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How do people with large collections store/catalog their DVDs?
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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Yeah, I'm figuring I need the capacity to get to about 4 TB per in order to put together a nice RAID 5 for a 15 TB yield.  I like to keep my raid volumes to 5 drives so I'm thinking a couple more years and I should be in business.  Were those WDs SAS drives?  I'm not that excited about the idea of building a RAID with SATA drives.  The things will be failing on me before I finish populating the dataspace. 

I hear ya. Consumer grade SATA drives ... well, you know. I finally settled on Windows Home Server instead of RAID. Acer has a slick package that will hold 4 hot-pluggable drives. You would get 2TB yeild for 4TB of drives, if everything is duplicated. The way it works is that you will not lose any data unless two or more drives fail at the same time, AND both copies of the data were on those drives. I actually have two WHS - one non-mirrored backing up the other mirrored. What I like most about WHS is that along with being a server for data, it will automatically make an incremental backup of every PC in your network, every night, forever. I have perfectly restored two computers that way.
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Thought I'd share some pictures of my humble collection. The images are quite blurry, but you'll se the highlights





All that paper crap isn't mine

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Thought I'd share some pictures of my humble collection. The images are quite blurry, but you'll se the highlights
Oh man ... I can see Lawrence on his camel now ... that's the impression I had when my Dad took me to see that movie - the screen was so w---i----d----e! 
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Thought I'd share some pictures of my humble collection.

Thank you! I like the shelves.
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Thank you

It's 3 x 24'' monitors, giving me 5760 x 1080 resolution. More than enough to view every window in DVDprofiler.

The shelves are made out of cheap sandstone and mdf plates.. Cheap, and easy to expand
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I started collecting Blu-rays in June 20, 2006 with Terminator as my very first Blu-ray.  Since then, I've gone through the format war (racking up 361 HD DVDs) and have amassed 1913 Blu-ray titles (A season of TV series counting as 1, individual movie title in box set counting as 1).  I also collect SteelBooks, Digibooks, and titles with slip covers.  My collection is ~2/3 US, and 1/3 International with all the titles from Masters of Cinema, Criterion, StudioCanal Collection, and most titles from BFI.  I also own most Asian Blu-rays from HK and Korea.


This is one of my 2 main video rack containing mostly unseen titles.  First column is titles that I have seen previously, but not on Blu-ray.  Second column is titles that I have not seen in any format.  Third column contain titles that I have seen in alphabetical order.


This second video rack contains titles that I have seen in alphabetical order.


I've piled on some of my collectible packaging on top of rack 1.  Some notables include T2 Skull, Best Buy exclusive figurine collection, and Limited Seo Tae-ji Concert Blu-ray Set.


Notables on top of rack 2 include Wizard of Oz Ultimate and Gone With the Wind Ultimate Collections.
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I like the mound of collectables/box sets on top!

(and your "to watch" section makes me feel better about mine being so, er, big--30 titles or so. )
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I started collecting Blu-rays in June 20, 2006

Thanks for sharing, x-man. Home of the Blus...
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I'm trying to figure out how to make my collection more compact (without selling the DVDs!).  Only method I can think of is to use CD/DVD albums to store the discs and then storage the cases.  Any other ideas?

Also, how do people catalog their collection?  genre type, year, chaotic randomness, etc.?

I have about 4000 dvds to organize so I need some good suggestions!


I tried that for my CD and I scratch most of them, Well the ones I listen to the most.
stick with the DVDs covers or BluRays
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After looking around at other people's collections on this site and blu-ray.com, I've come up with this solution, which is great for me. Last year I moved into a smaller apartment, so I had to come up with something. I went from a 5 shelf bookcase, dvd storage cabinet and tv stand to this. FYI the brackets are attached to studs.




The shelves are made by Rubbermaid and came from Home Depot along with the brackets. I also figure I can put another two shelves in as needed.
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I See that a lot of people are like I use to be with shelf's overflowing and needing more space this is what i had and I did to make more space went to shop4tech http://www.shop4tech.com/item5899.html and bought dvd cases that hold 12 dvds yoou can get 20 for 22.00 and free shipping .Made dvd outer case cover in corel draw that has the title art work that you copy from dvd profile and the barcode for if and when you lone the dvd out and I added the location in dvd profile so you can find the dvd fast. I tryed to add photo but had trouble or was just not doing it right not sure .if you would like the file for the dvd cover done in corel draw just e-mail me at etgraphics@etgraphics.net

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... I tryed to add photo but had trouble or was just not doing it right not sure ...


If you want to show pics here in forum, you have to take it from an online source/host you pic online. For example with imageshack.
(From a local drive, like you tried, doesn't work)

Edit: Seen you manged it. 
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AWESOME COLLECTIONS! I'm jealous! sorry i know this reply aint helpful i just had to say..... 
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I have been using the larger Case Logic folders with a lot of extra sleeves.

I am only at 600 titles, disk count I would think I am around 1800 ish ( lots of season DVD sets )

I really want to do the DVD player boxes like that Sony unit. I was hunting for them and they seemed to fall off the face of the internet.

How are they for reliability ?

As for sorting it just as I have filled the books ( 8 ) I keep the Season and Special case dvd's on a nice shelf.

Now if we could get a Android App, and turn that into an ultimate remote for those stacked of DVD players

So how does the interfacing work with DVDP to the players ?

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Here's what I used to do. Recently bought a new house, so the setup will be a little stealthier there.





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