You are proud of your collection of videos that you love. You might love them even more if you could finally get them organized! Here is a list of 10 great movie collection freeware applications you can download to manage your videos once and for all.
You may collect classic black-and-white films, your best friend is building her Disney DVD collection, and your brother has a stockpile of musicals. Just as there are countless types of movie collectors and video collections, so are there several different movie collection freeware programs from which you can choose. You can find the one that best suits your needs from the following ten, which are listed in alphabetical order.
Ant Movie Catalog
Ant Movie Catalog is a movie collection freeware program that allows you to manage your collection of movies, whether they are on DVD, CD, or videotape. You can import information from the Internet, such as IMDb data, into this catalog and you can export to a variety of formats including .csv and html files. The interface offers a familiar toolbar and form field format, and the site offers support in the form of an FAQ page and forum.
With Cinema Premiere, you can organize all sorts of movie types, from avi and mpg to DVD and VHS. You can access your personal database online, import movie information into your database, search, sort and more. While there is a stand-alone version that runs on your computer, only the basic membership is free. This is the online version only and you are limited to a maximum of 100 movies in your database. However, if you own a smaller collection or want to try it before you buy it, this might be the way for you to go.
Cinematheca is movie collection freeware that enables you to manage your own movie collection and access your friends’ collections as well. Your friend must also have the program and you will need to add one another to your list of friends in order to use this feature. You will even be able to view one another's lists when that person is offline.
Coollector is movie collection freeware that has many features and benefits. You can manage your collection of videos, no matter the format. Use it to track movies you have let your friends borrow. You can find price information for movies you want to add to your collection, create a hard copy list of your collection, and more.
EMDB - which stands for Eric's Movie Database - is a simple yet award winning movie collection freeware program. Use it to track your video collection, importing data directly from IMDb. Edit multiple movies simultaneously, perform batch IMDb updates and back up your data safely.
MBase incorporates a powerful online database, so that all you need to do is enter the title of a movie and the software will complete the database fields for you, as long as the movie is included in the online database. Track loaned movies, export your lists into a wide variety of file types and select from multiple views. The site offers video tutorials, an FAQ page, and forums.
MeD's Movie Manager
If you want a simple yet customizable movie collection program, check out MeD's Movie Manager. Filter your movies using the advanced search options, categorize your movies in a method that makes the most sense to you and download IMDb movie information. You can even create new, custom database fields.
Movie Track is a no-frills movie collection freeware application that you can use to not only manage your videos but also update IMDb information, view user votes of movies and search the database with several different methods such as title or year of release. You can export your list to an html file, as well.
Personal Video Database
The creator of Personal Video Database made this freeware because he was unable to find an existing program that met his movie collection needs. As such, this movie collection freeware program is powerful and comprehensive, with detailed filmography, advanced search capabilities, statistics, a screenshot maker and much, much more. The site offers an active forum in which you can offer suggestions for updates and find answers to all of your questions.
XI Combination Systems
With XI Combination Systems, you can create your own database templates and tables to suit your needs or simply complete the 28 fields provided in the basic form to store movie information. Along with tracking your movie collection, this program allows you to store your audio data as well. While XI Combination Systems offers a variety of editions, only the standard edition, which includes the most common features, is a freeware version.