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DVD Database X is a full-featured database program designed to help you keep track of any size DVD collection. DVD Database X has the following features: Easy-to-use, Intuitive Interface, Online Lookup from the Internet Movie Database Website (IMDB.com) and Amazon, DVD Label and Jacket Printing, Automatic Playing of unecrypted VIDEO_TS Folders from your Hard Drive, and import and export from AppleWorks compatible text files. Receive a coupon code for $20 off a new USB barcode scanner when you register DVD Database X. (Regularly $79, just $59 + S&H with the discount).

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Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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seaninsurrey Member IconReview+0
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Just purchased this software and it does EXACTLY what I need, ie, a fast link to my ripped DVDs. Picks up all the information from IMDb, even for my arty-farty films. This program is a God-send. Thank you. The user interface by the way may not be the prettiest, but it is intuitive and flexible. For instance you can add your add extra data to all the records, particular to your needs (I added a field for the location of the video_ts file, ie Hard Drive 1, so that I only have the hard drive in use powered up). Thanks again.

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Version 1.7.1
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Peter Dawson
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I bought a copy of DVD Database X about a year ago, and have been extremely happy with it. Consequentially, I haven't even bothered to look at any other DVD inventory programmes. My old G3 Graphite Imac didn't have an Isight camera, and I was only on dialup, but it was able to find pretty well all my movies. The few exceptions were some Aussie films that aren't available in the US, so I had to add them manually. No big deal. The old Elvis Presley movie "Girls, Girls Girls" caused a bit of a headache though (remember, Joe?) In February I bought a new Intel Core Imac, and now I can fit the whole application on the screen at once. Brilliant. Just like iTunes, you can alter the sequence of the columns and their width, as well as customizing some fields if you want. (I'm sure you'll find everything's covered). You can do searches based on anything you like (Title, Year, Director, Plot, Genre, Actors, etc.). You can also give each DVD a rating out of 5 stars. Earlier this week I upgraded to Version 1.7.1 (with a lot of help from Joe Kusterbeck, the wonderfully patient designer of this software) and the interface now looks even better. There is a cover display option where all the DVD covers are laid out in neat rows , alphabetically. Talk about how to impress your friends.

The only thing I haven't used is the ability to download trailers onto your computers' hard-drive, but I'm happy enough without that. Money well spent frankly.

Joe Kusterbeck, the designer of this programme, has always replied to my e-mails, sometimes within hours, despite the time difference between Australia and the US. He has been incredibly patient explaining things to me in layman's terms, even when it was bleeding obvious to him, but not to me.

I highly recommend this programme for cataloging your DVD collection. I do not believe there is a better one on the market.

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Version 1.7.1
ken  Hamm Member IconComment+0
ken Hamm
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Software is solid.

Really wish you could create collections and print collection lists. Available in other sofrware applications which is a bummer.

Search is also burried in menu bar and not in interface which is totally aggrivating.

Updates in this regard would be fantastic.

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Version 1.7.1
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My name is Joe Kusterbeck, and I'm the developer of DVD Database X. I'd like to respond to the two negative reviews below in order to clear up any confusion.

I don't understand how DVD Database X can be "crummy but functional software". Would that be in contrast to "wonderful but disfunctional software"? The UI has been redesigned with version 1.7. This software has grown considerably during the past 18 months, and a new UI was warranted.

I do indeed read these things, but not all that frequently. If you have a feature request, bug report, or any other comments, you will get a much faster response by emailing me directly - joe@valencio.com. That being said, version 1.7 adds drag and drop functionality to the movie list. Just drop a VIDEO_TS folder or a movie trailer on a selected movie record, and it will be added. Check out the new contextual menu also. Control-click a movie record, and you can edit, delete, loan, or look it up from IMDB and Amazon.

If you'd give DVD Database X a fair try, you'd see this software has many features that DL doesn't. DVD Database X can play movie trailers and VIDEO_TS files. It can print custom DVD labels and jackets. It has IMDB integration, and you can add unlimited custom fields. You may not need these features to manage your DVD collection, but many people do.

Finally, I have never, ever asked family or friends to post feedback. I keep a page of unsolicted user feedback here: http://www.valencio.com/feedback.html

Thanks for reading this.

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Version 1.7
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Anonymous
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DVD Database X is crummy but functional software. The UI won't win any awards but the software works and fills a gap. I'm using it to track the DVDs I have purchased and ripped (using MacTheRipper) to a 1 Terrabyte raid hanging off a server in the garage. The thing that DVD Database X does is give me playback if I tell it where the VIDEO_TS folder is. Delicious Library does not. Having said that, the UI is god awful. If I had the time, I'd write something better. With any luck, someone else will in no time at all.

In case the developer is reading things, the top thing I'd like to see is drag and drop support. Let me drop a VIDEO_TS folder on to the list of movies. Pop up the display to ask for more information and perform an Amazon or IMDB query. Add drag & drop to the VIDEO_TS folder thing in the dialog.

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Version 1.6.2
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t.man
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Great Product! Works just like you want it to. Intelligent features allow you to use it the way you want/need so it works for your collection. I've only used the IMDB and Amazon methods to enter data but they work flawlessly. The addition of Amazon really helps if you are entering things other than movies like TV shows or some kids movies. The ability to launch a trailer is really cool if you have you DB attached to your TV. great to get excited about a movie before you watch it, or remind someone what "that" movie is about. Again a well thought out product.

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Version 1.5.1
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Anonymous
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Excellent software -- yeah, it costs some $$$, but doesn't anything that is the best cost something? I looked at all of the competition and this is the best. The search by UPC code is amazing; and quick if you can type. Also, the Amazon search to input movies works well too. Anyway, I just finished inputting all of my DVD collection into the Mac; piece of cake, not one stumble. This is a piece of software that delivers just like the rest of OS X; simple to use yet very effective.

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Version 1.5
Joe Kusterbeck
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Sparkymark - Thanks for your kind comments! When you register DVD Database X, you'll receive a coupon code for $20 off a USB barcode scanner. It's only $59 + S&H with the discount. This is far and away the easiest, quickest, and most accurate way to add movies. Thanks again, and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

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Downloads 7,895
Version Downloads 338
License Shareware
Date 12 Jun 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price $20.00
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