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Using My Movies Data

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Developers is able to access and use My Movies data either by export the data from the database, or by accessing the database directly, allowing the use of the data for alternative front-end applications, tools or similar. These options are available in versions 2.45 and forward.



  • The data may only be used for non-commercial purposes only. If you would like to use the data for commercial purposes, please contact . This means that you may not use My Movies data in commercial programs.. The only exception to this rule is when a user manually uses the export feature in My Movies, in which case, the user may use the exported data for all personal purposes, including imports to other programs, commercial or non-commercial.

  • The data may only be used on devices owned by the user or the household from which the data was exported on or the database was accessed. This means that you may transfer the data to other devices, such as handheld devices, but only as long as these devices is owned by the original user, and the data is not transferred further.

  • The data may not be redistributed, shared, or in any way used in ways that cannot be referred to as personal usage by the original user. This means that using the data on websites, services or similar is strictly forbidden.


Exporting Data

The first option of using My Movies data is by exporting the data to an XML file, that can be used by other programs.

The user can from the Collection Management program, through the menu export the database to this XML file, or the process can be automated by running My Movies with specific command line parameters:

[InstallDir]\My Movies.exe -export -"[FileName]"


"C:\Program Files\MCE\My Movies.exe" -export -"C:\My Movies\Exported Data.xml"

The process can be automated by using Windows' Task Scheduler features.

Notice! If the data is exported manually, the user is allowed to use the data for all personal purposes. If the process is automated, the data may only be used for non-commercial purposes.


Accessing Database

Important Notice! The data read-only access to the database is no longer available since My Movies 5. The API is available for as an alternative.


Accessing WebService

Access to the My Movies WebService for direct data loading by barcodes, titles or disc id's is available for providers of commercial products by paying a fee per loaded title. If you are interested in details on this option, please contact .

Access to the WebService is not given for non-commercial purposes.


System Builders

My Movies registered System Builders and installers may use the mentioned data options along with commercial products on licensed installations, or devices connected to a licensed installation within the household where the licensed device is installed, as long as all other mentioned terms are met. This could be for purposes such as displaying data on control devices connected to the licensed device, creating own alternative front-ends or similar.



Developers can at any time receive free direct technical support at on matters concerning My Movies data access when implementing usage of My Movies data into a product.