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Database suggestions for movie collection

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by nojj, Oct 14, 2013.


  1. nojj

    nojj Guest

    May 20, 2013
    Over the years, I've accumulated a LOT of movies, mostly westerns.
    Looking for a way to sort the titles in the computer according to different criteria.
    (sub-genre, actors/actresses, directors, year, location....)
    I run all Macs, so windows apps won't work too well.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. JohnMCA72

    JohnMCA72

    Feb 4, 2009
    Got a web site? If so, put it there. Most hosts include a database (i.e. MySQL, etc.) & you can use it for whatever you want. You can hide &/or restrict it from site visitors, it can be accessed from any computer (Mac, WinPC, Unix, whatever) & will survive any change you make to your personal system.
     
  3. rdcowan

    rdcowan

    Aug 13, 2009
    Central Texas
    Bento has a template for DVD collection that I use.
     
  4. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    This is an opportunity to program your own ugly looking database in BASIC with the blue background that every small business stuck in 1992 seems to still be using for its inventory stock. :D
     
  5. Fawkesguy

    Fawkesguy The sea refuses no river.

    Mar 5, 2005
    NJ
  6. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Hypercard FTW. :D

    But seriously, I'd do Excel with pivot tables.
     
  7. placedesjardins

    placedesjardins

    May 7, 2012
    Why? Totally bored? I mean, someone is going to have enter in the data after you create the tables. :help:

    Go to cnet to see if there are any free database programs. There's MySQL but I don't know if there's a Mac version.
     
  8. Google Sheets, easy as excel to use, available for free on any device.

    lowsound
     
  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    There are pre-made programs for this as well- I use DVD Profiler on my iPad (you can back up your database online to share on your PC or Mac). You can scan the bar code on your DVDs with the camera or just type in the numbers, and all the movie information (including genres, etc.) automatically enter in.
     
  10. Fawkesguy

    Fawkesguy The sea refuses no river.

    Mar 5, 2005
    NJ

    Yep, several can be found at the link I provided. :D
     
  11. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Let Me Google That For You- for those who want to be both unhelpful AND a jerk :D
     
  12. Fawkesguy

    Fawkesguy The sea refuses no river.

    Mar 5, 2005
    NJ

    No need to resort to name-calling, Moderator.......:spit:
     
  13. nojj

    nojj Guest

    May 20, 2013
    Don't make me get out the beating stick........:D
    Just wondering if anybody had hands on experience with any programs.

    All very good suggestions.
    A couple I have already, or have ruled out because of OS/processor issues.
    Some of it seems to be video rental or Library software
    (not that it's a bad thing)


    Don't mind spending time punching stuff in.
    Spent years accumulating these movies,
    and don't want to rely on (lack of) memory for which ones are spaghetti westerns and so forth.
     
  14. nojj

    nojj Guest

    May 20, 2013
    Bwahaha
    Used to use that back in the day.
    (you know, when 20mhz was considered... fast)

    just scrapped a bunch of floppies with HC on it.

    I'll have to look and see if I have a working copy of Excel
     
  15. Fawkesguy

    Fawkesguy The sea refuses no river.

    Mar 5, 2005
    NJ
  16. nojj

    nojj Guest

    May 20, 2013
    I do. Could probably give a small to middlin' video store a run for it's money.
    Currently I'm building a Mac to use with my entertainment system.

    You'd do it for Randolph Scott............:D
     

  17. Google Sheets is free and it will import Excel perfectly in most cases.

    lowsound
     
  18. Fawkesguy

    Fawkesguy The sea refuses no river.

    Mar 5, 2005
    NJ

    LOL! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVGFGmoltDs
     

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