WinCatalog 2023.2 Release

WinCatalog 2023 Grabs Text Stream Info From Video Files Hello, we’re glad to inform you that a new version of WinCatalog has been released. The version number is 2023.2. The new version is now able to grab the subtitle information from video files (text streams), and title tag from audio streams (on the screenshot). The new update also fixes the problem when the video codec information wasn’t grabbed. The search logic has been adjusted (details below).

The search logic has been adjusted. As before, WinCatalog splits search phrases into terms, but if a search term starts with a dot, it is treated as a file extension and should be located at the end of the filename.

For example, if you search for “movie.mp4” (without quotes), the search phrase is split into two parts: “movie” and “.mp4” (with the leading dot). The search query literally means: find all files with any word in the filename starting with “movie” and ending with “.mp4”. So WinCatalog will find “Cool Movie.mp4”, “My_Movie.mp4” and “Movie About Us.mp4”, but it will not find “Cool” (because the file extension is .srt, not .mp4).

To include the last filename in the search results, add the asterisk after the extension, so the results for the search phrase “movie.mp4*” (without quotes) include all of the filenames listed above.

Another addition to the search logic is the ability to escape brackets and quotes with the backslash character. Square brackets and double quotes are two variations of the exact match operator, and round brackets are used to combine expressions. An unquoted backslash allows these characters to be included in the search phrase not as search operators, but as characters.

For example, the search phrase “document(*)” (without quotes) finds all files that contain the word “document” and any text in the parentheses: “document(1).docx”, “document(2023).docx”. The file “document 2023.docx” will not be found because the fielname doesn’t contain parentheses.

The backslash echoes only double quotes, round and square brackets, and the backslash itself (to echo the backslash, say, before brakets, use another backslash: “Archive\(Books)"). If the backslash is used before any other character, it is also interpreted as a normal character.


To download WinCatalog 2023.2 please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog. Just install the latest version over the existing one.

Posted on: February 7, 2023