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Windows 7: Movie Inventory Software

07 Jan 2011   #11
derekimo

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Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I did find the way to have it search the PC, and it does seem to work well, except that the number of movies that it found were less than I have in the directory that it searched. I have not yet figured which movies were skipped, therefore can't guess as to the reason.
Just a guess on my part but do you have different formats of movies?

Maybe it's only looking for certain ones.


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07 Jan 2011   #12
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I did find the way to have it search the PC, and it does seem to work well, except that the number of movies that it found were less than I have in the directory that it searched. I have not yet figured which movies were skipped, therefore can't guess as to the reason.
Its most definitely one of the best programs for cataloging a move collection i have found. Just play around with it, It took me a bit to get used to it. And i didn't use the newer one so i dunno whats changed.

- Tony
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07 Jan 2011   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I think that I'm going to buy it, because even if it doesn't get everything, it gets a lot of it. It's not really all that expensive, unless one orders an expensive scanner with it. With a coupon that I found, it's only $39.95 for the pro version...what is the difference between the standard and the pro?

EDIT: I'm going to have to think on that some more, because it just crashed and caused me to have to do a forced restart. Maybe just a quirk, but first impressions count.
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07 Jan 2011   #14
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't know that I need a scanner, but I got to eBaying for them anyway. It appears that I could get a pretty good laser scanner a lot cheaper than Collectorz sells them for, but I'm wondering just how compatible that program is with scanners in general? Do I necessarily need one of the scanners that they offer?
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07 Jan 2011   #15
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I don't know that I need a scanner, but I got to eBaying for them anyway. It appears that I could get a pretty good laser scanner a lot cheaper than Collectorz sells them for, but I'm wondering just how compatible that program is with scanners in general? Do I necessarily need one of the scanners that they offer?
No you dont need the scanner they offer, but you can find the scanner they offer cheaper somewhere else, and to answer the question about the difference between Standard Version and Pro See Attachment.


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07 Jan 2011   #16
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I might regret it, but I went ahead and bought the pro version of the program. I'm still familiarizing myself with it, and don't know half of what I need to. In the examples, it shows a movie displaying a lot more details than I have by simply scanning and adding the batch. At the moment, I spending most of my time with it, just locating cover images. It may or may not be capable of cataloging all the details that I would like, but it seems to have most of them.
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07 Jan 2011   #17
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I might regret it, but I went ahead and bought the pro version of the program. I'm still familiarizing myself with it, and don't know half of what I need to. In the examples, it shows a movie displaying a lot more details than I have by simply scanning and adding the batch. At the moment, I spending most of my time with it, just locating cover images. It may or may not be capable of cataloging all the details that I would like, but it seems to have most of them.
Yeah definitely let us know what you have figured out, and how well its working. I would like to know before i decide to get it. When i tried it a bit back it was the trial version and i loved it. Just havn't had the money to get the scanner and program, as much of my collection is DVD's on my shelf.

- Tony
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07 Jan 2011   #18
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

One factor that would probably decide for me whether to buy a scanner or not, is whether it would automatically enter all of the pertinent data, without me having to do so myself? When scanning files on the PC, it appears that I have to enter the majority myself.

Ebaying, I found that there are a number of different types of scanners...mostly having to do with their type of connection. Although I would like it, I can rule out the wireless scanner, based on price. As for the rest, I guess it would just be a matter of convenience in choosing a type...except that there is also a group called symbol scanners. These are not what is needed...are they?

EDIT: I think that the reason that the scan did not find all of my movies, was that it only found the .mkv and .flv...not the .ogv.
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07 Jan 2011   #19
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
One factor that would probably decide for me whether to buy a scanner or not, is whether it would automatically enter all of the pertinent data, without me having to do so myself? When scanning files on the PC, it appears that I have to enter the majority myself.

Ebaying, I found that there are a number of different types of scanners...mostly having to do with their type of connection. Although I would like it, I can rule out the wireless scanner, based on price. As for the rest, I guess it would just be a matter of convenience in choosing a type...except that there is also a group called symbol scanners. These are not what is needed...are they?

EDIT: I think that the reason that the scan did not find all of my movies, was that it only found the .mkv and .flv...not the .ogv.

I believe scanning bar codes on the back of DVD cases it fills out all the information, But i agree if it did not i wouldn't be interested in purchasing the scanner. If you figure that out for sure do let me know

EDIT: Think it needs to be a CCD Scanner to work correctly, probably any USB CCD Scanner would probably work.

- Tony
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07 Jan 2011   #20
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

There are a number of scanners of that description, but a couple of them included the term PoS (point of sale) in their description. Would that have any bearing on this use?
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