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DVDpedia is a powerful movie cataloging application that retrieves all information about your DVDs and videos from the internet.

Search numerous international sites for information about your movies, either by entering keywords or using a webcam or a scanner. You can create smart collections and start a wish list and a borrowed list so you never loose a DVD again. View your entries as a standard list, browse only the covers in grid view or Cover Flow or use the details view for a personalized look of DVDpedia. Share your collection with friends, using the customizable HTML export templates.

What's New

Version 5.2.2:

New:

  • New modern memory managed, making the program faster and lighter on memory use.
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite bug fixes and updates.
  • Thinner borders inside the main window to match OS X 10.10 Yosemite UI.
  • The Doghouse Mirror command (for moderators) is limited to one entry at a time.
  • Doghouse contribution is faster now by not contributing more...

Requirements

OS X 10.5 or later

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Docjk Member IconReview+9
Docjk
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I spontaneously decided to try out DVDpedia today since I experienced a couple of issues with DVDHunter in the last months (very slow, wrong content shown for selected movie, delays in processing tasks, uncomfortable handling of database, faulty smart collections etc.).
Downloaded DVDpedia and everything works flawlessly. Easily imported the database that I exported with HunterExporter. Just dropped it on the DVDpedia icon. Done. Immediately it showed error free all the contents of my movie collection. Was able to create all kind of smart lists without any trouble in a jiffy. Great Mac-like experience. Definitely worth the price.

The only downer is the iPhone app that conveniently is available too.
First of all you have to pay in addition, that policy is not really up to data any more. Second it works not very nicely. I thought after the synching I will be able to survey my carefully arranged smart collections... No. All you get is the library that you can also alter a bit on your iPhone, but why would you wanna do that? Makes much more sense to import all the predefined categories too.
Well, anyway, in my opinion the DVDpedia is good work.

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Version 5.2
Bruji (Developer)
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Glad to hear you're enjoying DVDpedia. I'm confused though why Pocketpedia wouldn't show your collections as that is of course supposed to happen. If you send us an email (support at bruji.com) with some more information about the issue I'd be happy to help you find the solution.

Fightingcat Member IconReview+78
Fightingcat
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A long time I was working with Delicious Library 1 & 2 and I was happy with all the given features. But with the time I wished me some other features like linking to Trailers on my HD or the web like over YouTube. I go sometimes in contact with the developer over mail or on their "complicated" feedback forum, but nothing has changed over the years. Also the application was slowing down with my growing collection (over 400 DVDs). The final brake with Delicious I made, as it was more and more clear that they won't develop again an application for iOS. Well, there was one in the past, but the dev. run in trouble with using the Amazon API and he dropped the mobile client.

Now I'm working with DVDPedia for around one year and it works so great for me. The beginning was a bit tricky, because I has problems to import my Library from Delicious Library 2, but after I contact the support over Mail, they helping me in less hours. So the support is gorgeous at ever point where you need help or has suggestions.

Also I can insert now a lot of more details around my movie collection as I ever can do before and I love the connection to a wide range of different sources to complete the movie informations... For example: If you fill in the IMDB ID of the movie, you can simply import all the information's of the selected movie in seconds. If you fill in the original title of the movie, you also can safe the time to fill in the IMDB ID, but for German movies this will often not work and I'm a German user.
Also I love to have some own free forms, where I can insert keywords who I prefer and the application will remember this keywords for future filling.
And the best thing is, that there is a mobile application available to, to sync my full collection with all the list's who I created.
This will safe me also sometimes a bit of money or time, because in the past who I using Delicious, I bought sometimes a movie two times in the store.

The only thing who can be a bit better is the handling here and there. For example... If you hit the shortcut "cmd + n" it will create a new folder. Personally I would prefer it will create a new entry for a new movie. But the command for this is "cmd + f". Well... F for found I think. But If I would found something, I prefer to using the search in my own lib and not for a new movie.

Also I missed sometimes a bit greater OS interface. Well.. It's a database, I know... But pls. let me dream a bit ;-)

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Version 5.1.7
Dkohl
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Good review of a great product, one question, I have never been able to locate the IMDB ID for movies on their site. Can you tell me where to find it ?

Thanks

Fightingcat
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That is simple... It's the number code at the end of the url of a opened movie page.
For example:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1932767/

At the end you will see: tt1932767. Remove the "tt" and copy only the numbers. Insert them in DVDPedia on the ID form and it's done.

Alternative you can also try to let found DVDPedia the ID by self, when the title of the movie is correct. Open an entry to edit it, switch to the tab "Extras" and take a look at the right bottom of the window. You will see a little gear with an arrow. This is a menu with some services where you can catch informations for your movies. There is also an IMDB entry in this menu. Select this one and it will connect to IMDB to search for the movie title and when it's successfull, you have now all details for your movie including the IMDB ID. If this will not work for you, do step 1 as I explain and you will get 100% the correct movie details.

piquadratpi2
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Thank you for this good review and the tips you give for using this great program. For me it was very important that I could use DVDpedia on the iPAD too because I change my location so often. I couldn't find any program like this on the whole internet. A big thanks to the developer too.

gottadoit2004 Member IconReview+0
gottadoit2004
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My favorite Mac app. Extremely well integrated, functional and powerful collection manager. Highly recommended.

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Version 5.1.6
Evolut Member IconReview+21
Evolut
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Excellent program! However...

- I hate the sort feature that omits articles like "A", "The", etc... because it behaves differently that the Finder, and therefore my sorted list of files in the Finder doesn't match the list in DVDpedia.

A way around is to use the "SortTitle" field, but it is a pain to edit all those lines manually, it is only OK for a few exceptions but I just have too many entires to edit.

It makes more sense to have Preference to choose whether sorting is desired by omitting articles or not.

I would also love, for expert users, to be able to open the DVDpedia database in an external program such as Bento or Filemaker in order to make global edits. For instance, I wish I could automatically fill the "Sort Title" field with the first letter of the "Title" field.

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Version 5.1.3
kittyhawk72 Member IconReview+15
kittyhawk72
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Excellent Program. Does all I need. Would like to be able to print out covers for those slim cd cases. I can printout for standard cd cases, but not slim ones. Other than that, I have had no problems. Intel iMac, OS X 10.6.8.

Thanks for a great program.

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Version 5.1.1
Bruji (Developer)
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Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the program. The print templates are all based on HTML so you could tweak any of the existing ones to fit your needs or write your own from scratch. You'll find more information about that in the Help files: http://www.bruji.com/help/dvdpedia/working/onCollections.html#customizing

Mmueck Member IconComment+180
Mmueck
+1

That's odd - I've had version 5.01 since November 29, 2011 and here it is being announced on MacUpdate January 2, 2012.

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Version 5.0.1
TeddyBear Member IconReview+2
TeddyBear
+2

The program crashes my system quite often, especially when I click on the movie to play from the program.

One MOST annoying thing is that when I search for details about a moie on IMDb, the progam chooses one of the choices (some of the time it is the wrong one). Then I have to delete each of the categories in the listing and try to manually search for the movie myself. The only way to erase the details about the movie is to delete the movie itself - all I want to erase are the wrong details, and not the movie itself.

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Version 4.6.8
Bruji (Developer)
+1

Please email us the crash log and give us some more information about the steps you're taking before the crashes happen so we can take a look at that. (Our email is support at bruji.com)

The advanced search will allow previewing in the next major version update (which we're working on right now). Thanks for the feedback.

sjk Member IconComment+995
sjk
+0

Version 4.6.4 of all 'pedia software is available, but only MU's Bookpedia listing has been updated.

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Version 4.6.3
Jean5 Member IconReview+11
Jean5
+2

The best by a long way ! Just what a MAC application should be:
- stable
- nice GUI : interface is just beautifull
- frequent updates and bug corrections
- price is right

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Version 4.6.2
Ryansebiz Member IconReview+33
Ryansebiz
+4

Great app. Great support with frequent updates. Best in class.

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Version 4.5.5
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Sbailey7677
Version 5.1.0
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Zukan
Version 5.0.3
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taja
Version 5.0.2
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Avinainon
Version 5.0.2
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Version 5.0.2
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Version 5.0.1
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craigfin74
Version 4.6.7
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Version 4.6.5
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Version 4.6.3
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Version 4.6.3
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Downloads 94,137
Version Downloads 356
License Shareware
Date 21 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $18.00
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