All My Movies 5.9

Overview

All My Movies is a movie database manager that allows you to catalogue your personal collection of digital media files (AVI, MP4, MKV, etc.) Blu-rays and DVDs. There is no need to manually enter all the data, it downloads all the details from internet movie databases with just a few clicks.

The Good:
Easily allows you to catalog your movie collection in a database


The Bad:

No support for ISO format, Outdated user interface, Support for HTPC apps would be welcome

Installation: 8 / 10
Ease of Use: 7 / 10
Features: 6 / 10
Performance: 7 / 10
Product Support: 6 / 10


Installation

The installation is very basic. Just follow the defaults.

Features and Use

The movie organizer’s main features are:

    Easily import movie details from internet movie databases available in various languages. Additional internet movie databases are supported with the plugins for All My Movies

    Extended cast details. Automatic lookup for actor photos, birthdays, filmography and biography.

    TV Series support. Auto filling episode title and descriptions.

    Ability to print collection using any existing report. Or you can create your own report with the built-in report editor.

    Ability to add DVD/Blu-ray using UPC/EAN barcodes. Just enter (or scan with a special scanner) barcode numbers and All My Movies™ downloads all the rest of the information automatically. Cheap CueCat barcode scanners are fully supported.

    Large cover image and movie posters import from internet databases like Amazon.com and DVDEmpire.com

    Ability to save your collection to mobile devices like PDA or smartphone

    Supports DACAL DC-300 CD Library II device

    Able to generate images with movie details for several hardware media players like Tvix or Dune

    Ability to play movies directly from the program. Can be used as video playlister

    Third party plug-ins supported. There are plugins for movie details import from Ant Movie Catalog and MovieTrack software

    Import DVD/Blu-ray catalog from other formats (CSV text format, MS Excel files and AMC (Ant Movie Catalog) files). Easy migrating

    Clear overview of your video inventory with nice collection statistics

    Skinnable user interface. You can use standard Windows XP themes as skins

    Capture stills directly from DVDs or AVI files and add them to the movie database to help you remember the movie.

    Fast movie search using any of the database fields – title, director, year, cast of movie, genre, description, movie synopsis, etc

    Export your video collection to PDF, HTML (several templates are available or you can create your own) , plain text, CHM or Microsoft Excel format, so you can place it on your home web page or import into some other software

    Password protect your movie database

    An easy way to share your movie database with friends. Impress them!

    MediaInfo.DLL support for reading technical details from video files

    Multilevel automatic backup option – you will never lose your collection!

    Easy to use loan manager

Product Support

The have a support forum on their website and respond to questions in a timely manner. The Help files, however, looked like they haven’t been updated in years. We were working with version 5.9 and the help references 3.1 as the latest version. Much of it is still accurate, but there are some inaccuracies.

Conclusion

If you have a personal library of hundreds of movies, you might want to give All My Movies a look. They offer a 30 day trial and it is $39.99 for a single user license. The lack of support for ISO files will surely turn away some users and the user interface is a bit dated and could use a refresh. The ability to integrate All My Movies with any of the popular HTPC applications such as Boxee, XMBC, or Windows Media Center would also be a welcome addition.

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