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    Question Anyone know of a good movie organizer?

    Greetings,

    I'm curious to know if there is any kind of application that will organize movies (avi/xvid/mpeg etc).

    What I would like is to to be able to search/grab data from IMDB or other database, and then be able to organize the actual directories structure and file name based on that. (for example "/Videos/[Genre]/Name [Year].avi" or something similar.

    Something that also contained a library of videos with the same type of database grab would be sufficient as well, although not as ideal as the above.

    I'm thinking something similar to how musicbrainz is, only for movies.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Anyone know of a good movie organizer?

    I really like Miro for videos.
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    Re: Anyone know of a good movie organizer?

    Quote Originally Posted by fancypiper View Post
    I really like Miro for videos.
    That looks like a very interesting piece of software I think I'm going to install it and give it a whirl.

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    Re: Anyone know of a good movie organizer?

    I just looked at GCStar and Miro. I'm digging Miro.

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    Re: Anyone know of a good movie organizer?

    I looked a Miro, but I didn't really see any kind of organization thing to the movies. They were just listed. :/. I also tried GCStar, but it kept freezing when I tried to import a folder.

    I found some other canditates I'm going to check out though:

    Data Crow
    Griffith
    CeeMedia Movie Catalogue
    MeD's Movie Manager
    MovieFly

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    Re: Anyone know of a good movie organizer?

    I had a similar concern a few weeks ago and this is what I have learned so far:

    IMDB has a web API (so does themoviedb.org) that let you fetch media metadata. Most media center software display their cool menus using addons that use these APIs.

    One way to go would be installing a media center and let it manage your movies. I didn't go that way (too bloated).

    Luckily, there are standalone media managers like:

    (sorry same of them are windows only)

    I end up using YAMJ, that is multiplataform (Java). I didn't need a database like yourself, but a easier way to browse my movies and choose what to watch.

    I hope it helps,
    Regards.


    Note: YAMJ was designed for the PopcornHour (something like an appleTV), but the menus are created and maintained on the computer side.
    Last edited by papibe; December 31st, 2009 at 09:08 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Re: Anyone know of a good movie organizer?

    I never said I wanted/needed a database myself. It just seemed like the easier way.

    I would be most happy with somethimg that simple reorganized the directory structure in that above format

    /Videos/[Genre]/Name [Year].ext

    That way movies are semi-easily listable just from directory alone.

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    Re: Anyone know of a good movie organizer?

    Well whatever you decide to do I'm going to suggest a similar feature to banshee. For example banshee can organize all your songs into folder like artist/album/song, but the option to organize is not there for video. I'll submit a request so just keep your eyes out for it in the future.

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    Re: Anyone know of a good movie organizer?

    I am just now trying Moovida. It looks promising as well.
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