Since DVDSpot closed down (see article DVDSpot is Closing) I’ve been looking for a replacement that would allow me to record my collection and allow me and my friends and relatives to view it.  Steven Hildreth may have just the ticket with DvdCrate.  He opened it up to a public beta in December and just recently released it officially.

Steven, who goes by the moniker of CmdrTallen, has been extremely responsive to feedback and has assembled a very nice site, written entirely in ASP.NETW.  It doesn’t have all the features of DVDSpot yet, but it’s on its way.

Features I Like:

  • Rich database schema for specifying just about everything you can think of about DVDs, HD DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, UMDs, etc.
  • Provides many options for displaying information.
  • Searchable by UPC, title, actor, etc.
  • Author is very responsive – and respectful.

Work Left To Do:

  • Performance.
  • Can’t search within a single collection yet.
  • Some fairly minor bug fixing and user interface features.

The site has a forum as well which makes it very handy for giving feedback and getting help.  If you’re looking for a way to maintain your collection on the Internet, I recommend you try it out at http://www.dvdcrate.com/.

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