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+ - DVD Equivalent of FreeDB/CDDB 1

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MightyE writes "I have an extensive collection of DVD's of television show seasons. It is ultimately dangerous to the disks to always be swapping them around, in and out of DVD drives, and general abuse arising from not always taking as good of care of them as I ought. I've bought a series of large capacity hard drives, set up a MD device (RAID) and have been using DVD::Rip to back up my DVD's to this space. (And boy is this so much more convenient when I want to watch a certain episode than it is to read many DVD cases looking for which disk an episode is on). I'm finding it's slow going though, and one thing that could speed this up dramatically is if there was an online DVD database similar to what FreeDB and CDDB are for audio disks. Is there such a thing? If not, may I recommend someone start one? Since I'm ripping my DVD's, I'd be happy to contribute my own data to it!"
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DVD Equivalent of FreeDB/CDDB

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  • I don't know of any totally 'free answer' CDDB for DVD's, but the first issue that springs to mind is how would the 'meta-data' be stored with the DVD track? Xvid / divx likely support some form of ID3 tag, but if you've burned the ISO images the data might need to be kept in an associated database. (I'm sure someone will correct me /expand on this if I'm wrong).

    My DVD collection is stored on my Ubuntu based Mythtv box and use the DVD plugin Mythvideo [mythtv.org]. Mythvideo searches the IMDB [imdb.com] for titles, synopsis and

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