IMDb Import: fixed import of movie data from IMDb on Windows 7 / 8 for now. If you are on Windows 7 you should upgrade to Windows 10 to get the best experience when using EMDB. Microsoft stopped support for Windows 7.
HTML Export: Fixed double https in trailer links.
User Interface: Fixed display of Version.
Print: the Thumbnail Overview and Movie Details templates didn't use the custom numbers if enabled.
Translations: Updated the Czech, Slovenian, French, German and Dutch translations.
September 15th 2021
User Interface: Changes got lost in Edit screen when clicking play after editing.
HTML export: fixed export of Custom Genres pages.
HTML export: fixed styling of movies on Genre pages for old templates (like Orange Is The New Black).
Add TV Series: fixed crash on check for duplicate TV Series in the Add / Edit screen.
User Interface: Unchecking TV Series Check was not always saved in the Add / Edit screen.
Database: Added HLG as possible HDR type.
Database: Added AAC Low Complexity as possible audio codec.
Database: Added AV1 as possible video codec.
Rename Media Files: Renaming now also renames the subtitle files next to the media files and nfo files.
Delete Media Files: Files are now moved to the Recycle bin when deleted.
Delete Media Files: Subtitle files are now also deleted next to the media files and nfo files.
Delete Media Files: TV Series episodes are now also deleted when a TV series is deleted and delete media files is enabled.
Translations: Updated the Czech, French, German and Dutch translations.
August 29th 2021
Virus detection: Let's hope Avast likes this one better ;-)
IMDb import: fixed importing of year and trailer due to page changes on imdb.com.
HTML Export: Added tags for 3D and HDR to HTML export if you want to create your own templates. See https://www.emdb.eu/html-templates.html for more details.
HTML Export: Cast photos were always included even if cast photos are disabled on the movie pages.
User Interface: Fixed overridden genres were not shown in Genres popup.
User Interface: TV Series Check was not always saved in the Add / Edit screen.
User Interface: Changes got lost when switching tabs in the Add / Edit screen.
Translations: Updated the Catalan, French, German, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
August 18th 2021
User Interface: had to move the genre checkboxes in the Add / Edit screen to a popup window as I reached the maximum number of elements in that screen.
TMDb Import: Backdrops were still downloaded during (batch) updating when configured not to download them.
DVD and Bluray folder structures were incorrectly detected as moved media files.
Backups: The default folder for backups was not correct. It is now set to My Documents\EMDB.
User interface: Fixed and improved pasting covers and cast photos from various applications via the clipboard.
TVSeries: Fixed and improved manually entering the TVDb Id.
Translations: Updated the Arabic, German, French, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
July 23th 2021
TV Mode: Improved displaying TV mode on Ultra wide screens.
Database: Fixed TV Series details got lost when re-indexing the database (renumber with renaming thumbnail files too).
IMDb Import: Improved detecting the new dark layout pages for some movies (e.g "Esenno slantze").
Database: Added 'Thailand', 'Egypt' and 'Hong Kong' country codes and translations.
User interface: Fixed displaying correct HDR / Dolby Vision next to the Codec.
TV Series: Added Single Season flag. If this flag is set updating the Series will not add any other seasons.
TV Mode: Added option to the startup options to start in TV Mode.
Batch Update: Added Batch update for TV Series from TheTVDb.
Search: Added Search for TV series statuses.
Translations: Updated the Portuguese, Swedish, Italian, Arabic, French, Turkish, German, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
June 27th 2021
User Interface: After adding a movie EMDB was moved to the background.
Database: When Cutting and Pasting a movie the artwork got lost.
Database: When adding a movie the cast was not added if update cast was not enabled in the batch update options.
User Interface: fixed screensaver was not starting.
User Interface: Prevent Ctrl-X when Delete is disabled.
IMDb / TheMovieDb import: Improved downloading and updating of the cast. Switching between IMDb and TheMovieDb works better,
the whole cast is now always replaced on update, different actors with the same name are detected better.
TV mode: added an exit button clickable by mouse.
User Interface: Added a dedicated toolbar button for TV Mode and removed TV Mode from the View Button / Alt-Tab.
Translations: Updated the German, French, Simplified Chinese, Arabic and Dutch translations.
June 22nd 2021
IMDb Import: Fixed importing titles with & in the new dark mode pages (e.g. Fast & Furious).
IMDb import: Fixed importing of Metacritic scores in the new dark mode pages.
IMDb Import: Fixed importing of durations shorten than 1 hour in the new dark mode pages.
User interface: Added an option in the Add/ Edit screen to view, add, update or remove the backdrops.
User Interface: Show IMDb Metascore setting was not saved.
Rotten Tomatoes: Update for TV Series was not working.
Translations: Translated the Help screen in TV Mode.
TV mode: Fixed font size when setting a large font size on a not that high resolution (e.g 150% @ 1920x1080).
TV mode: Fixed playing media files on external disks.
Translations: Fixed the translations of bit depth the items in the dropdown in the Add / Edit screen.
Add from hard disk: Year is now removed from folder name when using folder name to query IMDb / TheMovieDb.
Rename media files: The root folder of TV Series was renamed by accident.
TV Mode: For now help is shown when TV Mode is started as a lot of users don't know how to use it yet (even showing the help ;-).
User interface: Added bit depth as selectable column.
Export / Print: Added bit depth as column to export / print.
Add movies: Improved detection of duplicates if new movie has TheMovieDb Id and existing ones in the database still have IMDb Ids.
User interface: Fixed detection of HD / 4K movies based on resolution didn't always work.
Database: Added 2160p to the predefined resolutions.
Translations: Updated the German, French, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Arabic and Dutch translations.
June 12th 2021
TV Mode: Added new viewing mode TV Mode. Triggered by questions like "Using EMDB on my big screen TV I can't read the plot outline" and "can you add
a keyboard shortcut for this and that as we use EMDB to play my media files on our TV in the living room" I decided to create a new feature:
TV Mode. It shows a full screen graphical overview of your movies with boxart, backdrop and media properties. You can browse your movies and
TV Shows including seasons and episodes. It's designed to show on big full HD wide screens but all resolutions are supported. It's designed to be
controlled by keyboard (or even better a infrared USB receiver mapping remote control buttons to keystrokes). Backdrops are automatically downloaded
in the background if TMDB Id is present (IMDb does not hold backdrops). MediaInfo is automatically scanning media files and TV Series episodes in the
background if the data is not available yet. Hope you like it. I do.
System: Added option to import customization key in the aboutbox.
User interface: Added keyboard shortcuts for marking as seen (Ctrl-S) and open file location (Ctrl-O).
IMDb Import: Improved reading plot outline from new layout.
TV Series: TVSeries now stores media data per episode (only shown in TV Mode for now).
System: EMDB doesn't need its used fonts to be installed anymore to be even more portable.
Database: added Bit depth field.
Media Info: Improved detecting AAC audio codec.
Add / Edit dialog: Fixed displaying HDR after MediaInfo scan.
Media Info: retrieve Bit depth from media file.
Actor Edit: photo edits were not canceled when using cancel button.
Startup: Check for hotfix is now always executed regardless the check for updates setting as a lot of people missed the last hotfix which fixed
the broken IMDb import.
Add / Edit Movie: clicking on a actor photo did not save the movie (or changes) before seaching for movies with this actor.
Edit Movie: Update didn't add more actors. Original ones including the order is still preserved to protect custom editing.
Batch update: An Update completely replaced the existing cast. Now the existing cast including the order is preserved to protect custom editing.
If needed more actors are added or the list is limited if too many are listed according the Data Source settings.
(Batch) Update: Made updating of the color field optional.
Artwork: added backdrops (for now only shown in TV Mode).
Batch update: added support for updating backdrops.
Backups: Improved full backup with multiple databases if a non default database was selected.
Add / Edit: Fixed height of Add / Edit screen when EMDB is not on the primary monitor.
System: Fixed start position of the main window when EMDB is not on the primary monitor.
Translations: Updated the Swedish, Catalan, French, German and Dutch translations.
May 26th 2021
IMDb Import: Added preliminary support for IMDb's new Dark layout which is currently randomly served to some users. It seems still
in test mode. For now EMDB tries to detect which page is served. Dark mode pages are not supporting all data properties yet. Full
implementation will only be done after IMDb has switched for all users.
System: Changed the base database location to User\AppData\Roaming following Microsoft guidelines. This will also prevent virus scanners like Avast
preventing saving thumbnails. Your database(s) are moved the first time EMDB is started.
TVSeries: Poster was not updated if TVDb image should be used as main image.
User interface: Fix tooltips IMDb button Edit Cast and Edit Actor screens.
TheMovieDb Import: Added option to import Brazilian Portuguese plot outlines and artwork.
File import: Added EAN/UPC as option to import.
TheMovieDb Import: Fixed double quotes in cast and character names.
Rotten Tomatoes: Fixed manual update (based on tomato page url).
User interface: Moved the Lock for Changes check to the bottom button bar in the Add / Edit screen.
Translations: Updated the Arabic, Portuguese, Slovenian, German, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
April 13th 2021
Translations: Added Chile, Colombia and Switzerland as Countries.
Startup: Detect deleted media files didn't always delete all files.
TVSeries: Fixed manually adding seasons.
Playlists: Creating playlists with relative paths enabled sometimes resulted in unplayable playlists.
User Interface: IMDb / User Ratings were not hidden in the Edit screen if they were configured not to show.
User Interface: Tooltips somtimes prevented clicking on link buttons.
User Interface: fixed some IMDb / TMDb translation mixups.
TheMovieDb Import: fixed searching on tv/id.
TheMovieDb Import: Improved getting directors and Writers of TV Series.
IMDb import: fixed detection of (uncredited).
IMDb import: fixed displaying # in characters.
Rotten tomatoes: Improved searching TV Series.
Translations: Updated the French, Spanish, Swedish, German, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
April 8th 2021
User Interface: Sometimes the IMDb trailer button was not shown correctly.
User Interface: Random feature didn't took the Unseen option into account.
IMDb / TheMovieDb Search: Improved search on titles with special characters (e.g '谢里', 'Æon Flux' or 'Två människor').
(Batch) Update: Added option to prevent updating certain fields.
Internet Import: Indian movies had USA as country when data was retrieved from IMDb.
Internet Import: Added an option to not download Posters.
Database: Improved editing the Rotten tomatoes link.
Export to HTML: the generated HTML did not show custom cast images.
IMDb Import: Fixed downloading thumbnails / posters which are huge on IMDb (e.g. The Honest Thief, 8100 x 12000 pixels).
TheMovieDb Import: Improved retrieving Country.
Add Movie: Added option to switch data sources in the Add / Edit screen.
Add / Edit Actor / Actress: When searching IMDb for a new actor / actress the image was not saved.
Translations: Added South Africa and India as Countries.
Translations: Updated the French, Arabic, Portuguese, German, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
March 26th 2021
Backups: Fixed an issue were a restored backup was not properly loading afterwards.
Media Info: Media Info button in Edit screen was not enabled when file has a [Drive label].
User Interface: Movie Details Panel could not be expanded / collapsed.
Search: If No results were found on a the previous Search / Filter an option to search on the full database is provided.
Search: Added an option to search on full database or previous search result.
TheMovieDb Import: Improved getting cast for TV Series.
Edit Movie: Update from IMDb / TMDb did not always use existing IMDb / TMDb Id.
Translations: Updated the German, Catalan, Italian, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
March 23th 2021
Search: Instead of the combined search searching / filtering is now applied on the preview search results.
User interface: Browsing the location for a TV Series now opens a Folder picker instead of a File picker.
Media Info: Selecting a folder as location now triggers MediaInfo for the first valid media file found in this folder.
Database: Clean database didn't clean the Posters folder.
Batch Update: Fixed an issue were previous results were used in next TMDb Updates.
User Interface: Improved detection of 4K resolution (to show 4K boxes).
User Interface: Updated default thumbnail and actor photo.
Random: Selection a random unseen movie crashed EMDB when all movies are marked as seen.
Edit Actor: Fixed editing actors and searching on IMDb for actors.
Print : Added Country to the Movie Details print template.
Playlist: When selection multiple movies to play the drive labels were included in the paths preventing most media players to play the files correctly.
Added options to hide IMDb Metascore and Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score.
HTML Export: Fixed an issue with the thumbnail layout in Firefox.
User Interface: Renamed Scrapers to Data Sources as the term was too technical for most people to understand.
User Interface: Fixed Alternative title type was not remembered when closing EMDB.
TheMovieDb: Improved Search results. EMDB now shows titles and plot line descriptions in the language specified in the Data Sources Options Page.
Tranlations: Added New Zealand and China as Countries.
Translations: Updated the Swedish, French, German, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
March 12th 2021
Scrapers: You can now configure EMDB to use IMDb or TheMovieDb as main data source.
Both have advantages and disadvantages.
TheMovieDb has localized plot outlines, artwork and trailers and holds more (obscure) movies and better cast photos, even for non-American actors / actresses.
IMDb combines movies and TV Series in searches, has more data for movies, more genres, IMDb top 250 and lists more certifications for different countries.
But the main advantage of TheMovieDb is that it is FAST: it has an API to get the data instead of having to load webpages in the background and scrape the data.
The API is WAY faster and more robust. Therefore I decided to make TheMovieDb the default scaper but you can switch back to IMDb if you want.
Add from Hard disk: Only TV Shows or Movies are now listed for multiple search results depending an type being added.
EAN UPC lookup: If the title returned by the EAN UPC Service doesn't return a match on IMDb / TMDb the full returned text is now set as title.
Database: Updating a TV Series resetted the Seasons to Season 1.
Database: Setting "SEEN" when playing a Media file from EMDB is now optional.
MediaInfo: Fixed detection for VC-1 Video codec.
User interface: IMDb Top 250 position of a movie is obscured by the movie poster for movies in the 100+ positions.
User Interface: Added Container as column to display, print or export.
Add from Hard disk: Improved determining the folder of a TV Series when scanning adding TV Series from nested folders.
User interface: Create a Playlist when selecting multiple movies and play them.
Add from Hard disk: NFO files: added TMDb id when creating NFO files and better follow the Kodi nfo specs.
Add from Hard disk: NFO files: use TMDb id from NFO file when scraper is set to TheMovieDb.
User interface: Added more clear warning when media file(s) are going to be deleted when deleting one or more entries in the database.
User interface: Improve position IMDb and User ratings in the Movie Details Panel.
Media Files: Fixed detecting wrong external drive mounted.
Media Files: Fixed Batch Update on Media Labels.
HTML Export: fixed an issue when a removed template was previously selected.
HTML Export: updated default template. Also the internal structure is updated. More parts are now templated. Existing custom HTML templates are kept working but should be updated.
Database: Added 5 custom Version fields.
Translations: Added translations for (most common) Countries retrieved from IMDb and TheMovieDb.
Translations: Added some more untranslated texts and improved some English translations.
Translations: Updated the Slovenian, Portuguese, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
February 16th 2021
DataBase: Number of discs was reset to 1 on several batch operations like Renumber the database.
Rotten Tomatoes: Fixed importing of Rating and 'Certified Fresh' in (Batch) Update.
User Interface: Added a Rotten Tomatoes Link button to the Add / Edit Dialog and Movies Details panel.
User Interface: Playing a movie did not update the Seen flag.
Translations: Added some untranslated texts.
Translations: Updated the German, Simplified Chinese and Dutch translations.
February 11th 2021
User Interface: When typing multiple characters to find a movie every character advanced the search one position.
User Interface: When typing characters to find a movie a partially visible movie on the first postion of a row was not made fully visible.
HTML Export: Fixed an issue with weird Unicode characters breaking the saving to HTML (ASCII) resulting in not all movies getting listed.
Add from hard disk: Improved detection of moved files.
User Interface: Blurays were not always detected correctly based on resolution when custom text like '1280x720' was entered.
User Interface: Added IMDb Search for adding new Actors.
CSV File Import: Improved the import of cast when actors are separated by '|' or ';'.
User Interface: Added an option to delete Directors, Writers and Composers.
Rotten Tomatoes: Fixed importing of 'Certified Fresh' in (Batch) Update.
User Interface: Fixed cut off date added in movie details panel.
Startup: EMDB can now process moved, deleted and new media files in one go at startup.
Startup: Improved detection of moved files.
Add from Hard disk: Improved detection of moved files.
User Interface: Added sort on IMDB Top 250.
Translations: Added a Bulgarian translation.
Translations: Updated the German, Simplified Chinese, Catalan, Spanish, Russian, French, Slovenian, Swedish and Dutch translations.
November 8th 2020
Add Files from Hard Disk: If a found file exists in the database but with a different path, the file sizes are the same and the existing entry does not exist anymore, the file is now considered to be moved and the path of the existing entry is updated.
Startup Checks: Added check for moved files (see previous for the logic).
Add Files from Hard Disk: You can now simply drag and drop movie files or folders on the Bookshelf to add them to EMDB.
Database Merge: fixed covers / posters from the selected database were not properly transfered to the current database.
User interface: Improved zooming and scrolling of the bookshelf.
Translations: Updated the Dutch translation.
October 31st 2020
IMDb import: Fixed importing of Writers and Composers.
TheTVDB Import: Fixed import on Windows 7/8.
Backups: Fixed restoring databases from really old versions.
Search: Set focus on main edit field for every Search page.
Search Character page: remove number of episodes and years from the list of characters.
Manually Add / Edit Actor: If you manually add an Actor you can update Name / Photo only only if you provide a (valid) IMDb id. Made that more clear.
Manually Add / Edit Actor: If you update an actor which has no photo yet the downloaded photo was not shown immediately in the Edit window.
Translations: Updated the German, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, French, Slovenian and Dutch translations.
October 9th 2020
Database: Added re-indexing based on current sorting and renaming of thumnbails.
PayPal: Fixed the donate and order customized version of EMDB buttons on the about page.
Export to HTML: Fixed title sorting for some foreign titles with prefixes (e.g. "L'Étudiante").
Groups: Fixed incorrect stored group sorting strings.
TV Series: Added warning when selecting Single Season.
Poster screensaver: fixed hanging of EMDB when no posters are available.
Add From Hard Disk: Improved filtering of keywords.
Add / Edit Movie: Fixed MediaInfo update freezes EMDB when the Location is a folder.
Add / Edit Movie: Fixed EMDB moved behind other applications after IMDb lookup.
MediaInfo: Fixed detection of DD Plus 7.1 and AAC 1.0 Audio streams.
MediaInfo: Retrieve framerate when adding movies from Hard Disk.
MediaInfo: Retrieve info from a m3u playlist now retrieves info from the first file instead of failing as playlists are not supported by MediaInfo.
PlayLists: Fixed creation of playlists in Add / Edit dialog sometimes failed.
Translations: Updated the Spanish, German, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, French, Italian and Dutch translations.
September 15th 2020
System: Fixed loaded of localized currency symbol.
Database: Added Framerate field.
MediaInfo: Added retrieving of Framerate.
User Interface: Clearing the global search field now shows all movies again.
Search: Fixed Subtitle Search.
IMDb Import: Improved Cast import, especially for movies or series with huge cast lists (e.g. Tatort 1970).