TvDB Organizes Your TV and Movie Files, Finds Related Videos
Written by Alan Monday, 16 January 2012 07:00
If you watch, and more importantly collect, TV shows then you are probably looking for an easy way to keep track of your collection. As with all collections, having a database to manage it is the most logical way to go. TvDB is a free app that will keep track of all of your TV shows, including cartoons and anime. It does more than just keep track of your TV shows. It also gives you such extras as plot synopsis, cast, episode guide, cover art, and related videos.
Once you have downloaded and installed the app, you can open it and begin by entering a TV show title into the search box. You will find a series of tabs to the right that allow you to view specific information on that TV show. There is an Episode tab, Cast tab, Posters tab, and more. You can mark a series or episode as watched or unwatched. All of the information comes from the Free TvDB database online and is downloaded into the app. Some of the latest features include:
- automatic data download (info / cast / images) from thetvdb.com
- multi-language series info (up to 23 languages)
- poster and fanart galleries (automatically downloaded!)
- keep track of the series you have watched
- proxy support
- automatic database backup
- export database to txt, csv and xml format
… and more!
TvDB is currently in version 1.6. This latest version added the ability to export your database as a txt, csv, or xml file, and also changed the background color. You can download TvDB for free from MyPortableSoftware. It’s a great way to combine TV with a database to make your life a little more manageable. It’s compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, and requires .NET Framework 2.0.