DVD Cataloguing Software

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Erikht
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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#76 Post by Erikht » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:17 pm

fiddlesticks wrote:
Erikht wrote:A grown man shouldn't ask this in this time and age, but how do I add a film to My Collection in DVDAficionado? I have registered and have the "My Home Page" up, but no great big glaring Red button with "ADD FILM HERE; STUPID" has showed up.
Search for the title. If the film is in the database, any DVD versions that they know about will display. Find the one you want, click the checkbox next to it, and use the "move to" function, which is just above the first DVD found. Even if you haven't set up any folders, you should have a default folder called "OWNED" you can dump it into.

But here's the rub: I wonder how many of your recently-acquired Finnish titles will already be in DVDAF's database (or, for that matter, DVD Profiler's). You need the exact DVD to be there if you want to use this as an insurance backup. If you have some obscure Finnish release of Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, it does you no good insurance-wise to add the OOP Fox U.S. version to your DVDAF collection, you have to have the Finnish release. Users can add new DVDs to the database, and it's not too difficult, but if you have to do it nearly every time, as I suspect you might, it quickly would become a pain in the Scandinavia. Before I invested a lot of time in this, I'd search for some of my more obscure titles to see how much work you have ahead of you.
Luckily, those Finnish titles will be catalouged in the Norwegian Academic Library System - Bibsys - by somebody else. Unfortunatelyfor the rest of you, the catalouging information will be in Norwegian, even if the engine is searcable in English, as you can see here. (See how "original title" says "The last man"? I will have to talk to the catalouger about that.).

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#78 Post by Ted Todorov » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:43 pm

Nadsat wrote:
LightBulbFilm wrote:What's good for Mac use?
Check also DVDpedia from http://www.bruji.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.
DVDPedia is a truly great program. It offers spectacular Front Row/home theater integration, excellent web export, iPhone/iPod synch, imports data from numerous sources, etc, etc.
It the kind of programs that makes it worth getting a Mac -- and if you already have one, run, don't walk to Bruji.com and check it out.

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perkizitore
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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#79 Post by perkizitore » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:29 pm


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Cash Flagg
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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#80 Post by Cash Flagg » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:35 pm

I use DVDAf. Here's my collection. One of DVDAf's most helpful features is the inclusion of the lowest current online price for each title in their system. This makes it easy to quickly scan your wishlist for bargains.

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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#81 Post by denti alligator » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:17 pm

Alright, I need a simple program that will allow me to import from a variety of sources (like itunes, html, xml, barcode scanner) and can do music, movies, and books. And I don't want to pay more than $20-30. Librarian Pro seems close, but no barcode scanning, or...?

Oh, and I use a PC.

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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#82 Post by perkizitore » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:35 pm

Do you know if there is a program with barcode scanner for Android phones? I need to scan everything and then import the list to my PC for backup.

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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#83 Post by stagefright50 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:54 pm

Springpad works and it backs up the list to your online Springpad account.

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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#84 Post by perkizitore » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:06 pm

Has it been deleted from the Market? My phone can't locate it...

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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#85 Post by BigMack3000 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:30 pm

Shelves, is the one I use. I have a droid. I did it backwards from how you want to. I had my library on my computer through dvd library. Then I exported that list and loaded it onto Shelves, but I believe you can scan barcodes with it.

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Donald Brown
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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#86 Post by Donald Brown » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:25 am

Can anyone recommend a good, inexpensive barcode scanner for entering their DVDs, CDs, etc. into databases?

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Matt
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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#87 Post by Matt » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:00 pm


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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#88 Post by cdnchris » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:17 pm

Wow. Had no idea those things were still hanging around.

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Donald Brown
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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#89 Post by Donald Brown » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:13 pm

Huh, neither did I. Ended up ordering this one, since the hands-free, constant scanning will help expedite the whole tedious process of cataloging everything.

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Good Bar Code Scanning/Cataloguing software?

#90 Post by wattsup32 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:02 pm

Forgive me for posting this here, but I was certain someone here would have a good recommendation. And, since no place seemed to really fit, I thought posting in this forum would offend people the least.

Does anyone have a recommendation for something I can use to scan my collection in by barcode? I'm hoping for something that will automatically populate a spreadsheet or other list that I can sort in various ways.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#91 Post by Grand Wazoo » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:31 am

wattsup32 wrote:Forgive me for posting this here, but I was certain someone here would have a good recommendation. And, since no place seemed to really fit, I thought posting in this forum would offend people the least.

Does anyone have a recommendation for something I can use to scan my collection in by barcode? I'm hoping for something that will automatically populate a spreadsheet or other list that I can sort in various ways.

Thanks in advance for the help.
Delicious Library is pretty great and allows scanning.

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matrixschmatrix
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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#92 Post by matrixschmatrix » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:43 am

I use Collectorz.com Movie Collector, which despite its obnoxious name is pretty good- it, too, allows scanning.

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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#93 Post by wattsup32 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:55 pm

Grand Wazoo wrote:
wattsup32 wrote:Forgive me for posting this here, but I was certain someone here would have a good recommendation. And, since no place seemed to really fit, I thought posting in this forum would offend people the least.

Does anyone have a recommendation for something I can use to scan my collection in by barcode? I'm hoping for something that will automatically populate a spreadsheet or other list that I can sort in various ways.

Thanks in advance for the help.
Delicious Library is pretty great and allows scanning.
Thanks so much. This is what I went with because it is designed especially for a Mac and I didn't have to buy a scanner. I was able to scan my entire collection in over the course of a single day!

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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#94 Post by dx23 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:16 pm

I've seen Springpad and Shelves being mentioned above but I'm looking for barcode scanner app for Android that could help me scan my movie collection to DVDProfiler. Any ideas or suggestions?

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Proteus
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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#95 Post by Proteus » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:13 pm

I have been impressed and pleased with putting my collection of movies into http://www.itrackmine.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. So pleased, I've begun putting my books in as well. iTM provides a ton of formidable features - the collection/property-loss report is vital, the RSS feed of my collection is surprisingly helpful, and the custom list, receipt-scan and personal ID options make it simple to customize my collection in a weird and wide variety of ways, and to share my collection with anyone online.

After starting there, I invested in a cuecat, googled the necessary hack to make it functional, and use it very regularly.

Legzhembe joen.

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Cash Flagg
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Re: DVD Library

#96 Post by Cash Flagg » Sat May 18, 2019 10:24 am

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Re: DVD Library

#97 Post by Timec » Sat May 18, 2019 11:16 am

Yikes - I've been using DVD AF/Film AF to catalog my collection for 15 years now. I've also found it a helpful resource for finding DVD/BD releases in general.

Now I feel bad that I waited until last year to make my first donation to them.

I did notice the site seemed less active the past few years - I used to be able to find just about any release on there within a few days of being announced, but lately I've had to submit a lot of new entries to the database.

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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#98 Post by swo17 » Sat May 18, 2019 11:57 am

An invaluable resource I use practically every day :cry:

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domino harvey
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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#99 Post by domino harvey » Sat May 18, 2019 12:01 pm

Now I just use a Google doc that I can access on my phone or laptop, and then take pictures of the contents of the numbered tubs where my movies are stored for insurance verification purposes.

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Re: DVD Cataloguing Software

#100 Post by Luke M » Sat May 18, 2019 12:23 pm

I use blu-ray.com. *ducks out of thread*

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