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Author Topic: Looking for a Video organizing app  (Read 1557 times)


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Looking for a Video organizing app
« on: November 30, 2007, 04:02:45 AM »
I'm looking for a video catalog app which I can use to manage all my videos. These consist of dvd rips, downloads, web videos etc.

What I want -

  • scan a directory of files, show video thumbnails
  • fetch imdb/amazon data based on title. A lot of catalog apps can get imdb, but they require me to input the title manually for each movie. Almost all the movie catalog apps have this limitation but I guess they are designed for dvd's and not dvd's ripped to a media server in avi format.
  • be able to use an external player. Don't care about this if builtin player is good enough (uses ffdshow and has good controls)
  • search by actor/genre/title type of metadata
  • smart playlists - e.g. play all movies with Al Pacino which I haven't seen. You get the idea.

Some nice to have features -
  • bookmarks in the video with thumbnails for each point - like chapters in dvd movie but definable by user. So I can then then got a favorite scene in a movie by just looking at it.
  • search for duplicates
  • tagging for video files and then search by tag, play counts etc - the nice things mp3 has
  • video format conversion

Some really nice and even more specialized features -
  • manage, search and download online videos from sites such as youtube
  • get movie trailers, link trailer to the actual movie if I have it
  • dvd conversion, ripping and burning

I am not aware of any such apps. I think it would be quite useful esp since I have built a media server and ripped all my movies and tv dvds to it, as well as downloaded content.


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Re: Looking for a Video organizing app
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007, 12:39:02 PM »
Have a look at today's (Sunday 2-12) offer from Bits du Jour: All My Movies

- it just may offer at least a tenth of your requests...   :-\