DVD Collection Software Review

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Why Use DVD Collection Software?

In the last twenty years we have seen drastic changes in the video industry, evolving from VHS to DVDs, to Blu-ray discs and now digital downloads. How do you keep track of all of the movies you have invested in over the years? The answer comes in the form of DVD collection software. The best DVD collection software applications keep track of all of the movies you have, and while a few of them are specifically geared for DVDs and Blu-ray discs, there are plenty of options available for keeping track of your digital downloads as well.

Not only can you organize and search through your collection using the software, but many movie collection applications have loan functionality so if someone wants to borrow one of your movies, you can keep track of exactly who has it and for how long. For more information, check out the best DVD collection comparisons and reviews, especially Movie Collector, DVD Profiler and Movie Label. You can also find articles on DVD collection software.

DVD Collection Software: What to Look For

Not all movie database software applications are created equal. Here we discuss what to look for when trying to find the perfect application for what you need.

Supported Media
Not only did we look at whether or not an application can keep track of all of your DVDs, but we also looked to see if it was compatible with Blu-ray discs and even movies stored on your hard drive that you have downloaded. Some applications also let you create categories so you can categorize your movies more specifically or keep track of other forms of media.

Features
This section covers a few things. The first part is how you input movie information into the software. This includes whether the application is connected to an internet database and will search for movie titles that you enter. Other DVD collection software applications will use preexisting information from sites such as Amazon or IMDb, The Internet Movie Database. All of the applications let you edit the data, though not every application has a field for every piece of available information.

We also wanted to make sure that once all of the movies are stored in the application, you can find the movie you want. We examined the search filters available and how easy it is to find a specific movie based on titles, actors or directors. Some movie collection applications provide several different methods for organizing movies and keeping track of them.

Ease of Use
Nothing is more frustrating than purchasing an application that is so convoluted it isn't even worth using. We looked at how the interface of each application works so that you don't have to waste your time on products that give you the runaround. Easy-to-use applications are the ones that you don't have to reference the help file every time you want to do something. They should have straightforward processes and keep things simple.

Ease of Installation & Setup
This section covers how easy it is to get the application up and running on your machine, as well as getting it ready to use. The movie collection software applications that require more setup at the beginning aren't always the best ones to use. We liked the products that preconfigured and don't require you to manually adjust settings.

Help & Support
When working with any kind of software application, having reliable help and support is essential, even if you don't plan on using it. Some of the support options we looked for include email, telephone number, FAQs and even a manual. We looked at the various options to make sure you can access help if necessary.

Whether you just want a list of all the movies you have, or you want to keep track of which friend has which movie, DVD collection software is a good investment. With these applications you can organize, search and browse through your movie collection easily. Instead of spending an evening trying to remember which movies you have, spend two minutes finding the movie that fits your mood and enjoy a bowl of popcorn with friends and family.

 
 
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Supported Media
DVD
Blu-ray
 
HD-DVD
 
Add Custom
 
 
VHS
 
  
Hard Drive
 
 
   
CD    
 
 
Feature Set
Manual Input
Loan Manager
Thumbnail View
  
Input With Barcode
  
Create Wishlist
 
 
Input With Title
  
Query Software Specific Database
   
   
Input With Scanner
 
 
  
Input Disc ID (DVD-Rom)  
 
   
Password Protect  
   
 
 
Query Internet   
 
DVD Details
Title
Format
Genre
Cast
Director
Personal Rating
Cover Art
Studio
Production Year
Subtitles
 
Run Time
 
Summary
 
MPAA Rating
  
Region
 
  
Episodes
  
   
Special Features
  
   
Seen It
 
 
  
Tags
  
 
 
Notes
  
Language
 
 
  
Aspect Ratio
 
   
Box Set
 
     
Website Links
 
  
 
Trailer Link  
  
 
 
Custom    
 
 
Search & Filter
By Title
By Actor
By Format
 
By Genre
 
By Year
 
 
Custom Search
 
 
 
By Director
 
Random Pick
 
 
   
By Keyword
 
 
 
 
On Loan  
  
By Personal Rating  
 
 
Watched  
 
 
  
By MPAA Rating  
    
  
By Tags  
  
   
Export
XML
  
 
Create Backup
 
TXT
 
  
 
iPod
    
  
HTML
 
 
 
CSV   
 
Excel Format   
  
PDF   
  
  
Import
TXT
 
 
 
Other DVD Manager
  
 
   
XML    
 
 
 
Excel    
 
  
HTML          
PDF          
Help & Support
Email Support
User Manual
User Forums
 
   
FAQ
 
Tutorials   
  
 
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 8
Windows 7
 
  
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Mac OS