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Converting to binders

I am a procrastinator and this should have been done long time ago. Over 3000 discs in my collection (many, many tv shows) need to be placed in binders because my living room cannot take more abuse in a form of another dvd book case.

I searched different forums for suggestions and I noticed that often people were not satisfied with converting to binders and they went back to displaying dvd's in normal cases. I have extremely hard time to get rid of things (art work, tv sets cases), but eventually I will have to move long distance, so this has to be done no matter how hard I resist .

I am deciding between normal office binders and Case Logic cases. For office binders, what size people usually pick. 2" or 3"? Is a full 3" binder too unwieldy?

http://www.officemax.com/office-supp...123?R=21934132

https://www.caselogic.com/en-us/us/p..._-_352_-_black

So far, I have kept a basic spreadsheet, but I decided to purchase DVD Profiler and enter everything there.

If anyone wants to share their experience, I would be most grateful.

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Re: Converting to binders

http://www.meritline.com/420-cd-dvd-...--p-49675.aspx

I used these. Blu ones for blu-rays, black ones for dvd's, and a red one for HD-DVD (fml).
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Re: Converting to binders

I don't have advice for binders, but I have a suggestion for Profiler.

It sounds like you're a new Profiler user-if you've found this before, ignore, but just in case: You can keep track of where your discs are using the location/slot fields on the personal information section. (Either double click or right click/edit on the title you want to open the edit screen. Then chose the last option, personal information. The fields are there towards the bottom middle of the window.) You can easily make a report to print out to use as a index as well if you use those fields. I know a lot of users who keep their collection in binders use this method.
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Re: Converting to binders

Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi View Post
I go with the larger binders I can find and I'm guessing they're all 3" and larger. Most of them are Case Logic. I'm somewhere around binder number 36-38 right now and I bought what's basically a pen filled with whiteout that I put the binder number on the side. I keep most of them under my bed but it's about full. I'm using Movie Collector to keep track of which binder or shelf the movie's one. I still use shelves but I don't have room for 16k movies.
Do you have some sort of organization inside the cases (alphabetical), or do you just put them into the binders as you buy them, and then use the Movie Collector to tell you where to go?
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Re: Converting to binders

I use these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JJSQ1M/

A couple of my big deciding factors were removable/addable pages and the zipper close.
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Re: Converting to binders

Anyone use the Amazon Basics cases..?
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Re: Converting to binders

Originally Posted by mndtrp View Post
Do you have some sort of organization inside the cases (alphabetical), or do you just put them into the binders as you buy them, and then use the Movie Collector to tell you where to go?
A follow-on to either answer: if you buy boxsets of movies, do you split the set to make INDIVIDUAL films easier to find, or keep them together to make the group possible to locate..?
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Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi View Post
I never go through the booklets or whatever promotional materials get thrown in with most movies, and they're all stored in a chest behind my shelves.
Sounds familiar..!

Although...


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Case Logic and Targus binders are good. Full, they can be unweildy - and heavy - but those two in particular can take the strain (in my experience). Recently I found the smaller 120 TekNMotion cases on Amazon for about $12, and those - while small - are excellent. Sleek, nice feel, thin enough to put on a shallow bookcase* and sturdy to lug about. Despite the reduced capacity, I'm eying those alongside Amazon Basics' 400 capacity one.. for my next moval.



*...depending on the bookcase, obviously.
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Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi View Post
I'll second Targus being good too.
Looks like the ones I got a couple of years ago have stopped being made though... hope they either come back, or that quality continues.


Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi View Post
I use them all, sorry.
Worth a shot..!
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Re: Converting to binders

I haven't moved all my DVDs over to binders, but for collections (TV series, movies series, or movies w/ a common theme) I'll use Unikeep binders http://www.unikeep.com/collections/media-storage/ and create a custom cover for it. Either a full one for the 10/20 disk wallets or a spine only for the 40/80 disk binders.
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Re: Converting to binders

When I moved not too long ago I did this and went with these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DIH...&pi=SY200_QL40

One for me and one for my wife was plenty, and it's amazing how much space it saves. I did keep my criterion blu ray cases and a couple box sets, but it was a great choice overall.
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Originally Posted by Matt925 View Post
When I moved not too long ago I did this and went with these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DIH...&pi=SY200_QL40

One for me and one for my wife was plenty, and it's amazing how much space it saves. I did keep my criterion blu ray cases and a couple box sets, but it was a great choice overall.
A-ha - Amazon Basics. And they're sturdy, easy to remove/replace discs, etc..?
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Re: Converting to binders

Originally Posted by LJG765 View Post
I don't have advice for binders, but I have a suggestion for Profiler.

It sounds like you're a new Profiler user-if you've found this before, ignore, but just in case: You can keep track of where your discs are using the location/slot fields on the personal information section. (Either double click or right click/edit on the title you want to open the edit screen. Then chose the last option, personal information. The fields are there towards the bottom middle of the window.) You can easily make a report to print out to use as a index as well if you use those fields. I know a lot of users who keep their collection in binders use this method.
Good to know, thanks. I used Profiler briefly, years ago. Sadly, my old registration key no longer works, and I will need to purchase new one, but it's definitely worth $30.

AmazonBasics cases - I looked at those and I like them. I wish pages in those were movable.

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I've been using these for my Blu-rays and DVDs...I like them a lot, because you have someplace to save the slick as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Artisan-Black-...rtisan+240+dvd
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Re: Converting to binders

I have all of mine in Case Logic wallets arranged by genre. I've tried other brands, but always end up coming back to Case Logic. Even though the older ones were made better, the newer ones are still superior to all the other brands on the market. Their "ProSleeves" alone make them worth the price of admission. A lot of other brands use pages that can scuff the discs or produce hairline scratches. I've never had a disc scratched by a Case Logic ProSleeve and I've been using them for years. The bigger Case Logic wallets use the "Quick-Lock" system which allows you to open the binder up and add or remove pages. The downside is you can only open it from the front, so if you want to add or remove a page from the back of the binder, you have to remove all of the pages in front of it first. In my experience, however, it's really not that big of a deal.
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Originally Posted by DeepBlue View Post
Good to know, thanks. I used Profiler briefly, years ago. Sadly, my old registration key no longer works, and I will need to purchase new one, but it's definitely worth $30.

AmazonBasics cases - I looked at those and I like them. I wish pages in those were movable.
Have you tried asking for help in the new user forum? Usually they're able to help people recover the key. If you remember your old login name/password/email, try logging in with that and it'll be there under "registration" at the top of the screen. You could also contact Invelos using their technical support ticket. Worth a shot. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
I've been using these for my Blu-rays and DVDs...I like them a lot, because you have someplace to save the slick as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Artisan-Black-...rtisan+240+dvd
Do you - and everyone else - mix DVDs with Blu-rays? And if not (or even if so), how do you deal with combo packs - split them up, or keep them together?
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Do you - and everyone else - mix DVDs with Blu-rays? And if not (or even if so), how do you deal with combo packs - split them up, or keep them together?
I don't mix the DVDs with the Blu-rays, but with Combo Packs, I'll either just put the DVD behind the Blu-ray in the sleeve (there's plenty of room in these sleeves for 2 discs) or, if I'm worried about scratching, I'll stick the DVD inside the SLICK and it will be behind it (not visible) in that sleeve.
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A-ha - Amazon Basics. And they're sturdy, easy to remove/replace discs, etc..?
For me it's just fine. Well protected and it has a handle if you need to carry it anywhere.
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Re: Converting to binders

I'm experimenting with using:
  • regular zippered 3-ring binders - zippered to keep dust out; on clearance often
  • regular sheet protectors for the cover art and inserts
  • CD/DVD poly insert pages for 3-ring binders similar to these
I haven't really done much with putting them in yet, but in my mind it's going to work perfectly; and should be cheaper than most other binder options.

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