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Inventory software for DVD's, Audio-books, VHS tapes.

by Eddieem / September 25, 2007 6:56 AM PDT

I'm looking for software to keep track of my collections of the above types of items and be able to get a print out. I know years ago there were some that you could enter the ISBN number and it would either import into the program giving title, author, and a short description of the story or get the publisher and go to their website and possibly get the info by copy and paste into the form. Naturally I'm looking for something that I won't have to go to each item and type it in myself, otherwise I'd be here until the DVD Format goes out of style at my rate of typing. HOPE THIS IS RIGHT FORUM TO USE AND THANKS FOR ANY HELP. Ed

P.S. :(No or low cost would be ideal.

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Collectorz.com
by SuperMA5TER / September 25, 2007 7:02 AM PDT

Goto the above website. They offer software which have the features you need. Its not free though. But you can try it on a trial basis.

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I also have found
by PudgyOne / September 26, 2007 2:16 AM PDT

That if you have Excel or Open Office, which is FREE

I believe you'd want to read this.


Rick

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A Nifty Inventory Tool For DVD Collection
by ewramos / October 5, 2007 2:26 PM PDT

I use a little ditty called DVD Profiler 3 from Inveolos Software. Find out more here; http://www.invelos.com/

You enter the DVD's UPC code and 'BAM!' all info is available including cover Art.

I have 300+ DVD's and we recently moved and I had to recreate my Inventory due to unforseen circumstances. It took only 5 hrs. to enter and verify all of them.

HIGHLY reconend yjis product. Many mor features than can be listed here.

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No free but very good
by tanker12uk / October 5, 2007 10:18 PM PDT

Hi I have been useing a program from Bolide software called All my Movies and have found it very good it will also do cd's games Vhs and vcd its not free but it is updated by the company it links into imdb and amazon and has a nice interface it will export into excel or a text file and you can make backups I have been useing it for a year or so and find it simple to use and update it will show as much detail as you want including covers and screen shots if your intrested the link is below
http://www.bolidesoft.com/

cheers
Tanker

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Inventory software for DVD's, Audio-books, VHS tapes
by ehknapp / October 6, 2007 4:17 AM PDT

I had the same problem several years ago, tried half-a-dozen or more programs (both freeware and shareware), and found those produced by FNProgramvare to be the best (for me at least). This is a small company in Norway whose programs (all in English) include BookCAT (for books), CATVids (for DVDs, VHS, Laserdisc, etc.), and CATraxx (for CDs, LPs, and other music formats). They are very powerful, extremely flexible, and customizable, and technical support is outstanding (I have often received a response to a question within hours). Not free, but free to try, and cost for full versions is modest (with discounts for purchasing multiple products). This may be more than you want, or need, but check out their site at fnprg.com, and also their Community Forums.

I should add that of all the programs I have on my computer, I enjoy working with these the most!

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Be wary of online databases
by citymars / October 9, 2007 1:16 AM PDT

There was a free site (actually promoted in a New York Times article) called guzzlefish.com. I kept track of all my movies there, as well as video games. I have a huge collection, so I put a lot of time into it. I also helped the site by adding data.

Then the site disappeared. No warnings or apologies. All that data lost.

I know you are looking for software for your own PC, but I thought I'd throw in this cautionary tale nevertheless.

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Guzzlefish.com Revisited
by ewramos / October 9, 2007 3:15 AM PDT
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Guzzlefish.com Revisited - thanks
by citymars / October 26, 2007 6:08 AM PDT

Thanks, Ed. It never occurred to me before to try a web archive. At the moment I'm not able to get to that site, but I'll try again later.

Regards from NYC,
- Larry ("citymars")

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Tools from Bolide Software
by maxic1 / March 20, 2009 7:07 PM PDT
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