These are the most common questions I received via mail.
I keep getting 'Could not connect to IMDB' error even if I allow EMDB in my firewall / Visusscanner ?
Make sure you can open in Internet Explorer (even if you are using Chrome or Firefox as default browser!). EMDB uses the IE engine in the background to access web pages like
Where can I enter loaned movies?
The Loan tracker is located in the Movie Details Panel in the main window. To open this click the small arrow in the bottom center of the main window. The Loan Tracker is just below the thumbnail.
The Delete and Play buttons are disabled. How can I enable them?
The Delete button can be enabled in the General options. the Play button is only enabled after you select a playable file on your hard drive in the Location field of a movie.
Why did you remove the View Mode and Random buttons?
I didn't. Make sure the EMDB window is large enough to show all buttons.
The TV Series section does not find the episodes of my TV Series located on my Hard disk?
Make sure the file names of the episodes comply to the XBMC/Kodi episode naming convention. You can find a full description of this here.
Can I sort the list of movies in the main window in another way?
Yes. Just use the sort button in the toolbar or click on the header of the column you want to sort your list. Clicking again changes the sort order. You can also use the Sort dropdown button from the toolbar.
Can I renumber my movies to change the order they are displayed in?
Yes you can. There is an option in the General Options screen to do so although the default numbering is the order you entered the movies in the database.
I want to move EMDB to a new computer or want to reinstall Windows. How can I keep my database?
Create a backup of your database and all thumbnails to a safe place (other hard disk, network drive or memory stick). This can be done in the Database section of the Options dialog. After installing EMDB on another PC or reinstalled Windows restore the backup (using the Restore button in the database section of the options dialog).
I can not add or edit movies as the Add / Edit dialog does not fit on my screen.
You are probably using large fonts (125%). You can switch the Add / Edit dialog to use a tabbed view to fit on the screen. You can enable this feature in the General section of the Options dialog
I want to import movie data from another website than How can I do that?
EMDB always imports from as that what it is based on. Localized Plot outlines can currently be downloaded from (Dutch). IMDb stopped supporting (French), (Spanish), (German) and (Portuguese).
Does EMDB work on Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10?
Yes. EMDB works perfectly on all versions of Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10. It will not work on Windows RT (Windows 8 for non intel tablets).
Is there a version of EMDB for Android, MAC or iOS?
No. I don't own a MAC. Give me a MacBook Air and I will create iEMDB ;-). Seriously, I don't have the time to develop any other operating system versions of EMDB. My wife and children would not see me anymore if I did...
Can I update to a newer version without losing all my movies and/or thumbnails?
Yes. Just install the new version. Don't change the default location provided by the installer. This should be same location the current version of EMDB (and your database and thumbnails). The database will be completely available in the new version.
I would like my own name to appear in the title of EMDB instead of your's. Is that possible?
Yes. You can order your own customized version of EMDB here.
I want to make a backup of my data. How can I do this?
Use the manual backup feature in the Backups section of the Options dialog. Browse for a safe location (e.g. other hard disk, network drive or memory stick).
Do you also have a database like EMDB for my Games, Music or Books?
No. I'm sorry.
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