Movie Manager Features
- Add Movies
You can add a movie to the movie database in several different ways.
- You can enter a single movie file name, title, or UPC number and you can choose whether or not to import the movie information, including the thumbnail DVD cover image, from IMDb.com or Amazon.com.
- You can add a list of movie file names, titles, or UPC numbers and choose whether or not to import the movie information, including the thumbnail DVD cover image, from IMDb.com or Amazon.com. When adding UPC numbers, you can speed up the process by using a barcode scanner, such as the inexpensive CueCat.
- You can browse to a text file which contains a list of all your movies. The first two lines in the text file allow you to define your media type, such as DVD or VHS, and location of the media. The location must be preceded by : and the media type must be preceded by ::. This is all covered in the Adding Movies Page of the user manual. You will also have the option to import the movie information from IMDb.com (or Amazon.com if UPC numbers were entered). If you choose to import the movie information, you can choose whether or not to do a quick add. When an exact match of the movie is not found, IMDb.com returns a list of possible choices. If you choose to do a quick add, the first movie from the list will automatically be selected. If you do not choose quick add, you can select the correct title from the list yourself.
- On the Personal Server, you can enter a directory path and it will search for and add all movie files in that directory that have a valid extension as defined in the options setup. You have the same options as mentioned above on whether you want to import movie information and whether you want to do the quick add.
A log file keeps track of the date and time and all the movies you have added with the original title it searched for and the title it added the movie as. It can be viewed as a web page, opened in your default text editor (Personal Server only), or downloaded to your local PC to edit and print (Online only). There is also an option to clear the log file.