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DVD Profiler

DVD Profiler Unlimitedbably has the best combination of features and price of any disc cataloging software. It's easy to use, requires no configuration to look up disc information, and almost all its features are available in a free version. There is also a commercial version which offers improved cover image quality, a webpage you can upload your movie details to, and a variety of other little extras.

We'll stick with the free version because it does everything we need it to.

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DVD Profiler

DVD Profiler is a program for cataloging a DVD collection. You can add movies based on title or UPC code, or you can just put the disc in your computer and let DVD Profiler identify it for you.
DVD Profiler is free, or you can upgrade to DVD Profiler Unlimited for a fee. The Unlimited version gives you access to higher quality artwork, more advanced layout and report settings, and the option to publish information about your collection online.

DVD Profiler packs a lot of information into a nicely organized interface. All the details, from the number, type, and language of audio streams to cover images and easter eggs, are submitted by users.

In addition to doing title searches to identify discs, it gives you the option to search by UPC code. This avoids the problem of identifying your movie from a potentially large list, like with a title search. DVD Profiler can also match a movie disc to its database of titles by reading it from your DVD-ROM or BD-ROM drive. You can also search by title if you don't happen to have the disc or case handy.

Since it is specifically designed for cataloging discs, and not other video file formats there are no options to just lookup the movie information. Everything is tied to a DVD or Blu-ray release in DVD Profiler. If you choose to use it you may want to combine it with Ant Movie Catalog to keep track of your video files.

Adding A Disc To Your Collection

Add a new disc by clicking the Add DVD to Collection button.

Add by UPC

You can enter the UPC code found on the disc case to lookup a title. The Preview button will show you the results returned from a search of the DVD Profiler database. Use the Add DVD button to add it to your collection.

Add by Title

Select the Add by Title tab if you want to search by title instead. This will often return many results, corresponding to numerous releases of some titles, including different formats. You can narrow it down by Region Code, Media Type (DVD, HD DVD, or Blu-ray), or a number of other criteria. Previewing and Adding the movie to your collection works the same as adding by UPC.

Add Inserted Disc

Just like the name suggests, the Add Inserted Disc tab is used when you want DVD Profiler to figure out what movie to add based on the disc in your DVD-ROM, BD-ROM, or even HD DVD drive. Previewing and Adding the movie to your collection works the same as adding by UPC.

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Printing Reports

The Reports option on the Tools menu will open a dialog where you can select a report to print. If you don't see a report that suits your needs you can even use the Get More Reports button to download a selection of user designed reports. Clicking that button will automtically open a webpage offering report downloads in your browser.

Downloading New Reports

Once the DVD Profiler website opens in a browser window you can browse the collection of reports and download them using the button at the bottom-right corner of every report listing.

Automatically Adding Reports

After you select the Download button you'll be asked by Windows what you want to do with the file. Select Open with and then select DVD Profile from the list of applications.

Click the OK button and the report will be imported to your DVD Profiler installation.

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Table of Contents

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Ant Movie Catalog
  3. 3. DVD Profiler
  4. 4. Movie Collector
  5. 5. All My Movies
Written by: Rich Fiscus