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06-06-2003, 02:23 PM
I have been looking at SEVERAL programs that would allow me to catalog, arrange and keep track of DVD/VHS media. I am getting tired of trying to remember what I have when I am at the Blockbuster, etc. or telling friends "Great movie - forget what it was called...". Help on GOOD ones would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!:)
Smart List to Go
06-06-2003, 03:11 PM
I have a nice DVDatabase program I wrote awhile ago and posted it on HanDBase's site (DDHSOFTWARE).... well.. it is a database for HanDBase. If you have HanDBase .... it works great. Just need to make sure you have 3.0. I created it to have 20 different Views/sorts. You can look at it by category.. specific categories.... by rating.. personal rating... etc etc etc.
I put it up on Palmgear some time ago... as freeware.... (most HanDBase databases are Freeware) at the following link ---> http://www.palmgear.com/software/showsoftware.cfm?prodID=47128
take a look-see.. see if it'll suit your needs.
06-06-2003, 07:27 PM
I've got my 90 DVDs (and growing) under a modified version of the Smartlist DVD database (took the downloadable one and added to it a few things).
06-07-2003, 11:47 AM
I just switched from a Sheet To Go version of my collection to HandyShopper. It's an outstanding FREEWARE program with loads of posibilities. Definitely worth checking out.
I use 2 Documents To Go spreadsheets (came with my SJ33)-- one sheet is for DVDs I own and the other is DVDs I want to buy (I am considering merging the 2 spreadsheets).
The latter sheet has prices for each dvd from 3 different stores (2 online and 1 retail) so i can compare prices and buy the cheapest.
If I didn't have the spreadsheet, I would just use a Memopad memo (which is what i do for books i want to buy-- originally started on my Visor which didn't have any spreadsheet software)
06-07-2003, 09:10 PM
With some imagination HandyShopper can do ANYTHING!!! Its a great piece of freeware.
06-07-2003, 10:36 PM
I made my own with Smartlist to Go. Its better to buy that and use it to make databases for everything instead of buying a bunch of separate programs.
06-07-2003, 10:55 PM
yeah, my preference is to either use smartlist to go (which I picked up for $4 hehehehehe -- previous version on discount rack at Staples, nabbed it, registered it just before the Dataviz buy, the company upgraded it as I bought it after the new version, for free -- and I was transferred to Dataviz as a recent owner, not as an owner of the previous version. :) I won all around on that one, and I got the whole works, desktop version and all. :)
If it doesn't work well in smartlist, and I have more than a dozen of those, it might work in handyshopper, which being free makes it a very tasty database program if you can teach it to do what you want. :)
I do like smartlist, I am sure other database programs are similarly as good, for its flexibility, you can download a whole bunch of free databases for smartlist to go, and use them as-is, or edit them as I have. I generally start with one there, and build on it... the only one I wrote from scratch was my holiday gift one as I didn't like how the others were written. :) matter of preference.... and when someone at cliesource asked for exactly what I had been looking for, I decided to write it, and gave it out. :)
06-09-2003, 10:59 AM
MediaMan over at http://www.freewarepalm.com/ is a pretty nice app for DVD tracking.
06-26-2003, 06:13 PM
I am using Movie Stuff V2.0 (Freeware)
I love it ... I could arrange my movies by (own,want,borrowed...etc) which is a great feature. Since i have a long list of wanted movies and I keep on forgetting what I want when I am at the shop .... U can even arrange the movies by Genre.. The only thing it's lacking is a search engine..
Anyway, it's arranged alphabaticly so not haveing a search engine doesn't bother me :)
06-27-2003, 08:42 PM
my vote goes to MediaMan as well.
06-29-2003, 12:30 AM
I could not find it.......
06-29-2003, 12:31 AM
I'm sorry, what I mean is I can't find Mediaman at the link mentioned above....
06-29-2003, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by LoneWolf
I'm sorry, what I mean is I can't find Mediaman at the link mentioned above.... Here you go . . . http://www.freewarepalm.com/hobbies/mediaman.shtml
Just an FYI . . . if somebody mentions an app name at freewarepalm, if you enter BOTH the app name and 'freewarepalm' into a google search, the link to the program will come right up. It's very nice, since freewarepalm does not have a search tool.
06-29-2003, 11:09 AM
Thanks do much for he reply and info!!!!!!!!!!!!
06-29-2003, 06:55 PM
Movie Collector is another alternative. It does not come with a PDA program, however.
What you do is just enter the name of the movie into the PC program, and it will go pull information off of IMDB and enter it in for you. Works very well.
For viewing on the PDA, I just export the database as HTML, and use iSilo to view it. You'll probably have to omit the pictures when you export, or else you will get an enormous file.
Link to web page is http://www.collectorz.com.
06-30-2003, 12:05 AM
Here is the link I was able to get to with my Firewall enabled...
06-30-2003, 06:27 AM
This was suggested to me on another board, but it works great.
DVDprofiler is some of the best software at managing your DVD collection that I have seen. Check it out at www.dvdprofiler.com
One of the neat things about dvdprofiler is that you can upload your information to the internet for friends and family to see. It comes complete with all of the information on the DVD and movie that I could ever hope for. Then using an off-line browser (I use iSilo), I download the information to my Clie.
Check out this link for more info
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