Movie Label 2012 - What's New?
Our premier movie database software just got a whole lot better. The seventh version of Movie Label has been all about perfecting everything and implementing as many user-requested features as possible.
The first thing you will notice is the much improved performance due to new memory management, improved data handling and revamped information download routines.
Let's take a look at some of the news in version 7:
Major performance enhancements
The new memory management and data handling has lowered the memory usage to less than half, compared to the previous version. The program also starts and handles faster. The most impressive, though, might be that we have optimized the information download routines and will thereby save you a lot of waiting. Information for a movie that took 23 seconds to download in the previous version only takes 4 seconds in Movie Label 2012!!
Office 2010 style ribbon
We have updated the ribbon (toolbar) to the latest specifications (found in Office 2010 among other products). We have also added the latest specification application menu to the product.
Previous / Next buttons in Movie Properties
You can now move between the movies in a view within the movie properties dialog by pressing the previous/next buttons.
Cast and Crew copy
The cast and/or crew can now be copied between movies.
Media Type improvements
Adding and handling media types has gotten easier. The whole dialog has been updated and icons are now automatically resized.
Updated Movie Properties dialog
The movie properties dialog has been updated to make information more accessible. The personal data is now presented on the first page and all the media fields are moved to the media section on top.
Cast and crew editing improved
The performance when editing/adding cast and crew has been dramatically improved. In our tests the time to open the dialog dropped from 8.5 seconds (in the previous version) to 1.5 seconds in Movie Label 2012. The new dialog also shows more information (including pictures).
Mass video file renaming
You can now rename your video files based on the data in stored in Movie Label 2012.
Movies that have a trailer saved now shows an icon in the list view. A trailer link is now always downloaded (when available).
Odd row coloring
You can now choose to have every other row in the list views in a slightly different color.
A number of new data fields have been added. Movie Label will now keep track of the dates when a movie was added (and when the data is modified). You can also track Original Language and the Owner of a media. A separate Trivia field has also been added so you can keep the Comments field for your personal comments. A trailer field has been added to Wanted Items and a trailer link is downloaded (when available).
Improved loan handling
You can now specify a due date for loans and loans past due are highlighted in the On Loan view. There is also a dedicated filter for loans past due in the On Loan view.
Easier IMDb access
An IMDb button has been added to the main ribbon for easier access to the website.
Enhanced Harddrive scanning
When adding movies from your harddrive the movie title will now be retrieved from the folder name (if each movie has its own folder). There is also a new function to clean the titles from specified strings (to achieve a better result when querying the Internet for information).
Enhanced Search and Sort
New fields have been added for you to search and sort by.
10 star rating scale
Movie ratings are now on a scale from one to ten.
A lot of dialogs have been treated with an updated interface. The movie download dialog now also shows the cover art during download.
Selected count on status bar
The status bar now shows the number of items you have selected in the current view (in addition to the total number of items).
The movie plot is now downloaded in German, Italian and French when available. Italian cover art is also downloaded when selected in Options. Playlist files are now always UTF8 encoded.
The demo data question (when creating a new database) has been replaced with a check box in the Database Operations dialog. The cover art export function has an option to export back covers. You can now paste a cover onto several items at once. It is also possible to define a custom path for reports in the Registry. A function to copy the files of a movie to a secondary location has been added to the right-click menu. The splash screen can now be hidden. The ability to export views to XLSX (the Excel 2007-) has also been added to Movie Label 2012.
The Export function has been moved to the Professional Edition. The Professional Edition now includes 3 licenses (for one network). Most export functionality has also been moved to the Professional Edition.
And much more...
This and much more has been added to Movie Label 2012.