I've been playing around with Leonard Maltin's Movie
Guide for the PocketPC for a couple of days now, trying to find a useful
program for cataloguing and keeping track of my DVD collection. I couldn't find
any free software that didn't outright suck, so I turned to commercial software
instead; LMMG seemed to fit the bill - mini-database of DVD releases, the
ability to easily categorize and keep track of my DVDs and all sorts of nice
I did find out, though, that I'm sorely missing an import/export feature. It
would be cool to be able to post my movie list somewhere, or send reminders to
friends to whom I"ve lent movies that those movies are due back and all sorts of
neat stuff that you can only do if you have access to the movie list.
Not even a customer yet, I've fired an e-mail to LandWare's support
I'm seriously considering
purchasing the Movie Guide (I've been testing it thoroughly for the last hour
or so), but have one serious qualm with it: my movie collection can not be
imported/exported (preferably to a well-documented CSV or XML-based file
format). Additionally, although my PDA does not feature internet connectivity
it would be great if movies could link to IMDB/some other online movie
repository (either directly or via title search).
Are either of these features likely to be included in the software? The
import/export feature is practically a show-stopper for me (I'd like to be
able to e-mail my DVD list to friends and that sort of thing).
A day or so later I get the following reply:
As of last night, Movie Guide for Pocket PC now provides an import/export
feature, using tab-delimited files.
Product info: http://www.landware.com/movieguide/ppc/
I'll log your other comments for our developers; what exactly are you
looking for with regard to online connectivity?
If that isn't good service, I don't know what is. I'm