Free MovieDB - release notes

Version 7.32:
- automatic ZIP library download in case the file ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll is not present
- various code fix

Version 7.30:
- added a new registration method: SMS. Useful if you don't have a credit card or PayPal
- new error reporting system engine
- movie quotes works again (sorry!)
- YouTube video & bloopers search works again (sorry!)
- various code & bug fix

Version 7.27:
- updated registration library code

Version 7.25:
- added a new registration method: download a temporary license code!
- removed third bundle software (I'm sorry, I didn't thought there was too many problems with the third software installed)
- updated internal libraries code

Version 7.20:
- fixed IMDb parser: cast biography and info now are downloaded correctly
- improved data download from IMDb: casts data are searched only when selected
- added a skip button in the bundle pre-installation message: the third party software installation can be easily skipped
- fixed exe version number

Version 7.10:
- fixed the Cover view mode (many thanks to Carl for reporting this bug)
- fixed API initialization error in Cover view mode
- various bug fix

Version 7.03:
- fixed a startup module
- fixed a function in the proxy module

Version 7.02:
- fixed the YouTube parser
- updated internal modules

Version 7.00:
- updated themoviedb.org API to v3. From September 2013 the old versions of MovieDB will NOT work anymore.
- movie poster shown in search list can be viewed in full size
- (fixed) posters and backdrops are loaded two times when these tabs are selected and a new movie is selected
- IMDb data update frequency can be selected in the options
- after selecting "browse gallery path with explorer" the current image is closed automatically
- (fixed) compact db remove all cast data and images (sorry!)
- actor's age is displayed in the biography
- improved proxy detect on startup (option "auto enable proxy" should be active)
- fixed IMDb parser (there was a problem downloading quotes data)
- various improvements and bugfix

Version 6.45:
- (fixed) script error while trying to watch YouTube video

Version 6.44:
- updated the software installer

Version 6.43:
- (fixed) sometimes the bundle installer does not detect correctly the end of a succesful installation
- updated the software installer

Version 6.42:
- added a new registration method: now the software can be registered by installing a third party app. Useful for people that don't have PayPal.
- fixed the software updater check
- (fixed) software crash when temp dir cannot be created

Version 6.40:
- new tab added: clips! Added integration to traileraddict.com. Here you will find the top 8 clips from Trailer Addict of the selected movie.
- (fixed) removed the offline mode. Some users have reported some network error while downloading data from IMDb. Now the software will only show a message in the status area and will not go in offline mode.
- (fixed) software crash when IMDb data cannot be saved due to a file access error
- (fixed) error log created every time a xml tag is not present in the db
- various bug fix

Version 6.30:
- new info added: top 10 U.S. box office / people born on this day
- improved refresh of cast list / filmography (more fast)
- (fixed) internal error while searching the IMDb ID of an actor using the name instead of ID
- fixed some messages
- various bug fix and code update

Version 6.20:
- new actor info: birth name, height and nickname
- filmography posters (cast): clicking on a poster of a movie already present in DB, open it instead of search it on themoviedb.org
- click on actor filmography list to search/show the selected movie
- fixed IMDb parser
- (fixed) images tab (movies and actors) shown only the first three pages even if there are many more
- (fixed) error "movie name not available" when clicking on a poster of an actor which also have a role as director
- various bug fix

Version 6.00:
- new data available for movies (from IMDb): biography, quotes, trivia and goofs
- new data available for cast (from IMDb): biography, quotes, trivia, goofs and various info (spouse, trademark, salary, working)
- new cast images downloaded from IMDb (more quantity and quality!)
- movies data are automatically updated every week (option has been removed in the config and cannot be disabled), this resolve problems on posters not displayed due to url changes in xml db
- if a movie xml db is corrupted it is automatically redownloaded
- improved actors biography view (more readable)
- random backdrops are displayed immediately after adding the first movie and selecting backdrops
- (fixed) infinite loop while building library, updating movie data and receiving an incorrect response from themoviedb.org
- (fixed) cover view is refreshed even if list view is selected (while moving / resizing the form)
- (fixed) error message if a movie data is no longer available on themoviedb.org
- (fixed) the wait dialog is placed in a wrong position
- (fixed) if a poster cannot be download a wrong image is displayed in the cover view
- (fixed) in filmography posters are shown duplicated images
- (fixed) no filmography loaded (even if data are present) after selecting an actor without a biography
- many bug fix

Version 5.33:
- (fixed) IMDb images are not shown and downloaded (sorry, anyway happens only on movie that are already present in the db and are not auto updated) (bug in v5.30)
- (fixed) when a language different than English is selected, some information are not updated during auto update
- (fixed) no data displayed when the english version of the xml movie file is corrupted
- added filmography posters in cast panel!
- clicking on a poster in the filmography posters panel will automatically search it on themoviedb.org
- increased download performance in the Images tab: thumbnails are downloaded before full images. The hi-res image is downloaded when clicking on the thumbnail.
- IMDb images can be set as wallpaper
- (fixed) IMDb images are not shown when clicking again on the same movie in the cover view mode
- (fixed) software crash if proxy user/pwd cannot be decrypted
- some code optimizations and fix

Version 5.00:
- added export: as requested by many, movies list now can be exported in txt, csv and xml
- added the ability to search related video (also bloopers) on YouTube (look in the Trailer tab)
- (fixed) movie data is deleted when trying to update data and network connection is not available
- (fixed) when working in offline mode, IMDB images are not displayed even if they are present locally
- (fixed) multiple movie title popup are shown when moving mouse on random gallery
- new software updater: the next new versions will be downloaded and installed without the need to unzip manually!
- when a new version is available, the list of latest changes is shown in the same window
- fixed an error message
- various code and bug fix
- updated internal modules
- recompiled with .NET Framework 3.5

Version 4.20:
- corrupted images are deleted and re-downloaded automatically
- added a button to stop loading IMDB images
- a popup with movie title is displayed while moving the mouse on an image of the random gallery (as requested by Kushal)
- (fixed) IMDB gallery continue to load images after selecting another movie or closing Movie DB
- various bugfix and code updates

Version 4.10:
- the msgbox displaying movies not added, now shows only the first ten movies (to prevent a giant box being displayed :) )
- corrected wallpaper filename
- (fixed) menu option "set wallpaper" is visible also on images that cannot be set as wallpaper
- code fix (some parts has been completely rewritten due to a system crash :/ )

Version 4.02:
- (fixed) menu option "set as wallpaper" is not visible when viewing an image
- (fixed) on slow pc, when a new version is downloaded, the software display a warning msg because has not finished to initialize

Version 4.00:
- backdrops images can be set as wallpaper (just right click on them and choose the relative menu option!)
- added a check box in the found list to easily select and add multiple movies to db (instead of using ctrl / shift)
- added a button to remove a category
- if a movie is already present in db, it will not deleted/added anymore (to prevent category shift)
- random fanart are no more rotated while loading a movie (this will increase performance)
- various code fix

Version 3.60:
- improved offline mode: when network connection is not available the software will not try to download data anymore.
  A message will be displayed on the bottom. To back online and retry simply click on it. Thanks to Kushal for reporting this problem.
- added a new option "auto update movies every week"
- (fixed) when working in offline mode, a message error is displayed when trying to auto-update a movie
- various bugfix (offline mode)

Version 3.50:
- improved IMDb images gallery: thumbnails are resized and cropped to better fill the panel
- added new options: backup database every week / maximum backups
- when viewing an image, its size is displayed on title window
- opened images can be closed with ESC or ENTER key
- compact db now delete also youtube thumbnails
- corrected the current images download number in Images panel
- optimized images handling
- (fixed) when compacting DB some images cannot be deleted (locked)

Version 3.30:
- added a new option: show db size. To improve performance, the calculation of db size can be disabled. - if localized overview or studios is not present, english will be used - (fixed) compact db function does not delete IMDb images - (fixed) db size calculation does not include IMDb directory Version 3.20:
- (fixed) some images downloaded from IMDb are in a wrong resolution
- (fixed) the progress bar in the images panel is set in a wrong position after resizing the application
- movies data are updated automatically every week
- added a link in the images panel to IMDb movie page

Version 3.00:
- new images section! Automatically show and download images from IMDB!
- (fixed) menu option "copy thumbnail" is not visible when right clicking on a movie screenshot
- various code optimizations and fix

Version 2.20:
- actors data are updated automatically every week
- added a button in the actors panel to update manually actors data
- last movie and actor update info are shown on each panel
- various fix

Version 2.10:
- (fixed) error message when setting a movie as "watched" in cover view
- (fixed) bug when switching from cover view to list view and setting a movie as "watched"
- (fixed) location change in cover view does not work
- various bug fix (due to the cover view implementation)

Version 2.00:
- added a cover view! Browse your database using this new and beautiful view! The first time you select this view, the software will download all the covers, so please be patient! :)
- the actor images gallery has been improved: all images are shown on a dedicated panel with a scrollbar instead of dividing them per page
- optimized memory usage
- various optimizations, bug fix and code updates

Version 1.31:
- updated the ini config module: fixed a bug (error message while reading/writing an empty ini file)

Version 1.30b:
- video list is dowloaded in compressed format (more fast)
- now Free MovieDB can be easily used also offline: a blinking alert is displayed instead of showing a messagebox error (also when downloading images)
- updated the "new version check" module / md5 integrity test
- various code fix

Version 1.12c:
- internal code updates for the new domain

Version 1.12:
- total movies & db size are shown on window title

Version 1.11:
- fixed the position of some graphics elements
- updated the download module

Version 1.10:
- added the bloopers video gallery!
- when scanning a directory, only video files are searched
- (fixed) scan & search: program loop is no movies are found during online search
- (fixed) if the base language is changed, the movies titles are not updated
- (fixed) sometimes runtime & tagline info are not displayed on languages different than english
- updated the download module

Version 1.02:
- the backup is made before checking for new versions
- new versions can be downloaded directly from the software

Version 1.01:
- (fixed) when adding/updating a movie, the data are downloaded two times
- code fix & bug fix

Version 1.00:
- added a new feature: scan directory & search! Have a large amount of movies stored on a HDD? Don't want to enter them manually? Just select the directory and Free MovieDB will search all the movies data! The results will be sent automatically to the search listbox!
- enabled the ability (in the 'add movie' tab) to select and add multiple movies simultaneously
- a wait box is displayed during some operations (init db, add movie, scan dir)
- application exe md5 integrity check (always download the zip package from our site!)
- wallpapers tab renamed to backdrops

Version 0.8b:
- the budget and revenue fields now display the correct info

Version 0.8:
- now the software remembers the state of the movies tree and restores it at the startup
- some changes to the interface
- long taglines are now visible
- modified the trailer aspect ratio to 16:9
- improved error handling
- fixed elements locations when running on a netbook

Version 0.5:
- modified the search: instead of finding only the first movie, all the results now are highlighted

Version 0.4:
- added a search box. Now you can easily find your movies :)
- some fix

Version 0.3:
- code fix to prevent database corruption
- (fixed) when updating a single movie, the refresh of the db is really slow
- some others fix

Version 0.2:
- fixed: images resized incorrectly when the original resolution is higher than the display resolution

Version 0.1:
- first release!
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