Free TvDB 5.10

Keep track of your favorite shows and all the new episodes, enjoy the related information and artwork, export the database to plain text, CSV or XML file format, and back up data
Free TvDB is a lightweight software application designed specifically for helping you track your favorite TV shows and new episodes, check out detailed information about each episode, and view suggestive images.

The advantages of being portable

This is a portable program that can be run on your computer without having to go through installation steps. Plus, it doesn’t leave any entries in the Windows registry.

You may copy it on any USB flash drive or other devices and take it with you whenever you need to keep a collection with your favorite TV shows.

User interface

The tool reveals a clean and intuitive GUI that allows you to store the TV series in an Explorer-like layout from where you can easily browse throughout the content of your shows. You can also view plenty of images in a full screen mode.

Storing and viewing movie information

Free TvDB gives you the possibility to add a new TV show by entering its name. Based on the user-defined words it displays the search results in the main panel and info about them, such as ID, language, show name, and date. Using just one click you can add series to the database.

What’s more, you can perform searches inside your database, click on the target episode for grabbing detailed information about it, such as number, title, director, genre, writer, rating and status, image and overview, as well as mark items as watched.

The utility provides short descriptions for all episodes including suggestive pictures, and builds up a list with the cast showing data about the name of the actors and their roles.

A gallery with images is also on the feature list, and you are allowed to jump to the next or previous page and click on a photo for activating the full screen mode.

Additionally, you may check out various posters, copy photos and posters to the clipboard, view a fan art gallery, watch the opening theme video and find related videos on YouTube, navigate throughout a list with all videos, and watch bloopers.

Performance

Tests have shown that Free TvDB carries out a task not very quickly as it needs extra time to display the information related to your favorite TV shows. It is not quite friendly with system resources, so it may burden the overall performance of your computer.

Exporting options and configuration settings

You can export data to plain text, CSV or XML file format, make a database compact by removing images or series that are no longer present, clear YouTube image cache folder, and delete all posters, fan art images, actor photos and IMDb pictures, as well as automatically perform backups at startup, and configure proxy settings.

Bottom line

To sum things up, Free TvDB delivers basic features for helping you keep track of your favorite TV shows. However, it is not quite fast and you may stumble upon some errors while using it.

Reviewed by on September 25th, 2014


last updated on:
July 4th, 2014, 20:15 GMT
file size:
514 KB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
My Portable Software
license type:
Donationware
operating system(s):
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
category:
C: \ Multimedia \ Video \ Other VIDEO Tools

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Free TvDB - With Free TvDB you can find series online and create a database personalized with your favorite shows.Free TvDB - You can type the name of the show you are looking for in the Search bar and the software will list all the series that match the name.Free TvDB - Free TvDB can automatically update your episode list for every show you have added to your database.Free TvDB - You can see all the information about the shows - episodes, actors, images, posters - automatically downloaded from TheTVDB.Free TvDB - The software can find snapshots and images on IMDb for every show you have selected.Free TvDB - Free TvDB browses for the posters of your favorite shows online so you can view them all in one place.Free TvDB - You can use the right-click menu in your database to select quick commands such as mark the Season Watched or Update the season.Free TvDB - In the Fan Art tab you can find images created by fans, and you can view them in full screen by left-clicking them.Free TvDB - Free TvDB searches on YouTube and offers you the Opening theme video for every episode, on the Video tab.Free TvDB - The All video tab shows a collection of opening theme videos for a number of shows the software has saved in its database.Free TvDB - You can easily manage your database with the command buttons at the bottom - Compact or Export.Free TvDB - From the Options window you can change the software Internet connection settings or set the database to auto-update.
What's New in This Release:
  • automatic ZIP library download in case the file ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll is not present
  • added a new registration method: SMS. Useful if you don't have a credit card or PayPal
  • new error reporting system engine
  • various code fix
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Application description

Free TvDB is a database application that finds your favorite TV shows and stores them in a customized collection. You ...

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