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Looking for iPhone app to catalog my DVD's

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I'm looking for an iPhone app to catalog my DVD collection.

Ideally, it would allow me to (in preference order)

- use the camera to scan a bar code on the DVD case to populate the database. (Must have feature)

- export the entire list to my computer (Must have feature)

- see details/pictures of the individual movies or link to IMDb web site for info

- free (or at least cheap)

- keep track of loaning DVDs out to people.

- search

- also handle CD's

Any recommendations?

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This might be the least helpful post ever, but this Android app does that with books.  Is there an iPhone analogue?  Does it work on DVDs?

 

iPhone...DVDs...

Android...books...

Yep. I'm "that guy" on the Internet, aren't I?

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That is absolutely perfect!

...if I had an android phone

...and a book collection. :roll:

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I did a quick search and found My Movies for iPhone Free/Pro. Does it do what you want?

Thanks, Simon. That looks perfect.

Have you used it? If so, did you like it?

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You should get both.

Psh!

I only buy books for my Kindle now. So, no need for a catalog program since it is included in the Kindle.

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Thought you sold your Kindle?  App?

 

 

Yes, I did.  But, I still have the Kindle app on my iPhone.

 

And, if I ever buy another Kindle, it will be one of those Paper White ones.  They're cool.

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I did a quick search and found My Movies for iPhone Free/Pro. Does it do what you want?

 

OK, I purchased this and LOVE IT!

 

This is just what I needed.  Scanning my DVD collection by bar code couldn't be easier and the data display and searching is awesome.  Plus, I can lend my DVD's out to my contacts.

 

The only thing I haven't tried yet is the web access to my list.  But, everything else is perfect.

 

So, THANKS Simon.

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OK, I have scanned MOST of my collection and enabled the online viewer for my collection.

 

Just go here: http://oc.mymovies.dk/

 

Currently no password is required for viewing my collection.  This will eventually change.

 

IMPORTANT:

 

Once you've viewed my collection you must post here to let me know what you liked and didn't like.

 

If, on the other hand, you were not able to find my collection, post here so that we can mock you.

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Liked:

 

28 Days/Weeks later.  Fast zombies are fearsome.  I got the whole Rage virus thing.

 

THX113 - Awesome!  Check my sig!

 

Thing - creepy and atmospheric.  OK, so not the best film but a great watch.

 

Starship Troopers - a BLAST!

 

Snatch - took me two or three viewings to figure out the plot.  This is a great movie.  Respect to Brad for the accent.

 

Silverado - a good western.  Not my favourite (Unforgiven).

 

Thumbs up also to Serenity (check YOUR sig), Scarface, Rocky Horror, Riddick (cheesy but fun).

 

That's just a few I liked.....

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Some classics

 

The Green Mile ( I cried like a baby at the end)

Shawshank Redemption

Spaghetti Westerns

Paint My Wagon

Nikita

The Mentalist

Archer

Big Bang theory

A Clockwork Orange

Enter the Dragon

Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels

Mad Max

Terminators

 

... not so great.  The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill (awful accents and not a fan of the fop haired one)

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Yeah, some of those "chick flicks" belong to my wife.  I scanned them anyway. :P

 

BTW, it only took me 2 hours total to catalog my entire collection.

 

I still have a few movies to scan that are currently out on loan.  And 6-7 TV series that I can't find.  Must be in a box in the garage. (Moonlighting, Remington Steele, Father Murphy, Murder She Wrote, Little House on the Prairie, etc.)

 

Oh, and I didn't bother scanning any of the kids movies... all the Pixar/Disney/etc.

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Alien(s)

Avatar

Big Trouble in Little China

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Castle

Anything at all with Clint Eastwood

Enter the Dragon

The Green Mile

Logan's Run 

M*A*S*H

All of the Mad Max

All MIBs

Minority Report

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Shawshank Redemption

War of the Worlds

Wild Hogs

White Men Can't Jump

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

The World's Fastest Indian

 

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(500) Days of Summer (this was the film my ex and I watched together when I went to his place for the first time)

Spirited Away

Clint Eastwood

Inception

 

You should scan the children's films as well!

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You should scan the children's films as well!

 

The problem with this is that the kids generally throw the cases away and store the DVD's in a big soft case with all their DVD's in it.  So, I have no bar codes to scan.

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Yeah, some of those "chick flicks" belong to my wife.  I scanned them anyway. :P

 

 

At least you haven't got any Bridget Jones films listed ;)

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My pick from your stash

 

A Clockwork Orange

Beetlejuice
Bewitched
Big Throible in Little China
Bladerunner
Escape from New York
The Godfather collection
The Great Escape
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Paint your Wagon
War of the Worlds
 
I notice a lack of Laurel & Hardy flicks. Surely timeless classics worth adding to your library ?

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My Picks: (Bolded: films I would consider Classics)

 

Avatar

Back to the Future

Be Kind Rewind

The Captains (Avery Brooks is weird, man!)

Citizen Kane

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Farscape

Firefly

The Godfather

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (say what you want about the new version, Martin Freeman can act!)

House M.D.

Hugo

Inception

Independence Day

Juno

The King and I

The Last Starfighter

The Lord of the Rings

The Matrix

Men in Black

Men in Black II

Office Space

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

The Prestige

The Princess Bride

School of Rock

Serenity

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Star Wars

Stargate

Stargate Atlantis

Stargate SG-1

Stargate: Continuum

Stargate: The Ark of Truth

Super 8

Tombstone

TRON

TRON: Legacy

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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