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Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

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View Poll Results: What are you currently primarily using to do DVD cataloging?
Delicious Library [Mac-only]
6
2.64%
DVD Aficionado [Online]
43
18.94%
DVD Profiler
91
40.09%
DVDPedia [Mac-only]
6
2.64%
Movie Collector (Collectorz)
14
6.17%
Movienizer
0
0%
My Movies (mymovies.dk)
3
1.32%
Personal Video Database (PVD)
3
1.32%
ReaderwareVW
0
0%
Another of the many programs not in this poll
13
5.73%
Your own spreadsheet/table (such as MS Excel or Google Docs)
18
7.93%
Your own database (such as MS Access)
3
1.32%
Your own custom webpage (not generated by another program)
0
0%
Hand-written list
7
3.08%
Nothing, but I'm interested in starting (or starting again)
16
7.05%
Nothing, and I'm not interested in starting
4
1.76%
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Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

Old 02-26-16, 05:48 PM
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Re: Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

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Awesome job Gatherer!

I think I'm going to check out a few of the free ones before I take the $30 plunge. My plan is this: take 30 or so of the 'rarities' of my collection and try to input them into all the choices. Whichever one can handle the most of them gets my business.
I tried two different companies trial basis and neither would show up my titles. I'm about ready to give it up.
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I did give up. Couldn't get either one to display my titles. Requested refund . hope I get it.

Would have been great if I could have got them to work.
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Re: Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

Just saw the mobile (iOS & Android) DVD Profiler is on sale for $2.99. Says 50% off, but I think I've seen it as high as $9 before.
Old 03-15-16, 11:24 PM
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Re: Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

It appears the Windows version is also on sale for $14.95. I don't recall ever seeing it on sale before. I'd fully recommend it for someone who's been on the fence regarding a purchase.
Old 06-26-16, 03:07 PM
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Re: Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

The video (and many other collectibles) cataloguing website iTrackMine.com has announced it will be shutting down on August 1st, 2016. If (like me) you have your collection listed there, they give you an option to download it before they shut off the lights...

I still have DVD Profiler's online listing but I want a backup. Off I go to research...
Old 09-06-16, 06:36 AM
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Re: Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

Just tried using DVDAf (now FilmAf), the 2nd DVD I entered was not in their database. Fuck that.
Old 09-06-16, 01:15 PM
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Re: Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

Movie Collector from collectorz.zom is good with all the different versions of DVDs. Problem is that when they do new versions, you have to buy it again unless you got a license years ago where they grandfathered you in on the unlimited plan. They do have a free trial, so it can't hurt to try.

If I had to switch to something else, I'd just roll my own so I could have exactly what I wanted.
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I guess DVDaf is extinct? Went to add something to my collection and it just brings up some Go Daddy bullshit.
Old 01-23-17, 04:12 PM
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Re: Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

Still using DVD Profiler with the phone app. No problems here.
Old 01-23-17, 04:40 PM
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Re: Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

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I guess DVDaf is extinct? Went to add something to my collection and it just brings up some Go Daddy bullshit.
Try this link:

Film Aficionado
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Awesome, thanks a bunch.
Old 01-19-18, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by edytwinky View Post
Started using DVD Profiler.
I love that I can batch scan DVD's barcodes and add them that way.

Worked out well and can now share my collection with my family.
Right
Old 01-19-18, 11:53 AM
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I use libib, works for making kinds of media, it's great.
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Re: Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi View Post
Movie Collector from collectorz.zom is good with all the different versions of DVDs. Problem is that when they do new versions, you have to buy it again unless you got a license years ago where they grandfathered you in on the unlimited plan. They do have a free trial, so it can't hurt to try.

If I had to switch to something else, I'd just roll my own so I could have exactly what I wanted.
This is what I use and I have over 4000 movies in my data base. I have set up some user defined fields so I can add lists and I like that you can quickly sort by "seen" or "not seen" and "own" vs "wish list". You can also add photos or file links, notes etc to each movie's entry. It does everything I want.
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Re: Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

Originally Posted by kd5 View Post
So far I've tried Eric's Movie Database (EMDB), WAY too much work involved entering details for each DVD. It would take less time to make a hand written list and scan it.

Tried Personal Video Database, looked promising, clean interface, ultimately too much work involved entering each DVD. When you bring it up the first time, you're presented with blank boxes, no explanation as to what goes where. Consulted the Help file, eventually gave up after entering 3 DVDs.

Tried Movie Organizer (MOODb), it promised to let you enter your DVDs by UPC code. That worked ONCE. It didn't recognize the UPC codes for Aeon Flux, AI, or Alien, so I said screw that. Also requires that you enter details for each DVD manually. I thought this one might have been a good alternative to having to shell out $30 for DVD Profiler, but such was not the case.

I'm going to keep searching, there are a few other possibilities in the list yet, I'm not done by any means although I fear that DVD Profiler has spoiled me. -kd5-
I began this research because I was considering starting to catalog my DVDs, and wanted to know what my options were beyond the obvious DVD Profiler and DVD Aficionado seen linked in many people's signatures. As I kept finding more and more programs (many more than expected), I thought this would be a useful reference to share.
Old 05-18-19, 09:41 AM
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Re: Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

Aficionado will shut down on June 10. I believe you can export the collection to PDF or such so get it done now.
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Re: Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

Supposedly DVDCompare has come in and may save Film Aficionado.
Old 03-24-20, 02:47 AM
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Re: Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

In an update, Film Aficionado was saved last year but problems started cropping up in the past two months at the site under new management. Some cookie problem prevents most users from logging into their collections.

Film Aficionado

Someone over at Blu-ray.com is supposedly trying to help them fix their website issues but it's now been over a month of these issues.
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Re: Catalog of DVD Cataloging Software

Aficionado is working this morning. I can add stuff to my collection and make edits.
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Apparently works in some browsers now better than others. Seems to be running fine on the latest Firefox build.
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So, what else is out there? I'm trying to use the Bluray.com site collector function but I'm not digging it.

Is DVDProfiler really worth paying for? And do you have to pay extra to look at on desktop?
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I've used DVDProfiler in the past and had no real complaints with it.
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Originally Posted by milo bloom View Post
So, what else is out there? I'm trying to use the Bluray.com site collector function but I'm not digging it.

Is DVDProfiler really worth paying for? And do you have to pay extra to look at on desktop?
I'm using libib.com as a backup. It's barebones, but you can keep track of your manga/books too. Otherwise, you can use dvd profiler for free:

After the first 50 DVDs, you can continue to use DVD Profiler indefinitely, but some features will become unavailable until an Unlimited key is entered.
Still cromulent, just no frills. I paid for the license years ago, and have been mostly happy.

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