Minimize movie madness

Is keeping track of your mountain of DVDs, videocassettes, and home movies starting to become a full-time job? Put this comprehensive video-management tool to work for you.

Organize your mondo video library with this handy software tool. CATVids helps you create a database of DVDs, VHS tapes, and those great family-vacation films so you can keep track of what you have on hand and what you have on loan. At launch the program starts immediately with the main window and a detailed help file. CATVids is organized into five views: Explorer, Video, Contents, Loan, and Lookup. Each section can handle a ton of information about a film, such as movie title, cast, and rating, as well as what format the film is in and where you got it. Search options include actor or genre (whether it's a TV movie, animation, or drama). You can pull information from the Web and download it directly into the CATVids database. With DVDs, this operation is no harder than inserting a disc and pressing the Scan DVD button. If you want to take your catalog out of the house, you can upload it to the Notes section of your iPod (though we didn't test this feature). CATVids is a fine choice for movie fans who spend more time looking for DVDs than watching them.
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