July 21st, 2019: V3.46
  • User Interface: Option to keep the selection after sorting worked the other way around.
  • TV Series: Improved the season text for Series with just some seasons.
  • Development: Code cleanup and moved to Visual Studio 2019 for development.
  • System: NFO file could overwrite VIDEO_TS.IFO files
  • Translations: Updated the German, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
July 1st, 2019: V3.45
  • Edit: Clearing all fields and adding new data was handled as adding a new movie instead of changing the current.
  • Edit: Clear did not clear Tomatometer score and Meta score.
  • Multiple Edit: Fixed sometimes genres were overwritten when not selected for change.
  • Multiple Edit: Locked movies are now excluded in multiple edit (except for multiple unlock ;-)
  • Rotten Tomatoes: Added support for TV Series.
  • Rotten Tomatoes: Added an option to manually select or change a movie.
  • Rotten Tomatoes download / batch update: Always use the English title if available to get a better match.
  • TheMovieDB download: Use IMDb number instead of title to get a better match.
  • IMDb download: Fixed character name was not retrieved when no character page is available.
  • IMDb download: Fixed cast photos were not downloaded for actors without character page.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, German, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Persian and Dutch translations.
June 17th, 2019: V3.44
  • HTML Export: Updated Responsive Red template to V1.4.
  • Filter Menu: Fixed missing translations.
  • Batch Update: Fixed Top250 batch update returned incorrect #1 position for some movies.
  • User Interface: Fixed displaying of IMDb top 250 on the Movie Details Panel.
  • Sorting: Improved sorting on Seen column if column is configured to show Yes / No or X instead of the date.
  • Database: Added Rotten Tomatoes movie link.
  • Batch Update: Added Rotten Tomatoes TomatoMeter Score Batch update.
  • Batch Update: Added Actors Photo update (also fixes duplicate photo's and incorrect links to IMDb actor pages).
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, German, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
June 6th, 2019: V3.43
  • Translations: Fixed crash with Finnish translation when opening the Add / Edit page.
  • IMDb Import: Fixed an issue where a movie could get #1 incorrectly.
  • User Interface: Added a Column and Filtering for IMDb Top250.
  • Search: Fixed Subtitle Search.
  • Database: Fixed silence Language property.
  • IMDb Update: Improved the order the cast is listed by first selecting actors with a Photo AND a Character page.
  • Database: Added Rotten Tomatoes TomatoMeter Score import.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Catalan, Czech, German, Slovak, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
May 23th, 2019: V3.42
  • Database: Added IMDb Top 250 property
  • Database: Added Bengali audio stream and spoken language properties.
  • System: Fixed crash when deleting all movies.
  • System: Also delete nfo files when deleting media files.
  • MediaInfo Batch Update: Fixed an issue with assigning audio stream languages if more then one is present.
  • System: Fixed issue when deleting media files on removable disks when deleting an entry from the database.
  • IMDb Import: Added support for recent movies on IMDb having a new (longer) IMDb number."
  • Translations: Updated the Finnish, German, Italian, Slovenian, Turkish and Dutch translations."
April 15th, 2019: V3.41
  • Add Movie: Fixed unlocking controls after using Add and Continue on a locked movie.
  • Add Movie: Fixed new movies sometimes showed up twice on the bookshelf.
  • Edit Movie: Fixed Movie Details Panel was not updated when editing a movie.
  • Database Options: Added button to cleanup duplicate Actor Photo's.
  • System: Cutting / Pasting TV Series lost the Series details and Posters.
  • User Interface: Added option to immediately sort new added movies or show them at the top of the list.
  • User Interface: Adding a movie after doing a Search / Filter didn't always show the new movie until restart.
  • Database: Added MediaBook as Case type.
  • Batch Update: Improved progres Media Info Batch Update process.
  • Translations: Updated the Dutch translation.
March 30th, 2019: V3.40
  • General: Fixed a crash at startup for some users.
  • User Interface: Improved update of list / bookshelf if a single movie is edited.
  • Add Movie: Fixed inserting movies.
  • User Interface: Fixed clicking on an actor in the cast overview should show all movies the actors appears in.
  • Translations: Updated the German, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Arabic and Dutch translations.
March 25th, 2019: V3.39
  • Add Movies From Hard Disk: Clicking Cancel when browsing a folder for adding Multiple Movies or a TV Series was not handled correctly.
  • Database: Added 'iTunes', 'Google Play' and 'Youtube' to the Streaming Services.
  • Merge Databases: Improved merging code to better handle large databases.
  • Merge Databases: Posters are now also merged.
  • Merge Databases: Added a progress indicator.
  • Merge Databases: Added a detailed result overview.
  • User Interface: Added movies are now also correctly positioned when a Search result or Filtering is shown.
  • Print: Improved the layout of the Movie Details Template.
  • Edit Multiple movies: Added possibility to change Genres of multiple movies.
  • Add Movies From Hard Disk: Added support for Kodi generated movie.nfo, tvshow.nfo and poster.jpg.
  • Translations: Updated the French, German, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
March 10th, 2019: V3.38
  • Startup: Fixed scanning for removed Media files at startup.
  • System: Fixed displaying filenames on External Drives containing [] characters.
  • Rename Moved Media Files Location: Fixed renaming on external drives.
March 9th, 2019: V3.37
  • System: Changed Folder Browse dialog to better support Network drives.
  • User Interface: Only enable Copy Files / Open Location in the context menu if an actual media file is present.
  • Database: Added "IMAX" and "CRITERION COLLECTION" to the Version field options.
  • Defaults: Added Container to the fields from which you can set a default value.
  • Edit Multiple Movies: Fixed changing the Codec cleared the Container field.
  • Add Movie: Clear Groups Edit Box after you use Add And Continue.
  • System: Fixed detection of External Drive Labels containing [].
  • User Interface: Fixed setting dates before 1970 with DateTimePicker.
  • User Interface: Fixed tab order in Add / Edit Movie page.
  • Backups: Added support for a custom location to store backups.
  • Backups: Daily / weekly / monthly backups are now saved with a data stamp.
  • Backups: Display all backups in the selected (custom backup) location.
  • Backups: Moved backup functions in their own options screen.
  • Backups: Added notifications when automatic backups are created.
  • User Interface: Date seen did not always fit in the Movie Details Panel.
  • Database: Added a Service field if source is streaming to specify the specific service.
  • Custom values: Added Custom Services.
  • User Interface: Added movies are now directly inserted in the sorted list instead of added at the top.
  • Print: Fixed misplacement of lines between movies in Movie Details Template for high resolution printers.
  • Batch Update: Fixed MediaInfo Batch Update for Media Files on Removable Drives.
  • Rename Media Files: Fixed Copying Thumbnails to Media File Locations on Removable Drives.
  • Media Info: The Container is now also detected with MediaInfo.
  • Search: Fixed Search for manually entered Actors used incorrect casing resulting in wrong results.
  • User Interface: Added Writers and Composers to the Columns to display in List View.
  • Translations: Updated the Simplified Chinese, Czech, Arabic, Italian, Slovenian, German and Dutch translations.
February 14th, 2019: V3.36
  • System: Upgrading a library also broke file size detection with MediaInfo.
February 14th, 2019: V3.35
  • System: Upgrading a library broke handling of large files and removable drive labels.
February 13th, 2019: V3.34
  • Startup: Media files on removable disks are also checked for removal if the specific drive is mounted.
  • System: Fixed crash when parsing media files with invalid dates.
  • Translatations: The Arabic translation caused a crash when multiple movies were selected.
  • Translatations: Changed the flag for the Arabic translation to the flag of Saudi Arabia.
  • User Interface: Added "Copy Media Files to" to context menu to copy media file(s) to a specific location.
  • Rename media files: Renaming now also renames the NFO file if present.
  • Add / Edit screen: Fixed showing voice only actor pages on IMDb.
  • User Interface: Changed the alignment of the rating columns in the listview to left aligned.
  • User Interface: Always show Characters in Cast tab of Add / Edit screen.
  • Print: Added Detailed Movie Overview Print template.
  • User Interface: While editing the Loaned input field special keys for selecting text (e.g Shift-Home, Ctrl-A etc.) operated on the Movie List / Bookshelf instead.
  • Translations: Updated the Catalan, Spanish and Dutch translations.
January 17th, 2019: V3.33
  • TV Series: Fixed an out of memory error when adding episodes with a specific episode/season format.
January 16th, 2019: V3.32
  • Database: Fixed an issue resulting in an empty database after loading the new data format.
  • Database: Improved loading speed even more.
  • User Interface: Removed Paypal and donation buttons when application is customized.
  • Add Movies from Hard Disk: Improved TV Series Episode detection.
  • Translations: Updated the Slovenian, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, German and Dutch translations.
January 4th, 2019: V3.31
  • Database: Fixed duplicate Actor photos.
  • User Interface: Added display of IMDb Id for Actors in Cast Edit screen.
  • User Interface: Added option to update Actor photo in Cast Edit screen.
  • User Interface: Added button to open Actor page on IMDb in Add / Edit screen.
  • Search: Added Search on Writers and Soundtrack Composers.
  • User Interface: Fixed position / overlapping of Metascore indicator when changing Windows font size.
  • Translations: Updated the Slovenian, Italian, Hebrew, German, Russian, Arabic and Dutch translations.
December 21st, 2018: V3.30
  • Database: Fixed Sort string of Groups were not saved.
  • Translations: Fixed Custom Field labels were not translated when description was left empty.
  • User Interface: Added Whishlist as selectable column.
  • TV Series: Fixed displaying of Single Season / Specials sometimes was incorrect.
  • Database: Fixed Out Of Memory error for huge databases.
  • Translations: Updated the Simplified Chinese, German and Dutch translations.
December 18th, 2018: V3.29
  • Database: During conversion to the new database format the custom fields got lost. This version fixes this by restoring the backup created during the conversion. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
December 17th, 2018: V3.28
  • HTML templates: Updated the ResponsiveRed and DarkComfort HTML templates
  • Database: Fixed Remove Unused Directors and Remove Unused Writers still removed one entry if all were in use.
  • Database: Changed the database format to JSON. Filesize is a bit bigger, loading a bit slower but way more stable and extendable (and better readable).
  • Sorting: Added sorting by Date Seen.
  • Clipboard: Copy / Pasting movies did not include the 2 custom fields.
  • Database: Improved storing TV Series seasons.
  • User Interface: Improved displaying TV Series seasons.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, German, Czech, Spanish, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
November 28st, 2018: V3.27
  • TV series: Fixes sometimes first specials did not show up.
  • Database: Added Container field.
  • Database: Added HDR (10 / 10 Plus / Dolby Vision) properties.
  • Database: Added Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.1 audio stream properties.
  • IMDb import: Fixed hanging IMDb import for specific movies / Series (e.g. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955))
  • IMDb import: Fixed importing of country specific and original titles.
  • Edit Cast: Fixed maually adding new actors to the database.
  • Swap Movies: Fixed value was not swapped.
  • HTML Export: Added option to not resize the thumbnails.
  • Translations: Updated the Slovenian, Simplified Chinese, German and Dutch translations.
October 31st, 2018: V3.26
  • User Interface: clicking on the cover always used the default player even when a custom player was configured.
  • Database: Deleting actors from the database in the Edit Cast screen could mix up voice of actors in other movies.
  • Database: Added import of IMDb MetaScore.
  • Search: Aligned Filter page with the current filter dropdown menu.
  • Database: You can now also add an URL as location. The Play button than changes into a Browse button launching the default configured web browser.
  • TV Series: Double click on episode plays the episode.
  • Add From Hard Disk: Fixed an issue where the incorrect movie was selected (e.g. 'Rush Hour').
  • Batch Update: Added an option to create missing NFO files.
  • Add from Hard Disk: Fixed getting MediaInfo from External Disks.
  • Generate HTML: Fixed creating individual Movie pages when creating a Patch folder.
  • TV Series: Added location / Media Label to the main location of a TV Series besides per episode (can now also be a link to e.g Netflix).
  • Add / Edit Movie: Clear all fields keeps Awards and #discs
  • TV Series: Seen and Locked flags for Specials were not remembered.
  • Batch Update: Fixed crash when doing large updates.
  • Batch Update: Added duration and download size to the progress indicator.
  • Translations: Updated the Slovenian, Simplified Chinese, German and Dutch translations.
October 17th, 2018: V3.25
  • HTML Export: Fixed the navigation header of individual movie pages when exporting a selection.
  • IMDb import: Disabled Advanced tile search as the results got worse lately and slightly improved the Standard Search.
  • TheMovieDB.org import: Fixed incorrect parsed Unicode characters showing up as '��'.
  • Find Duplicates: Show file size, resolution and duration when comparing two movies in the Find Duplicates screen to better select the best media file.
  • TV Series: Opening the TV Series Detail page updated the seen date to today.
  • Search: Added Comment Field Search to the Combined Search.
  • Statistics: Increased the available space for total value as large collections in specific currencies (e.g. Danish Krones) didn't fit.
  • Print: &-characters were not printed.
  • IMDb import: Import non-TV certification if available.
  • Update Media Files Location: Fixed an issue with files on external disks and added more logging to better see what happened.
  • Update Media Files Location: Fixed compare was case sensitive.
  • Database: Fixed line feeds in comments field were not saved.
  • HTML Export Templates: Updated the DarkComfort template thanks to R3gi.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech, Slovenian, Catalan, Finnish, Simplified Chinese, German and Dutch translations.
October 1st, 2018: V3.24
  • IMDb Import: Changed 'UK' to 'United Kingdom' to fix import of country specific titles / certification.
  • System: Added External Drive Media labels support to TV Series episodes too.
  • System: Fixed adding of Media Labels when IMDb query is aborted or fails.
  • System: Fixed Open File Location on External Drives.
  • Rename Media Files: Take media files on Removable External Disks into account when renaming.
  • HTML Export: Added years.htm to the patch folder if a patch is created.
  • HTML Export: Updated the Dark Comfort HTML Export template to V1.9 thanks to R3gi.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, German, Czech, Slovenian, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
September 22nd, 2018: V3.23
  • 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: V3.22
  • IMDb import: Fixed importing of Genres.
September 19th, 2018: V3.21
  • 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: V3.20
  • 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: V3.19
  • 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: V3.18
  • 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: V3.17
  • 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 22nd, 2018: V3.16
  • 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: V3.15


Apparently a lot of EMDb users still run Windows XP although Microsoft stopped supporting it almost 4 years ago.
Recently the connection to IMDb.com 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: V3.14
  • 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: V3.13
  • IMDb import: Fixed importing of posters and thumbnails.
  • IMDb import: Fixed importing when no plot outline available (47 morto che parla).
  • TheMovieDb.org import: Fixed importing when IMDb and TheMovieDb.org 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: V3.12
  • 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: V3.11
  • 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: V3.10
  • 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: V3.09
  • 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: V3.08
  • 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: V3.07
  • Batch update: Fixed batch update keeps updating the same movie over and over.
November 18th, 2017: V3.06
  • 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: V3.05
  • 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: V3.04
  • 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: V3.03
  • 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: V3.02
  • 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: V3.01
  • System: Fixed switching databases.
September 20th, 2017: V3.00
  • 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: V2.75
  • 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 3th, 2017: V2.74
  • 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: V2.73
  • 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.
March 25th, 2017: V2.72
  • User Interface: Added keyboard shortcuts Ctrl-K / Ctrl-E for global search.
  • IMDb Import: Fixed importing of thumbnails / posters.
  • Autoupdate: Fixed an issue were the Autoupdater could not update itself correctly.
  • Database: Added DTS:X to the audio streams.
  • Database: After switching databases the posters from the previous database were still shown.
  • Database: After installing a new version the last used custom database does not show correctly.
  • HTML Export: Added a new template 'ResponsiveRed' to the download section.
  • TV Series: After opening the TVSeries details screen the file size sometimes got corrupted.
  • Translations: Updated the Turkish, Slovak, German, Italian, Indonesian, Slovenian, Arabic, Danish and Dutch translations.
February 20th, 2017: V2.71
  • Database: Changing the Spoken Language to Silent could corrupt the database.
  • User Interface: Fixed typing Ctrl-A in SearchBox selected all movies.
  • User Interface: Fixed typing DEL in SearchBox deleting the selected movie(s).
  • User Interface: Fixed tooltips were showing even if EMDB was not the active application.
  • User Interface: Added a button to select a folder in the Search Location screen.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech, Arabic and Dutch translations.
February 20th, 2017: V2.70
  • User Interface: Fixed the SearchBox positioning for screens with large font sizes.
  • Database: Fixed Poster indexes were not updated when re-indexing the database.
  • User Interface: Fixed an issue with Searching Languages.
February 19th, 2017: V2.69
  • User Interface: Added a SearchBox in the main window.
  • User Interface: Fixed selection of the bookshelf after direct searching by typing.
  • Add From Hard Disk: Added support for Kodi generated nfo files. (http://kodi.wiki/view/NFO_files)
  • Translations: Fixed a crash when selecting multiple movies in certain (not up-2-date) translations (like Arabic).
  • Edit Multiple movies: Added an option to lock multiple movies at once.
  • IMDb Import: Improved thumbnail / poster import. Certain movies only got a very small thumbnail (e.g. 'The signal' and 'Arrival').
  • Search / Filter: 4K was not included in HD filtering.
  • HTML Export: The rating layout was not correct for several translations.
  • User Interface: 3D Over/Under is now correctly added to the movie details panel.
  • User Interface: Fixed an issue when the scrollbar was completely dragged down the last row of the bookshelf was not always fully visible.
  • Database: Added 'Silent' as option for audio streams and spoken languages.
  • Add From Hard Disk: Improved adding of unrecognized TV Series.
  • Add From Hard Disk: Added an option to remove specific words when using the file name for IMDb queries.
  • Database: Delete movie didn't delete the poster.
  • Database: Removing unused Thumbnails didn't remove posters.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech, Catalan, Simplified Chinese, Arabic and Dutch translations.
January 17th, 2017: V2.68
  • Add From Harddisk: Fixed an issue in detecting a media file is a TV Series episode which could lock up the scan.
January 16th, 2017: V2.67
  • General: Added several stability improvements.
  • IMDb import: Improved importing of duration (e.g. for 'Ambush In Leopard Street').
  • User Interface: Media files containing '&' characters did not play from the main window.
  • User Interface: Scrolwheel still worked in main window when Add/Edit was open.
  • TV Series: Added support for 'S1 E1' and '101' season / episode formatting.
  • Media Info: Fixed reading of duration did not always work correctly with the new version of MediaInfo.
  • User Interface: Added options to configure when to show 4K boxes.
  • Thumbnails: Added an option to only download low resolution thumbnails.
  • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Czech, Italian, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
December 23th, 2016: V2.66
  • TheMovieDb import: Fixed second and next imports didn't return a cover.
  • IMDb import: Improved importing of English, original and localized titles.
  • Crash Recovery: Added an option to restore the previous version of EMDB.
  • Media Info: Updated to version 0.7.91.
  • Media Info: Fixed an issue in detecting the language for multiple audio streams.
  • Scan Hard Disk: Added an Abort function.
  • Scan Hard Disk: Improved the logging messages.
  • Translations: Updated the Russian, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
December 19th, 2016: V2.65
  • User interface: Fixed the Defaults options page.
December 19th, 2016: V2.64
  • TheTVDb import: Fixed a rare crash when an invalid season poster was returned (e.g for 'The Story of God with Morgan Freeman').
  • IMDb import: fixed importing of the original titles.
  • Database: Fixed creating of backups.
  • Database: Added 3D Over/Under property.
  • User interface: Made the action when clicking on the thumbnail in the movie details panel configurable.
  • Translations: Updated the Russian and Dutch translations.
December 17th, 2016: V2.63
  • User interface: Fixed showing poster AND playing movie when doubleclicking the thumbnail in the Movie Details panel.
  • User interface: Select movies not selected before when using the Random feature.
  • User interface: Added an option to not expand the Movie Details panel when selection a random movie.
  • Rename Media Files: Fixed renaming movies based on database fields.
  • Media Files: Added an option to specify a custom player instead of using the system default one.
  • Media Files: Only after selecting the Play option a check if the file exists is performed to prevent spinning up drives.
  • Database: fixed an issue where the aspect ration was not correctly used when exporting to HTML/text/csv or printed.
  • Database: Added a Crash Recovery to select one of the backups when EMDB previously failed to start or crashed. The option to restore a previous version of EMDB will be added later.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech, Italian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
December 8th, 2016: V2.62
  • Database: Fixed a crash at startup for some people.
December 7th, 2016: V2.61
  • User interface: Set default doubleclick action to viewing of full screen posters as this cool new feature doesn't seem to be noticed by a lot of people. You can change the default doubleclick action in the General Options page.
  • Database: Fixed an issue when movies were copied and pasted duplicate writers could be added to the database.
  • Rename Media Files: Added %W tag to add 'Seen' to the filenames of media files based on the database.
  • Rename Media Files: Added options to rename based on tags for All movies, Selected movies or Search/Filter Results.
  • Batch Update: Added options to update All movies, Selected movies or Search/Filter Results.
  • Database: Added 2:39:1 option to the Aspect Ratio field and sorted the dropdown of aspect ratios.
  • Database: EMDB now stores the IMDb actor id along with the name to distinguish between actors with the same name.
  • User Interface: Added a hi-resolution 4K UltraHD case.
  • User Interface: Updated the Bluray and TV Series cases to hi-resolution versions too.
  • User Interface: Added keyboard accelerators Ctrl-+ and Ctrl-- zo zoom in and out on the Bookshelf besides the already existing Ctrl-Mousewheel and Ctrl-0 (reset zoom).
  • User Interface: Added Bookshelf background 'None'.
  • Translations: Updated the Finnish, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
November 29th, 2016: V2.60
  • Thumbnails: Thumbnails are downloaded in a higer resolution for display on zoomed bookshelfs.
  • Posters: Added an option to download and display hi-resolution posters.
  • User Interface: Renamed 'Plot outline' to the new IMDb naming: 'Storyline'.
  • User Interface: Added Trailer and IMDb buttons to the Add/Edit screen.
  • Database: Added Writer field..
  • User Interface: Enter key now follows the configured double click action.
  • User Interface: Made the decription of the export and printing of Search / filter results more clear.
  • Database: Removed the limit of 100.000 actors.
  • User Interface: Fixed sorting of titles with prefixes including a apostrophe (e.g. L'odio).
  • User Interface: Fixed Filtering of 3D movies did not include SBS and 2D+3D movies.
  • HTML Export: Fixed alphabetical sorting of the 3D section.
  • Database: If (only) DateAdded was changed this was not saved to the database.
  • MovieMeter Import: Import was broken because they switched their API to the https protocol.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
November 3th, 2016: V2.59
  • Add From HardDisk: Added support for automatically adding TV Series.
November 1st, 2016: V2.58
  • Add From HardDisk: Added support for automatically adding TV Series.
September 16th, 2016: V2.57
  • Add From HardDisk: Added support for automatically adding TV Series.
  • User Interface: Fixed the multi line comments field in the Add / Edit dialog screen.
  • User Interface: Added support for Ctrl-0 to reset the zooming to 100%.
  • Database: Added 4K UHD Bluray media type.
  • User Interface: The bookshelf did not scroll to the new selection when using the random function.
  • IMDb Import: Fixed importing of data for movies containing a hashtag ('#') in their title (e.g. '#Horror').
  • IMDb Import: Fixed importing of Country and Languages because of changed IMDb website layout.
  • IMDb Import: Fixed importing of thumbnails and cast photos because the IMDb images are now hosted on a separate https server.
  • TVSeries: status was reset when re-opening the TVSeries edit page.
  • Add Movie: Import from TheTVDb is now automatically done when IMDb returns TVSeries data.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Catalan, Czech, French, Italian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
June 4st, 2016: V2.56
  • User Interface: Copying and pasting and some other special keys were not working in the Add / Edit Movie screen.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed the 'First use actors with photo' feature.
  • User Interface: Added the correct DVD steelbook visualization and improved the visualization of the steelbook and bluray boxes and inlays.
  • DataBase: Corrected the Dolby Digital ES formats as they should be called Dolby Digital EX.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech and Dutch translations.
June 1st, 2016: V2.55
  • User Interface: The Add / Edit Movie screen now has the title in the tile bar so you can see which movie you are editing in any tab.
  • User Interface: Fixed displaying the Custom Genres in the Add / Edit Movie screen.
  • IMDB Import: IMDb started using a JavaScript ImageViewer to show the Movie Posters. This again broke the importing of the Movie thumbnails.
  • Add Movie Dialog: Using Enter to start an IMDB query after entering the title did not work anymore.
  • Edit Cast: Prevent actor name to be empty.
  • Edit Cast: Renamed the Remove button to Clear as it was for clearing the photo.
  • Edit Cast: Added a Delete Actor button.
  • Translations: Changed the unit for minutes from 'm' to 'min' ('m' is for meters).
  • Translations: Updated the Czech, Spanish, Arabic and Dutch translations.
May 27th, 2016: V2.54
  • Database: Added support for Actor photos.
  • User Interface: Redesigned the Add / Edit Movie screen with fixed tabbed mode.
  • User Interface: Improved the layout and performance of the Edit Cast screen.
  • TV Series: Added a TV Series Status field. The Status is imported from TheTVDB.
  • User Interface: Re-added the option to move the title prefixes to the end of the titles as a lot of people seem to like it this way. The option to keep the prefixes at the beginning but ignoring them when sorting remain.
  • User Interface: Fixed some fields which were not made readonly when a movie was locked.
  • HTML Export: Manually entered trailer links were not working in HTML export.
  • HTML Export: The DarkComfort HTML Export template was updated to V1.6.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Czech and Dutch translations.
May 8th, 2016: V2.53
  • IMDB Import: Again Fixed importing of thumbnails after another change on the IMDb website.
May 5th, 2016: V2.52
  • User Interface: Titles are now always shown with prefixes but can be sorted with or without the prefixes. The later is the default.
  • User Interface: Fixed text in context menu for editing from Ctrl-E to Alt-E.
  • TV Series: Fixed displaying of TV Series Details Screen in tabbed mode.
  • IMDB Import: Fixed importing of thumbnails.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Czech and Dutch translations.
April 9th, 2016: V2.51
  • User Interface: Scrolling through the bookshelf using the scrollbar or scroll wheel sometimes caused an error.
  • MediaInfo: Updated the 32/64bits versions to v0.7.84.
  • HTML Export: Links to custom genre pages were not working.
  • Search: Including Alternative title in Title Search did not always work.
  • User Interface: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC was not showing up as bluray in the bookshelf.
  • Translations: Updated the Italian, French, Persian, Slovenian and Czech translations.
March 13th, 2016: V2.50
  • Search: Added an option for including the alternative title in Title Search.
  • Search: Fixed a crash when closing the Search Cast and Search Characters windows before the list is fully populated.
  • HTML Export: Fixed trailer links in HTML Export.
  • Translations: Updated the Catalan, Finnish and Dutch translations.
February 21th, 2016: V2.49
  • IMDb Import: Fixed importing of IMDb trailer links.
  • HTML Export: Fixed link to trailer not working when links starts with http://.
  • Search: Fixed Cast Search.
  • User Interface: Improved the algorithm to hide the banner of the TV Series Detail Dialog based on resolution and DPI settings.
  • User Interface: Typing a part of a title in Bookshelf Viewing Mode jumps to the first matching movie but did not update the scollbar.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Persian, Finnish, Spanish and Czech translations.
February 15th, 2015: V2.48
  • Search: Fixed some search pages like Genres were not working after the last update.
  • HTML Export: Fixed several small issues.
  • HTML Export: Fixed links to movie pages in the Genre pages.
  • Translations: Updated the Slovanian, Czech and Dutch translations.
February 14th, 2015: V2.47
  • Search: Added fuzzy search for Title, Plot Outline, Comments and Custom Fields. This way searching for 'Metal Full' finds 'Full Metal Jacket'.
  • Search: Added support for Case Sensitive and Match Whole Word search options.
  • Search: Added Character Search.
  • Search: Added a Match All option for searching multiple groups.
  • HTML Export: Fixed naming of Custom Genres.
  • User Interface: Fixed displaying and sorting of custom Numbers. Custom numbers are free text format and should therefore be sorted alpabelticaly.
  • HTML Export: Lists are now correctly sorted when using custom numbers.
  • HTML Export: Added an option for full thumbnail listings.
  • HTML Export: Added an option to add the Year to all titles in listings.
  • HTML Export: The layout of the individual entries of the lists (both text and thumbnail layout) are now also configurable in the templates.
  • HTML Export: Added a 3D section.
  • TVSeries: When you remove a season from the TV Series Details screen the season text was not updated accordingly.
  • Add from HDD: The option ''Use folder names instead of file names to query IMDb' was not remembered.
  • User Interface: Fixed alternative titles starting with a hashtag did not show in ListView mode.
  • User Interface: Fixed toolbar buttons appear after returning from Full Screen.
  • Translations: Updated the Slovenian, Czech, Persian and Dutch translations.
December 21th, 2015: V2.46
  • IMDb Import: The imported Title was cleared for several people.
December 19th, 2015: V2.45
  • IMDb Import: The title included the year after another IMDb website update.
  • IMDb Import: Fixed importing of the orginal title.
December 18th, 2015: V2.44
  • IMDb Import: Imported Year was occasionally wrong.
  • IMDb Import: Imported IMDb trailer link was not always correct.
  • User Interface: The number of selected movies is now shown in the Title Bar.
  • User Interface: Improves the BookShelf scrollBar behavior and visualization.
  • User Interface: Added a context menu to the ListView just like the BookShelf.
  • User Interface: Added an option to collapse the top toolbar on many requests.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech, Finnish, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil) and Dutch translations.
December 12th, 2015: V2.43
  • IMDb Import: Fixed the import again after more changes on the IMDb website.
December 11th, 2015: V2.42
  • IMDb Import: Fixed the import after a change on the IMDb website.
November 25th, 2015: V2.41
  • General: Fixed a crash related to audio and subtitle languages.
  • Database: Fixed and improved the Save Selection to New Database function.
  • TVSeries: Global seen and Seen all of TVSeries are now properly synced.
  • HTML Export: Exporting a selection now only saved the individual pages and thumbnails of the selected movies.
  • CSV Export: CSV now includes a header.
  • Export / Print: Added Trailer and ShortList as possible database fields to export or print.
  • Print: Added support for colored rows in printed lists.
  • Database: Added Latvian to the possible Audio Stream and Subtitle languages.
  • TVSeries: If EMDB is configured to use relative paths the location of the total TV Series is now relative too.
  • User Interface: The IMDb import progress dialog is now application modal instead of system modal.
  • User Interface: The Extended tooltip now enlarges when the title does not fit.
  • Skins: Added a new skin ('Buddha') to the download section of the website.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Italian and Dutch translations.
October 6th, 2015: EMDB V2.39
  • User Interface: Fixed incorrect displaying of movies after one or more were deleted.
  • User Interface: Fixed pasting of large text in the plot outline field.
  • User Interface: Fixed the link to the online-help in the about screen.
  • User Interface: Added caption text for Loaned Search results.
  • Batch Update: Fixed cover updates from TheMovieDb.
  • Translations: Updated the Finnish, Spanish, Persian, Czech and Dutch translations.
September 25th, 2015: EMDB V2.38
  • Media Files: You can now also assign a media file in the Movie Details Panel and have it played using the Play button of the toolbar.
  • User Interface: Fixed an issue where the OK button was not visible with very high (>130) DPI settings.
  • User Interface: The 'plot outline' field in the Add / Edit Movie window was not selectable with Ctrl-A (because it's a Multi Line Edit field).
  • Add from Hard Disk: Added support for the local cover in folder.jpg.
  • User Interface: Added an option to search in custom fields.
  • User Interface: Added an option to search for movies loanded by a specic person(s).
  • Database: Fixed a crash when closing the Options window after removing movies for which the media files don't exist anymore.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Czech, German, Italian, Romanian, Spanish and Dutch translations.
August 2nd, 2015: EMDB V2.37
  • IMDb Import: Improved displaying of status / progress during IMDb import / update.
  • TheMoveDB import: Fixed '&' HTML code was not converted to '&' during import.
  • HTML Export: Fixed genre page title.
  • HTML Export: Movies on the genre pages are now sorted alphabetically.
  • HTML Export: Added changes genre pages to the patch folder too.
  • User Interface: Added option to select multiple countries in the Country Search Page.
  • User Interface: Fixed a crash when right clicked on the shelf after / below the last movie.
  • User Interface: Fixed another issue with displaying extreme large file sizes (> 100 GB)
  • User Interface: Added Sort on Date Added to the Sort Button Menu.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Slovak, Catalan and Dutch translations.
June 20th, 2015: EMDB V2.36
  • HTML Export: Fixed some issues with the new Genre pages.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech translation.
June 13th 2015: EMDB V2.35
  • Print: Fixed displaying of List Order numbering when printing.
  • User Interface: Fixed size of SEEN / LOANED labels for very high DPI displays.
  • HTML Export: Added pages sorted by Genre.
  • User Interface: Custom Ratings were not displayed and used in the HTML Export according to the settings in the General Options Page.
  • HTML Export: Current selection was not correctly used in the HTML Export.
  • Search: You can now search on multiple Groups.
  • HTML Export: The 'All Movies' button was shown in the individual movie pages even if 'All Movies' was not selected.
  • User Interface: The �Recreate thumbnails� button in the Database Options page is now called 'Recreate Database Indexes' as that is wat it actually does.
  • Statistics: Added total playing time and total number of disks to the statistics overview.
  • Import from Hard disk: Improved support for split media files (CD1, CD2, CD3).
  • >Import from Hard disk: Improved using of local NFO and JPG cover files.
  • User Interface: Improved the displaying of file sizes in MB, GB and TB.
  • User Interface: Fixed file sizes in TB were sometimes reset to 0.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech and Dutch translations.
April 16th, 2015: EMDB V2.34
  • Sorting: Fixed sorting of Date Added with titles starting with a digit.
  • Batch Update: When a batch update was aborted or just repeated the number of movies to update was twice as big.
  • Add from HDD: the keywords to ignore were not remembered correctly.
  • HTML Export: #DURATION_TRANSLATION# was not replaced.
  • HTML Export: Updated the Default template.

  • HTML Export: Added a "Previous" and a "Next" Button to the individual movie pages.
  • HTML Export: List is now also sorted acording to Microsoft Natural sorting order.
  • HTML Export: The last used template is now remembered.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech, Indonesian, Persian, Italian and Spanish translations.
April 3th, 2015: EMDB V2.33
  • Add from Harddisk: Fixed a possible crash.
  • Database: Added 'Steelcase' and 'DVD Steelbook' options to the Case field.
  • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Czech and Dutch translations.
April 3th, 2015: EMDB V2.32
  • Sorting: Fixed the sorting issue on Windows XP (and Vista). Move away from XP as it is no longer supported by Microsoft.
April 2nd, 2015: EMDB V2.31
  • File Import: Adding support to import data into the custom fields.
  • User interface: If Right click to show tooltip is enabled the Right click will not show the context menu anymore.
  • Search: Fixed yet another crash in Search Directors.
  • User interface: Improved sorting further. EMDB now uses a Natural Sorting algorithm with locale support. This way special sorting orders (like Danish) are supported and 'Star Wars 3' is shown before 'Star Wars 11'.
  • User interface: Right click on a selected movie on the bookshelf does not reset a multiple selection anymore.
  • User interface: Added a full screen option. You can toggle Full Screen using F11. You can alsoe restore Full Screen using ESC.
  • Add from Hard Disk: all but (YEAR) within brackets is now again stripped when using file names to search on IMDb.
  • Translations: Updated the Catalan, Czech, Greek, French, Portuguese (Brazil) and Dutch translations.
March 18th, 2015: EMDB V2.30
  • User interface: The DPI improvements broke displaying of the customized name in some cases.
March 18th, 2015: EMDB V2.29
  • User interface: Added a zoom function to the bookshelf for ultra high resolution displays or displaying on large (TV) screens. You can use Ctrl-ScrollWheel to zoom or use the Bookshelf Options Page.


  • User interface: Added Awards to the selectable columns for Printing/Exporting and displaying in ListView.
  • User interface: You can now unselect a movie using Ctrl Click on an already selected movie.
  • Search: Fixed a crash in Search Global / Search Directors.
  • Search: Fixed some issues with selecting items from the listboxes in the Search Cast and Search Directors pages.
  • Database: Added 'REMASTERED' as additional option for the Version field.
  • IMDb Search: Improved the IMDb search matching algorithm. EMDB now fully follows the Kodi/XBMC media file naming conventions (http://kodi.wiki/view/Naming_video_files/Movies) e.g. "Avatar (2009).mkv". Multiple files should be extended with "-cd1", "-cd2" etc. to automatically convert them to playlists.
  • Export / Print: Prevent columns to be invisible because their width is set to 0 characters.
  • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Czech, Arabic and Dutch translations.
March 8th, 2015: EMDB V2.28
  • Development Environment: Updated to Visual Studio 2013 and CxImage 7.01. This increased the executable size a bit but also brought a big performance improvement. Specifically noticable in startup time (when loading and sorting large databases).
  • Search: Show directors of current selected movie initially on Search Directors page.
  • Search: Combined Search did not work i some cases.
  • Moviemeter: Fixed cut off plot outlines when it includes a '"'.
  • Import from Hard Disk: Fixed different formats of IMDb links in NFO files were not supported.
  • Import from Hard Disk: NFO files saved as unicode were not loaded correctly.
  • TheTVDB: years used as season numbers were not correctly imported (e.g. Pawn Stars)
  • Translations: Updated the Italian, Czech, Slovak, Arabic and Dutch translations.
February 21st, 2015: EMDB V2.27
  • AutoUpdater: Fixed an an issue with the AutoUpdater showing an 'You should not run this yourself' message. You must download and install the setup of EMDB once if you encounter this issue.
February 19th, 2015: EMDB V2.26
  • User Interface:Fixed display of HD cases based on resolution.
  • TV Series: Assigning media files for specials made EMDB crash.
  • Add From Hard Disk: NFO file was not correctly used to determine IMDb number.
  • Add From Hard Disk: Improved logging.
  • IMDb import: Improved matching algorithm by setting an unique match when there are multiple results but the year matches.
  • Batch Update: fixed updating of Awards and Studio.
  • User Interface: Sorting on titles with special characters did not work correctly.
  • User Interface: You can now use PageUp / PageDown in the Edit Window to go to the previous / next movie.
  • HTML Export: Added #FILE_SIZE# and #FILE_SIZE_TRANSLATION# tags.
  • User Interface: Fixed a [1] was sometimes displayed over the bookshelf.
  • Media Info: MKVs with single subtitle streams were not always detected correctly.
  • Media Info: Dolby Digital (AC3) Mono was not detected correctly.
  • Translations: Updated the Catalan, spanish Czech and Dutch translations.
February 9th, 2015: EMDB V2.25
  • Localization: Fixed some decimal point localization mistakes in the Statistics Options Page.
  • Localization: Currency unit is now also retrieved from the Windows localization settings.
  • Search: Fixed a crash when trying to search for Genres with custom genres defined.
  • Statistics: Added statistics for Genres.
  • AutoUpdater: AutoUpdater now only updates required files bases on the version already present.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Czech and Dutch translations.
February 5th, 2015: EMDB V2.24
  • Database: Removed 'Cabaret' and added 'News', 'Reality-TV', 'Game-Show' and 'Talk-Show' to the possible Genres to be in sync with the IMDb genres again.
  • MovieMeter.nl: Updated the soon to be deprecicated Xml-Rpc API to JASON.
  • Playlists: Changed back the playlist file format from Unicode to ASCII as several Media Players (VLC, Windows Media player) can't seem to handle Unicode m3u playlists.
  • Print: Font and size are now configurable.
  • Print: Added a Thumbnail Overview print template. More templates to come.

  • TV Series: Added an option to replace the banner downloaded from TheTVDB.org as they don't always provide the right one or in the requested language.
  • TV Series: Made the TV Series Dialog a bit lower to fit the minimal resolution (1024 x 768) again.
  • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Czech, French and Dutch translations.


February 1st, 2015: EMDB V2.23
  • Database: Added Awards field. The number of Oscars (or Oscar nominations), Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards are imported from IMDb.

  • Localization: EMDB now uses the Windows localization settings for decimal points in displaying ratings, file sizes, values, etc.
  • User Interface: Updating to new version from the About screen did not close EMDB.
  • Database: Repair database removed voice only actors.
  • Edit multiple Movies: Value field was not updated.
  • Add/edit Movie: Fixed a crash when trying to edit the actors of a movie with only one actor.
  • Translations: Updated the Catalan, Czech, Arabic and Dutch translations.


January 28th, 2015: EMDB V2.22
  • Database: Fixed a (false positive) Damaged Database message could apear at startup.
January 27th, 2015: EMDB V2.21
  • User Interface: Fixed OK/Cancel/... Buttons on the Add/Edit Movie dialog were not always visible when Windows font size was changed to 125% or even higher.
  • User Interface: Fixed DEL button worked even if delete was disabled in the options.
  • AutoUpdater: AutoUpdater now downloads the 32 or 64 bits version of MediaInfo depending the used operating system.
  • MediaInfo: Added support for media files with multiple audio streams.
  • Database: Fixed Determining file size of DVD / Bluray file structures and playlists.
  • Batch Update: Added an option to do a batch update of retrieving the media properties using MediaInfo.
  • Add/Edit Movie Dialog: Case field was not updated when using Next/Previous buttons.
  • Search: Added a page to search on IMDb or User rating.
  • Edit Multiple Movies: Setting subtitles also set Menu and Extras.
  • Translations: some Movie Context Menu items were left blank when selecting another language for which the items were not yet translated.
  • Options: fixed an error message when a duplicate movie was removed.
  • HTML Templates: Added a new template called Dark Comfort to the download section of the website.

  • Translations: Fixed several untranslated items.
  • Translations: Updated the Spanish, Czech, Italian, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
January 20th, 2015: EMDB V2.20
  • System: Added support for MediaInfo. EMDB can now use MediaInfo to retrieve all kind of movie properties like audio and video codecs, resolution, duration, aspect ratio etc.

  • Add from Hard Disk: Fixed retrieving of "Voice of" from IMDb.
  • Database: Rebase media files now als updates paths inside playlists.
  • Database: covers were not correctly copied when merging databases.
  • Database: Added a check for merging two databases in the same folder. This is not allowed as they than would share the Covers and TVSeries sub folders possible overwrite each other data.
  • User Interface: Added the Color field to the possible columns to show in ListView and Export.
  • Database: Significantly improved the speed of the Remove Unused Actors and Directors options.
  • TheMovieDb Import: Fixed plot outline was sometimes cut off.
  • Database: Repair database now also fixes invalid Director and Actor indexes.
  • Database: Added '5:4' to the possible values of the Aspect Ratio field.
  • Database: Added '4K UHD' to the possible values of the Resolution field.
  • Database: Added 'Dolby Digital 1.0', 'DTS-HD Master 1.0' and 'WMA' to the possible values of the Audio Stream field.
  • Add from HDD: Skip remaining IMDb lookup when no internet connection.
  • System: EMDB up to date message was shown when not able to connect to the EMDB website when checking for new updates in the About Options screen.
  • System: Fixed displaying of file sizes sometimes was a bit off.
  • User Interface: Added 'Mark as Seen' to the Movie context Menu.
  • Skins: Added the active color of the toolbar buttons to the skin settings.
  • Skins: Added an option to set the colors of the SEEN and LOANED labels.
  • Skins: Added BookShelf Background to the skin settings.
  • User Interface: Moved check for updates setting from the Internet Options page to the Startup Options page.
  • TVSeries: Fixed manual input for TheTVDB lookup was not possible when no IMDb number was known.
  • Skins: Added support for tv.ico when the play button is switched for tv series.
  • Translations: fixed TVSeries Specials translation was not correctly used.
  • User Interface: Fixed clicking on rating in movie Details panel showed movie context menu and freezed EMDB.
  • System: What's new was shown even if not updated yet.
  • System: When a new version is detected the new features are now already shown.
  • HTML Export: Added some additional tags: #SOURCE_TRANSLATION#, #AUDIO_STREAMS_TRANSLATION# and #DURATION_TRANSLATION#. Also added an overview with a short explanation and an overview of all tags on the website.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech, French, German and Dutch translations.
January 3th, 2015: EMDB V2.19
  • System: Fixed a (false positive) damaged database message in some cases.
January 2nd, 2015: EMDB V2.18
  • IMDb import: When no Original Title is found as Alternative Title the English title is now used to prevent empty alternative titles.
  • System: The AutoUpdater is now started as Administator when EMDB is installed in Program Files (x86) to enable it to overwrite the current files with the new downloaded ones. Microsoft's UAC prevented the updater to work correctly until now in this case.
  • User Interface: Added number and % seen movies, average IMDb rating, average User rating to the Statistics Options page.
  • System: Fixed media files with '&' in it's file name were not playable from the main window.
  • Database: Added Dolby Atmos to the Audio Streams field.
  • Database: Added 2 custom fields with user defined names.
  • Export / Print: Added Aspect Ratio and Custom number to the possible fields to export / print.
  • Translations: Added an Indonesian translation thanks to CROSSFiRE net.
  • Translations: Updated the Catalan, Spanish, Arabic and Dutch translations.
December 20th, 2014: EMDB V2.17

Even more small fixes...

  • Database: Fixed the feature to delete entries which have invalid (not present) media files.
  • Database: Fixed file sizes above 1 GB increased every time the Edit window was opened.
  • IMDb import: Fixed sometimes a lot of empty directors were added.
  • Translations: Fixed several untranslated items including the Movie versions.
  • Translations: Updated the Norwegian, Italian, Czech and Dutch translations.
December 16th, 2014: EMDB V2.16

Some more small fixes and improvements on the AutoUpdater...

  • User Interface: Fixed column widths of the List View sometimes got reset to 0.
  • User Interface: Fixed the Play entry of the Bookshelf context menu.
  • Database: Fixed the Remove unused Directors feature.
  • User Interface: Check for new version in the About screen did not launch the AutoUpdater when a new version was detected.
  • AutoUpdater: Made the AutoUpdater more fail-safe, added better error handling and reporting and let it update itself.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Czech, Spanish and Dutch translations.
December 14th, 2014: EMDB V2.15

Small update to fix some things. Let's test that autoupdater ;-)

  • User Interface: Fixed the Bookshelf context menu was empty when entries were not yet translated.
  • Database: Added "DTS-HD Master 2.0", "DTS-HD Master 5.1" and "DTS-HD Master 7.1" to the Audio Stream database field.
  • Update from Hard disk: Fixed the endless loop when adding multiple new movies from hard disk.
  • Translations: Updated the Czech, Spanish and Dutch translations.
December 12th, 2014: EMDB V2.14

A lot of very cool stuff was added to the latest version of EMDB:

  • System: Added an automatic update function. No more manual installations!

  • User Interface: Added a What's New page in the options screen.
  • User Interface: Added a Clipboard feature to Copy / Cut / Paste / Append a movie or a selection of movies (even between databases).
  • User Interface: Added multi selection to the Bookshelf View. Most of the Windows selection methods (Shift-Click to select a range, Ctrl-Click to extend the selection, Shift-Arrows, Ctrl-A to select all, Shift-Home and Shift-End) are supported. This enables multiple movie Copy / Paste, Edit multiple movies at once (only a limited number of fields) or multiple Delete.
  • User Interface: Added a Context menu to the bookshelf to access common actions.
  • Database: Added support for multiple directors. The Directors are now added just like the Actors.
  • Database: Added 'Streaming', 'DVD + Digital Copy', 'Bluray + Digital Copy' and 'Bluray + DVD + Digital Copy' properties to the Media field.
  • Database: Added 'H.265' as property to the Codec field.
  • User Interface: Fixed Use Default Settings options could not be changed in some cases.
  • User Interface: Added a Search Subtitles page.
  • User Interface: Added Play and Open File Location buttons to the Add / Edit Movie screen.
  • User Interface: Added file size to the columns to show, export and print.
  • User Interface: Display of seen date setting was not always stored.
  • User Interface: Display of file sizes is now more detailed just like in Windows Explorer.
  • Database: Custom Genres and Languages are now saved to the database too. If you restore a database on a clean system the custom genres and languages from the database are now stored in the options again to still show them correctly.
  • Backup: The customization key is now included in the Backup/Restore process.
  • Add Movie: File size was not updated when a (new) media file was assigned.
  • TVSeries: When associating files the base folder is set as location and the total file size of all episodes is calculated.
  • Playlist: When you edit a playlist the path of the already present media file(s) is set as default when browsing for additional files.
  • Translations: Updated the Italian, Catalan, Greek and Dutch translations.
November 5th, 2014: EMDB V2.13
  • User Interface: Added an option to show the Seen Date, Yes/No or X Marks in ListView mode.
  • User Interface: Made the description of the "Update of links to media files when they are moved to another folder or drive" more clear as there was quite some confusion about this very handy feature.
  • User Interface: Fixed custom bookshelf backgrounds sometimes did not show up.
  • Database: Fixed case field was not stored correctly.
  • Add from harddisk: Added keywords to ignore specific media files (e.g. trailers).
  • TVSeries: Improved the algorithm to detect TVSeries episodes from file names. It is much faster and even seasons or episodes > 99 are supported now.
  • Add from harddisk: Number of votes field was not retrieved when updating the new additions.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Finnish, Greek, Romanian and Dutch translations.
October 16th, 2014: EMDB V2.12
  • User Interface: Added Aspect ratio to the possible columns to show in list view mode.
  • User Interface: Fixed label width for custom numbers in the bookshelf view.
  • Database: Fixed restoring of backups.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, German, Russian and Dutch translations.
  • October 11th, 2014: EMDB V2.11
    • Database: fixed create database backup crash in some cases.
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