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Editorial review

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Margie Smeer Senior editor

Keeping track of all your movies and TV series can become quite a hassle, especially if you attempt to perform this task manually, without help from specialized tools. A tool like Movienizer can be helpful solving this specific situation as it is capable of automatically organizing your entire movie collection. With Movienizer you can create a movie database and a persons' database. I like that the application will automatically search the web for celebrities you want to read about and add various information and trivia facts about those people.

The program transfers data from the popular IMDB service so you can easily get a lot of useful facts like rating, synopsis or cast. You can also add your own ratings and movie details and choose which ones you want the program to display.

Movienizer has a well-designed interface, where everything is nicely organized and easy to find. The tree view menu has many sorting criteria, so finding exactly the movie or the actor your are looking for should only take a couple of seconds.

This new version of Movienizer offers a lot of improvements, some being more significant than others. There are now more information and pie charts added to the statistics tab, a few bug fixes, but the best thing, in my opinion, is that the program will automatically synchronize your movie list with the cloud server, so you will always have a backup.

As a personal conclusion, Movienizer looks good and works well. It offers a lot of handy features so I'm confident that most of the film fans who use the program will really enjoy it.


  • Easy-to-use.
  • The collection items are customizable.
  • It automatically retrieves a lot of data about movies and persons.
  • Stats and reports.


  • None.
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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
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.

Latest comments

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    Guest 3 years ago

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    Weever 4 years ago

    Realy best organizer for your movie collection.

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    Guest 5 years ago

    Movienizer is a new free movie organizer.
    I've looked at MeD's Collector, Coollector, Cinematheca and a few others.. and I flushed them all after a few minutes at most. Nothing I saw was even remotely comparable to this program...!
    Movienizer is a top notch program!

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