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Downloading data from CLZ Cloud

Getting started » Downloading data from CLZ Cloud

Have you been using one of our other movie cataloging solutions, like Movie Collector or Movie Connect, or maybe the CLZ Movies app on another device? Then you probably already have an existing movie collection stored in your CLZ Cloud account. Here’s how to…

Reference

Reference

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Back up / Restore your collection and in-app purchase

Syncing with the CLZ Cloud » Back up / Restore your collection and in-app purchase

After unlocking the full app and storing so many movies in CLZ Movies it’s always smart to have a backup. It’s also useful if you can restore your in-app purchase (that unlocks the full app) on any device, any time. We offer you a free way to do that by…

Your CLZ Account

Reference » Your CLZ Account

What is a CLZ Account? A CLZ Account is a generic Collectorz.com customer account, a login (a CLZ Username and Password) for several different, and optional Collectorz.com services: Login to the My.CLZ.com site to access your licenses and download links, to…

Activating your Free CLZ Cloud

CLZ Cloud / Core » Activating your Free CLZ Cloud

Please select which one applies to you: I already have a CLZ Account: Activate the free CLZ Cloud service I do not have a CLZ Account: Create a CLZ Account, then activate the free CLZ Cloud service I don’t know if I have a CLZ Account: Check to see…

Getting started

Getting started

Welcome to CLZ Movies! Thanks for downloading our CLZ Movies app! We hope you’ll enjoy using this app to catalog and manage your movie collection. Just getting started cataloging your movies? Then here’s how to add the first movies to your…

Uploading data to CLZ Cloud

Getting started » Uploading data to CLZ Cloud

The CLZ Movies app comes with free cloud storage for your data, in our own CLZ Cloud system. When you’re using CLZ Movies, we strongly recommend using the CLZ Cloud to: Make an online backup of your movie collection data. Synch your movie data between…

Direct import from Movie Collector

Reference » Direct import from Movie Collector

!This feature is only available for backwards compatibility. It is not developed or supported anymore. To transfer data from Movie Collector, we strongly recommend to use the CLZ Cloud syncing!. Here’s how to transfer data from the Movie Collector desktop…

Export to CLZ Movies: “Device not found”

Reference » Direct import from Movie Collector » Export to CLZ Movies: “Device not found”

If you can’t find your mobile device running CLZ Movies using the “File > Export to > CLZ Mobile” with WiFi, there’s a few possible causes you can check to making it work: Contents Make sure you have Bonjour installed CLZ Movies is not on…

Requirements

Reference » Requirements

To get the most out of CLZ Movies, make sure you at least have: An iPhone, iPod touch or iPad that’s running iOS 6.0 or later An Internet connection (only while adding/automatically updating movies or syncing with CLZ Cloud) For barcode scanning: iPhone 3GS…

Synchronize with CLZ Cloud

CLZ Cloud / Core » Synchronize with CLZ Cloud

CLZ Cloud is a free service for storing and backing up your collection database in the cloud. It is also the recommended way for syncing data between devices, e.g. from your Windows or Mac software to your iOS app, but also between iPhone and iPad. If you own multiple…

How the CLZ Cloud works

CLZ Cloud / Core » How the CLZ Cloud works

CLZ Cloud is a free service for storing and backing up your collection database in the cloud. It is also the recommended way for syncing data between devices, e.g. from your Windows or Mac Movie Collector to CLZ Movies on iOS / Android, but also to sync between your…

Grouping into folders

Browsing your database » Grouping into folders

When you have a lot of movies in your collection, it can be useful to group them together. You may want to group your collection on formats so you can view all your Blu-Rays together, your DVDs together and see how many of each format you actually own. Tap on the…

Browsing your database

Browsing your database

Select a topic to learn more about the different ways you can view, sort and group inside your collection: Collection vs Wish List Choosing View Modes Grouping into folders

Errors in Sync Report

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Errors in Sync Report

It can happen that something goes wrong during sync. If that happens, you will be notified, and you can check here what the error means: Error downloading/uploading cover Other Messages Clear database in CLZ Cloud Error downloading/uploading cover: A…

Managing Pick Lists

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists

With every movie you add to your collection, CLZ Movies stores common information in Pick Lists. Examples of pick lists include Genre, Format, Location, Owner, etc. With the Manage Pick List screen you can modify all Pick List items. With it you can add, edit,…

Syncing your collection with CLZ Cloud

CLZ Cloud / Core » Synchronize with CLZ Cloud » Syncing your collection with CLZ Cloud

Windows / Mac Click on menu “CLZ Cloud > Synchronize” or click this button on the toolbar: The program will now check if there are any changes that need to be synced up or down. Click the “Sync Changes” button to process all changes. *If…

Field Defaults

Adding movies » Field Defaults

The “Field Defaults” feature gives you the ability to set default field values for your new movie additions. It allows you to set the “Seen it” or “Read It” fields to Yes or No, preset the Owner field and a lot of other fields. To…

Error: Database synced with different CLZ Account

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Error: Database synced with different CLZ Account

The database you’re trying to sync with CLZ Cloud has been synced before, but to a different CLZ Account. This can happen if you have more than one CLZ Account with us. Solution 1: Login with the correct CLZ Account Windows / Mac desktop software Close the…

Warning: Database originates from Direct Export

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Warning: Database originates from Direct Export

“Your database originates from a direct export from PC/Mac. Any additions or changes to this database cannot be synced back to CLZ Cloud or your PC/Mac.” CLZ Cloud sync doesn’t work if the database on your mobile device originated from a “Direct…

Managing your database

Managing your database

After adding some movies to your database, it’s time to start editing your entries to add personal information (like purchase details, your own ratings and notes, etc…) or to edit the automatically downloaded data to your own preferences. Read on about the…

My app is suddenly limited to 100 movies, how do I fix this?

Troubleshooting » My app is suddenly limited to 100 movies, how do I fix this?

There can be a couple of reasons you have a database limit of 100 movies right now. Please select the situation that applies to you: Situation 1: I’ve paid to Unlock the Fulll App before. Situation 2: I’m unable to sync my in-app purchase back to my…

Error: Different database than the one in CLZ Cloud

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Error: Different database than the one in CLZ Cloud

The database you’re trying to sync with CLZ Cloud is a completely different one than we have in the CLZ Cloud. Perhaps you have opened a different database file? Solution 1: Open the correct database Open the same database that we have in CLZ Cloud for you.…

Adding a new pick list item

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Adding a new pick list item

Adding a new pick list item: Method 1: Type it into the field in the Edit Screen of a movie When you edit a movie and you type something new in one of the pick list fields, this automatically gets added to your pick list for that field. Once a value has been entered…

Adding your first movies

Getting started » Adding your first movies

CLZ Movies lets you add movies without manually entering all the details. Just search our Core online movie database by barcode or title, then auto-download cast & crew info, plot summaries, cover images and much more. Adding movies by scanning their barcode Adding…

Adding by Barcode

Adding movies » Adding by Barcode

Adding movies by barcode If you are cataloging your DVD and Blu-ray collection, the best way to add movies is by scanning their barcodes with your device’s camera: Tap the Add Movies icon: In the Add screen, at the top, choose By Barcode. Point the camera…

Collection vs Wish List

Browsing your database » Collection vs Wish List

CLZ Movies can not only keep track of the movies in your collection, but it can also maintain a Wish List. While adding movies, you have the option to choose to add an item to “Collection” or to “Wish List”. If you choose to add movies to your…

Error: Cleared collection in CLZ Cloud

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Error: Cleared collection in CLZ Cloud

It seems you cleared your collection in CLZ Cloud, meaning you have logged into your CLZ Cloud and used the red button named “Remove all movies from database”. You will be presented with the option to “Upload this database” meaning you are…

Merging pick list items

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Merging pick list items

Merging pick list items: Accidentally got two or more pick list items that are the same? You can merge them: Tap on the “Wrench” icon to access the Tools menu. Now tap on “Manage Pick Lists”. Choose which list you want to work on. Tap…

I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

It is possible that you do not see your own covers after syncing. Here’s why: When you sync with CLZ Cloud, the cloud entries will, in general, use our central cover images from Core for Movies. Your personal local image is only uploaded automatically when our…

Editing movies

Managing your database » Editing movies

After adding some movies to your database, it’s time to start editing your entries to add personal information (like purchase details, your own ratings and notes, etc…) or to edit the automatically downloaded data to your own preferences. This is done in…

Settings

Reference » Settings

Hit the Settings button to open up the settings menu: CLZ Account: Login Details Login to your CLZ Account here, request your password or create a new CLZ Account if you don’t have one. Barcode Scanning Use the switches to turn barcode scanning sounds and…

Choosing View Modes

Browsing your database » Choosing View Modes

CLZ Movies has a couple of view modes for your items. List: Shows a small thumbnail of your movie, the title and a couple of other pre-selected fields. Cover Wall: View your collection by cover image. Cover Flow: Shows the covers of your movies in a row. Swipe…

Adding by Title

Adding movies » Adding by Title

Here’s how to add a movie to your collection by Title: Tap the Add Movies icon: In the Add screen, at the top, choose By Title. Type the title and tap Search. A list of matching movies will appear. Tap a title to view the available editions of the movie…

Adding Manually

Adding » Adding Manually

If you are unable to find a movie in our central database or you don’t have an internet connection, you can add it manually: Tap the Add Movies icon: Tap on Add Manually (use the dropdown menu at the top middle of the Add Panel) Enter as much information as…

Cover Images

Managing your database » Editing movies » Cover Images

If your device has a camera you can use it to add cover images to your Movies. Open up the Edit Movie screen. Tap on the cover image and you’ll see a list of options: Choose Cover – lets you select an existing image from your camera roll Take…

Field Reference

Managing your database » Editing movies » Field Reference

Field types in the Edit Screen In the Edit Screen you will find different field types: Basic text fields: These allow you to just type any text in them. Number only fields: You can only add numbers in this field (for instance an index field, or a price…

Unlocking the Full App

Getting started » Unlocking the Full App

The free CLZ Movies download is a trial version, which lets you try the app with up to 100 movies. Once you decide you like CLZ Movies, you can Unlock the Full App (no limits) for US $15. Here’s how to unlock your app to allow an unlimited number of…

Warning: You need to sync the old way.

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Warning: You need to sync the old way.

Before you can use the new CLZ Cloud 2.0 syncing, you need to make sure both the CLZ Cloud collection and your Local Database (on your computer/mobile device) are in sync. Sync the old way: When you get the error message, tap or click OK. Now you will be…

Removing movies

Managing your database » Removing movies

Removing movies by swiping Removing one movie from its’ details page Removing multiple movies in one go Remove all movies Removing movies by swiping You can remove movies by swiping on the title (in your list of movies) from right to left. Using the same…