Mac OS X only: Free application DVD Hunter organizes and categorizes your DVDs on your virtual shelves to help you keep track of your budding collection. DVD Hunter's iTunes-like interface automatically grabs cover art, and it even integrates with Address Book and iCal to help keep track of movies you've lent out. If you're a Mac user looking to organize your DVD collection and you don't feel like shelling out $40 to do it, the free, Mac OS X-only DVD Hunter looks like a winner.
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All platforms (with the Java runtime): Free software MeD's Movie Manager is not as feature-rich as heavier-weight media managers like Griffith, but it still makes tracking your movie collection on your computer desktop easy. Catalog the movies you own, pull film info from IMDB or TV.com to fill in missing media information, and retrieve cover art. The program comes with multiple skins to customise its appearance, too. Two strong features include support for television series via the TV.com database and the ability to scan directories to retrieve movie file names, which saves you a lot of data entry hassle if you store movies in digital format. Here's a screenshot of MeD's in action.
Window only: Free application Ant Movie Catalog manages your movie collection in a personal database. While not as immediately user friendly as other tools covered here, such as Griffith, Ant offers a thorough database that allows you to catalog not just standard fare such as titles, year of release and so forth but also detailed information about the actual media itself such as codecs, audio format, resolution, and so forth.
Windows/Linux: Media cataloging software Griffith covers nearly every aspect of managing your movie collection. Entering movies in the database is a snap, and a button in the add movie dialog box searches 22 film databases—so no matter how obscure the film is there's a good chance you won't have to fill in its information by hand. Search big collections by keywords or date ranges in Griffith as well, and track what movies you've loaned out to whom.