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About videoDB

VideoDB is a web application to manage a personal video collection. Multiple video types are supported, ranging from VHS tapes and DVDs to Blu-ray discs and DivX files on hard-disc. Even video games are supported.

Did you ever want to quickly find out what movies Cameron Diaz appeared in? Make sure you’re not missing the next release of Resident Evil? Share your collection with friends and keep track of who borrowed your discs? Then videoDB is for you!

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VideoDB allows you to effortlessly maintain and manage your collection by features fetching of movie data and covers from various information sourced, including Internet Movie Database (IMDB), Amazon, Allocine, DVDInside, DVDPlace, Google, OFDB, DVDB and External data like cover images or actor thumbnails is locally cached in videoDB and readily available in your database.

VideoDB is fully customizable with it’s user interface based on the Smarty  template engine. It features RSS feeds and data export to Excel, XML or even PDF.

Main features:

  • Integrate external data sources for movie information and covers (e.g. IMDB)
  • Advanced search features (e.g. title, genre, cast, TV episodes and many more)
  • Borrow manager for lending your movies out
  • RSS feeds
  • Data export (XLS, XML, PDF)
  • Multi-language (e.g. English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Turkish)
  • Multi-user- share your collection with friends
  • Fully ajax-enabled
  • Unicode- collect movies of various languages in a single database


  • PHP better than 4.3.1, 5.0 recommended
  • MySQL 4.0 or better


VideoDB was originally developed by Andreas Gohr. In 2003, Andreas Götz took over development. He’s also the current maintainer of videoDB.