DVD Profiler for the Mac? (merged)

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  1. John KB

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    Sorry if this has been asked before, but is there anything like www.dvdprofiler.com for mac users?
    thanks
     
  2. Dan Rudolph

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    No. Although DVDProfiler runs okay with Virtual PC.
     
  3. Scott Kimball

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  4. Max Knight

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    What DVD catalogueing options are out there for us Mac users? DVD Profiler is great, but only works on windows.

    I have seen ReaderWare, but the application is rather slow and clunky.
     
  5. Dan Rudolph

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    If you don't mind an online system, there's Guzzlefish.
     
  6. Chad A Wright

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    I use DVD@Home. I got a copy from version tracker. It's not the greatest in the world, but it is free, and of all the free ones, it fit my organizational system the best.

    I'm still not through inputting all my DVDs. The best thing I have found though, is just an excel spreadsheet.
     
  7. Ted Todorov

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    Max,

    What are you running on? I've been using ReaderWare for a couple of years now, and am very happy with it. It was a little slow pre-Jaguar, but I think that Java performance has greatly improved sine then.

    Granted, my slowest Mac is 500 Mhz G4 TiBook, and I mostly use a dual processor G4, but I think that ReaderWare 2.8.5 under OS X 10.2.6 has quite decent performance...

    Ted
     
  8. Max Knight

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    Ted,

    I am running it on 10.2.6 on a 400mhz g4. Readerware just seems pretty slow and ugly to me.

    DVD cache is easy to use, but it only looks up on imdb and thus it's hard to deal with multiple versions of a movie (e.g. 5th element and 5th element superbit).
    -Max
     
  9. Scott Kimball

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    Readerware isn't really pretty, and a 400MHz G4 is going to run a bit clunky with it...

    Still, it does its job well. I run it on a 500 MHz G3 iBook and a 450 MHz G4 all the time. It is definitely not a speed demon (mostly slow screen draws), but the barcode support and other automated cataloguing features make up for it.

    I'd like to see an OS X native port, rather than the Java release, for speed - but it gets the job done.

    -Scott
     
  10. DonRoeber

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    I gave up on trying to find something good for the Mac, and use DVD Profiler with VirtualPC. It works well enough.
     
  11. Matthew_S

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    i think i may have found something worthwhile...check out dvdpedia ...pretty darn good, if i say so myself.
     
  12. Matthew_S

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    dvdpedia isn't JUST like dvdprofiler but i've found it to be pretty good so far...a lot like the current iapps in appearance and feel.
     
  13. Ted Todorov

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    From the dvdpedia FAQ:
     
  14. Chad A Wright

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    I bought this yesterday after reading about it here. I spent the better part of 2 days now entering my collection and I love this thing. When I get to work tomorrow, I'm going to play with the printing options. I've wished for a program for a long time that had an iTunes like interface and would let me track my DVDs. This is great.
     
  15. Mark Cappelletty

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    Chad,

    Are you referring to DVDPedia or ReaderWare?
     
  16. Matthew_S

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    I'm with you chad...had no idea this even existed until a couple of days ago...also had a couple of questions/comments for the developer and they got back to me with very quickly. I'd love to see this program grow and hope that fellow mac-based HTF members support this one....
     

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