my first scan with CMD had way too many detection errors
You confirm that you could easily spot the errors.
The errors it found were that the year was off
I scanned them again in CMD and all went smooth
You say that you "had way too many detection errors", but you should realize that those errors occurred only when your file wasn't the most popular result, and there was no problem the many other times when your file actually was the most popular result. In other words, you would have had way much more checking to do if the program had asked you every time it stumbled on an ambiguity.
so I ran them through EMDB and it was much easier
The right approach is to mark the files as "not recognized" and when the scan is finished you use the list of not recognized files to understand the issues. With the list, you can use copy & paste, you can search the IMDb, you can search Coollector itself, you can go to the forum and request missing movies to be added, etc...
As for the idea of comparing every file with the poster in CMD, I find that absurd compared to what EMDB did for me.
I could not disagree more. With a cursory look over the posters, you don't even have to think, you immediately notice if there's an intruder. In the end, I have no doubt CMD is faster and easier. IMHO, EMDB is a PITA compared to CMD.
You don't like the approach of CMD, it's your right. I don't like the approach of EMDB, it's my right.
Clearly we have different taste, different personalities. Clearly you should find another program because you'll never like my solutions and I'll never like your suggestions. We're too different. Well, I respect your difference, but you're an EMDb user, it's in your gene.
In the end, this is the the sum of what I'm getting from you here:
I don't take issue with your issues, CMD is fine, I just don't care to fuss over it, if you don't like it move on.
Yep, it's a good summary, but you should not be surprised, what else did you expect? In my opinion, CMD has the best approach. Probably there's room for improvement, but certainly not by mimicking EMDb. The fact that you like EMDb better is beyond my understanding. But I respect, I respect. We're not all the same. When it comes to CMD, I'm the author, you did not convince me, I have the final word, that's life. Sorry, I can't imagine myself working on a solution that I consider inferior. I've explained in great length why I considered that my approach was better, but I never said that it was better for everyone in the world. There may be some persons like you who'll prefer a different approach.
As it is, I guess I can't recommend any free options other than Kodi or Plex.
Kodi doesn't ask confirmation either (don't know about Plex, don't use it) and it's harder to fix the errors, it's slower, etc...
I don't think CMD is worse than Kodi, several Kodi users even came to me asking if I could write a scrapper for Kodi, which says a lot...