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Old 06-21-11, 09:00 PM
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Cataloging movies (rather than DVDs)

Hello everyone,

I've been recently trying to figure out some way of printing out something that would serve as a quick reference guide to the movies I own. I've tried most of the DVD cataloging software out there and have been generally let down, finding that they tend to have lots of errors in their databases or too steep prices to buy the full version. I'm also only mildly interested in listing the DVD related features (languages, special features, commentaries) and would rather stick to movie info (brief summary, main cast, director, length, ...).

Ideally, I would find something that could retrieve information from a trusted website like IMDB and arrange it in convenient 1 page format for every movie. I have yet to find anything coming close to achieving this.

Any recommendation would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-21-11, 09:23 PM
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Re: Cataloging movies (rather than DVDs)

I like DVD Profiler. Yes, it costs $30 but I think it's well worth it. There are several different reports you can print or just view (and you can download/install others), its database is built from people like us (but has to go through an approval process). There is a whole list of DVD cataloging software here as well (both free and paid):

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/57...-software.html

You can try DVD Profiler free for the first (I believe it's) 50 DVDs. -kd5-
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Well, if imdb is your gold standard for data then any of them will do just fine. All of them have data at least as accurate as that.
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You could get scans of your dvds' covers and print them out, then on the reverse of the page you could print a list of the special features and put all the pages in plastic sleeves in a binder.
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You could just use IMDB.
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Old 06-22-11, 11:11 AM
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Try Ant Movie Catalog. The price is right (free), you can use IMDb as a data source (among others), and it's more geared towards movies in any form rather than DVDs specifically. I actually use it mostly to populate my tricked-out "compilation of lists of top movies" spreadsheet, so I usually export as a data file rather than a report, but it looks like you can do a fair amount of customization in producing printable reports.
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You could just use IMDB.
That's what I was thinking and it's free.

http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list
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Originally Posted by kd5 View Post
I like DVD Profiler. Yes, it costs $30 but I think it's well worth it. There are several different reports you can print or just view (and you can download/install others), its database is built from people like us (but has to go through an approval process).
I have to agree. It meets every requirement you have. Except for the price perhaps. But when you own over 1,000 DVDs / HD-DVDs / Blu-rays, $30 is pocket change in comparison. Especially for a lifetime license.
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Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
You could just use IMDB.
Originally Posted by Mister Peepers View Post
That's what I was thinking and it's free.

http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list
Can you print your "mymovies" list from IMDB without all the junk from the website (ads, options, etc)?
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Hold down the left mouse button and drag over what you want to print. File, print, under page range pick Selection. That will print everything that's highlighted, and you should be able to select stuff without getting ads, stuff on the sides, etc.
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Excel
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Have you tried Coollector Movie Database ?
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Have you tried Coollector Movie Database ?
it's actually spelled that way? neat
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it's actually spelled that way? neat
Yes, to show that it's two "O"s and not just one, the logo has them underlined, making a smiley

The rating system is based on smileys too.
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