Originally Posted by cpc
Say you have around over a hundred dvd's and over a hundred blu rays and you want to catalouge them all and note differences. How about collectorz vs dvd profiler?
I used DVD Profiler
years ago and lost track of this program due to a few hard drive meltdowns. It's interesting to see how much their program has improved.
However this time I thought I would try something different and decided on CollectorZ
after looking at its features. I also looked at CLZ Barry
but thought the Cloud upload feature at $20 per year was a little much considering CollectorZ offers a lifetime plan at $50 ($5 off if you input the Googler promo code). It seems pricey at first but its features and Cloud access is what sold it for me and I figure will pay for itself over time. I have an increasing number of (trustworthy) relatives and friends who are moving into the Blu-ray era and would like to borrow movies. I thought that having a database they could access on the internet would be a convenient way to let them browse through my Blu-ray collection of about 390 movies. Not a huge collection but more than some.
I especially liked the fact that CollectorZ incorporates the CLZ Barry scanning app for the iPhone for $7.99 (it also supports the Android). I wasn't keen on having to type in hundreds of barcodes so an inexpensive app that could scan the barcodes off of the cases was a real plus. I was a little surprised that it worked flawlessly. The only problem I ran into were the missing barcodes on the multi-disc collections that were evidently on the cellophane wrappers that were thrown away long ago. So I had to track down the UPC using the Cinema Squid
website that I'm sure everyone is familiar with.
After the scanning was done I was able to sync the CLZ Barry and the CollectorZ program together and transfer the barcodes over to the program which are added into a barcode queue. From that point you do a Search All and after it's done collating you add the titles to your collection. The final step is to link to your user account in the Cloud (CollectorZ database) and upload your movie collection. Once you're done you can email the collection URL to all those interested.
The added benefit of using the CLZ Barry scanning app on your iPhone and Android is that it also holds your collection for easy access and it also supplies additional information on each movie. I have only been using these programs for a few days but can easily recommend both.