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Movie Explorer Pro 2.3: Fixes and enhancements

Movie Explorer Pro 2.3 is a maintenance release with some new features, improvements and fixes.

New features

The following new features have been added to Movie Explorer Pro:

  • Identifier and Comments have been added as custom fields to the Disc editor and Discs view. These new fields can be edited in the Status tab page of Disc editor, and are being displayed in the Inspector panel at the right side, when populated. Field Identifier can also be added to the table view of the Discs view, by using the right-click context menu on one of the column headers. Field Identifier is also being shown in the Media Inspector of the Movies and TV Shows views.
  • Audio Codec is a new filter field, together with the two new fields mentioned above, when making a Query with the Disc entity.
  • Aspect Ratio and Identifier have been added to the list of fields where the Discs view can be sorted on.
  • Default media type is a new setting in the Discs section of the Movie Explorer Preferences. It is being used when you add manually a disc by searching on title, or in any other case when the media type of a new disc can not be determined.
  • Character is a new filter field when you make a Query with the Movie entity. With this field it becomes simple to select all movies related to a particular role, for example ‘James Bond’.
  • The Recently Added filter setting in the Movie Explorer Preferences has been extended with a sub-setting, which allows you to select the field that must be used by the filter.

Movie Explorer Pro 2.3


The following has been improved:

  • Improved support for indexing .mk3d, .m2ts, .mts, .m1v and .mpeg files.
  • Calculating the badge count for Query objects in the sidebar is now being done in the background, so this will no longer block the app. This will also lead to a much shorter startup time of the app if you have configured one or more complex Query objects.
  • The toolbar now uses SF Symbol based icons when using macOS 11.
  • Visibility of titles in exported PDF reports has been improved.
  • Readability of alerts with large text blocks has been improved when using macOS 11.
  • Future file creation dates are now ignored during file indexing when the modification date of the same file is in the past. In such case the modification date is being used as creation date in the catalog. Future file creation dates may be the result of obscure server bugs or empty bios batteries.
  • Removed unintended support for type selecting in all views. This conflicted with the one-character shortcut keys.
  • All inspector panel headers are now able to display multi-line text.
  • Improved feedback when opening inaccessible files.
  • Refreshing an iTunes or Apple TV Library import will now also delete all items that do not exist anymore in the iTunes or Apple TV Library.

Bug fixes

The following issues have been resolved:

  • Refreshing an imported Apple TV Library location will no longer lead to countless duplicates when using macOS 10.15 or newer. Older versions of macOS do have iTunes instead of the Apple TV app, and iTunes lacks a static identifier field for media items which makes it impossible to 100% prevent duplicates. A workaround for older macOS versions is to delete and re-add the iTunes location.
  • We fixed a crash that could occur on opening the Cast or Crew views, when one or more Cast or Crew records in the database contained unexpected empty values.
  • Some none-working IMDb links in a few export reports have been fixed.
  • Fixed a crash when indexing Blu-ray images that contain zero sized streams.
  • Fixed a resize issue that occurred after ending full-screen modus in macOS 11.
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