search" tab, there is a new feature to search for movies using a phrase from their descriptions.

What's new in version 5.6

When adding movies from files, the file extension is saved to the "Format" field.
File extension quite often says much above the format of a particular file, we refer to "AVI format", "MKV format", etc. Movienizer 5.6 uses this fact to make the process of adding movies from files more convenient. Now the file extension is saved to the "Format" field of the movie edition. This will allow you using several other convenient features of the program: for example, select movies of a certain format using Quick filter, sort movies by formats on the "Collection" tab, and so on.
When adding movies by barcodes, it is now possible to save information downloaded from Amazon.
When you add movies using their barcodes, Movienizer requests some basic information about the movies from Amazon. This information is shown directly in the first step of the "Add movie" dialog and typically includes a cover, the title, and some other details. When you click "Next", Movienizer tries to find some more information about the movies using the selected download source (for example, IMDb), but sometimes no further information is available for the particular title, and Movienizer reports that the movie was not found. While in most cases it would be sufficient to edit the title (remove such details as "extended edition", which do not belong to the title) and try once again, in Movienizer 5.6, there is yet another option. Now you can simply add the movie using the details downloaded from Amazon.
Details from Amazon (such as technical information about the disc) can also be saved, if additional information about the movie was downloaded using a script.
Fixed saving information about actors when downloading information for a group of movies.
A problem was reported in Movienizer 5.5: when downloading information about a group of movies, the program stopped saving information about actors into its database. This problem was fixed in Movienizer 5.6.

Fixed saving Dune template settings on system with UAC enabled.
User Account Control (UAC) is an additional security feature, introduced in Windows Vista and available in Windows 7 and Windows 8. Movienizer 5.6 fixes the problem with saving Dune template settings on system where UAC is enabled.

Fixed detecting DVD video resolution.
It was reported that Movienizer 5.5 did not detect DVD video resolution correctly. This problem was fixed in Movienizer 5.6.

Fixed saving size of the main window on systems where bigger fonts are used.
If your system is set to use bigger font size and make texts and other items look bigger, previous versions of Movienizer could restore the size of the main window incorrectly. This issue was fixed in Movienizer 5.6.

Fixed other small bugs.
As usual, the new version includes some further minor improvements and bug fixes. Please report any problems you find in Movienizer on our forum or using our support page.

What's new in version 5.1

[ ] A new feature to create movie covers for Google TV: It is now possible to create movie covers not only for Dune and WD TV players, but also for Google TV.

[ ] Parts of media_url can now be replaced using custom patterns when creating a movie catalog for Dune media players: When creating a movie catalog for Dune media players, you can now apply your own pattern for creating links to files, in addition to the preinstalled ones. It may be useful when the program fails to detect the correct path because of NAS settings. To use this feature, click the "Renaming media_url" link when you create a Dune catalog and add replacement patterns.

[-] Many bugs fixed: Thanks to user requests there are many small improvements and bug fixes.

What's new in version 4.4

The program starts much faster now due to several optimizations.
Added support for film series. For every movie, a movie series title and the number in the series can be added.
Added a new category, "Film series", for illustrated movie catalog for Dune.
When creating a Dune movie catalog, it is now possible to create only new folders.
A new filter to list movies, movie series, or TV series.
In the image viewer, arrow keys can be used for browsing pictures.
A double click on the movie or person page will open the "Edit information" window.
Group operations for people (currently only deleting).
An option to select all movies/people with a single click in the group operations mode.
It is now possible to enter a new name or title and send a new search query without leaving the page of search results.
New option for IMDb script: download shots from movie and posters in high definition from themoviedb.org.
The new version of the Video File Renamer plugin, v.3, is included.
Added a new plugin that can export information from Movienizer to Windows Media Center. The plugin can also create cover files, folder.jpg, that can be used by most multimedia programs.
The Modern interface includes new sorting options for filmography.
Additional icons for movies can be shown in filmographies.
Bugs fixed.

What's new in version 2.1

. Auto-update for scripts.
· Import of HTML patterns.
· Merge two databases into one.
· New field - disc label.
· Copy and paste pictures from Movienizer.
· Additional fields in the report builder.
· User interface script by JeF is now available with the program.
· Video files scanner added.
· Scripts updated.
· Bug with doubled covers in reports fixed.

What's new in version 1.9

. Auto-update for scripts.
· Import of HTML patterns.
· Merge two databases into one.
· New field - disc label.
· Copy and paste pictures from Movienizer.
· Additional fields in the report builder.
· User interface script by JeF is now available with the program.
· Video files scanner added.
· Scripts updated.
· Bug with doubled covers in reports fixed.

What's new in version 1.7

[+] Added custom fields and lists.
[+] Added quick filter. Movie collection can be instantly filtered to show wish list, not watched, for sale etc.
[+] Added quick search. Movienizer searches for movies from your collection as you type.
 

Publisher's description

Movienizer is a powerful movie organizer that contains features of an encyclopedia. It was developed by movie lovers specially for movie lovers.The program helps you bring your movie collection under control, organize movies easily. You will always know where on your shelf or on your hard drive a particular movie can be found, what audio tracks, subtitles and other parameters it has. A sensible film synopsis along with the list of actors and with the movie cover will be a bonus.

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    Weever 5 years ago

    Realy best organizer for your movie collection.

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    Weever 5 years ago

    Very best soft


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