Movie Explorer - A must have app for movie lovers

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  1. Betamagic, Apr 25, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2017

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    We at Betamagic have just released a new update of Movie Explorer. We would like to use this opportunity to introduce the app to the MacRumors forum user group.

    Movie Explorer is a native Mac app that turns your digital cinema movie collection into an attractive, informative and handy media catalog.

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    Movie Explorer scans all your internal, external and network drives for digital movie files like mkv, m4v, avi, mp4 and many other formats, and maps them to cinema movie titles using smart filename analysis and with data provided by The Movie Database. The resulting catalog with nicely rendered thumbnails is your starting point to play your movies, get info, enjoy art work, open IMDb and much more.

    Movie Explorer also scans your files for technical data like encoding format, bit rate, video format, resolution, bit depth and audio specifications using the powerful MediaInfo library of MediaArea.

    Movie Explorer can be downloaded for free on the Mac App Store:
    Download on the Mac App Store

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    Movie Explorer contains a TV Shows Add-on that can be activated via an in-app purchase. This adds some very useful features to Movie Explorer, like a dedicated view and scan engine for TV shows, watched status and watchlist support for movies and TV shows including synchronisation with Trakt.tv, and much more.

    Movie Explorer product page
    TV Shows Add-on product page

    Enjoy :)

    Update 2 November, 2017:
    Movie Explorer 1.7.5 has been released. See post #7.
     
  2. YatBob macrumors member

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    I installed this last night and really like it, creates a helpful playlist that identifies title by genre, rating, and country of origin, although I find the country of origin gets confused with countries and subject matter
     
  3. Betamagic thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi YatBob, the countries displayed in Movie Explorer are in fact production countries. With other words, countries where the money came from to produce the movie.
     
  4. YatBob macrumors member

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    Understand, thought countries referred to subject matter
     
  5. Betamagic thread starter macrumors member

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    Movie Explorer 1.7.3 has been released!

    This is a small maintenance update with the following new features and fixes:
    • New option to set an image in the Gallery viewer as Desktop wallpaper.
    • Prevents a crash when a four digit number is used as start of a filename followed by an episode indicator.
    • Improved title matching of filenames containing phrase 'x265'.
    • Fixed real-time update of the 'Recently Added' and 'HD Video' filters when changing preferences.

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    More info on the product page.
     
  6. Betamagic thread starter macrumors member

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    Movie Explorer 1.7.4 has been released!

    This release contains the following changes:
    • Several compatibility fixes for macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
    • The MediaInfo library, that's being used to retrieve technical file metadata, has been updated in order to detect Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® audio streams. We have made a custom version of this library, because the original unmodified library resulted in extremely slow scanning times.
    • The Files panel in the sidebar of the Movies and TV Shows views do now show the runtime of the files. Which will be more reliable than the runtime showed in the Movies panel, which is based on data of TMDb.
    • The 'Encoded by' field in the Files view does now show the app that was being used to produce the file. Unless the person's name of the encoder is available, which is often not the case.
    • Hitting the Spacebar will now open the Info window. This is an addition to the existing ways of opening this window.
    • By default, the Gallery now displays images maximized within the window.
    • And a lot of other invisible improvements plus a few visible tweaks, like the animated TV Show sidebar.

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    More info on the product page.
     
  7. Betamagic, Nov 2, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2017

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    Movie Explorer 1.7.5 has been released!

    This release contains the following changes:
    • Version 1.7.5 of Movie Explorer fixes an activation problem with the TV Shows Add-on. This problem was caused by a small change on how Apple generates so called 'receipt' files. The change made by Apple is the addition of a cancellation date to the receipt file. A misinterpretation of this date in the previous version of Movie Explorer resulted in not showing the TV Shows Add-on. This has been fixed in this new release.
    • The view settings are extended with a new setting 'Show numeric ratings'. When enabled, numeric rating values are displayed under the thumbnails, instead of the usual stars.
    • Disabling the usage of a second localization language was ignored by the scan module in the previous version, resulting in several French media descriptions, if the first set language didn't have this data.

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    More info on the product page.
     

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