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#1 of 7 Michael_K_Sr

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Posted May 27 2008 - 12:32 AM

Looks like Wil Shipley finally decided to sneak out Delicious Library 2.0 over the weekend. Eager to try this out and test the touted improvements in performance.

#2 of 7 DaveF

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Posted May 27 2008 - 09:33 AM

Let us know what you think! I gave DL1 a look when I first got my Mac. It was neat, but the barcode scanning performed poorly* and my wife prefered her having media catalogued on her PDA, so I didn't buy it.


(*it was very difficult to scan using my MBP's built-in camera with just the normal office lighting. And several TV series don't have barcodes.)

#3 of 7 Ted Todorov

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Posted May 29 2008 - 05:42 AM

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Let us know what you think! I gave DL1 a look when I first got my Mac. It was neat, but the barcode scanning performed poorly* and my wife prefered her having media catalogued on her PDA, so I didn't buy it.

(*it was very difficult to scan using my MBP's built-in camera with just the normal office lighting. And several TV series don't have barcodes.)
Supposedly the barcode scanning was improved for DL2. I still use DVDPedia/CDPedia/BookPedia with an unmodified :cue:cat -- works like a charm. I will remain forever in Radio Shack's debt -- the most useful device I ever got from them was totally free.
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#4 of 7 DavidJ

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Posted May 29 2008 - 03:46 PM

I'm sure the scanning is not on par with an external scanner, but it is not bad. I had no success using the iSight for scanning with DVDPedia. DL on the other hand works pretty well. I scanned nearlt all of my DVDs and some of my music and books. It was only occasionally that I had to enter things manually. Now the bad news...after staying up way too late scanning and spending a couple of hours today my MacBook froze up. DL says that the database is corrupt and there is nothing on my shelf. Posted Image I'm hopeful that there is a work around. If not, my head might explode.

#5 of 7 Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 29 2008 - 08:10 PM

I always found the original Delicious Library to be slow.

I eventually migrated over to DVDPedia and love it!

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Posted June 01 2008 - 08:52 AM

I downloaded, tried, and deleted Delicious Library within ten minutes. As with DL1, I find it unusable. Scanning barcodes in my office on my MBP is clunky, taking 15 to 30 seconds to find a capture an item.

Worse, it didn't recognize my paperback copy of Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone. I had to manually add it, and then it still didn't quite know it, and failed to add the artwork.

A media cataloguing tool that doesn't know the bestselling book of the past ten years has no place on my computer.

I gave BookPedia a quick try: unfortunately, its scanner is worse than DL2's and also can't find Harry Potter. This is an application that needs to be bullet proof for me to use. I don't care enough to fight with it the way I will with applications I "need". Posted Image Likewise, I don't find enough value to justify buying a dedicated scanner ($215!) to make that process go as it should.

Maybe DL3 will be idiot-proof Posted Image

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Posted June 01 2008 - 10:54 AM

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I downloaded, tried, and deleted Delicious Library within ten minutes. As with DL1, I find it unusable.


I Agree with Dave.
I gave tools a shot. Didn't get very far.




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