What is CeeMedia and How Does it Work?
When it comes to Linux movie cataloging software, there are several good applications out there on the market. I checked out CeeMedia and here is what I found:
For those who don't know what CeeMedia is, it is basically a Linux application that allows you to catalog your movie collection. It is very similar to Alexandria in that it can search for information on the movie from all over the web, then pull up and insert the information into the program for you. So, after it searches, it will automatically put in the movie cover, images, ratings, and other information into the program for you. It will search through Amazon, IMDb, and All Movie Guide for the information to plug into the program on the movie that you select, help you keep track of all of the different features that are on the DVDs you own, and allow you to search through your movies by several different categories. You can even cache specific internet searches so that you get the information even faster when you perform that search next.
The latest release of CeeMedia is version 0.5.2.1 and it has several new features and updates, including an “I've seen this movie" button that you can click on in the right-click menu. It also has a “Release Date" category that you can set up so that it will alert you in a calendar popup, which is good for those movie buffs who are looking forward to specific movies being released.
CeeMedia runs on the Ubuntu Linux system, but you can run it on just about any other Linux system out there today as well – so don't worry if you aren't a Ubuntu user. But, there are some requirements that your system will have to meet to be able to run CeeMedia:
- Python 2.3 or better
- PyGtk 2.6 or better
- Python-Glade 2.5 or better
Now, for those of you who are Windows users, CeeMedia probably won't work right. There is a support area on their site for it, but it is widely reported that it crashes or acts really odd when you are using it on a Windows platform. I wouldn't recommend it, but the site says that it will run on Windows, so maybe with a little tweaking, you can get it to run.