Video Game Inventory Software

#1 Edited by Byshop (11063 posts) -

Does anyone on here use something like this? I'm trying to get a handle on my collection since between movies and video games I'm currently occupying two bookshelves. I'm looking for a program that I can use a barcode scanner with to inventory both my DVD movies as well as all of my console games. A single program that does both would be preferred, but if I have to use different programs for each then that's not the end of the world. I'm just looking to create a metadata library of my inventory, so I don't need any commercial features like rental or anything like that.

Does anyone have any experience with anything like this? The best looking option I've found so far are two programs by the same company, one for video games and one for movies/tv. Collectorz.com's Cobalt Inventory programs. Again, a single program would be preferred to two but otherwise this looks good.

-Byshop

#2 Edited by SovietsUnited (1840 posts) -

Have you read about Librarian Pro 3? Keep in mind this is from a quick Google search, I am not sure if this is what you're looking for

#3 Posted by Byshop (11063 posts) -

@SovietsUnited: Thanks. I took a look at that program. It seems ok, but the one problem is it doesn't appear to support any sort of autodownload of metadata based on UPC code. I need something that will work with a barcode scanner, because hand entering details on a thousand items isn't worth the time or effort.

-Byshop

#4 Edited by Byshop (11063 posts) -
#5 Posted by SovietsUnited (1840 posts) -

You can also use Darkadia as a virtual shelf, unless you want to authenticate your games somehow, which is what I presume you were going for

#6 Edited by Byshop (11063 posts) -

You can also use Darkadia as a virtual shelf, unless you want to authenticate your games somehow, which is what I presume you were going for

Yeah, barcode scan to metadata download is really what I was looking for. The 231 items I've done so far took less than an hour to scan, and if I were only scanning them it would have gone even faster. That's probably less than a quarter of the collection between movies and games, so I've still got a ways to go.

-Byshop