Movie Collector is a helpful program for all those who keep whole libraries of DVD discs: it allows them to make exhaustive and very informative databases. Movie details are automatically obtained based on the DVD bar code or through a simple search using the movie title. Naturally, movie details can be entered and edited manually as well. These details include: cast and crew, release date, title, genre, studio name, country, language, and many other valuable entries. The program also downloads DVD front and back covers from the Internet. It extracts most of the data from IMDB.com and Collectorz.com.
The program shows movie categories in a tree-like view, movies themselves being represented as thumbnails. When you click on a movie thumbnail, the program will display a summary of the most important information in the preview panel; if you double-click on a movie, you will see its complete details. Any movie can be marked as lent, with all corresponding details specified, which facilitates the DVD library management. It would be even better if the program was able to retrieve user comments and ratings for movies from the internet, but the program is quite useful as it is.
- Manages DVD loans
- Does not retrieve movie ratings or comments