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.
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.
December 14th, 2017: EMDB V3.09 released
  • Playlists: Added option to select multiple files in one go.
  • Playlists: Added option to add (the content of) a folder.
  • Database: Added AAC 7.1 audio format.
  • Database: Added support for local trailers.
  • User Interface: The counters of selected and available actors were not updated when adding or removing an actor.
  • IMDb Import: Improved the Composer import.
  • IMDb Import: Improved the Character import.
  • Add fro Hard Disk: Improved reading of the IMDb number from an NFO file.
  • HTML Export: Updated the DarkComfort HTML Export template (thanks to R3gi).
  • CSV Import: CSV import: Added support for the seen date in the Seen import field.
  • Translations: Updated the German, Spanish, Czech, French, Arabic, Italian, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
December 1st, 2017: EMDB V3.08 released
  • Playlists: Fixed subfolders in playlists with relative paths enabled.
  • Playlists: Fixed calculating file sizes with subfolders in playlists with relative paths enabled.
  • MediaInfo Batch Update: Fixed database was not saved after perforing a Mediainfo Batch update.
  • HTML Export: Fixed an issue in the Generate HTML for specific database content.
  • HTML Export: Made detailed cast list with photos optional.
  • IMDb Import: Made importing of Composer optional.
  • Batch update: Added option to update all thumbnails.
  • Print: Fixed thumbnail size in print thumbnail list.
  • Database: Added 'Media File' to the list of Media formats. Although it's the same as 'Digital Copy' a lot of users asked for this.
  • Database: Fixed an issue where Composers were taken over when switching between databases. (use the new Remove Unused Composers function to clean your database).
  • Database: Added an option to remove unused Composers.
  • Database: Fixed an issue were the database got way too big causing Out of Memory errors and long loading times.
  • Translations: Updated the German, Polish, French, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
November 19th, 2017: EMDB V3.07 released
  • Batch update: Fixed batch update keeps updating the same movie over and over.
November 18th, 2017: EMDB V3.06 released
  • Playlists: Fixed scanning for new files inside playlist didn't always work.
  • HTML Export: Added overview per year.
  • HTML Export: Added cast photos to the movie pages.
  • Playlists: Fixed (relative paths) playlists.
  • Playlists: Add support for relative paths in PlayList Editor.
  • Playlists: Fixed calculating sizes of playlists.
  • Database: Clicking actor photo cleared genres.
  • Database: Added Sountrack Composers field.
  • IMDb Import: Added Sountrack Composers import.
  • Database: Fixed an issue when removing a "Voice" entry from the cast list.
  • Database: Added AAC Mono audio format.
  • User Interface: Fixed Full screen / show posters on secondary monitors.
  • User Interface: Fixed displaying of overridden genres in the statistics screen.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, German, Slovanian, Spanish and Dutch translations
October 23th, 2017: EMDB V3.05 released
  • Add Movie: IMDb now ignores the tt when an IMDb number (e.g. tt2091256) is entered instead of the title when querying IMDb.
  • User Interface: Fixed clicking on an "voice of" actor resulted in an incorrect query.
  • Add from Hard Disk: Fixed an issue were existing media files / playlists were re-added to the database when re-scanning a folder.
  • TV Series: Uncheck seen season -> mark all episodes from that season as unseen.
  • TV Series: Uncheck seen series -> mark all seasons and episodes as unseen.
  • TV Series: When opening the TV Series Details the first not seen episode is now selected be default.
  • TV Series: Added Seen column in TV Series Details Episode list.
  • Database: Fixed an issue where in some cases moving the database to a new location failed.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Czech, French, German, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Slovanian and Dutch translations.
October 14th, 2017: EMDB V3.04 released
  • Add from Harddisk: EMDB now also checks inside playlists for media files already in the database.
  • Add from Harddisk: Creating an NFO file when adding media files is now optional.
  • Database: Fixed a keep loading forever / Out of Memory issue for some databases with invalid entries.
  • Rename Media Files: %N now inserts the custom number if you enabled showing custom numbers.
October 11th, 2017: EMDB V3.03 released
  • Database: Fixed issues with loading large (e.g. > 10K movies, > 100K actors) databases by completely rewriting the loading code. It also speed up the loading.
  • Database: Made loading and operating on the database more robust agains several small inconsistencies.
  • Database: Made the Update path when moved Media Files option smarter: only movie of which the media files are not on the old location anymore but are on the new location get their paths updated.
  • Add from Harddisk: EMDB now adds an NFO file to the media file containing title, year and IMDb id.
  • User Interface: Improved displaying of smaller EMDB application icons a bit more.
  • User Interface: Improved showing of tooltips a bit more.
  • IMDb Import: Added 'Australia' to the list of countries to get Certifications / AKA.
  • Database: Added support for AAC+ audio codec.
  • Rename Media Files: Added %G (Group) as option to include when renaming media files.
  • Translations: Added some untranslated strings.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Catalan, Czech, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
September 27th, 2017: EMDB V3.02 released
  • IMDb Import: Added an option to show all movies an actor plays in when clicking on an actor photo. you can now quickly navigate to the actors by clicking the actors listed in the Movie Details Panel or Advanced tooltip.
  • IMDb Import: Improved Advanced Title Search. 100 instead of 50 results are now parsed and all exact matches are listed first.
  • IMDb Import: Added option to disable Advanced Title Search.
  • IMDb Import: Added option to include Adult movies in IMDb Search results.
  • IMDb Import: Last listed actor on the IMDb website was not imported.
  • TV Series: Added Locking mechanism for Seasons.
  • TV Series: Set display of number of episodes to 4 digits as there seeem to be TV Series with over a 1000 episodes (e.g. 'Eisenbahn-Romantik').
  • User Interface: Fixed an issue where the Tooltips sometimes did not show.
  • User Interface: Fixed display of HD DVD boxes. Made them even hi-resolution.
  • User Interface: Added native icon formats for the EMDB application icon for 16x16 and 32x32 pixels as Windows sucks in downscaling the standard 256x256 icon.
  • User Interface: Fixed clicking closing cross or using ESC in delete confirmation didn't cancel the operation.
  • Database: When switching databases the search / filtering was not reset resulting in empty lists.
  • User Interface: Re-added option to not show shelf labels at all.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Finnish, French, Italian, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
September 20th, 2017: EMDB V3.01 released
  • System: Fixed switching databases.
September 20th, 2017: EMDB V3.00 released
  • User Interface: New Icon, new startup screen, new styling of MessageBox and ProgressDialog.
  • Scan Hard Disk: Default Case, System and Region were not applied when adding new movies.
  • Database: Added DTS HD 6.1 to the audio stream formats.
  • System: Added background folder scan at startup to detect new or deleted Movies. TV Series are not scanned yet.
  • Scan Hard Disk: Remove keywords were not saved.
  • User Interface: Added support for special language characters like German Ä, Ö and Ü to the quick search (typing one or more characters in bookshelf navigates to the first movie matching that title, F3 for next one).
  • User Interface: Added Filter to show UHD movies.
  • IMDb Import: Fixed importing of Certification.
  • IMDb Import: Search now uses the IMDb Advanced Title Search. The Search Result shows detailed movie info including a thumbnail, year, genres, plot and cast to make a better choice. As Advanced Title Search is more strict in expecting full words and less forgiving in typos the IMDb Standard Search is used as fallback.
  • IMDb Import: Added support for adult movies (e.g. 'Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge') listed on IMDb.
  • IMDb Import: Optimized download data size. With 25 actors up to 50MB was downloaded per movie. Now it is only about 2MB. The total downloaded data per session is now listed in the Statistics Options Page.
  • IMDb Import: Fixed an issue where existing actors without IMDb id or photo were not correctly updated when a new movie with that actor was added.
  • TV Series: When manually adding an individual episode portability was not taken into account.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, French, Persian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
August 13th, 2017: EMDB V2.75 released
  • IMDb Import: Fixed an issue when downloading actors.
  • Scan Hard Disk: Fixed an issue with reading BD and DVD file structures when the option 'use folder name instead of file name when searching on IMDb' is checked.
  • User Interface: Fixed an issue when using the scrollbar to view more actors sometimes actors from the beginning of the list were repeated at the end of the list.
  • Translations: Fixed an incorrect translation of title / alternative title in the Portuguese (Brazil) translation.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish and Dutch translations.
August 4th, 2017: EMDB V2.74 released
  • Search: Search: Added AND / OR Genre search.
  • User Interface: Delete button was not always correctly enabled for multiple selections (when deselection one or when one or more selected movies were locked for changed).
  • User Interface: Ctrl-A, Ctrl-X, Ctrl-V, Ctrl-C now work correctly on the Global SearchBox when it is selected instead of on the ListView / BookShelf.
  • User Interface: Added Add New Movie (Alt-A) and Insert New Movie (Alt-I) to context menu.
  • User Interface: Added Certification to the Enhanced Tooltip.
  • User Interface: Added an option to start EMDB in fullscreen mode.
  • User Interface: improved the startup position algorithm to prevent the EMDB window to be outside visual area on multi monitor systems.
  • User Interface: Added Search on Google to the context menu.
  • TV Series: Added play season feature. This creates a playlist for all episodes in the season.
  • Translations: forgotten translation 'delete database'.
  • Translations: Made all bookshelf backgrounds translatable.
  • HTML Export: Overridden genres were not correctly displayed in Genres section and Genres pages.
  • IMDb Import: If the actor already existed with no picture, a second instance of the actor with the picture was created.
  • Database: Posters were not always taken along in creating / restoring backups.
  • IMDb Import: Improved the algorithm to import actors when the main IMDb page does not contain enough actors and the full credits page needs to be loaded.
  • Database: Made the database more robust against corruption with better support for special characters (like '|').
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Catalan, Czech, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
April 17th, 2017: EMDB V2.73 released
  • User Interface: Fixed displaying of duration in hours/minutes in the tooltip.
  • User Interface: Added displaying / editing of duration in hours/minutes in the Edit screen if configured that way.
  • User Interface: Added an option and User Interface screens to edit the Writer field.
  • User Interface: Fixed option “Show Season Info in TV Series Names” was not saved.
  • User Interface: Boolshelf jumped to the beginning after deleting a movie.
  • User Interface: Added COMPLETE SERIES label on the bookshelf.
  • User Interface: Improved drawing and positioning of the cover labels.
  • User Interface: Added options to change the Text color of the SEEN, LOANED and COMPLETE SERIES labels.
  • TV Series: Added status field to the TV Series Details screen.
  • TV Series: Synced the general Seen flag with the TV Series Seen Complete Series flag.
  • Clipboard: TVSeries details and Movie posters were not copied when using the clipboard (Ctrl-C / Ctrl-V) functions in the same or another database.
  • Database: Changed the maximum number of discs field from 99 to 999.
  • CSV Import: Added support for Unix line endings.
  • CSV Import: Added support for double quotes in columns.
  • CSV Import: Added support for embedded line breaks.
  • CSV Import: Added support for importing Characters ('Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones' or localized translation for 'as').
  • CSV Import: Added support to only import a subset of the columns in the csv.
  • CSV Import: Added TV MOVIE and STRAIGHT TO VIDEO to the Version field.
  • Database: Added TV MOVIE and STRAIGHT TO VIDEO to the Version field.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Slovenian, Simplified Chinese, Czech and Dutch translations.
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