Recommendation for DVD library management software?

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Recommendation for DVD library management software?

Post by tbessie » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:05 am

Hey all...

I'm a long-time MediaMonkey fan, and I was wondering if anyone know of any good DVD/video management software that's as good as MediaMonkey.

I don't need a player, really, but just a good database management tool that is tailored to movie collections.

I probably just need a good Excel spreadsheet at first, but something more full-featured (and as well-made as MediaMonkey) would be nice.

Anybody know of one, or use one, they can heartily recommend?

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Re: Recommendation for DVD library management software?

Post by Eyal » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:36 am

Hi, I'm not a movie collector but at first sight, for $30 this one seems excellent: http://www.collectorz.com/movie/features.php
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Re: Recommendation for DVD library management software?

Post by nohitter151 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:04 am

This one is free and quite good:
http://www.videodb.info/forum_en/index.php
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Re: Recommendation for DVD library management software?

Post by tbessie » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:59 am

nohitter151 wrote:This one is free and quite good:
http://www.videodb.info/forum_en/index.php
Huh, I downloaded it and tried to install it. The .exe, when run, says "This program must be run under Win32" (even though I'm running it under Win XP (32 bit, of course).

When I download any archive from it, it says the archive is damaged and will not open it.

Doesn't make me feel very confident about the stuff there. Have you downloaded a recent version and tried to install it?

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Re: Recommendation for DVD library management software?

Post by tbessie » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:24 am

Hi again...

I also looked at the collectorz one, and also DVD Profiler by Invelos. They both use their own company's database to get info (as opposed to scraping free services like IMDB, Amazon, etc. like the Monkey does).

Ideally it's be a standards-based piece of software, as Media Monkey attempts to be, and not dependent on the continued existence of the software publisher to be as useful.

Hard to find things like that unfortunately.

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Re: Recommendation for DVD library management software?

Post by nohitter151 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:47 am

tbessie wrote:
nohitter151 wrote:This one is free and quite good:
http://www.videodb.info/forum_en/index.php
Huh, I downloaded it and tried to install it. The .exe, when run, says "This program must be run under Win32" (even though I'm running it under Win XP (32 bit, of course).

When I download any archive from it, it says the archive is damaged and will not open it.

Doesn't make me feel very confident about the stuff there. Have you downloaded a recent version and tried to install it?

- Tim
Oh that's odd, it works just fine here...

They have a small but helpful forum there, if you're willing to ask for more help.
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Re: Recommendation for DVD library management software?

Post by Eyal » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:25 pm

Crown wrote:Recently I found and started to use Movienizer. I just love it! It has easily organized my movies, got all necessary info from the internet and technical data from discs. Everything is done in a couple of clicks automatically, awesome! Also I'd like to mention that I often give my dvds to my frieds and then forget where they are, now using Movienizer I can keep an eye on everything that happens with my movies:)
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 16#p196107
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Re: Recommendation for DVD library management software?

Post by tbessie » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:58 pm

Eyal wrote:
Crown wrote:Recently I found and started to use Movienizer. I just love it! It has easily organized my movies, got all necessary info from the internet and technical data from discs. Everything is done in a couple of clicks automatically, awesome! Also I'd like to mention that I often give my dvds to my frieds and then forget where they are, now using Movienizer I can keep an eye on everything that happens with my movies:)
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 16#p196107
Thanks for the link! I have to say, I'm not very partial to interfaces that use what look like embedded browsers and try to look and act "webby". I'll give it a look-see, however.

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Re: Recommendation for DVD library management software?

Post by tbessie » Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:24 pm

nohitter151 wrote:
tbessie wrote:
nohitter151 wrote:This one is free and quite good:
http://www.videodb.info/forum_en/index.php
Huh, I downloaded it and tried to install it. The .exe, when run, says "This program must be run under Win32" (even though I'm running it under Win XP (32 bit, of course).

When I download any archive from it, it says the archive is damaged and will not open it.

Doesn't make me feel very confident about the stuff there. Have you downloaded a recent version and tried to install it?

- Tim
Oh that's odd, it works just fine here...

They have a small but helpful forum there, if you're willing to ask for more help.
They seem to have fixed it; the author said the files somehow got corrupted.

- Tim

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Re: Recommendation for DVD library management software?

Post by maxic » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:02 am

I am using All My Movies for my DVD and Bluray collection and I found it great. But I never tried alternatives :)

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Re: Recommendation for DVD library management software?

Post by nynaevelan » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:41 am

maxic wrote:I am using All My Movies for my DVD and Bluray collection and I found it great. But I never tried alternatives :)
This looks very awesome, but it is going to take me forever to update my library. :-? Thanks for the recommendation. :D

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Re: Recommendation for DVD library management software?

Post by tbessie » Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:43 pm

Well, I just tried almost everything out there, and I can't say I really like any of them. They're all full of so much GUI candy, and yet lack very configurable import-from-file abilities, that I'm a bit disappointed in them. I spent about 4 hours last night entering all my discs (still have hard-drive files to enter) into some Excel spreadsheets, with complete info about title, # of discs, # of sides, format, etc. and it would be silly to do it all again. These programs all seem very geared towards automatically searching on the net for you from a title, UPC code, or scanning a disk. All very good if you're just starting a collection, but damn slow if you wanted to enter 1000 discs, all of which you've already catalogued in a file. :-P

Oh well - maybe a straight database program or spreadsheet will be fine for my needs.

- Tim

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Re: Recommendation for DVD library management software?

Post by TheFinalWolf » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:47 am

Too bad, I was hoping for the same thing. I currently use http://www.coollector.com/ for my collection, he constantly updates his database and even takes in suggestions. I've been following this since near the beginning, it was evolved to a nice, simple program. He also made a portable version: http://www.coollector.com/388.html. You should check it out. Also, post here if you ever do come across that clone of Mediamonkey, but for videos.

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Re: Recommendation for DVD library management software?

Post by Owyn » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:30 am

I have used Griffith for over a year without problems.

It supports import from CSV but I have not used the function recently. I did use it when converting from a pretty mickey mouse spreadsheet that I was using prior to Griffith.
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Re: Recommendation for DVD library management software?

Post by Teknojnky » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:04 pm

check threads @ http://forum.xbmc.org/forumdisplay.php? ... une=&f=116

its more xbmc related, but there are several free apps to catogorize/organize/download art/info for movies/tv shows that might be helpful to you, like ember, media companion, etc.

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