Organizing video clips on your computer

  • Squarejaw

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    Apr 29, 2008 4:54 PM GMT
    I need to organize video clips stored on my computer. A number of programs like Picasa allow you to tag photos with multiple labels for easy sorting and searching, but I haven’t seen a similar organizer for avi, mpg, wmv, mov, and flv files. (Picasa does allow you to upload videos to web albums, but as I said, I’m looking to organize clips stored on my computer).

    You’d think it would be easy to find such software, but I’ve had no luck. Anybody?

    (I know this is a strange site to come to for this issue, but I just love y'all so much. Can anyone suggest a more appropriate website on which to post this question?)
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    Apr 29, 2008 5:01 PM GMT
    I use google for documents and blogs but I believe they have a video organizing feature.

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    Apr 29, 2008 5:02 PM GMT
    i just went to the google videos thing, it appears you can share videos im not sure if that means u can keep a bunch on there and use them.


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  • Squarejaw

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    Apr 29, 2008 5:29 PM GMT
    thanks hippie, but google docs is all about uploading your files to their server. i'm looking to tag and organize video files on my hard drive.
  • NYCguy74

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    Apr 29, 2008 8:16 PM GMT
    If you're on a mac, you can add spotlight comments. just do a command-I, or from the menu "File -> get info".
    you can then use spotlight to find all the files with those tags.
    Not much in the way of organizing, but makes it quick to find stuff.
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    Apr 30, 2008 12:02 PM GMT
    Squarejaw, browse free software sites that ensure their apps are spyware/virus/adware free.

    www.softpedia.com or downloads.com are examples of these.

    I like softpedia better.

    Go to softpedia and search for "movie organizer".

    Here're some of the entries that seem interesting:

    Systweak Movie Organizer

    Movie Library Organizer Pro

    Easy Movie Organizer

    Note: Apps are classified as commercial, shareware, freeware, or open-source. Most have trial expirations, nag screens/etc. pay close attention to the advantages, disadvantages in the review.
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    Apr 30, 2008 2:07 PM GMT
    right-click
    highlight > new folder
    left-click
    rename > Pron (in case someone does a "p-o-r-n" search"
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    Apr 30, 2008 2:07 PM GMT
    What kind of computer are you using or more specifically which OS?
  • Squarejaw

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    May 02, 2008 6:37 PM GMT
    Thanks sedative, but those programs track your DVDs and tapes. I'm looking to tag video files.

    webinfront, i'm on a Windows XP machine.

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    May 02, 2008 8:33 PM GMT
    Squarejaw saidwebinfront, i'm on a Windows XP machine.


    Well then I am friggin usless to you. If you ever consider switching to a I might gain some value. That said iTunes will handle video, but it has to be in a format that is recognized by Quicktime so some of the formats listed would casue you some prolems unless you convereted them to mpg or mpg4.
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    May 04, 2008 9:51 AM GMT
    Squarejaw, I'm not sure what you mean by 'tag'? I haven't tried Picassa so I don't know what you mean.

    1) You mean add a prefix or suffix to the filename itself?

    (e.g. musicvid-blabla.avi, musicvid-blabla2.avi, film-blabla3.avi, etc?)

    In which case, I suggest not looking for apps which are video-specific, but try looking for file organizers. There are a lot of those.

    2) You mean add an entry on the media details itself? Which is much more difficult, because some video formats support that some don't and even those that do have different ways of storing details.

    Unless all your videos are of the same format then just search for a n organizer for your specific file format. e.g. apps for editing AVI details or for editing WMV details, etc.
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    May 04, 2008 10:48 AM GMT
    Sed, I think he's looking for some software the will help him create local indexes to his porn... uh, I mean video collection with arbitrary strings (tags). He could then search for things like "banana" or "cucumber" and get the list of... uh... gardening videos that featured said tags.

    I was just thinking of the same thing as I was doing my Spring pornganizing. Unfortunately, I have no solutions to recommend. The Mac people are going to be ahead on this one for sure, tho. For Win, it looks to me like this is a business opportunity. Msoft was supposed to solve this in Vista with WinFS, but that was a spectacular failure and never shipped.

    Google desktop is the perfect platform for this, but they don't support user tagging icon_sad.gif

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    May 04, 2008 10:52 AM GMT
    iguanaSF saidSed, I think he's looking for some software the will help him create local indexes to his porn... uh, I mean video collection with arbitrary strings (tags). He could then search for things like "banana" or "cucumber" and get the list of... uh... gardening videos that featured said tags.

    I was just thinking of the same thing as I was doing my Spring pornganizing. Unfortunately, I have no solutions to recommend. The Mac people are going to be ahead on this one for sure, tho. For Win, it looks to me like this is a business opportunity. Msoft was supposed to solve this in Vista with WinFS, but that was a spectacular failure and never shipped.

    Google desktop is the perfect platform for this, but they don't support user tagging icon_sad.gif

    K


    Ah. I think I get it. LOL. My por... um... video collection has never been that extensive so I've never needed things like this.

    Well then, any l33t coders around? LOL