I've been looking for a video manager for my personal videos and archived funny videos (not for Movies, TV, etc...). If I want something for Movies and the like there is a ton of good software, such as XMBC.
What I looking for is the ability to tag videos, mass edit/create tags as well, backup the database, and have redundancy if a file is moved so that I can either point the program to the right place or the program will search for the file in some manner.
I have found several programs that will do one or two of these things but never the whole package. In fact the closest I've come is a window program: TMPGEnc Karma
Downside is it won't work in WINE. It also lacks the redundancy I mentioned if a file is moved, so it is not fully functional for me.
On the Linux side, I tried gThumb and it handles Photos and video, but it is still not all the way there for videos. I found tons of great stuff for managing actual movies, and such, but for personal videos I haven't found a complete solution.
Anyone have some ideas? (and please don't just ask me to do a Google search, because I have done that)
Hope someone else knows about a product I don't. Thank you.
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Wine has lots of problems. Have you tried running it in a VM?
There are many more reasons that programs don't work in Wine. It's just flaky. Linux forums are full of new linux users wanting to use their old Windows apps in wine and having a ton of problems with it. This extremely well documented.
If you are dual booting and still have a win7 partition I'd try running it in a VM. Virtualbox is the one usually recommended for users without a lot of experience with virtualization. Actually it's better to configure a dual boot as single boot linux and always boot windows in a VM. More reliable.
Frankly I very much doubt you're going to find a package that will do exacly what you specified, free or otherwise. If you've searched as thoroughly as you say you have you must be coming to the same conclusion. I gave up on "one size fits all" media programs a long time ago.
I'm hoping there is something I missed. I don't mind what OS the program is for. I'm looking for a video manager, like something you'd see for managing your photos.
Video is just video ... the where, what and who does not matter.
Data crow cataloger allows one to create their own personal modules
I use it to manage a vast collection of video surveillance recordings from a number of sites using my own collection module for easy reference and search should the authorities make a request.
I just found DataCrow last night, but I haven't tried it yet. I'll post back if I find gold or not
An update: still haven't found anything that works as of yet, but I plan on buying and trying Sony's Vegas Pro Media Manager tonight or tomorrow.
He is a link or the name of things that I have tried but the list isn't complete as I just started making a list since posting on here:
Ant Movie Catalog
Home Video Database
Simple Movie Catalog
Movie Central 4.0
TMPGEnc Karma Plus
I messed around with Adobe Bridge and it works for some video content but not all; it doesn't have the functionality to handle MKV, FLV, etc...
The winner is Vegas Pro 12! but I'll have to use it in Windows or a VM because I can't get it to open in WINE after installing.
The inspiring news is Pitivi might be making a full featured editor with a media library > http://fundraiser.pitivi.org/#plan
The bullet points they mention relating to my needs are:
Tagging clips in the media library
Ability to add metadata on media assets
Let people search content from many providers in the media library
My hope is that Pitivi can be my solution in Linux and Vegas in Windows...well, I believe better than that would be in the furture there became a lot more options that could work for my needs.
So far, Daminion 3.3 seems to be the best. Bridge doesn't handle lots of videos very well...eats a lot of space. Daminion says it can put meta data in basically all video types but I need to confirm this still. I have used Daminion and it is much lighter and faster so far.