Friday, May 21st, 2004 | LiveJournal Archives

So I’ve restarted keeping a database of my DVDs. I’ve done this at least once before, if not more. This time I borrowed a barcode scanner from work. It was retired from the lab when we moved to a magnetic stripe reader and it was about to be surplused (the governmental equibalent to thrown in the trash, only the trash is a warehouse of crap no one wants but the state officially owns). Anyhoo, I took it home last night, and the software I use to catalog my DVDs and CDs (collectorz.com) supports searching by Barcode. All I had to do was set up a search queue and pull each DVD out about two inches and scan the barcode (conveniently, all DVD barcodes are in the upper right hand corner of the case so you don’t even have to take them off the shelf, just lean them out a bit). Then I hit search and one after the next, it searched the internet databases for those particular barcodes. Of all my DVDs, I think I had to manually enter 10 (thats out of 179).

Holy crap, I have 179 movies!? and thats not even counting the TV series DVDs. Schnikeys!

Anyway, yeah, so some of my editions aren’t actually online, so if I want to really make this accurate, I have to scan some covers and shit, but otherwise, its all going very well. I’ll probably set up a space on pelovish for all this in case anyone is interested and wants to view me as a very limited lending library.

5 Comments to

trogdor_jr
May 21, 2004

but you will only truely be cool…

if you make it look like this

trogdor_jr
May 21, 2004

Re: but you will only truely be cool…

dammit

i meant like this

kacey3
May 24, 2004

you suck. niether link works.

trogdor_jr
May 24, 2004

well….

thats what you get for waiting so long to read this and reply. so 😛

it should be up again in a few days

kacey3
May 24, 2004

Re: well….

actually, I checked it right when you posted… I just decided not to harp on it in case there was something you were fixing.

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