Movie cataloging app

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by a4ex, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. a4ex macrumors newbie

    a4ex

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    Jun 29, 2011
    #1
    Hello,

    I'm trying to find an app to catalog my movies, with three specific features.

    At the moment all my movies are siting in HHDs.

    What i want is, to import from folders & files, autocomplete data using IMDB and batch operations.

    If you know something please reply to this post.

    Thank you
     
  2. aaagat111 macrumors regular

    aaagat111

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    St. Louis, MO
    #2
    Plex is awesome. I use it to accomplish exactly what this thread is about.

    I was in the same situation, with my movies just sitting in a folder on an external. I renamed them all to the specifications of Plex, and then clicked import within the app and Plex handled the rest.

    Benefits are

    • no conversion of file types / it reads everything from mp4, avi, mkv...
    • skinnable interface
    • plugins to access hulu, netflix, pandora, etc,
    • pulls info from IMDB so everything from movie and tv show covers, theme music, and movie information is extracted and can be searched and sorted by you


    to get a visual preview of what it looks like you can see my blog post on it here:

    http://alexagatstein.com/blog/story/?p=0&id=152

    Plex is an amazing program once you go through the learning process of getting it up and running. Strongly recommend.

    http://plexapp.com/
     
  3. a4ex thread starter macrumors newbie

    a4ex

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    Dude Plex is awesome, i'm amazed how easily match the content and with 90% correctness. I would perfectly do with out the media server part but you can have everything.

    I found through app store a small app called 'collection' it's a splendid app but not even near Plex's capabilities.

    For instance if you have a movie that is split in to files (part 1, part 2 ...) it's not recognized at all from the app which in the case of Plex no problem.

    Much appreciated
     

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