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  • Spouses Of Actors
    When you add movies and TV series, Movienizer downloads just some very basic information about actors and crew members (name, photo, character). At any time you can click any person's name and hit the "Download" button to get more details. This will download more photos, a filmography, a biography... Read more...
  • Selecting Best Comedies
    As an example of sorting and filtering in Movienizer, we will take selecting best movies in the comedy genre. As usual, this can be accomplished in several ways. Read more...
  • Size of Elements In Movienizer
    Some elements of Movienizer are scaled according to the display settings of your system. On the other hand, there are some internal options that allow to control font size, line height, size of movie covers, etc. Let's take a closer look at them. Read more...
  • Main Movie Cover
    When you add your movies / TV series and download information about them, Movienizer downloads a movie cover along with other details. As a rule, it is the main cover for the given movie in the corresponding online movie database. Such cover image may contain some references to the corresponding media (DVD, Blu-ray, etc.). In other situations, a movie poster may be used as its 'cover'. Read more...
  • Wish List
    You can click on an actor and download his / her biography, photos, filmography. After this, you may click a movie in the newly loaded filmography and download information about the movie. Now, what if you find the details interesting and want to have such movie in your collection? Read more...
  • Compare Filenames With Movie Titles
    When you add your movies from files and folders, the feature of skipping search results can be enabled. In this case, Movienizer will grab the first result for each video file. The page with search results will not be displayed at all, which allows to download information for all movies automatically, in the unattended mode. Read more...
  • Downloading Filmography Of An Actor
    With Movienizer you can manage information about your movies and TV series. But the program also provides information about actors, directors, screenplay writers, composers. When you download information about an actor, the complete filmography of the actor can be downloaded (depending on your download settings and selected information source). Read more...
  • Show Seen Movies
    Suppose that you'd like to build a list of all movies you ever saw, including those that you don't have in your collection. Is this possible with Movienizer? We can easily display all unseen movies using the Quick Filter menu, but what about seen ones? Read more...
  • Awards For Persons
    When you download information about a movie, awards received by the movie can also be downloaded (according to your download settings). But if you give it another thought, a movie award is always received by some person - an actor (actress) or a crew member... Read more...
  • Adjusting The Movie List
    As we already know, there are several interesting options and filters for the main movie list in Movienizer. In particular, you can choose between the detailed movie list (default) and the cover list. However, it is possible to make some further adjustments... Read more...
  • Filmography Icons
    Movienizer can download information about movies and persons from the internet. For persons, a filmography can be downloaded (depending on your download settings and information source). Of course, like with other details, a filmography can be added manually. It is possible to display some additional icons in a filmography... Read more...
  • Translating Movienizer Into Your Language
    Movienizer supports a number of interface languages, which means that it can show menu items, button names and other controls in your language. This should be distinguished from information about movies and persons. The latter can also be downloaded in different languages, but it depends on the selected information source. Read more...
  • Download Information About Persons From A Movie
    When you add your movies into the program, Movienizer downloads such details as covers, descriptions, awards. Among other things, cast and crew lists are downloaded. By default, Movienizer also downloads photos of some first actors (directors, screenplay writers, composers), but you can disable this feature on the "Download options" tab of the settings window. Read more...
  • Movie Type
    With Movienizer you can organize movies and TV series of all sorts. As you add movies into the program, information can be downloaded from the internet or entered manually. Among other things (like movie title, year, genre, cast & crew, description, covers, shots, etc.) there is a movie type field. Read more...
  • Types Of Images In Movienizer
    When you add movies and persons, the movie organizer downloads some information from the internet. Among other things (such as cast & crew, movie description, awards, etc.), the program downloads various sorts of pictures. Read more...
  • Download Unknown Episodes From IMDB
    When you add TV series into Movienizer, the program downloads information about seasons and episodes from the selected information source. But it does not save information about seasons and episodes that are marked as "Unknown" at IMDB. Read more...
  • Why Movienizer?
    Movienizer is a powerful and flexible movie organizer that can be used to organize any movies, TV series, or videos on any media. This article briefly describes some advantages of the program and provides links to articles with more details on the corresponding subject. Read more...
  • Persons In Your Movie Collection
    Movienizer is primarily a movie organizer. But information about a movie would not be complete without people that created the movie: actors, directors, screenplay writers. Furthermore, we often decide if we want to see a particular movie by looking at its... Read more...
  • Organizing TV Series
    With Movienizer you can organize individual movies, movie series (like Star Wars, Terminator, etc.) and TV series. While an individual movie and a movie from a series are much the same (the latter would simply have something in its "Movie series" field), TV series are different. Read more...
  • IMDB Script Settings - Part 2
    Here we discuss the right-hand part of the IMDb script settings window. Read more...
  • IMDB Script Settings
    Downloaded information (type, amount, etc.) is mostly controlled by the "Download options" tab of the "Options" window. However, every download script may offer additional settings that customize its behavior. Read more...
  • Movie Page Settings
    The movie page in Movienizer displays information about a movie from your database. Some items of this page can be adjusted in the user interface settings window. Read more...
  • Movie Connections
    With Movienizer you can sort and search your movies in many different ways. The movie organizer can also maintain certain types of movie connections. First of all, a movie can belong to some movie series. You can enter the name of the series and the movie's number in the series on the "General" tab of the "Edit info" window. Read more...
  • Sorting Titles
    After adding your movies and TV series into Movienizer, you may find out that they are sorted not exactly by title. By default, the program ignores "the" and "a", as well as some other things in titles. Read more...
  • Movie List Options and Filters
    When you open Movienizer, there is a list of movies in the left part of the main window. The "Movies" tab is shown by default, listing all movies that you have added into the program. There are three other tabs: Collection, Persons, Search, but we will not switch to them right now. Read more...
  • Sorting Filmography
    In Movienizer, you can download information not only about movies but also about persons: directors, screenplay writers, actors, musicians. Typically, several photos, a biography, some facts, and the complete filmography are downloaded. Read more...
  • Thumbnails In Movienizer
    Thumbnails (also thumbs) are smaller in size and resolution copies of pictures. Movienizer uses thumbnail images to display movie covers, photos of artists, shots from movies, and other pictures faster and in higher quality. Read more...
  • File Access Rights
    Starting with Windows Vista, admin users are not the same as previously. Now being an admin user does not grant you the privilege to change files on your local drives! By default, you can change files only in your home directory ... Read more...
  • Movie Awards in Movienizer
    On the movie page, under the main cover, the program displays pictures of the awards that the movie won. If a particular movie was only nominated for some award but did not win it, the corresponding picture is not displayed under the movie cover. Read more...
  • Change paths to movie files
    If you rename your files outside the program or move them to a different location, Movienizer has no way of knowing where a particular file has gone (was it just deleted?). So, information about the corresponding movies will be still available in your database, but paths will be no more correct. Read more...
  • Movienizer on Linux
    At this moment, there are no special versions of Movienizer for other platforms. However, the program still can be used on Linux, Mac OS, and on some other systems with the help of third-party tools. Read more...
  • Movies in collection... or not?
    In Movienizer, each movie has four status flags: "In collection", "Seen", "Wanted", and "For sale". The corresponding status can be set in the "Edit info" window for the movie, using the checkboxes on the "General" tab. Read more...
  • Illustrated movie catalog for Popcorn Hour A-400
    Technologies are changing very fast. A TV purchased a year ago is already too old, and buying a new one is both expensive and pointless, as the old one still has good picture. Thanks to media players one can easily fix the situation, extending features of the TV. After connecting a small "box" to the TV, we can play movies in virtually any format, listen to music, browse YouTube, watch online TV, and much more. Read more...
  • Improving Life Expectancy of Recordable DVDs
    Now when you know your discs wont last forever, you can make steps to improve their expected life span. Handling and storage tips equally apply to keeping commercially manufactured (pressed) DVDs. Read more...
  • Rename your video files conveniently
    Video File Renamer is an additional module for Movienizer that can rename video files using information from your Movienizer database. Thus your complete collection of video files can be renamed automatically, using a pattern of your choice. The plugin also updates links to files in your Movienizer database, which gives you yet another advantage: if you rename your files manually, you will need to update links in your database manually, too. Read more...
  • How to add a video file with an extension that is not supported by Movienizer
    Movienizer can catalog your movies in absolutely any video format. However, its file scanner supports only the most popular video file extensions, such as AVI, MKV etc. If you stumble upon a movie file that is not seen by the file scanner of the program, there are several ways of adding it. Read more...
  • IMDB Download Options
    There are two ways of controlling information downloaded by Movienizer:
    • download options available in the "Options" menu, they work for all scripts; and
    • script settings that are individual for every script.
    Let's take a look at the individual script settings. For our example we will use the IMDB script. Read more...
  • Create a Movie Catalog for Dune Media Players
    Movienizer contains all necessary tools to organize your movie collection the way you like it. It can store descriptions of your movies, covers, shots from the movies, information about actors, including biographies and filmographies, location of the disc (if it's a DVD or a Blu Ray), keep track of loaned movies etc. If you prefer to keep your movies as video files - DVD rips, DVD folders, HD rips, Blu Ray folders etc. - on your computer's hard drive or somewhere on your network (shared folders of other computers, special storage devices like NAS, and so on), you can easily add them to Movienizer by scanning your movie folders with the built-in file scanner. In such case links to the corresponding video files will be saved to the database along with the general information about movies. Of course, you can enter or update these links manually, too. Read more...
  • Illustrated Movie Catalog for Dune by Movienizer
    Movienizer can be used to create an illustrated movie catalog for Dune HD Base or Dune BD Prime players. Read more...
  • How to add new websites to Movienizer?
    Movienizer uses Pascal scripts to fetch information from the internet. The available scripts are stored in %APPDATA%\Movienizer\Scripts\ and are named *_movie.pas (information about movies) or *_person.pas (information about people), where '*' should be replaced with the name of the site. Read more...