EMDB 0.56 - Eric's Movie Database

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EMDB 0.56 - Eric's Movie Database

#1 Post by MarkCo » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:55 am

http://www.emdb.tk/

EMDB is a small utility to keep track of your DVD collection. With an automatic import from the database of IMDB, export to csv, text or complete website, thumbnail cover preview, a loan tracker, search function and multi-language user interface. EMDB is written in C++ using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and doesn't need a .NET framework or any other external libraries. And best of all... it's free!

EMDB is available in several languages: English, Dutch, Danish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Hungarian Croatian, Swedish, Greek, Catalan, Czech, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Finnish and Polish translations are included in the setup.


This recently became portable from v0.52 and up:
Application: EMDB is now fully portable: all settings are stored in a local configuration file (emdb.cfg) instead of the Windows registry. Your current settings are read from the registry and stored in the configuration file.
http://home.versatel.nl/eric.heesakkers ... istory.htm

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#2 Post by Ennovy » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:36 am

The latest version is 0.72 and is portable.
No more settings in the registry, but in a file emdb.cfg

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Re: EMDB 0.56 - Eric's Movie Database

#3 Post by Millenium » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:56 am

I want to say though EMDB is freeware it has many disadvantages, for example, it doesn't allow downloading information about a film from different databases, it has no built-in player for watching movies...I use Movienizer. This program automatically downloads information about movies and artists from databases like IMDb.com., Amazon.com and others. Movienizer is great for organizing, keeping track of and having a short summary for every movie.

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Re: EMDB 0.56 - Eric's Movie Database

#4 Post by Ennovy » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:18 am

Tested version 2.41
Installed in a sandbox and copied the folder outside the sandbox

According to the online help: http://www.emdb.eu/online-help.html
PORTABILITY:
EMDB is fully portable. All settings and data are stored in the folder you installed EMDB in. For this you MUST install outside of the Program Files folder. You can copy or move the folder to another location on your hard drive or e.g. a memory stick. All data will be kept and all settings will be remembered. EMDB will run directly from the memory stick on any compliant PC (see requirements).
I did not find any entries in the registry.
Found some files (.JPG) in the users TEMP folder, so it is not stealth.
All settings are stored in the application folder.

I like this software and the developer is updating it on a regular basis.
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Re: EMDB 0.56 - Eric's Movie Database

#5 Post by smaragdus » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:32 pm

I also tested EMDB version 2.41 but I didn't install it- I just extracted the installer. It seems that EMDB is fully portable- it saves data and settings in emdb.cfg, emdb.dat and lastknowngood.dat files. The covers are stored in Covers sub-folder inside program folder.

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Re: EMDB 0.56 - Eric's Movie Database

#6 Post by smaragdus » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:48 pm

The more I use EMDB the more I like it- a fairly mature program, fully portable, very customizable and light. I haven't tested Add Movies from Hard Disk batch-import feature (I have reasons to add films manually) but everything else is working very well. For me there is little to be desired- for example only Plot Outline text can be copied from the program's main window while it would be very handy for me to be able to copy text from other items- Director(s):, Cast:, etc.

A screen-shot of EMDB version 2.41 below:
EMDB 2.41 - 2015-12-05 - 001 .png

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Re: EMDB 0.56 - Eric's Movie Database

#7 Post by Ennovy » Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:53 pm

I added EMDB to the database: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2758
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Re: EMDB 0.56 - Eric's Movie Database

#8 Post by webfork » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:14 pm

Ennovy wrote:I added EMDB to the database: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2758
Please vote
Thanks for adding. I just did an edit, hopefully that helps. I took out the steps:
  • All settings and data are stored in the folder you installed EMDB in.
  • You can copy or move the folder to another location on your hard drive or e.g. a memory stick.
  • All data will be kept and all settings will be remembered. EMDB will run directly from the memory stick on any compliant PC.
... as those aren't necessary for extraction and already covered by either its presence in the database or other entries ("writes settings to...").
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Re: EMDB 0.56 - Eric's Movie Database

#9 Post by smaragdus » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:17 pm

@Ennovy
Thanks for adding EMDB, it fully deserves its place in the database since it is a very good and useful program. I voted. ;)

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Re: EMDB 0.56 - Eric's Movie Database

#10 Post by Ennovy » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:37 pm

@webfork Thanks for making the changes, I understand
@smaragdus Thanks for voting
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