How to catalog movies and TV series

You don’t even know what you have, DVDs, or various folders on your computer’s hard drive, containing movies and television series that you have been collecting over time, over the years.

Keeping titles, actors and plots in memory is complicated, so the ideal is to resort to an application like EMDB , which allows you to store everything in an easily accessible database. You only have to enter the title of a movie so that the program takes care of filling in the rest of the data. It will import all the information and an image of the movie cover, using a vast online database.

adaptive tabs

Each tab adapts to the needs and tastes of the user, since it allows you to insert personal notes, adjust the details, replace the cover and define the path of the local files, in the event that the movies are stored on the computer. Loans can also be recorded, indicating the people to whom the films have been left.

search engine included

EMDB includes a powerful search option, the possibility of exporting the files to HTML, text or CSV format, as well as the use of customizable printing options. It is a free application that works on the latest versions of Windows. Among the languages ​​it supports is Spanish.


Among the characteristics of this powerful tool, the following stand out:

  • Option to search for movies by their version.
  • Ability to regenerate the thumbnails of the images that represent the movies included in the database.
  • Possibility of importing the movies contained in a folder on the hard drive.
  • Support for a large number of movie formats.
  • Lots of rendering templates.
  • In the new versions, the following options stand out:
    Possibility of assigning a multimedia file in the movie details panel, which allows you to easily activate its playback.
    Fixed display problems in some interface buttons in high resolution settings.
    Added a new search function in custom fields.
    Added new language versions, including Spanish, among other options.

To consider

On the application support website they tell us the following: « EMDB is an application to keep track of your collection of movies and TV series. Both physical discs and media files are fully supported. With an automatic import from the IMDB database, export to csv, text or HTML, thumbnail preview, a loan tracker, advanced search and filter features and multi-language user interface. EMDB does not require a .NET framework or any other external library and is therefore fully portable. And best of all… it’s free! «


To get the application you have to access EMDB . You have a free version of the program and a fully configurable paid version. Today an update of both has just been presented.