Einstellungen
Einstellungen
There is a choice of most global settings that can be done with HD Media Database.
For instance this might be useful in order to add language without closing the dialogue.
Drag & Drop
Drag & Drop
The file order can be changed by drag und drop.
The file list can be opened or closed using a context menu.

General information about a medium object

General information about a medium object
General information about a medium object
  • Title
    Title of the medium object.
  • Origin title
    Origin title of the medium object.
  • Other titles
    Other titles of the medium object (Alternative titles, AKA: also known as).
  • Compilation
    Opens a dialogue to select a compilation.
  • Year
    Information about the year or an year interval (from, to).
  • Duration
    Duration of the medium object.
  • Country
    Opens a dialogue to select countries.
  • Language
    Media languages are taken over from languages associated with files.
    However, it is possible to add own languages to media.
  • Genre
    Opens a dialogue to select a genre.
  • Seen
    Set this option to mark a medium object as seen or listened to.
    Medium objects that marked as not seen or not listened to can be easily found by the filter »Not seen«.
  • Collection
    Opens a dialogue to select collections.
  • Rating
    Set the rating by clicking with the mouse on the the desired value.
  • Content
    Information about content.

Person information about a medium object

Person information about a medium object
Person information about a medium object
  • Persons
    Opens a dialogue to edit persons and their roles.
  • Other persons


    Add or replace persons from other files or the medium object.
    Select the appropriate file or medium object and the persons to be added or replaced.
    Press the appropriate button to add or replace the persons.

    Only other groups that have person data are taken into account.
    That means groups without person data are not considered.

Detail information about a medium object

Detail information about a medium object
Detail information about a medium object
  • Mark editing as finished
    Set this option if editing this medium object is completely finished.
    You can use the filter »Not finished« to retrieve medium objects that have not been edited completely so far.
  • Put on the notepad
    Set this option in order to put the object on the notepad.
    You can use the filter »Notepad« to retrieve these medium objects.
  • Add to pinboard
    Set this option to add the medium objetc to the pinboard.
    The option is not available if the pinboard has already more than 50 entries.
  • Comment
    Own comment about the medium object.
  • Keywords
    Keywords for the medium object. These words can be searched for using the simple serach field on the left side of the application.
  • Resubmission
    Put in a date and write (optionally) a comment to the resubimssion. If the application starts it checks for pending resubmissions and informs you via the information window.
    Furthermore there are different filter for resubmission.
    If you want to delete the resubmission select "No resubmission".

Poster

Poster
Poster
  • No image
    No image will be assigned to this medium object or file.
  • Choose image

    Choose an image. A new dialogue is opened to choose an image from the file system.

  • Search for image

    Starts a search online for the current title (if set). You can copy images in the browser application and paste them by using the button "Paste image".

  • Copy image

    Copes the current image to the clipboard.

  • Paste image

    Inserts an image from the clipboard if available.
    If the clipboard contains an image it is shown as tooltip.

  • Comment

    Add a comment to this image.

The maximum size of images is 500 kilo byte.
Images must match one of the following types: »png«, »gif« or »jpg«.

Add files

Add files
Add files
  • Add video file(s)
    It is possible to add several video files to the video object at once.
  • Add video DVD
    Add a new video DVD.
  • Add audio file(s)
    It is possible to add several audio files to the medium object at once.
  • Add document(s)
    It is possible to add several documents to the medium object at once.
  • Add place holder

    Adds place holder group.

    Place holder are not real files. They can be used to mark missing files.

Detail information about a video file

HD Media Database does not intend to retrieve or store all properties of video and audio files completely. Its purpose is more general: to manage digital files in its own database.
Therefore and because there are a lot of codecs for video and audio files not all properties of these files are taken into consideration.

An application like MediaInfo may help you to retrieve detailed information about video and audio files.

In order to fill in the properties of video and audio files automatically MediaInfo must be available.
On Windows the necessary files are delivered during the installation process.
On UNIX/Linux MediaInfo must be installed. If this has not been done so far please refer to MediaInfo and your operating system documentation.

General information about the file

Edit video file
Edit video file
  • Use longest track time
    The complete lenght of time of a video object consists of the sum of all lenghts of time of every file. If a file contains several video tracks (for instance a DVD), so it is up to you to determine if the longest track or all tracks are used for computation.
  • Source
    Select the file source.
  • Keywords
    Keywords for the video file. These words can be searched for using the simple serach field on the left side of the application.
  • Quality
    Technical quality of the file.
  • Comment
    Own comment about the file.

The menu »File« contains further options for this file.

  • Read again from file
    A new file can be choosen.
  • Read again from DVD
    A new DVD can be choosen.
  • Read again
    The file is updated from the file system.
  • Remove
    The file is removed from the media object.
  • Open
    The file is openend with the player defined in applications.

Video tracks

Edit video file
Edit video file
  • Duration
    Length of time of the video track.
  • Subtitles
    Opens a dialogue to edit subtitles.
  • Color
    Choose the appropriate color type.
  • Aspect ratio
    Choose the appropriate aspect ratio.
  • Resolution
    Width and height of the video file (in pixel).
  • Codec
    Video codec used.
  • Codec format
    Codec format.
  • Broadcast format
    For instance PAL or NTSC.
  • Frame rate
    Frame rate in frames per second.
  • Bit rate
    In kilobytes per second.
  • Bitrate mode
    For instance constant (CBR) or variable bit rate (VBR).

The menu »Video track« contains further options for video tracks.

  • Add
    Add a new video track.
  • Insert
    Insert a new video track before the track currently selected.
  • Remove
    Remove the track currently selected.
  • Remove all others
    Remove all tracks exceptionally the track currently selected.
  • Select longest track
    Select the video track with the longest lenght of time.

Audio tracks

Edit video file
Edit video file
  • Language
    Opens a dialogue to edit languages.
  • Codec
    Audio codec used.
  • Codec format
    Audio codec format used.
  • Bitrate
    In kilobyte pers second.
  • Bitrate mode
    For instance constant (CBR) or variable bit rate (VBR).
  • Frequence
    In Kilo-Hertz.
  • Channels
    Number of audio channels.

The menu »Audio track« contains further options for audio tracks.

  • Add
    Add a new audio track for the video track currently selected.
  • Insert
    Insert a new audio track for the video track currently selected.
  • Remove
    Remove the audio track currently selected.

Subtitle tracks

Edit video file
Edit video file

The menu »Subtitle → Track« contains further options for subtitle tracks.

  • Add
    Add a new subtitle track for the video track currently selected.
  • Insert
    Insert a new subtitle track for the video track currently selected.
  • Remove
    Remove the subtitle track currently selected.

Subtitle files

Edit video file
Edit video file

The menu »Subtitle → File« contains further options for subtitle tracks.

  • Add
    Add a new subtitle file for the video track currently selected.
  • Insert
    Insert a new subtitle file for the video track currently selected.
  • Remove
    Remove the subtitle file currently selected.

Detail information about an audio file

General information about the file

Edit audio file
Edit audio file
  • Use longest track time
    The complete lenght of time of a audio object consists of the sum of all lenghts of time of every file. If a file contains several video tracks (for instance a DVD), so it is up to you to determine if the longest track or all tracks are used for computation.
  • Source
    Select the file source.
  • Keywords
    Keywords for the audio file. These words can be searched for using the simple serach field on the left side of the application.
  • Quality
    Technical quality of the file.
  • Comment
    Own comment about the file.

The menu »File« contains further options for this file.

  • Read again from file
    A new file can be choosen.
  • Read again
    The file is updated from the file system.
  • Remove
    The file is removed from the media object.
  • Open
    The file is openend with the player defined in applications.

Audio tracks

Edit audio file
Edit audio file
  • Duration
    Length of time of the audio track.
  • Language
    Opens a dialogue to edit languages.
  • Codec
    Audio codec used.
  • Codec format
    Audio codec format used.
  • Bitrate
    In kilobyte pers second.
  • Bitrate mode
    For instance constant (CBR) or variable bit rate (VBR).
  • Frequence
    In Kilo-Hertz.
  • Channels
    Number of audio channels.

The menu »Audio track« contains further options for audio tracks.

  • Add
    Add a new audio track.
  • Insert
    Insert a new audio track before the audio track currently selected.
  • Remove
    Remove the audio track currently selected.

Detail information about a document

Edit document
Edit document
  • Document type
    Select the type for this document.
  • Keywords
    Keywords for the document. These words can be searched for using the simple serach field on the left side of the application.
  • Quality
    Technical quality of the file.
  • Comment
    Own comment about the file.
  • Language
    Opens a dialogue to edit languages.
  • Page count
    Number of pages for text documents.

The menu »File« contains further options for this file.

  • Read again from file
    A new file can be choosen.
  • Read again
    The file is updated from the file system.
  • Remove
    The file is removed from the media object.
  • Open
    The file is openend with the application defined in applications.

Detail information about place holder

Place holder are not real files. For instance they can be used to preserve the order for files within a series if the appropriate file is not available.
So the information for this episode can be saved without having the appropriate file.

Edit place holder
Edit place holder
  • Keywords
    Keywords for the document. These words can be searched for using the simple serach field on the left side of the application.
  • Comment
    Own comment about the file.
The place holder can be converted into a media file. Use the menu »Convert« for the desired media type.
After converting the menu »File« contains further options for the media file.

Update a video object online

Online-Suche

Information about video objects can be retrieved online. The matching criteria is the "title" property.

There are different options to update the video object:

  • Search with the title of the media object. Seraching for episodes with fernsehserien.de requires the series name and the episode title.
    The title field can be left empty. In that case the title of the media object is taken into account.
    The title field may contain a different text than the title of the media object. In that case this text is taken.
    Select the desired online search from the list of available online searches and click the button.
  • If the identificator (ID) for the current title is known for a search select this search from the list and put the ID into the field »new«.
    Then select the option »Dialogue with new ID« via the button »Search with ID«.
  • If the field »current« contains an ID select the option »Dialogue with current ID« via the button »Search with ID«.

If information about the video object was found a new dialogue opens to edit and modify the video object.

Examples for an ID for a known URL
Online search URL ID
Zelluloid http://www.zelluloid.de/filme/index.php3?id=10330 10330
IMDB (Film, Serien, Erweitert) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055205 0055205
OMDB http://www.omdb.org/movie/750-murder-she-said 750-murder-she-said, possible short form: 750
TV Serien http://www.fernsehserien.de/weissensee weissensee
TV Episoden http://www.fernsehserien.de/weissensee/folgen/der-amerikaner-773335 weissensee/folgen/der-amerikaner-773335

Search online in browser

Video objects

Search online for video object in browser
Another option is to use the button »Search online«.
The online searches defined in dialogue Online search are displayed here.
If a search is selected the site is opened in the browser.

Other media objects

Search online for ozher media object in browser

The title field can be left empty. In that case the title of the media object is taken into account.
The title field may contain a different text than the title of the media object. In that case this text is taken.
An additional search term can be defined in the field »and«.
The online searches defined in dialogue Online search are displayed here.
If a search is selected the site is opened in the browser.