Movie Explorer Pro 2.0.3 for macOS released

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  1. Betamagic, Jan 15, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2019

    Betamagic macrumors member

    Betamagic

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    #1
    The standard free edition of Movie Explorer is a popular macOS app to index movie files on your hard drives and transform the result into a super attractive, fully featured movie catalog.

    Movie Explorer Pro 2.0 goes multiple steps further, and adds the following features:
    • Support for digital discs like Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD’s
    • Built-in barcode scanner
    • Special Discs manager and editor
    • Support for TV show files indexing
    • Dedicated TV Shows view
    • Watch history support
    • Watchlist support
    • Synchronisation with Trakt.tv
    • Custom sidebar filters
    • Custom collections
    • Personal ratings and reviews
    • Export to PDF, HTML and CSV

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    Movie Explorer Pro is available as an upgrade subscription in the standard free Movie Explorer 2.0 app. Or when you hate subscriptions, it’s also available as a single purchase, standalone Movie Explorer Pro 2.0 app. If you want to try Movie Explorer Pro: the standard edition contains a free, automatically ending, 14-day Trial.

    Product info links
    Movie Explorer Pro: https://betamagic.nl/products/movieexplorerpro.html
    Movie Explorer: https://betamagic.nl/products/movieexplorer.html

    Mac App Store links
    Movie Explorer Pro: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/movie-explorer-pro/id1096514088?ls=1&mt=12
    Movie Explorer: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/movie-explorer/id802224528?ls=1&mt=12

    Blog page link
    https://betamagic.nl/news/2019/2019_01.html

    Update 30 January 2019:
    Movie Explorer Pro has been updated to version 2.0.3, see post #2
     
  2. Betamagic, Jan 30, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2019

    Betamagic thread starter macrumors member

    Betamagic

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    Version 2.0.3
    Movie Explorer Pro 2.0.3 and Movie Explorer 2.0.3 (standard edition) is a minor update that solves some performance issues and adds some small but handy new features.

    Improved scanning performance
    File scanning and especially rescanning of existing locations could be slow in the previous version. And when setting 'Read embedded metadata' was enabled, rescanning could 'take ages', as some users complained. After some research it became clear that this all was caused by a recent new implementation of progress handling, that seems technically cool at first sight, but very problematic and bad performing in real world scenarios. So we simply reimplemented the 'old way' of tracking progress, and that solved indeed a lot of issues.

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    New ‘Refresh Metadata’ context menu action

    The context menu of movies in the Movies view, and the context menu of TV shows in the TV Shows view, now contains a ‘Refresh Metadata’ menu item. With this you can redownload the TMDb metadata and artwork of the selected movie or TV show. This may come handy in the following scenarios, amongst others:
    • You want to update the rating and votes count to the current values.
    • You have updated some aspects of the selected movie or TV show in TMDb, like missing actors, summaries or artwork, and you want to update your catalog with the new data.
    • You want to download localized metadata and artwork for just one or a few movies, after changing the ‘Primary localized data language’ setting.
    New Query criteria for Discs
    When you make a Query for the Disc entity, you can now choose from 4 extra selection criteria. When you select one of these 4 criteria fields, a special dropdown is being presented, filled with predefined values:

    • Category: The corresponding dropdown list contains Movie’, ‘TV Show’ and ‘Collection’.
    • Condition: The dropdown contains values like ‘New’, ‘Good’ and more.
    • Status: The dropdown contains values like ‘Catalogued’ (which is the default), ‘For Sale’ and more.
    • Type: The dropdown let you choose between ‘Blu-ray’, ‘Blu-ray 3D’, ‘Blu-ray 4K’, ‘DVD’ and ‘DVD HD’.
    The current value for these 4 fields can be changed in the Disc editor, which appears when you double-click on a selected disc in the Discs view. The Discs view is part of Movie Explorer Pro.

    Other fixes and improvements
    • The minimum thumbnail size in the Movies and TV Shows view has been decreased. This means that you now can display more movies or episodes in the same window.
    • The processing of data requests for digital disc indexing has been improved. This means less chance that you have to adjust the result of a barcode scanning action.
    • When you add an unknown barcode, the new disc gets now a default value for field Type, which is ‘Blu-ray’.
    • The initial display of thumbnails in the Discs view has been improved.
    • Number of digital discs in the sidebar no longer includes unverified discs.
    • Export and print content sorting is now based on ‘cleaned’ titles.
     
  3. Jigga Beef macrumors regular

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    Right now I am keeping my list in an excel database with tabs this looks cool! Downloading the trial right now!
     
  4. Betamagic thread starter macrumors member

    Betamagic

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    #4
    If anything is unclear, please take a look at the Movie Explorer help page or FAQ page.
     
  5. EightBitWhit macrumors newbie

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    #5
    This software looks fantastic! I'm compelled to give it a shot on pure beauty alone!

    One question I have that I didn't see addressed in working my way through the website - how do I synchronize the catalog between multiple Macs? I'm in a situation where I manage my media collection on my Mac Pro in my office, but I'd really benefit from being able to take the database with me on the road where I could further work/organize it and it would be so nice to have those changes reflected on either/both machines.

    Thanks for any consideration!
     
  6. Betamagic thread starter macrumors member

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    You can backup the database via menu File > Backup Database, and restore it (on another Mac if you wish) via menu File > Restore Database. Make sure the paths to all files remain the same across all your Macs, otherwise playing movies won't work.
     

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