Finally, a DVD Cataloguer for Mac!

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  1. Patrick Larkin

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    Oh, yeah! Going to try this one out right now...
     
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    I'm trying it out too! This could be good!

    Later on, I'll try to do a comparison to DVD Profiler, which I also own.

    Matt
     
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    Actually there has been one for quite a while now (OS X only) -- Readerware.
    It also does audio CDs & books (thus the name). Works great with a :Cue:Cat I've been using it for a couple of months now and I am very happy with it.
    Only caveat -- it's not free: $50 for just DVDs, or $75 for all three products.
    Ted
     
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  6. Patrick Larkin

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    Ted --

    Thanks for the Readerware tip. This topic comes up once in a while and no one ever mentioned it.

    I'll check it out tonite. I have to say though that using the IMDB to populate my database scares me. IMDB is often innacurate.

    Besides, I'm going to fill in all the other stuff anyway (audi/video specs). Fetching the cover would be nice but where does Readerware get that from? IMDB surely doesn't have every DVD cover.
     
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    ReaderWare does not use IMDB as a source at all when you are using the barcodes. You have a choice of about 10 data sources including Tower, Amazon, etc. It has the ability to combine data from different sources -- you can select as many as you wish. It also allows you to automatically load additional data and/or overwirte particular fields.

    Of course manual entry/update is also and option as is URL drag & drop (of which IMDB is just one example).

    It is really a powerfull and flexible tool. Its only real weakness is non-support for non-R1 DVD barcodes -- those are the ones I ended up draging in from the IMDB.

    Ted
     
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    does the :Cue:Cat work with OS X?? Where do you get one? The CueCat that Wired send me a long time ago was for PCs with a PS/2 port.
     
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    Yes, USB :Cue:Cats work fine with OS X. You could get one at Radio Shack, I got mine online from?? sorry, I'm too lazy to search, I ordered it from my work computer, but just go to google. I paid $2 (?) including the shipping.

    So long is it is USB, it is Mac friendly (it even comes with Mac software, but don't install it!)

    Ted
     

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