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How to organize, sort, find and play videos

by Waimport / October 14, 2015 5:55 PM PDT

I use VLC/Mac. I've got a ton of home videos. Sometimes I may want to watch about old fishing trips, or one of my daughter's events, etc.

What I want is someway to list them, add keywords, then to list them by searching on one or more keywords.

Is there a way to do this in VLC? Can I somehow add keywords to meta information in the file and search for them? Do I need a database? If so, how do get the results of that query and create a playlist quickly?

And to complicate matters. I don't want to buy anything. Wink

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2015 6:08 PM PDT

VLC, while a fine player is no frontend. For me I took the old filing cabinet approach and my videos are in folders by subject, type and date. So my TV series starts at TV (natch?) and in there is BonBon John and in that Season 1, etc.

In the Movies series I created 36 folders from A to Z and 0 to 9. Then movies are in alphabetical.

For Home movies, that's that's in the HM folder with content by date or rather season. So each year has a folder and in each folder if it's needed Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.

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by Waimport / October 14, 2015 9:37 PM PDT
In reply to: I'm going with no.

of course I've been doing it that way, but that could be videos that I have my daughter in Spain I would want to be able to look at them whether I was thinking of all the Spain pictures or videos or those with my daughter maybe one with my daughter and someone else

There has to be a better answer than that but thanks for trying

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There are cataloging apps.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2015 5:03 AM PDT
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