DVDpedia
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DVD cataloging tool with iTunes-like interface.   Shareware ($18.00)
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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
What's New
Version 5.2:

New:
  • New Doghouse server for faster, more reliable searches and and a modern programming language for future improvements.
  • Easier sign up for moderators by including an email in the Doghouse settings window.
  • New tag for details template "isModerator" to indicate the user is a moderator.
  • Detail view filters are now applied only to the clicked field.
  • Added parsing for the Netflix URL; drag and drop the URL into DVDpedia to start a search based on title.
Fixes:
  • Bug fix: Contextual menu in collection view would act on selection and not on the row clicked.
  • Bug fix: Improved response time of multiple edit update for smart collections for users with tens of thousands of items.
  • Bug fix: Changing My Rating stars with a mouse click on the multiple edit was off and made it difficult to select a 5 star rating with clicking.
Version 5.2:

New:
  • New Doghouse server for faster, more reliable searches and and a modern programming language for future improvements.
  • Easier sign up for moderators by including an email in the Doghouse settings window.
  • New tag for details template "isModerator" to indicate the user is a moderator.
  • Detail view filters are now applied more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later



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DVDpedia User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
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Docjk reviewed on 26 Jan 2014
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.
[Version 5.2]

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Bruji (developer) replied on 26 Jan 2014
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.
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Fightingcat reviewed on 14 Oct 2013
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 ;-)
[Version 5.1.7]

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Dkohl replied on 26 Oct 2013
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
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Fightingcat replied on 28 Oct 2013
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.
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piquadratpi2 replied on 23 Nov 2013
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.
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gottadoit2004 reviewed on 26 Aug 2013
My favorite Mac app. Extremely well integrated, functional and powerful collection manager. Highly recommended.
[Version 5.1.6]


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Evolut reviewed on 12 Feb 2013
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.
[Version 5.1.3]


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kittyhawk72 reviewed on 04 Jul 2012
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.
[Version 5.1.1]

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Bruji (developer) replied on 10 Jul 2012
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
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Mmueck commented on 02 Jan 2012
That's odd - I've had version 5.01 since November 29, 2011 and here it is being announced on MacUpdate January 2, 2012.
[Version 5.0.1]


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TeddyBear reviewed on 18 Sep 2011
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.
[Version 4.6.8]

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Bruji (developer) replied on 28 Sep 2011
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.
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sjk commented on 25 Jan 2011
Version 4.6.4 of all 'pedia software is available, but only MU's Bookpedia listing has been updated.
[Version 4.6.3]


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Jean5 reviewed on 26 Sep 2010
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
[Version 4.6.2]


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Ryansebiz reviewed on 04 Feb 2010
Great app. Great support with frequent updates. Best in class.
[Version 4.5.5]


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Sbailey7677 rated on 29 May 2012

[Version 5.1.0]



+1

Zukan rated on 09 Mar 2012

[Version 5.0.3]



+78

taja rated on 14 Jan 2012

[Version 5.0.2]



Avinainon rated on 13 Jan 2012

[Version 5.0.2]



Cpduemke rated on 13 Jan 2012

[Version 5.0.2]



+3

Lancetx70 rated on 02 Jan 2012

[Version 5.0.1]



-3

craigfin74 rated on 22 Aug 2011

[Version 4.6.7]



+3

Lancetx70 rated on 12 Jun 2011

[Version 4.6.5]



+9

myy'q rated on 07 Jan 2011

[Version 4.6.3]



-3

craigfin74 rated on 18 Dec 2010

[Version 4.6.3]


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Version Downloads:979
Type:Home Personal : Home Inventory
License:Shareware
Date:23 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $18.00
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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.


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