Start Screen - When you first log in to the
movie manager, this is the screen you will go to. There are four screens to choose from: Simple Search, Advanced Search,
Movies or Add Single
View - This field defines
the default display format for the search results on all of the search
screens, including the 'Movies' screen. You can also change the view directly
from any of the search screens, including the 'Movies' screen.
There are five different views to choose from.
The Thumbnail view displays columns of four cover images
in a row. If the movie is a movie file on your hard drive, the help text "Play
Movie" will appear when your mouse moves over the image. When you click
on the image, the movie will play using your default movie player. (The
free version of BSplayer is
If the movie is a DVD or any other media type that does not reside on your hard drive, the movie's media type and location
will appear as the help text when your mouse moves over the image. The movie's location can be set in three ways. When a movie name is imported from a text file, the
location can be defined on the first or second line of the text file in the format of ':location'. If it is, then every movie name in the text file will be given
that location unless the movie name has a location appended to it between two vertical bars. For example H:\DVD\POPEYES VOYAGE [PG].avi|movie location| or
Willy Wonka|movie location| will be given the location 'movie location'. The location can also be added on the Tools -> Edit -> Single screen.
Below the cover image is the title of the movie. If you click on the title,
the plot will be displayed along with title, genre, MPAA rating, and
The Summary view displays a short detail summary of each movie which includes the cover image, title, genres, MPAA rating and description of rating, user rating, playing time,
year released, media type and location. It also has a link to imdb.com for the movie, a link to the edit screen for the movie, a link to
display the plot information and you can also update the seen and the personal rating
fields from this screen. As with the Thumbnail view, you can play movie files by clicking the cover image.
The List view displays 7 columns of information for each
movie, but does not include the cover image. Each column can be sorted
on in either ascending or descending order. The seen and personal
fields can be edited directly from this screen. If you click on the
plot arrow, the plot will be displayed along with title, genre, MPAA
rating, and user rating. If you click on the Info (Edit) arrow, you
will be taken to the Edit screen for that movie.
The titles for movie files will be in bold and you can play the movie
by clicking on the title.
The Text view is the fastest at listing all your movies
since it displays only the title and a link to the edit screen for
each movie. The title for movie files will be in bold and you can
play the movie by clicking on the title.
The Detail view displays a separate page for each movie
giving all the details possible for each movie along with the cover
image. For movie files you can play the movie by clicking on the image.
You can not edit any fields on this screen, however, you can go to
the edit screen by clicking the info link below the image. There is
also a link to imdb.com for the movie. The arrows at the top right
of the screen will take you either forward or backward one page and
the double arrows will take you to either the first movie or the last
# Of Movies To Display Per Page
- For three of the different view types, the number of movies
to display on each page can be selected. If you have a large amount
of movies or a slow internet connection, setting this value to
a smaller number of movies per page will allow your movies to display
Movie File Extensions - Only files with these extensions
will be added to the database when adding movie files from a text file. Each extension must be defined on a separate line.
Additional Genre Types - You can define your own
genres to search on. For example, for your home videos, you may want a genre called home, or perhaps
a genre called Birthdays or Christmas. Each genre must be defined on a separate line. You would then edit the movie information and select the new
genre for your movie. Each movie can have up to 5 genres defined for it.
If a movie is added and has a genre returned from IMDb.com that is not in
the predefined list of genres, it will automatically be added to this list.
Media Types - You can rename, delete or add new media types
to this list. Each media type must be defined on a separate line.
When a movie name is imported from a text file, the
media type can be defined on the first or second line of the text file in the format of '::media type'. If the movie name is a movie file on your hard drive
then the media type will default the the file extension if no media type is defined in the text file. When adding a movie with a media type
that is not already defined in the media list, the media type will automatically be added to the list for you.
When you add a single movie, you are required to select a media type for that movie. If the media type you want is not in the list,
this is where you would add it.
A movie can have multiple media types defined for it. Edit the movie information and select multiple media
types by pressing the Ctrl key while you select the media type.
Append Release Year to Title - If you select this box, when you import movie information
from IMDb.com or Amazon.cm, the movie's release year will be appended to the movie's title.
If you have
multiple movies with the same name but different versions or release
year, it is recommended that you check this box especially if you are importing
by text file or using the Add Multiple screen. The reason being that Cinema
Premiere does not allow duplicate movie titles unless the media type is
different or the movie file name is different. Appending the release year
will automatically give the movies a different title.
This is also helpful when sorting by title because it lists the movies in chronological order for you and it
helps you differentiate the movies.
Update Database - You must press 'Update Database' to save any changes
you have made on this screen.