Help my organize my DVDs! (Mac OS X)
January 21, 2009 10:31 PM   Subscribe

DVD/book/LP/etc. cataloging or library software for Mac.

Okay, this might not exist, but I hope it does. I'm looking for some sort of cataloging software to keep track of my DVDs, books, records, and anything else I might have. The catch? Features I want/don't want:

-run on Mac
-list view (a la iTunes, but with customizable fields [director, year, etc.])
-separate lists for different items (DVD list, book list . . .)
-ability to re-sort on the fly (I want my DVDs sorted by title, and now by year; again, like iTunes)
-tags of some sort (I'd like to type in "horror" or "Criterion" and see DVDs that fit with that description, BUT, I have DVDs that might fall under multiple tags)
-I don't need cover art or UPC lookup or anything like that; I want manual entry
-I'd like some sort of borrowed/"a friend has this" option

So, the question is: does this even exist? Thanks in advance!
posted by reductiondesign to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Have you tried Delicious Library?
posted by strangecargo at 10:45 PM on January 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeah; didn't do almost anything the way I'd like it to.
posted by reductiondesign at 10:47 PM on January 21, 2009


Well, another option would be to try Bento, but it's not explicitly made for cataloging media. It's more of a.. personal database. I've only played with it a little bit, but it seems like you could make it do what you want.
posted by strangecargo at 10:53 PM on January 21, 2009


How about LibraryThing?
posted by angiep at 10:56 PM on January 21, 2009


An excel sheet, with a filter on your tags field.
posted by pompomtom at 11:20 PM on January 21, 2009


Bento or Filemaker Pro are what you're after — you want a database. Bento would be less work.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:20 AM on January 22, 2009


You might want to check out the ...pedia applications, i.e. DVDpedia, Bookpedia etc. They are made by bruji.
posted by Ghislain Bellec at 2:03 AM on January 22, 2009


Seconding Delicious Library.. for a bonus there you can hook a video camera and have it become an really easy to use UPC code scanner. I managed to scan 600+ CD & DVD's in one evening. Of course nothing is perfect because there were some weren't in the Amazon database (this is where it grabs its info from) but it wasn't hard to figure out how to do a manual look up on the item and have it in there.

Really awesome software.
posted by boomcha76 at 6:19 AM on January 22, 2009


poster: I don't need cover art or UPC lookup

boomcha76: for a bonus there you can hook a video camera and have it become an really easy to use UPC code scanner
posted by WCityMike at 11:33 AM on January 22, 2009


You might also check out Booxter
posted by nightwood at 2:31 PM on January 22, 2009


DVDpedia. it's awesome. it does everything you want from what I can tell.
posted by nunoidia at 2:50 PM on January 22, 2009


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