fennel DVDManager
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fennel DVDManager (aka fsDM) is our next-generation DVD manager (sic) for Mac OS X. With its clean interface, available in 17 languages, it makes maintaining your DVD library as easy as Mac!
  • Retrieve and Update your DVDs' details through online sites
  • or Add and Edit them manually, yet *quickly* (just the core details!)
  • Manage their life when lent to friends thanks to your Address Book
  • Create box sets+wish list easily, and manage them intuitively
  • Export a complete list of your DVD library, etc.


Quick, Simple, Easy and
What's New
Version 1.8.6:
  • Improved our Retrieve algorithm to correctly handle requests containing accented or punctuation characters.
  • Running a search while in an Edit session could prevent the latter from being safely ended.
  • Unless freshly added, authors featured in a box set's discs were not proposed by our completion mechanism.
  • At last, addressed a migration issue affecting old (i.e. pre-2004) DVD libraries.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X Tiger v10.4 and Mac OS X Leopard v10.5 (v10.5.8 recommended). [For Snow Leopard compatibility, please refer to our Pro version



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fennel DVDManager User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Swordman commented on 01 Oct 2009
Wow, still no Snow Leopard compatibility. I'm gonna have to find some other app, and re-catalog 900+dvd's I have. It's been too many weeks without being able to access my database. I should have been smarter and memorized all of my dvd's and which slip in the case I have them stored in. I'm an idiot to trust a freeware program.

Oh well, it *was* a good program.

:(
[Version 1.8.1]

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Fennelsoftware (developer) replied on 01 Oct 2009
Swordman, one just can't migrate a 5-year piece of work to a brand new architecture in 2 to 3 weeks, I'm sorry… That doesn't mean it won't happen, that doesn't mean I'm not into it… It just means I'm human, and quality-focused, as you've seemed to agree 2 weeks ago ;) ! Joke aside, from now on, I'll try to post news re my progress on this "project" on my blog. Cheers. -- Fred, hoping to see you there... or wishing you to find a nice alternative otherwise :( !
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Fennelsoftware (developer) replied on 01 Oct 2009
HTML seems to be forbidden here... So here's my blog URL: http://fennel.free.fr/ -- Fred
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Swordman commented on 16 Sep 2009
Snow Leopard compatibility soon? I hope so. It would be nice to get into my database again!

Otherwise, this thing is GREAT.
[Version 1.8 (65)]

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Fennelsoftware (developer) replied on 01 Oct 2009
Hi Swordman, and thanks for the kind words. Alas, I don't have great news for you *yet* re DVDManager's compatibility with Snow Leopard :( ! Be assured I'm working on it as we speak though, sadly, it…takes…time… Cheers. - Fred
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DJRumpy reviewed on 18 Jan 2009
Excellent piece of software. I don't require all sorts of bells and whistles that provide me with little/no value. I just need a list of titles, genre, rating, and 'loaned to' information. This app fits the bill perfectly, and it let me import my old CSV file with no muss or fuss! It does have internet lookup if you need that sort of thing, and it seems to work flawlessly as well.

The interface is clean and easy to use, which I wasn't finding browsing most of the other free offerings. I'm grateful I stumbled on this one!

Two Thumbs Up ;)
[Version 1.7.8]


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aetnaria commented on 05 Jun 2008
This is Donationware (as stated on their website), not Freeware.
[Version 1.7.5 (53)]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 05 Jun 2008
And the developer submitted this most recent update to MacUpdate as being freeware, so... go figure.

I assume it is uncrippled software.
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fennelsoftware (developer) commented on 21 May 2007
Dear fsDM Users,Through this alert bulletin, we'd like to let you know that we're now aware of problems re the retrieval of DVD details through Amazon-based Web sources. We'd also like to tell you that we've already started investigating what could be the cause of such an issue, and we'll try to keep you informed of our progress towards solving it. Be assured we'll do our best to get your beloved DVD manager back and running as expected as soon as possible. But we don't ignore the possibility that those Web sources may be temporarily removed from fsDM if a new implementation of those retrieval mechanisms was going to be needed…We're really sorry for the inconvenience, and we'd like to thank you all for your patience and understanding in the meantime.- The Team(Credit goes to Graham E. for reporting this alert to us.)
[Version 1.6.7v44]


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Johnny Rocket commented on 24 Feb 2007
I've been keeping my dvd's in an excel file, I wish DVDManager could import it so I don't have to manually type in 300 dvd's
[Version 1.6.7v43]

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fennelsoftware (developer) replied on 24 Feb 2007
Johnny, we've got a very good news for you: if you were using Excel for keeping your DVD library up-to-date, you simply have to export your data in CSV format. Then, from within fennel DVDManager, just invoke the "File > Import DVD Library…" menu item and then choose to import this .csv file. In a couple of seconds, you'll get your data back and will be ready to use our product instead to manage the workflow of your DVDs :) ! (Note: This CSV-based import feature is available since our very first version…) In case of any issue, don't hesitate to contact us directly, we'll be happy to help you in this process. Cheers.
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CMUviolin reviewed on 29 Dec 2006
Having about 150 DVD's this is a dream come true. Not only does this help me keep track of all of my movies, but lets me know which ones are checked out, and who has it (working is Address Book). Thank you for the great software.
[Version 1.6.7v42]


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ShawnBoucke reviewed on 11 Dec 2006
I use this everyday, to keep track of my collection, to lend them out, to note which DVD's i will be getting in the future. I must have for anyone with a large DVD collection.

Great job, Thank you
[Version 1.6.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Jun 2005
my favorite dvd manager out there. simple, efficient, good-looking, with only but a few interface quirks i'd change, but hey, try the others out there, ugh.
[Version 1.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Apr 2005
DVD Manager is nice, stable and as advertised: bare-boned. Works nicely but i also sum myself up to the list of persons with the desire that it would include an actors field and a "custom" category, since i very frequently find myself without the precise category for some of my movies. I am very thankful anyway to the developers for a nicely done work that can be used for free.
[Version 1.5.7]


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fennel DVDManager (aka fsDM) is our next-generation DVD manager (sic) for Mac OS X. With its clean interface, available in 17 languages, it makes maintaining your DVD library as easy as Mac!
  • Retrieve and Update your DVDs' details through online sites
  • or Add and Edit them manually, yet *quickly* (just the core details!)
  • Manage their life when lent to friends thanks to your Address Book
  • Create box sets+wish list easily, and manage them intuitively
  • Export a complete list of your DVD library, etc.


Quick, Simple, Easy and Fun :) ! It's time to manage the workflow of your DVDs with Style!


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