EMDB is an application to keep track of your movie and TV Series collection. Both physical discs and media files are fully supported. With an automatic import from the database of IMDB, export to csv, text or HTML, thumbnail cover preview, a loan tracker, advanced search and filter functions and multi-language user interface. EMDB doesn't need a .NET framework or any other external libraries and is therefore fully portable. And best of all... it's free!
EMDB is available in several languages: English, Dutch, Danish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Hungarian, Croatian, Swedish, Greek, Catalan, Czech, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Finnish, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Serbian, Slovenian, Arabic, Portuguese (Brazil), Hebrew, Persian, Albanian, Traditional Chinese, Romanian and Indonesian translations are included in the setup.
September 22nd, 2018: EMDB V3.23 released
  • System: Fixed an issue while scanning for new files at startup on USB sticks
  • System: Improved adding Media labels when adding files from Removable (USB) Disks.
  • System: Updated kiosk mode to not show the movie context menu on right click, update the caption and disable the export function. Kiosk mode can be started by launching EMDb with command parameter /kioskmode
  • User Interface: Added a column 'External Drive' to display in ListView / Export / Print.
  • IMDb import: Fixed importing of writers of TV Series.
  • IMDb import: Added an option to set the maximum number of Writers and Directors to import.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, German, Italian, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
September 19th, 2018: EMDB V3.22 released
  • IMDb import: Fixed importing of Genres.
September 19th, 2018: EMDB V3.21 released
  • IMDb import: Fixed importing of language specific plot outline if language specific title was enabled too.
  • User Interface: Added CD Jewel Case visualization for the Bookshelf.
  • User Interface: Scan for new files at startup was done even if only scan for deleted files at startup was enabled.
  • User Interface: Added a warning when deleting entries from the database that also the associated media files are deleted if configured so.
  • Batch Update: Added an option to save after updating a number of movies to prevent data loss in case something happens during a long updating process.
  • Database: Added the Media label of CD / DVD disks and Removable media to the location field so EMDb can detect if the correct disk / drive is loaded / mounted when playing a media file.
  • Translations: Updated the German, Slovenian, Czech, Italian and Dutch translations.
August 31st, 2018: EMDB V3.20 released
  • IMDb import: In some cases an extra text was added at the end of a title.
  • IMDb import: In some cases an incorrect actor with some garbage characters is inserted in the cast list.
  • IMDb import: In some cases the photo of the next actor was used when an actor has no photo.
  • IMDb import: Fixed using actors as directors for some Documentaries (e.g. 'Agnelli').
  • IMDb import: Strip indication for multiple character names (' / ...').
  • Database: Added '1.37:1 (Academy ratio)' to the aspect ratio properties.
  • User Interface: Changing (multi) selection in ListView sometimes resulted in repeated updating of the details panel.
  • Batch Update: Writers were not cleared after every Movie / TV Series.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Russian and Slovenian translations.
August 21th, 2018: EMDB V3.19 released
  • IMDb import: Fixed Batch Update and Add from Hard Disk IMDb lookup.
  • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Arabic, Simplified Chinese and German translations.
August 19th, 2018: EMDB V3.18 released
  • IMDb import: Fixed broken import due to a lot of internal IMDb website changes. Probably not everything is perfect yet but most common stuf seems to work again.
  • Rename Media Files: Renaming multiple times caused EMDb to add (1) to the file names "as the file already existed".
  • User Interface: Improved Full Screen Poster display and navigation.
  • User Interface: After navigating through Full Screen Poster display the current movie is now updated accordingy.
  • Database: Added 'VHS sleeve' and 'VHS clamshell' to the case field options.
  • Database: Added 'MPEG-4 Part 2' to the video codec options.
  • IMDb import: Fixed importing of multiple Writers.
  • MediaInfo: Updated MediaInfo to version 18.05;
  • MediaInfo: Added support for more than 16 audio and subtitle streams.
  • MediaInfo: Added support for Enhanced Dolby Digital (Plus) format.
  • MediaInfo: Improved detecting of Video Codecs.
  • Translations: Updated the Slovenian, Arabic, Czech, Catalan, Portuguese (Brazil) and Dutch translations.
June 23nd, 2018: EMDB V3.17 released
  • Installer: Installer did not ask for (alternative) destination path.
  • Database: Non-default database was not loaded at startup.
  • Translations: Updated the German, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Slovenian translations.
June 21st, 2018: EMDB V3.16 released
  • IMDb import: Fixed the import of the number of Awards.
  • IMDb import: In rare cases the wrong actor photo was downloaded.
  • Search: Added an option to only use ratings with a minimum number of votes.
  • Search: Clicking on an actor in the cast overview returned all movies with duplicate actors (with the same name) if present.
  • System: Updated to Visual Studio 2015 development environment. This fixes the issue from a very small group of people not being able to run EMDb on their systems.
  • HTML Export: Added missing alt tags to several images.
  • Translations: Updated the Danish, Italian and Dutch translations.
May 6th, 2018: EMDB V3.15 released


Apparently a lot of EMDb users still run Windows XP although Microsoft stopped supporting it almost 4 years ago.
Recently the connection to was blocked from Internet Explorer on XP. As EMDb uses the same engine as IE EMDb can't connect to IMDb anymore and therefore we stopped supporting Windows XP.

  • IMDb import: Fixed the import of Characters.
  • User Interface: Fixed sorting on years in groups.
  • Translations: Updated the German, French, Slovanian and Dutch translations.
April 19th, 2018: EMDB V3.14 released
  • IMDb import: Fixed importing of plot outline.
  • Database: Added Auro-3D 9.1, 10.1 and 11.1 Audio stream formats.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
April 18th, 2018: EMDB V3.13 released
  • IMDb import: Fixed importing of posters and thumbnails.
  • IMDb import: Fixed importing when no plot outline available (47 morto che parla).
  • import: Fixed importing when IMDb and years do not match (47 morto che parla)
  • Print: Depending on the translation and sorting the wrong template could be used.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech, German, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
March 13th, 2018: EMDB V3.12 released
  • IMDb import: Fixed importing of Awards.
  • User Interface: Fixed displaying of (too) long Season labels on the bookshelf.
  • Databases: Added option to reorder the databases in the Database Options screen.
  • HTML Export: Added support for the #GROUPS# tag.
  • TV Series: Added seen date property for individual episodes.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
February 13th, 2018: EMDB V3.11 released
  • Batch Update: fixed importing of the cast after increasing the number of actors.
  • Rename Media Files: Added option to use the alternative title in the rename media files screen.
  • Edit Multiple Movies: Added option to swap title and alternative title in the Edit multiple movies screen.
  • Add From Harddisk: Fixed reading of DVD file structure without VIDEO_TS folder.
  • dd From Harddisk:A Added support for reading of BD Harddisk recorder (BDAV) file structure.
  • Database: Added DVD Snap Case as case type.
  • Database: Added DTS-ES 5.1 and DTS-ES 6.1 as audio types.
  • ser Interface:U Removed use of grouping when sorting on number.
  • Translations: Updated the Catalan, French, German, Persian, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
January 23th, 2018: EMDB V3.10 released
  • Export / Print: Added Writers and Composers to the possible fields to export.
  • Search: Added search on (custom) number.
  • Database: Added 'Unknown' as audio stream type.
  • Database: Added 'Ultra HD Bluray' as source.
  • Database: Added '4K + BD + Digital' as media format.
  • IMDb Import: Fixed downloading of some thumbnails (e.g. Death Race Inferno)
  • User Interface: Fixed displaying of posters larger than the screen resolution for certain aspect ratios.
  • User Interface: Added a button to the toolbar to directly access the statistics.
  • User Interface: Added Sorting of groups on year.
  • User Interface: The Enhanced tooltip now shows the user rating if configured in the General Options.
  • Translations: Updated the French, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Russian, Slovak, Danish, Arabic, German and Dutch translations.
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