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For the Anal Retentive DVD Collector! - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
For the Anal Retentive DVD Collector!
It was ages ago when gregmce mentioned DVD Profiler in an e-mail to a list we're both on. Heck, could be over a year ago now. At the time, I installed the free program and tried a few of my DVDs. Apparently, I entered 3 of 'em, but IIRC, I had troubles with some of my R2 discs, so I sort of lost interest. Tonight, however, while looking around my computer for directories that I could delete, I found DVD Profiler, downloaded the latest version, and checked it out. And ended up inputting my entire DVD collection!

So what is DVD Profiler? It's basically a database for your DVDs. It has hundreds of thousands of DVDs by UPC code (and many other bits of info). Type in the UPC code, and it'll include a photo of the cover & back panel, the actors present, etc. So for 10-12 numbers typed in, you have everything you need to know about the DVD. It's sweet - and what's more, it found every DVD I owned but 2. The one, Jackanory: Alice in Wonderland, I wasn't at all surprised about. But the other one was Daria: Is It College Yet? Since it had the other Daria DVD in its database, I was a bit surprised. I probably should have looked for it by title, but I just typed it in and moved on. Heck, it had The Airzone Solution and The Mumbo Jumbo in its database - and they're pretty obscure!

Now, the most coolest aspect of DVD Profiler is that you can upload your DVD database for public consumption - woohoo! So I've done that, if anyone's terribly interested in seeing it. Here's my DVD Collection! I like the idea that I can double check while I'm off vacationing that I don't already have a particular DVD. (Yes, I own so many DVDs that I've bought doubles on accident. Of course, I have a number of titles that I bought doubles on purpose.)

DVD Profiler has a free version to it, which is what I'm currently using. But for $30, you can get it ad free and get free upgrades. I'm seriously pondering this. I like ad free. :-)

(You can't imagine how much fun I've had doing this... Damn, I am SO Anal!)

Current Mood: bouncy bouncy
Current Music: "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel

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kiri_l From: kiri_l Date: January 12th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
*grin* I've had a link to that on my LJ fro nearly a year.. isn't it a cool program? =)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 13th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can see how closely I pay attention to things! :-)
dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: January 12th, 2005 07:50 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs you* welcome to the world of people who are happy, yet are labelled 'sad'.

*goes back to re-enacting Star Trek episodes with her McCoy figurene, a fork for Spock and a knife for Kirk*
KirkKnife - I beleive I'm in love with you...
RandomPrettyLadySaltShaker - Ooohh.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 13th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
welcome to the world of people who are happy, yet are labelled 'sad'.

Yup, that's my lot in life. But as I don't care what other people thing, let's hear it for organizing DVD collections! YAY! :-) (Did you know my books are in alphabetical order by author and/or chronological or by subject?)
From: prairiepete Date: January 13th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

missing anything

Have you noticed that you might be missing a disc or two?
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 13th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: missing anything

You mean that start with the letter V? And end with it too? ;-)
(Send me the UPC codes via e-mail and I'll put 'em in my inventory - there's a place for "loaning" out DVDs in the inventory.)
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