What movie manager do you use?

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What movie manager do you use?

Postby Sowser » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:53 pm

I have a fairly substantial movie colection that I'lmplanning to burn to my new PC and I'm wondering what programs you guys are using for movie managment. I'd like to have something that would give me a brief description, a nice image, and the ability to search by Title/Dirrector/Actor if possible. What do you guys use and why? Also is there a prefered format in which to store movie files? I have 5 TB of space in a RAID 5 array and playback is on a 32'' 1080 P flat screen.
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Re: What movie manager do you use?

Postby Major_A » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:10 pm

When I rip a movie to my HTPC I use AutoGK. It's easy and fairly quick. There are better alternatives out there that offer more options but I don't think I need them.

Easiest way to get a nice picture (sorry no description) is to create a folder. Name it the title of the movie. Name your video file the same name as the folder. Find a picture of the DVD folder (it has to be a jpg as far as I know) and name it folder. Drop that picture into the folder and now you have a thumbnail of what is in the folder.

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As far as a manager I use SageTV. It does give descriptions of files but they have to be MPG or MPEG files to have it. Then again this PC was built to record TV and watch movies on (DVD player, file player, etc...).

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Re: What movie manager do you use?

Postby KnightRid » Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:47 am

With a 32" screen, I think autogk would be fine also. For the highest quality, you could iso the whole dvd and use vlcplayer to play the iso ;) If you have a nice surround, you may want to make the movies at least 2 cds in length while using at least the 5.1 audio option.

I do not really know about the movie manager programs, I just use an OpenOffice spreadsheet to keep track of my dvds since I would not have enough money to buy the hard drives needed to put them all to digital with keeping the entire dvd structure in tact - I have a 50" plasma, so I would need higher quality than an xvid/divx i believe.

Oh 1 movie manager I have looked in to was at collectorz.com - the movie manager that is there is neat. I also have used the libra one that lets you use your webcam to scan the upc and it auto enters the info that way.

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autogk is free, so give it a try and see what you think compared with the original dvd. Only problem I have with divx and xvid are the black areas - I ALWAYS get blockiness in the black areas.
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Re: What movie manager do you use?

Postby SunilSamuel » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:02 pm

Pilot wrote:I use Movienizer, i like the features it has and the user-friendly interface. you can create your own movie database, download all the information about the movie with covers and photos,easily browse the collection, sort info etc.. I really like it



yes i have tried this..... good one

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Re: What movie manager do you use?

Postby DavidGill » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:21 am

I am using Movienizer, because of its luxurious features.

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Re: What movie manager do you use?

Postby Karcher » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:57 am

DavidGill wrote:I am using Movienizer, because of its luxurious features.

Indeed, a very handy tool that doesn't need installation in between. I use Movienizer for a long time, and I'm completely satisfied with its development.
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Re: What movie manager do you use?

Postby ryancross » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:48 am

I use MeD's Movie Manager...It is simple to use and also it work great...Also sometimes I use eXtreme Movie Manager 7.1..It's also a good option...

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Re: What movie manager do you use?

Postby Skippman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:24 am

Right now I'm using TVersity to stream to two X-Box 360's. It has the advantage of being able to transcode just about anything but seems to have an issue with some higher quality MKV stuff. I'm suspecting it's possibly a processor bottleneck on my server side.

I've heard good things about Boxee as well. I believe there's even a plug in now for AppleTV that will let you do Boxee through it using the native Apple Interface which is pretty good.

How to get Boxee working on AppleTV

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Re: What movie manager do you use?

Postby rosalemon » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:58 am

eXtreme Movie Manager 7.1.. and updated version is working very smoothly. i am habitual of eXtreme Movie Manager 7.1.

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Re: What movie manager do you use?

Postby maxic9 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:33 am

I am using All My Movies. I like the feature to link the movie records to their actual video files, so I can start movie playback right from the list!


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