Collected Feature Requests

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The list below should contain quick summaries of requests only (no bug reports!)- please include explanatory notes or steps to reproduce on a seperate page linked from this one, so that this page doesn't get unmanageable long. The feature requests should be well thought-out and easy to understand. Please consider, if your wish really makes sense and is of use not only for you but also for as much users as possible. The order of requests is based entirely on when they where added to the list - there is no attempt at ranking 'importance' and wishes on the list might not be picked up by Alessio.


The list (15.01.2012 - Under construction!!!)

XMM - System
  • XMM connect to a database over the internet
  • ODBC support
  • Open more DB's simultaneously, displaying multiple movie databases at the same time in the left panel
  • Redo/Undo Function
  • User definable hotkeys/shortcuts
  • separate config-File for each database
  • changing language without new start of XMM I think it's useless. Or does anybody change the language more than one time?
  • Macros (maybe VBScript) For what?
  • Barcode scanner support, e.g. Cuecat
  • start the XMM from command line
  • unicode support !!!
  • XMM should 'remember' the last accessed directory
  • auto-sync of two databases
  • compare two databases
  • password protection for database files
  • Database Read Only
  • "Cleaning" of the backups: keep a maximum amount of.../remove backups older than... + Do the automatic backup on exiting XMM instead of on startup.
  • multi-user support (several persons use one database)
  • XMM Light version
  • player manager
  • adjusting XMM interface (and all menues like the option menue) better to the typical netbook resolution (1024x600)
  • possibility of smart update of XMM, no full install
  • native XMM app for iphone, Android, WP7 and upcoming Windows8 (MetroUI)
  • customization of live updater (filtering, excluding scripts automatically)
  • "Grid Tabs" to separate collection in different categories (like DVD-Profiler) User-defined Filters saveable to Grid???
  • add basic editor functions to MagicScript Editor (search, replace, line numbers, undo/redo)
  • cross references between movies by VAR = COLLECTION_MOVIES(id).fieldname and movieID=COLLECTION_MOVIES.FIND(moviename[, year])


XMM - Data Fields
  • Clear separation of "film data" from "media data". Support for multiple media for one film without duplicating of film data
  • data field: "Title Sort" to be able to sort movies for example without "A", "The" etc.
  • data field tab to manage planned recordings with his digital receiver (with an interface with tv programm software). Add to Wishlist is already available???
  • improvement of several fields, e.g. language, subtitles, audio format. Too small and not clearly arrangeable when you have long data entries, e.g. more than 10 subtitles on a DVD
  • better handling of "multi entry fields" like the "subtitles" field: handling like the script manager with a source list and a target list where you can move the several possible data entries
  • pulldown menus (like STATUS) should save new values automatically
  • memorable quotes with possibility to store sound files TV/Movie tunes
  • "Links" field, to store a list of website links and/or Movies ID from IMDB, TheMovieDB, Allociné, Cinémotions... and all others
  • Field "Free time": automatic calculation of free time on medium (VHS + DVD) still needed???
  • better multi-disc support: movies/boxsets with more than one disc; more than one movie on one disc
  • b&w/colour field: extension for movies that are b&w and coloured, b&w-movies that were colorized
  • field for the default directory of the databases in the configuration???
  • support for multiple audio streams pro media
  • possibility to set a default media type
  • possibility to store extended movie length info
  • 01.01.1900 dates should be blank
  • currency(€, $ etc.) for price field
  • multiple values for categories
  • multiple changes for category to the context menu
  • button next to the data fields where you can open a list manager to edit combobox entries
  • more custom fields, as most of the current ones are occupied by IMDB import
  • time in date fields should be concealable
  • direct access to manage Box sets
  • Changing checkbox "3D" to combobox for 2D (standard), 3D and 3D-only
  • support for .srt or .sub files in the database
  • security query when changig MovieID
  • handling of multiple directors
  • data field "related movies" already done
  • data field "dvd release year" should be changed into "dvd release date" (like for boxsets)
  • Custom tag system to divide and sub-divide the movie collection (like in DVD-Profiler)


XMM - TV-Shows
  • loan episodes function like movies (+ the ability to add all episodes with the same CatalogNo)
  • add tv series from a DVD collection of divx/xvid files
  • SeriesID renumbering
  • translate the air date and premiere date to the internal database date format when reading TV Shows with the scripts
  • better search options
  • Statistics
  • Possibility to import files containing two episodes (double features, pilots, ...). Files named like <TVShowTitle>.1x01x02... would mean episode 1 and two of season 1 are in the same file.
  • Proper sorting possibility of tv episodes (sorting by column season and episode at the same time)
  • Episodes updatedable from a direct link. Isn't there already an option to update only episodes (without the TVShow info)???
  • "Location" field for each episode.
  • Unicode Character support for "Season Number" field, so we can use words like "Special", instead of using season number "0". Can be done by the HTMLCard
  • episodes's "Custom Field" title editing / being able to changing names (Custom1, Custom2... to something else)
  • boxsets: association of seasons and/or episodes to a boxset
  • Marked/seen colours for episodes of tv shows
  • possibillity to select a moviecard for Episodes as for movie (separate selections) and for actors and box sets
  • flag for TV Shows that indicates the status of the show: finished, deposed and as standard continues
  • "Add ripped DVD on your hard disk" also for TV shows
  • cover/poster for each TV series season


XMM - Actors
  • By Importing tv-series actors should be added to actors database Isn't it already impleneted???
  • Actors and series/episodes should be "linked"
  • right click actors in the "cast" tab of TV episodes to add them to the database same for movies
  • option to add the actors that you add to an episode cast to the show it belongs to Guest Stars
  • right-click an actor and ask for all movies with that actor to be shown Actors Card!!!
  • Director and Actor statistics
  • rebuild actors database from existing movies
  • Updating missing Actor ID # when Name is available
  • statistic for actors
  • Thumbnail view for actors
  • Split appearance of person in actor card to categories - for example actor/director/writer...
  • Job Type Database: not only actors should be imported but also directors, composers, writers etc.


XMM - Movie File Recognition + Management
  • calculating and adding the screen ratio, when scanning the file(s) resolution
  • calculating the quality of the video in a percentage (like 'AVICodec' program)
  • manage movie files from within XMM File Manager
  • background of the files should change to red if the desination file can't be validated, and green if it can.
  • supporting subtext (import + identification): Subtexts (subtexts) are extra files (normally ended with crt, sub or idx) that by using a plugin to your film player overlays the movie with the subs.
  • file-assign option to a movie (for example a .nfo-file)
  • Rescanning Movie Parameters (mass files add!) without losing or duplicating the information that are already entered about these video files in the database
  • automatically read out codec information on multiple files, which then are automatically linked to the correct entries
  • rename movie files: possibility to take the tags from the folder names
  • recognition of more than one audio stream
  • possibility to change/rename the File Name and/or directory of a movie file/several movie files
  • XMM should have an option to use folder names as movie name and include all videofiles inside that folder (including subfolders contents) for import.
  • an option to add TAGs to avi files (like title, genre, director, actors),see programs like Mediamonkey or Adobe Lightroom 4.0
  • sorting movie files into directories
  • Importing DVD's from ISO files
  • DVD insert: automatic recognition of the main IFO
  • option, that when enabled, will remove/unmark the "wanted" field when files of a movie are read
  • File Monitor feature: mark files that we won't be importing to XMM, as "never show again" or something like that.
  • support of m2ts


XMM - Import
  • dvd profiler import: status bar during import, more fields e.g. all the dvd related stuff should be imported
  • import of .mdb databases
  • Select your preferred language for scripts and have eMM hide or delete all other languages in the scripts window or folder
  • importing actors: problem that a given name will have more than one hit in the actor selection list --> system where xMM will pass the movie title, where a specific actor is sourced from, to the searching criteria.
  • mass file add: analyze the files to know if a movie was 2 or more files or has subtitle files
  • mass import: automatically import a cover for each imported movie, as long as the cover file has the same name as the imported movie
  • save import profile
  • In the treeview for the actors start of internet-import without having to first go in edit-modus of the actor (same way like movies would be better) isn't that already???
  • when importing movies: possibility to choose which actors are taken to the database I think that's impossible. Add actors or don't add actors only
  • When a script has no matches or no acceptable matches, there should be a way to go back and choose another script to try in this case only possible for single imports - no bulk!
  • visible way to indicate that there was a potential problem in matching up the Internet Episode Name with the file name Episode Name
  • save settings of the scripts despite scripts update
  • option to automaticly take all Episodes
  • Quickupdate with default chain/script from context menu
  • save the last date an actor has been imported via Script
  • script to download trailers from youtube MOVE TO SCRIPT REQUESTS!
  • While adding new movies there should be a check if the movie is already in database
  • possibility to add info on demand to already existing one (appending at the end of previously imported data)
  • option to notify the user when he's trying to add a movie which is already in the database
  • separated director import and info plus movies in database
  • default media icons when adding movies by script ???
  • Download Status window should have a Skip or Kill button that would allow the download process to continue without getting any information from the problem site
  • importing movie data as background process You CAN view different movies/actors while importing (changes - I don't know). For actors this is not possible. TVShows ???
  • add sound signal when importing info is done and/or automatical close the import window
  • Local AMDB support or direct support of IMDB listfiles


XMM - Export
  • SQL-export + Automatic upload on a server
  • xml & on-the-fly xslt transformation to create data adjusting card files
  • option to upsize the .mdb file to .mdf or even better MS SQL Server 2005
  • An Actorpicture export in cvs export
  • export season titles and season numbers cvs export
  • XMM should save export profiles ???
  • Moviecard export: create an index of the exported moviecards

(with ability to split index into multiple pages, navigation through both index and moviecard, ability to create index pages with cover thumbnails)

  • multiple moviecards print (all in one single file)/ HTML Template or Moviecard that would create a html with more than 1 movie listed
  • (x)HTML-database: select the movies for export
  • Automatically keep exported collection in sync with XMM
  • exporting actors database in any kind
  • exporting series database in any kind
  • print database function: options for the fields to be printed, ideally with the option to put them in a user-specified order (with a saveable name for the defined report)
  • pdf export
  • ability to customize export HTML templates (Template Creator)
  • html export: search function in the html file
  • XMM should save export profiles
  • Free configurable printing templates (report generator)
  • "Photo browser" for actors on moviecards
  • Export movie card to JPG file
  • export function for the Fanart (for xbmc, fanart.jpg in the movie folder)


XMM - Cover Manager
  • if gif-files were imported, xMM renames them to jpg. xMM should keep the original extension.
  • re-order and rename all pictures similar to the CM plugin / equalize id in picname and movieid
  • extended label printing: CD-Label (Jewel Case/Slim Case), VHS (Cover/Front/Back/Video Label) and DVD (Front/ Back/Booklet (Amaray)/ Booklet (Super Jewel Box)/Inlay Card (Amaray)/DVD Label) like in CM plugin
  • improvement of cover sequence managment: scroll bar instead of the navigation arrows, additional sort options, additional folder operations (create, copy, move, rename)
  • rudimetray image editing like auto rotate, select/de-select stretching ....
  • more options for filename mask
  • quickly import already downloaded covers
  • direct acquisition of cover images or photos from a TWAIN and WIA-compatible scanner
  • series: function for add a cover to much episodes at once
  • Rename all covers to the currently selected cover filemask setting
  • button forward and backward to navigate among the movies
  • when adding movies from cd, XMM should directly import the Covers from the CD too
  • cover manager: delete all marked covers, mark covers, link to cover print
  • function to copy the cover (front, or front + back) from database according to rules ("Director" - "Title" - "Year") to a user defined folder
  • multi edit command to set the poster in position 2 as the back cover
  • Picture category "Screenshot" like in the other managers
  • Add more picture categories. Especially movie posters! (See detailed feature request)
  • function "kill the first Cover"
  • possibility to move covers from one category to another like in CM plugin


XMM - Scripting
  • MagicScript ReferenceGuide in a more printer friendly format
  • import the plot keywords from imdb
  • option to set the order in which the functions are executed
  • possibility to import zipped files (-->Darktown), unzip function
  • possibility to grab and store "non-graphic" data files (txt, pdf, wav, mp3, nfo, sub text files)
  • All variables available for get/put. Especially SeriesName
  • Basic string manipulation functions, i.e. any kind of substring function, on variables and not just current web input
  • Script chains also for actors and series
  • sorting/filtering scripts (by language, webpage, type)
  • script manager to sort active/obsolete scripts
  • #WEBQUERY# -> Add posibility to use SEVERAL codepages for #MOVIE# constant. Or maybe add ability to use URL-Encoded strings!
  • MagicScript support for populating the boxset fields.
  • update options for scripts (additional columns in update window: "A" for Actor - "C" for Cover - "M" for Movie - "S" for Show (- "T" for Theme), Language: Add language name or multilingual - or none for covers only)
  • save Advanced Settings for the scripts Haven't I seen that somewhere above???
  • addition to the config for storing API keys (THEMOVIEDB.ORG(API) and THEMOVIEDB.ORG[Actors](API))
  • function to MagicScript to import from "file://"
  • POST command for MagicScript
  • GZIP uncompress for MagicScript
  • possibility in MagicScript to add pictures at desired position: at the end, at the beginning or replace first. For all #TAKEx# picture commands on renumbering the movie ids the filenames has to be changed, too
  • Advanced Options for serie scripts
  • script updates: add script's language in description
  • script updates: option to never show/update special scripts


XMM - Search / Filter /Sorting
  • Save & Manage Filters also in the toolbar and treeview
  • original title sorting: alphabetical display of original add original title to grid and sort...
  • "Renumbering: not alphabetically, but as listed in the left window (to have the ability to close only some gaps in the numbering)
  • Recognition of "free" MovieIDs think of cover names after renumbering!!!
  • Option to sort Cast by name/role
  • Function to automatically put zeros in front of numbers in catalogueNo field, to sort correctly, or maybe make it a numerical field Same for Movie Length like in my MovieLength.exe - I will send to you to have a look at!
  • genre filter: show each movie in every assigned genre (multiple genres classification)
  • finding "similar movies" by plot or by new import field "Similar Movies"??? Or like the MovieChains???
  • possibility to make more customized sortings (and save them)
  • place the alphabetical sort (A B C D ...) right to the ACTORS SLOT so the people could quicker use it
  • Sorting by loaned status AND user
  • series: more view options ???
  • using the next/previous buttons in the edit window, to go to the next/previous movie according to the sort order in the grid
  • Option to Copy from field X to field Z (also in multi-edit)
  • "Search for missing files on drive/directory (selectable)" to simply rebind the entries to the file found in this search
  • option for searching duplicates to look through the MD5 sum
  • more flexible duplicate finder
  • re-numbering routine with a user-defined start number
  • custom grouping storable and more than one of them. ???
  • Custom sorting options for the shelves and the thumbnail view
  • multi database search
  • GroupBy feature in the Treeview control to treat both the Genre and Subgenre as one
  • filter to display only the movies which had been added using a particular script
  • option for "A" (similar as for "The")
  • Find Duplicates should have options: [Exact] [Similar]
  • Possibility to make a filter by a blank in any columns (ex: possibility to list all movies with not the column "year" filled) ISEMPTY - doesn't that exist???
  • Actor search
  • search in the field "Acquired From", add this field to the grid, as a column, connect "Friends List" to this field
  • add the field 'media language' to the available fields in the select fields menu for the tree view filters
  • Improvement of alphabetical title sorting algorithm for the grid-view: e.g. "2001 - A Space Odyssee" should be sorted below "28 days later" requires a manual sorting routine
  • search for awards, displaying movies according awards won and nominees
  • the database navigation in the edit window should proceed only on the entries of the grid when filtered


XMM - Media Center
  • Keyboard and Remote support for Media Center
  • Plugin for Movie GUI Builder
  • WDHDTV support
  • DLNA integration


XMM - Online Features
  • buy and sale movies from collection on a virtual marketplace
  • exchange of wishlists and recommendations
  • information about new releases
  • price ticker/finder
  • XMM Web GUI


XMM - Misc
  • option to display year after the title, vs. actually changing the title
  • playing movies: function button not only for the first movie file
  • automatic warning for loaned movies (maybe in combination with colour code: green/yellow/red) with e-mail function
  • Print Preview
  • XMM should request the right DVD when user want to play movie directly from the database
  • when deleting a movie entry the corresponding actors/directors should also be automatically deleted (with a confirmation dialog box or configurable in the options) As far as they are not in any other movie/show
  • option to enter automatically the BOX ID (e.g. during www import or mass add)
  • Movie Pick - interactive graphical way to browse collection (like in DVD profiler)
  • Conditional Formatting (like in MS Excel)
  • show small flags in the grid which show the language of a movie
  • Customizable Mini Statistics
  • Mini Statistics: add another new field: Filesize of the whole movie collection
  • option to delete double entries in the Actors table like in Actors plugin
  • possibility to add pdf-files to a movie
  • exchange movies through databases: option if movie should be copied or moved
  • exchange movies through databases: all colums from my grid should be displayed and should be sortable
  • menu or a key combination to expand all the lists in the left panel Which panel???
  • the editbox should be cleared and ready to accept new entry by default and after a "save" (or "enter")
  • Right click on an actor name from list in both quickedit and edit should have option to both add actor to database + get data from internet
  • ability to save a current view as a tab with preview - overwrite function if exists
  • renumbering possibilities for catalognr.
  • resize the thumbnails to make them smaller or larger when viewing them
  • multiple clone function
  • clear all fields & Covers from a record
  • statistic: genre and subgenre should not be counted seperately
  • Dacal carousel support
  • Unicode support for the MovieCard page rendering
  • Windows Home Server Add-in
  • Multiple Delete contents of "Field X" (any field)
  • Allow "Change Field Content" by dragging a Grid entry to a different Group in Treeview
  • default template for adding new movies, where we could enter default data that would be pre-pasted into their respective fields each time we add a movie
  • quickedit windows for actors, boxsets and episodes
  • "split screen" boxets/movies, series/episodes for html cards ???
  • option like "Do not ask for import for these movies anymore!" or "Don't ask again."
  • Preconfigured Data Insertion
  • Allow "Change Field Content" by dragging a Grid entry to a different Group in Treeview. (If tree view shows "Year", dragging an entry from the Grid in "1978" should change the film's year accordingly.
  • update Category in "Edit Multiple"
  • function like "Change word in all fields" in "Multiple Changes"...
  • option, that all german special characters like ö,ä,ü and ß (and the corosponding large letters Ö,Ä and Ü) are automatically are replaced with ae for ä, oe for ö, ue for ü and ss for ß. why???
  • after a deletion, XMM should select the previous entry from the list (or the new first entry, when the deleted movie was the first one)
  • join two or more movies into one item combine and delete one???
  • statistic: minimum threshold, so that when a bar chart is displayed entries below or equal to the threshold do not show
  • "seen" history (when you see a movie more than one time)
  • option to, whether to include "Case sensitivity" or not, when "Replacing words" at "Multiple Changes at Once" in the grid
  • Loan History

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