Moviestar
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  • Moviestar has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Amy Nugent
Moviestar is an app designed to keep track of what's on what disc in your video collection. It'll even scan discs for you so you don't have to type anything in. It keeps an automatically saving database of what you have burned to disc and what spindle they are on. This is ideal for home movies. You can add movies by hand or in a batch by scanning the disc contents. Moviestar will also generate a report on what you've got in your library.

Features: disc scanning + batch add, report generation, organization with multiple-edit tool, backup creation. Get software support at Starline Software
What's New
Version 1.5:
  • table selection stays accurate while working
  • search field searches as you type
  • statistics report is now more accurate: miscounts have been corrected.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Steve R reviewed on 05 Mar 2006
The corrupted database was most likely because I had input customised genres in the genre field. Given that I use other movie databases for more complete information of mainstream movies, leaving the genre fields empty is not a big thing. What Moviestar does -- scanning the contents of a disc to input into a simple database of filename + location -- it does extremely well and it does it quickly. Now I can see quickly how many duplicate files I have, and save some of my bt bandwidth.

On my G3 a DVD is mounted, scanned and catalogued in under a minute. My database now has +1300 files and it opens in less than 12 seconds. My other databases (Movie Collector and DVD Cache, both java-based) take much much longer and have much much more information.

MovieStar is a perfect companion for any movie database that is dependent on iMDb or other sources because it keeps track of every file you have on a disc. And if you're not wanting to maintain a bloated database with poster, director, cast, plot, reviews, links, etc, etc, etc, this could easily be your only database.

I'd rate this app high on every scale. The developer has done good. Thanks.
[Version 1.3]


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Steve R commented on 27 Feb 2006
Ouch! I was really excited about this app -- near perfection in its simplicity. Spent two hours this morning mounting burned DVDs on the desktop to catalogue more than 1000 files, went the extra step of ensuring the genre was correct on all of them, and quit the app. In cleaning up I found a few more discs to add to the collection, and now the app won't open.

AppleScript Error
The variable list_table_data is not defined. (-2753)

I was really really really liking this app :-(
[Version 1.3]


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burlow44 commented on 23 Feb 2006
GREAT app, with one feature request-be able to import/add folders of movies. right now you can only add from discs, and i have an external hard drive with a folder of movies. if i just do a "scan disc" of the drive, songs/apps turn up as well with no way to elimiate them (even if there was a way, a lot of them show up so it would take awhile to do so).

othere than that this is JUST what i've been looking for.
[Version 1.3]

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Steve R commented on 05 Mar 2006
You can delete fields by highlighting/selecting the field/s and then using the - (minus) button. There is a bit of a quirk though when doing many deletes. When deleting lines x though y, the lines stay highlighted after deleting. IF you want to delete the data that is now re-ordered into the same highlighted area, you must deselect the lines (click elsewhere) and then re-select the lines or you'll get error messages.

I inadvertently scanned a DVD with mp3 files and once I realised the quirk to deleting, I was able to batch delete more than 400 lines/files very quickly.
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yorkshire_keith replied on 07 Dec 2006
I wish this app had the ability to control an imation disc stakka, the software for that is forever inventing discs that don't exist, or losing ones that do.
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Downloads:4,263
Version Downloads:3,707
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:29 Nov 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Moviestar is an app designed to keep track of what's on what disc in your video collection. It'll even scan discs for you so you don't have to type anything in. It keeps an automatically saving database of what you have burned to disc and what spindle they are on. This is ideal for home movies. You can add movies by hand or in a batch by scanning the disc contents. Moviestar will also generate a report on what you've got in your library.

Features: disc scanning + batch add, report generation, organization with multiple-edit tool, backup creation. Get software support at Starline Software forum..


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