Movie Collector reviews
I got my 500+ DVD collection entered in about 2 hours and the portion of my book collection that had bar codes entered in about an hour.
Best money I ever spent.
I was able to scan everything without having to bring each item back to my desk. I highly recommend it to anyone with a large collection.
Now I have over 700 and decided to check out what you have done with the software. To my surprise, version 7 introduced the scan and add feature, this feature has saved me countless hours of adding movies to my database. I added all 713 movies in a matter of a couple hours rather than days or weeks. The thing that took me the longest this time was just making sure the search grabbed the correct movie and even that was quick and painless.
Another thing I would like to add is being a previous customer, this is the first time I purchased the pro version and I can say that I will not be going back to the standard version as the integration with Windows Media Center is beautiful. I use a Media PC on my home theater system and have actually never used Windows Media Center, though now that I have seen first hand how well it can work when there is data for each movie I will now be using it on a regular basis.
Thank you so much for adding the scan and add feature, I can open up movie collector again and have all the movie covers and details and now I don't have to scroll through a boring folder with all my movie files. My friends also appreciate that there are details for each movie again, it is quite hard to pick something to watch when you just have a folder filled with over 700 movies and no details on them.
At one sale (two stores going out of business) I bought 130 DVDs in one day! (At $1 a piece!) There's no way I could have managed so many new arrivals in such short order without your program. It's been invaluable to my collecting.
I tell everyone it was obviously designed by people who understand collecting because it has every piece of information a collector would want to know or enter.
I may be your biggest fan. And on top of that, all this wonderful, personal service from you. (I even tried to encourage one of my retailers to carry your software. But he felt it would be just as easy, and cheaper, for his customers to buy direct from you. -- But they need to know about it first.)
Your ipod application I tell people is my favorite application on the planet! It is essential for me to take whereever I shop to see if I already have a title.
I also bought your Music Collector. One of these days I'll tackle THAT other extensive collection of mine. As slow as work as been (I'm a freelance video editor - produced a lot of bonus features for Disney DVDs, in fact) you'd think I'd have the time. But I guess my "spare time" this year has been spent shopping!
I had to buy a new video projector a year ago. I went overboard and bought a very high-end machine (SIM 2). DVDs now look so great, the projector just sits up on the ceiling, and like Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors, says, "Feed me. FEED ME!"
I had been looking around for years to find a program like this, and now here it is !
Even some of my rare movies are found with ease on your database.
Tech support guys are quick to respond and very helpful (If you do need help). Keep up the good work guys ! You truly have an amazing program!
Thank you so much it has made the task of sorting my husband's ( grumpy old man that he is) 1,001 :) DVDs so simple. We now know exactly what is in the collection and are no longer overwhelmed by trying to search for titles when we want to watch a movie.
Now I need to sort his CDs, probably about 1,000 of them also.
Thank God I am retired and have the time to do this, it's great to have all the DVDs in pouches now and not taking up so much room in the house. The hallway was full, now I can move the furniture if I need to leave in a hurry!... LOL
Any one who has a lot of CDs or DVDs I can recomend these programs.
Well done Alwin and team.
I had my entire library of DVD's organized in the software in a matter of 45 mins or so!
The software is great and the scanner is outstanding! On a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate your products a 20!!! (off the charts!)
Keep up the good work!
First let me say I have been searching for sometime now for a better way to ensure that I don't repurchase DVD's I already own. I have a collection of DVD's and Bluerays of well over 2000 titles so remembering them is getting hard! I found this program while searching for a video store system thinking that was the only way I would be able to keep track of what titles I have and who I have loaned them to friend wise.
The software is a amazing, it's easy to use and simple to follow. I am amazed at how very little time it takes for a newbie to pick it up and run with creating a list. I now have all my movies listed and with the added iPhone app CLZ Movies, I can now ensure that I take my collection list everywhere I go!
The communication from the Collectorz team has been second to none, making me feel like I not only purchased a great functioning software I am part of a greater community. I have no hesitation in recommending this awesome software bundle to anyone, it not only saves you money (from repurchasing titles) it saves you time (taking them back to the store because you already own them!)
Look forward to the next release guys! Keep up the great work!
Nothing comes close when cataloging my 2,500+ movies. iPhone version is fantastic.
I now have over 4,000 movies and 100 tv shows, and this program has been a real boon for me!
2,703 movies and before when I had 1,000 I was using Excel speed sheet.
When somebody asks me if I know a database-program for catalogin movies, books, music or comics, I know what to recomend.
COLLECTORZ.COM all the way.
I also include my VHS Tapes, Blu-Rays & Laser Discs. It is so flexiable and easy to use. With four different video storage locations in my home, Collectorz is the only way for me to know exactly where each title is located.
Great & practical software guys.
You've always answered my questions--even if they were non-sensical.
You have been prompt and exact.
I have been a loyal purchasser of your software--probably bought the first system you published. It is a great organizer, and, of course by now, I know pretty well how to organize what I want listed.
Yeah! for the good guys.
I can FINALLY organize my Collection of Movies. Not to mention all of the Games for 3 Teenage Boys! Thought I was doing good keeping my dvd titles in alphabetical order.
This is MUCH better! How did I ever manage without it?
These are great software that help me to catalog what's in each of my library and I can see at a glance on my Ipod Touch what I have already so I do not duplicate it.
Cataloging over 1,275 movies was a breeze with the Opticon scanner.
Thanks for your wonderful program. It's so easy to use.
Before I ended up buying the same movie that I have.
My credit card company keeps sending me thank you notes and you guys keep my DVD's organized!!!!
Keep up the good work, and can't wait till you introduce the Blackberry programe.
I have been using it for several years now. I have not ventured to use the online app yet, but I should. It would keep me from buying duplicates.
Thumbs up to you guys!
Not only does it keep me from buying duplicate movies, I can also find any movie in my 1,000 plus collection in seconds!
I love finding the movie and book and adding it - so simple... I also love how I can "loan out" and know Who has got What - and When they took it...
Last year I found that I had "lost" 4 movies - from the previous year - lending them out and not getting them ...back.. of course everyone I asked did not have them.
Very expensive lesson - Thank you Collectorz for enabling me to take control...
It's great to know I will no longer buy duplicate movies!
Its an outstanding program and I recommend it to everyone!
This is a fantastic program !
We current have about 50 duplicate movies since our collection was so disorganized, so this will not only be great for finding movies, but will save money at the store by eliminating the duplicate purchases!
Using UPC codes is critical, in my opinion, since that gives you the exact results for the DVD that you own, and Movie Collector is the ONLY app that I've tested that works easily and completely with imported UPC codes. A Title search gives you only the basic info, not specific to your DVD, unless you want to comb through the dozens and dozens of Title results to find the correct one. (By the way, the Symbol scanner that I have on my system works perfectly with your software.)
When your revised Clz Movies app became available, I finally went ahead and tried Movie Collector. OMG!! What a beautifully designed piece of software, both on the desktop and for the iPhone.
Then, when I exported my Movie Collector db to the iPhone, it worked perfectly the FIRST TIME, and the resulting database on the iPhone is a complete pleasure to use. All very well designed and seamless between desktop and iPhone. As I have done a lot of programming myself, I really appreciate your fine work.
Anyway, once again, Excellent Work!!
I have about 2500 movies. It didn't take me very long to log all of them. All of the features of how I can look up movies in my collection is amazing. I've needed something like this for a long time. This was a super investment.
I'm just beside myself I'm so happy with it. My brother recommended the movie collector to me and I'm so glad that he did. I'm absolutely thrilled with it. :) The last time I was this impressed and excited about something I could use was when they created Amazon!
WOOOHOOO! Collectorz is the best!!
Thanks for creating such a useful tool!! :)
I purchased the Movie Collector about 2 weeks ago and can't tell you how much I love it!
Putting the info for my collection on my computer couldn't have been any easier. In fact, I love it that much, I just purchased the Music Pro version today.
Another plus was the customer service. There was an issue with some info on my order. I contacted them and had an answer with the correct information the next day. Very impressive!
So, thank you for everything. I will be letting everybody I know how cool this software is!
I have been using it for about 4 years now and find it a wonderful tool. I especially like to be able to carry my library around on my iPhone, this is a godsend when your in a DVD store and not sure if you have a particular title or not.
I also recently changed platforms from windows to mac and found the support people fantastic.
I would recommend this program to anyone who loves movies and needs a good data base.
My collection consists of 1021 DVD's and counting. I can't tell you how many times having all those movies in a data base, has saved me from buying duplicate movies.
Great idea, great program!!
My Blu-ray / DVD collection numbers over 500 now. This app is a must have if you find yourself standing in Best Buy wondering if you already have that movie and in what format(s)? Pull out the iPhone and find out for sure!
Keep up the good work!