Have you discovered the interactive video search function in Fast Video cataloger yet? Here is a quick video to show you how it works
A new version of Fast video cataloger is now available from the download page
Search – Exclude keywords
You can now exclude videos matching keywords from the search result. You find this option in the search window below the keywords. This excludes filter works on the set of filtered videos. For example, when you search for all videos matching an actor you can exclude videos that have specific keywords. If you search for a keyword and exclude that keyword, the exclusion will take priority.
Search – Actors
The actor search now supports search on Actor Bio and Actor Link.
The Actor window now only load visible portraits to save memory for catalogs with lots of actors. And, we extended the script API with a new SearchActor() function. Make sure to check out our previous blog post on how to write a script to import actors from an external movie database.
Talking about scripting. we updated Console writing so it can be done from any thread in a script, for example from a browser callback. I also added some more documentation on the exposed browser. We will write a more detailed post on how you can use it later but it is all working in the current build if you want to try it. Running scripts from an action button always gave an error message, this is fixed.
Meta data in files is faster
Writing metadata to video files (enable from the metadata preference page) is now done in a background thread and is faster.
We fixed an issue when you clicking on the seek bar while a video was playing and that click was ignored. There were scaling issues when using the vmr9 video player could happen if there was a big difference between the video aspect ratio and the window aspect ratio. Changed order of vmr7 and vmr9 in the preferences ( The recommendation is still to prefer the direct option )
We just uploaded fast video cataloger 6.24, get it from videocataloger.com/downnload/. We improved the help for new users and added help to the preferences. The C# videoindexer scripting interface has got an extension. It is now easier to add whole folders of videos just as if you are using the graphical user interface and add a folder from the add video window.
Actions are extensions to Fast video cataloger. An action can be either an external program that you pass data to from fast video cataloger, it can be an url or it can be a custom C# script. Learn how to extend fast video cataloger with actions.
The video File Organizer in Fast video cataloger allows you to manage the videos on your computer while still keeping your catalog up-to-date. You can move a video file that is part of your catalog by dragging it from the Video Catalog window to a folder in the File Organizer window.
Special folders let you move any videos below that special folder to another location, update the special folder path and all the paths in the catalog will work. Learn how to configure special video folders in Fast video cataloger.