My Movies for Cataloging and Watching Discs on your Shelf (Offline Discs)

You have a collection of DVDs and Blu-Rays on your shelf, have no plans of storing them on your PC but you would like to use your PC or HTPC to watch them, using the My Movies Media Center Interface.


Go to and choose the download that best matches your OS.

Downloads Page

Installation Choices

Now we will discuss how to use the program for cataloging your DVDs and Blu-Rays.

Sign In To Your Account

Account Status

Start Adding DVDs or Blu-Rays
Open Collection Management
Choose Add By Barcode
Type in the Barcode
Add the Result to the Queue
Choose Online or Offline, Choose a Group and the Title will be added
More details are below.


-From the graphical button at the upper-right
-From Title, Add Titles

Add Titles Option 1

Add Titles Option 2

You will have several choices of adding your DVDs:
-By Barcode
-By Disc ID
-By Title
-By Manual Typing
-By Upcoming
Since you have your DVDs available, the absolute best method will be to choose Add By Barcode.
You may choose the graphical image of the barcode scanner to help you, if you wish - this will allow you to use a scanner to actually scan the barcodes for you, if you just can't bring yourself to type in the barcode yourself. Just click on the Barcode Scanner Image and you will receive a configuration menu.

Configure Barcode Scanner

Make sure you have the correct country selected (this is the country where the dvd was released) - choosing Any is a good choice, if you typically have dvds from several different countries.
The Barcode Field will be pink until you type in a valid barcode - once you type in a valid barcode, it will turn green.

Add By Barcode

Notice how the Barcode Field turns green once a valid barcode has been recognized. By 'valid' I mean this: barcodes use a mathematical formula (probably passed down from the ancient Pythagoreans) to self-check it's own validity as a real barcode. If a barcode can not be self-checked, it is probably not valid - it will not turn Green. This is a useful tool for many programs that deal with barcodes. To learn more about self-checking barcodes visit your local library or do a simple Google Search. To be safe, if your barcode does not turn Green, make sure you retype it a few times.
Now, if a barcode turns Green, it does NOT mean that it belongs to a DVD or Blu-Ray title necesarrily - this is important! This simply means that it is a valid barcode. The next step will determine if it belongs to a DVD.

Barcode is Valid

Now that the barcode is determined as valid, the program will go online and search the My Movies Webservice for this particular DVD - using it's barcode. If it finds a result, it will be displayed in the Search Results Panel.

Add By Barcode Search Results

If the Search Result match your DVD - then we have a winner! If you are unsure of the results (there are multiple results, for example) you may use the Preview Button to get more details before you add it to your collection. You can verify the barcode here and other information. You can click on the covers to zoom in and see if it matches your DVD. It's very important to make sure that the barcode matches - after all, you want an accurate listing of your DVD Collection, right?

Preview Title

Preview Title with Cover Details

If some of the information is incorrect, that's okay - it can be fixed later. The important step here is making sure the Barcode matches.
Now, you will choose where you are storing your DVDs:
-Add Online is if you store your DVDs on your pc's hard-drives.
-Add Offline is if you store your DVDs on a shelf somewhere in your home.
Once you choose one of the above choices, you will see your Title is now added to the Queue on the Right-Hand Side.

Add Offline Title

Now you can either choose to add more Titles, or finish adding the current Title. Do this by choosing what Group you want to add the Title to.

Add to Group

Add to Group 2

Now the program will download the DVD's Information and add it to your Collection. You will then be greeted with a prompt to update the actor profiles. You should probably choose Yes.

Update Actors

The program will now update the actor profiles. Congratulations! You have added your 1st Title to your Collection. Just repeat some of the steps above to add more.
To quickly review how to add Titles, follow these steps:

Now that you have added your discs to Collection Management, you can start using My Movies in Media Center to start watching them.
If you have not done so already, use Window's Auto-Play settings to specify what program will play your DVDs and Blu-Rays. By default, Windows Media Center will use it's built-in player to play DVDs, but you must make sure Blu-Rays and HD-DVDs are associated with a specific player in Auto-Play settings.
Start Media Center and you should be greeted with several prompts on where you would like My Movies to be located in Media Center. You might also receive a prompt if you have a High Definition Blu-Ray or HD-DVD Player installed. If you do not receive this prompt, open Collection Management and choose Configure, Media Center Interface and there will be several Reset Buttons at the top - this should fix that.
After restarting Media Center (this is usually required after the initial My Movies settings have been made) you can choose My Movies and browse your Disc collection. Once you have found a title you want to watch, choose Play and the program will prompt you to insert the Disc. Once you have done this - you are now watching your Disc.

Title Selection

Please Insert Disc