Long time PC user who has been loving DVDProfiler for years.
However, I recently switched to MAC and was forced to look
for an alternative.
After reading many favorable reviews, I went with DVDPedia.
All in all, it seems like a great program, but there are a couple
things that are just ticking me off about it at this point....
First, it takes forever to enter a title. After punching in the
barcode, it takes 25 or more seconds to scan through a dozen
different sites (Amazon, etc.) for artwork and information.
If I just select ONE of those sites to scan for information (rather
than CASCADE) it doesn't find the title.
Secondly, since this is not a USER Supported database, you can't
really catalog BOXED SETS. For example, take the LAUREL AND HARDY
boxed set (region 2). I can get the scan for the main box artwork
and information -- but it is impossible to catalog the 20+ individual
discs inside because they aren't sold separately. If this was
DVDPROFILER, I could have easily been able to obtain information
for each disk inside thanks to other members who submitted that
information to the database.
Thirdly, take a title like the Collector's Edition of Animal House.
Since it is no longer in print, there is no record of it on any of the
Amazon type of sites. This is a HUGE problem for most of us that own
many titles that have gone out of print long ago.
It seems that I am taking a huge step down from DVDPROFILER
for DVDPedia. However, I am trying to rid myself of Windows
completely, so it leaves me little choice.
If anyone can help me overcome the obstacles I noted above,
I would be very happy to re-examine this program on those merits.
Last edited by NJRonbo
on Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:04 am, edited 1 time in total.