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Alphabetical 29 61.70%
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post #1 of 16 Old 09-29-14, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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How do you organize your movie collection?

In the past I have organized my DVD and Blu-ray collection based on Genre but as the collection grew I switched to alphabetical order. Both have advantages and disadvantages so I was curious how others did it.

Ideally one day I will just rip all of my movies to a large NAS and use software to navigate my collection but that is probably a ways off.

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post #2 of 16 Old 09-29-14, 12:22 PM
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Re: How do you organize your movie collection?

I use XBMC (now called Kodi) in my HTPC. For tablets, I use Plex and Mediabrowser. I have all 3 softwares list the movies alphabetically. To me it's easier having them alphabetically than by genre.
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Re: How do you organize your movie collection?

I do mine by genre; I just don't have that many movies, so even if they are all messed up (which my 3 yo and 2 yo make sure to do often) I can still find any particular movie fairly quickly. My dream though would be to rip them all and organize via xbmc (or apparently now called kodi - I need to check that out!).
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Re: How do you organize your movie collection?

My system is very simple..I don't use alphabetical or genre, I just stack them in the shelves as I buy them! I prefer to have easy access to recent movies unless it's part of a series of movies..They are all kept together..

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Alphabetical it's the easiest way for me!
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Alphabetical it's the easiest way for me!
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Re: How do you organize your movie collection?

I use OpenElec/XBMC for my ripped BRs which allows me to sort via ABC, and Genre (along with other ways which I don't use other than by Actor).

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Re: How do you organize your movie collection?

Unwatched on the top shelf
Unwatched in this theater second shelf
Personal favorites on the 3rd and 4th shelf
Good enough to view once a year go on the 5th and 6th.
Over flow on the floor

Kids in the second separate shelf,opposite side of the room with my doubles/DVD's, no order, random as can be, drives me nuts...

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For now it's ripped to my Mac and streamed as wanted (same as my music). Someday id love kalidescape, the interface is stunning.
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Re: How do you organize your movie collection?

I arrange my movies by where I would expect to find them if I were myself looking for a movie that I added to the arrangement.

Works pretty good, except I'm forced to use plastic storage bins to hold the movies. I store them spine-up so the titles are visible. Four rows fit in each bin: two above and two below. That makes half of them hard to see, but not that hard to find. Once uncovered, I generally know what to expect of that particular row. I arrange them by genre, and then by sub-genre.

For example: genre= sci fi / sub-genre1= sci-fi comedy / sub-genre2= sci-fi creature / etc.
or: genre=animals / sub genre1=horses / sub-genre2= dogs / etc.

In any case, I make up for my searching hardships by getting bins with orange handles (my favorite color)

My "home theater" is currently an extra 10x12 bedroom in an equally small home, so a lot of compromises are called for. I'd like to convert the closet into an equipment rack with a portion dedicated to media shelves. But that's not going to happen until I can relocate and weed-out the current tenants. A four-hour daily commute says that's not happening anytime soon.
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