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How do you organize your movie collection

  • Alphabetical

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  • By Genre

    Votes: 9 19.1%
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    Votes: 2 4.3%

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. :cunning:

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) :blink:

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. :sleep:
 

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For me I used to do by genre but after a while they would get disorganized so now I just have the dvds on one shelf and blurays on another.
The only ones organized by genre are the kids movies.
 

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I have a collection of 400+ movies, separated by Blu-ray and DVD both in alphabetical order. I had a film professor in college that had is 4000 movies separated by the movie studio.
 

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Voted for "Software". However, I still have my entire collection of DVD and Blu-rays stored by genre in the special album books with no boxes. I have 1200+ movies listed in "All My Movies" program. Each movie record has the reference to the album number and page number. It was a really hard decision to trash all the boxes, but finally I saved a lot of space :)
 

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Voted for "Software". However, I still have my entire collection of DVD and Blu-rays stored by genre in the special album books with no boxes. I have 1200+ movies listed in "All My Movies" program. Each movie record has the reference to the album number and page number. It was a really hard decision to trash all the boxes, but finally I saved a lot of space :)
I can understand the space concerns, with close to 450 bluray and another 100 ish DVD's I have run out of space, I can't imagine trying to find room for 1,200!
 

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I organize my collection alphabetically, and catalog everything with CATVids software. I maintain movies and music/concert videos separately.
 
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