Movie Explorer

If you love movies, you’ll love Movie Explorer. Now with full support for Blu-rays and other disc formats.

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Movie Explorer Smart Indexing

Smart indexing

Movie Explorer scans all your internal, external and network drives for digital movie files like mkv, m4v, avi, mp4 and many other formats and saves them in a catalog for off line browsing.

Movie Explorer Movie Metadata

Movie metadata

All your digital movie files are automatically mapped with cinematic metadata provided by The Movie Database. You can access your files by title, actor, director and more.

Movie Explorer Technical Specifications

Technical specs

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.

Streamlined and easy-to-use.

Movie Explorer Pro scans all your digital video files and maps them to cinema movie titles using smart filename analysis and with data provided by TMDb. The resulting catalog with beautiful rendered thumbnails is your starting point to play your movies, get info, enjoy art work, open IMDb and much more.

Adjusting the interface to your personal preferences is just a matter of a few simple clicks. Thumbnail size, sorting and quality are fully adjustable. You can switch between localized or original title display, personal or TMDb rating, and much more.


Get an in-depth look.

Press G on the keyboard to open the unique Gallery view, which let you browse through posters, photos and artwork of movies, cast and crew. This view is also the starting point to replace a movie or episode thumbnail with an alternative one.

Movie Explorer Gallery Window

Everything you need to know.

If you want more info about a selected movie, just press I on the keyboard. The attractive designed Info view will pop up, showing all details about the movie, including photos of all actors. Clicking on an actor will open a new view, showing all related data including posters of all associated movies within your catalog. Likewise, clicking the Director field within the movie info opens the detail view of that director, including thumbnails of all related movies and episodes.

Movie Explorer Info Window

Find your movies fast and easy.

The search box on top of the app is your number one friend to find your movies fast. The search result is updated real-time while you type.


TV Shows view Pro

The special TV Show view shows all your TV show files as fully resizable thumbnails, all grouped and sorted by show, season and episode. The TV Shows view is part of Movie Explorer Pro, available as an in‑app subscription or as a separate app.

The TV Shows Sidebar let you easily navigate through all your shows and seasons. Like all other views in Movie Explorer, the TV Show view is fully searchable.

You can easily start playing an episode by double-clicking or hitting the Enter key. By using the context menu you can select the app for playing the selected episode, you can open the Info or Gallery view and you have access to the related information in IMDb and TMDb.


Cast view.

The Cast view is, just like the Crew and Studios views, a special view that shows your catalog from another perspective. The Cast view shows all actors related to your collection.

Cast view shows per selected actor the related movies and TV show seasons in your collection. Just like any other view in Movie Explorer Pro, it's fully searchable and participates in the Sidebar filter system.


Catalog your Blu-ray discs Pro

Add your Blu-rays, 3D Blu-rays, 4K Ultra HD discs and your old DVD’s and HD DVD's fast and easy by simply scanning their barcodes. Digital disc indexing support is part of Movie Explorer Pro, available as an in‑app subscription or as a separate app.

Movie Explorer Pro features a built-in barcode scanner that utilizes the built-in FaceTime camera, or you can use an external USB barcode scanner. Movie Explorer Pro uses a large internal database cache for matching popular Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD discs, and uses several online sources to match other discs.

You can choose to scan discs one by one, as shown in the short demo video, or in batch modus, for maximum efficiency.


Welcome to the dark side.

Movie Explorer Pro has full support for Dark Mode, as well support for Accent Colors.

Movie Explorer Play

Use any player to start.

Double-click any movie in Movie Explorer and it will be opened by the default associated app. By using the right click context menu, you can choose any video player installed on your Mac for opening a selected movie.

Movie Explorer Play

Get localized, be multilingual.

You can easily adjust the language used for movie and TV show titles, overviews, genres and poster art. There is even an update function to update a full catalog from one language into another language.

Availability of localized movie data cannot be guaranteed for all languages. Therefore you can also set a second language as fallback setting.

Movie Explorer Localized Data

Media Reviews

...automatically opens your videos in your favorite player and can even access IMDB to help you find more information about each title.
Si vous voulez gérer des films, sans passer par un media-center complet, c’est une solution à envisager.
Het is de ideale manier om je filmbibliotheek te beheren en je kan Movie Explorer ook gebruiken als startpunt voor het afspelen van films.
A must-have OS X application for anyone who loves movies.
...durs peut vite devenir un casse-tête sauf pour celles et ceux qui ont installé sur leur Movie Explorer.

Movie Explorer: inzicht in je films. Bij OMT worden we altijd blij wanneer we zien dat onze bezoekers toffe iOS- of Mac-apps maken.

Movie Explorer Editions

Movie Explorer is available in two editions, standard and professional. The standard version is upgradeable to Movie Explorer Pro with a monthly or yearly subscription. Movie Explorer Pro is also available as a standalone app, if you prefer to pay upfront.

The free standard edition is all you need if you only want to catalog your digital movie files. But if you also want to catalog TV Show files, Blu-rays, DVD's, and other disc formats, or you need advanced catalog features, then you'll need to upgrade to the professional edition.

You can try Movie Explorer Pro by using the fully functional, automatically ending 14-day trial in the standard edition. This means that you can try Movie Explorer Pro for free, even if you plan to buy the standalone edition.

Feature Movie Explorer Pro
Movie Explorer
+Pro subscription
Movie Explorer
   Cinema video files indexing
   Cast view
   Crew view
   Studios view
   Files view
   Info view
   Gallery view
   Cinema metadata localization
   Starting point to play video files
   Backup and restore catalog database
   TV Show video files indexing
   TV Shows view
   Blu-ray video discs indexing
   3D Blu-ray video discs indexing
   4K Ultra HD video discs indexing
   DVD video discs indexing
   HD DVD video discs indexing
   Built-in barcode scanner
   Discs view and editor
   Import Apple TV / iTunes library
   Disc copy on hard-drive indexing
   Watch history tracking and filters synchronization
   Watchlist support
   Custom filters with Queries
   Custom collections with Lists
   Personal reviews and ratings
   Export to PDF, HTML and CSV
   Share button
   Library lending management
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Start exploring now

Make yourself happy and download Movie Explorer today. It's free! Start enjoying your movie files in a total new way.

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