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I'm looking for a windows program for cataloging my DVD, video files, ebook, etc...

The program must have some retrieval of information from the internet and from the files themselves.

Also, one MUST HAVE requirement is that if a file/ebook changes location, I need to be able to change it in the software. Even better if the program allows bulk updating...


Order of preference is: open-source, freeware, shareware, commercial.

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Too bad a lot of program's only support Movies or Music and not eBooks... Plus a lot of freeware looks like it was made for Win98... – Ivo Flipse Jul 23 '09 at 13:38
All I could find so far was crapware... – Ivo Flipse Jul 23 '09 at 14:03
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Found something great: Data Crow

Programmed in Java so it runs everywhere. Great application, supported and source code is available.

Also found: eLibrary although it only covers Ebooks...

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+1 for eLibrary, great app – Am. Nov 12 '09 at 5:50

WhereIsIt -

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Well, this is a nice program but it would seem to be pretty thin on supporting ebooks... – Stecy Jul 23 '09 at 16:38

I'd suggest libra, but their site seems to be down at the moment its free, and supports scanning in ISBN numbers from a webcam. Windows only though

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Site is totally gone and so is the program. Not actively developed anymore unfortunately... :( – Stecy Sep 9 '09 at 13:52

I don't know all-in-one solution for organizing everything, but I know a good programs for organizing video and books. It is All My Movies and All My Books, they both are available on Bolide Software website. They are shareware. And yes, it is possible to change the path to the linked video/book files with these programs.

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Calibre for eBooks. It's been in active development for years and has VERY regular updates (Sometimes too often for my liking) and bug fixes. I currently have a single Calibre (SQLite3 backed) database with 16,718 eBooks and Calibre doesn't even break a sweat.

Calibre is written in Python and is offered for any operating system that can run a Python interpreter & QT extensions or use the bundled interpreter distributed with the main builds.

Installers are available for the following platforms as of this writing:

  • Windows (Separate installers for 32 & 64 bit architectures)
  • Windows Portable for flash drives, etc.
  • Mac OSX
  • Linux
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