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When a new user registers, they are given an empty movie database and an options database containing a set of default values. They are also given a user directory to store their personal thumbnail cover images.
A user can add a 'Limited User Name' and password during registration or later from the Membership -> Account screen. If a user logs in using a 'Limited User Name' and password, the movie manager is started without Tools and without editing capabilities. The only fields that can be changed are the 'Seen' and 'Personal Rating' fields from the search results screen when the view is set to 'Summary' or 'List'. This feature is useful if you want others to be able to browse your movie collection without worrying about anything being deleted or modified.
A user can also change their user name, password and other information from the Membership -> Account screen.
The movie manager was written to be viewed primarily through a customized browser interface (referred to as the CP browser) which requires IE 5 or greater to be installed on your Windows system. You can use Internet Explorer or Firefox without using the customized browser, but you will NOT have access to the following features:
Other browsers have not been tested, are not supported and they may or may not display the movie manager correctly.
Popup windows are required to display such things as a progress bar when importing movies from a text file and informational screens. . No advertisements will be displayed in popups.
For the screens to display properly, do not to override the font size and style of the web pages in IE's Tools -> Internet Options -> General -> Accessibility.
The two biggest benefits of using the CP Browser instead of your default browser are:
The CP Browser is free. There is nothing to install. It is guaranteed not to have any viruses or spyware. To run the CP Browser, follow these directions:
After you configure your options the way you like and after you add your movies to the database, it is always a good idea to backup (or export) your database to your local PC. You can read more about exporting your database by clicking here.
New Help : On screen help allows you to click on any field title on the screen and a help window describing that field will be displayed. Clicking the Help tab on the screen will open up the User's Guide to the appropriate page.
It is a good idea to periodically check Cinema Premiere's 'What's New' page. It will help keep you informed on what new features have been added and any news pertaining to Cinema Premiere. You can access it from Cinema Premiere's home page in the 'What's New' section or from the 'Contents' section of the User Manual.