DVD Profiler is a program sold by Invelos Software that features one of the most powerful DVD archiving tools on the Internet. The software is free to use to tag my movie collection with limitations. There is no limit to how many movies you can enter into the program but, after 50 are entered, some features are unavailable in the free version.
Entering the DVDs is as simple as inputting the UPC from the case and DVD Profiler collects all the information from its database and enters it into your collection. You can also put the DVD in your computer’s DVD drive and DVD Profiler will recognize most titles and let you import the information that way. There have been a few DVDs I placed in the drive that were not recognized but, once I entered the UPC, it found the DVD.
DVD Profiler is also a community tool. If you find that the DVD you are trying to enter is not in their system, you can manually enter the information yourself and submit it. Once the information is verified and accepted, that DVD is available for all users to access in the future. The software also allows you to scan the DVD cover and enter it yourself if an image is not available.
Another quality addition to DVD Profiler is the ability to upload your collection to a server and access it on any computer. There are problems with this method when trying to access it on a phone or wireless device because the titles are listed in alphabetical order without a search option. For larger collections, it is time consuming and difficult to find specific titles on a handheld device.
Another problem with DVD Profiler is the mobile version. Even if you paid the full $29.95 price for the unlimited database, you must buy the mobile version separately for an additional $18.95 if you want access to it. While this version offers users much more access to their collection than trying to use the server, this mobile version is only available for Windows Mobile phones. While Invelos has teased iPhone and Android possibilities for years now, it seems like those options will never come.
For more information, visit www.invelos.com.