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Importing entries

For many applications, DVDpedia has an importer which will import your data and cover images automatically. Check the list below to see if your current program is included. Otherwise you can also import data in tab or comma delimited (CSV) format. Just make sure you include a header row to make the matching of the columns easier and to avoid the first line of the database getting lost during import. To import the library from another Pedia user, a .dvdpedia file is the best way to go.

To give you the chance to check that the import went correctly, the entries will be put into a library-independent collection first. These are marked with a grey collection icon instead of a blue one. To make the import part of your library:

Importing a DVDpedia backup

If you're looking to import data from a DVDpedia backup, please follow these steps:

Importing a movie folder

Import a folder of movie files to build your database that way. Just drag the folder over the DVDpedia icon in the dock and the movie files along with any information DVDpedia can extract (title, length, director, etc.) will be imported into the program. Most movie file types are recognized: .avi, .m4v, .mov

After the import is done, use the little gear button in the Edit window to search for further information for each entry or use the 'Update from' command found under the Movie menu to do a batch search. (Please keep in mind that the batch search will always add the first result automatically and in some cases this might lead to the wrong information being added.)

Importers from other applications

Importing data from EyeTV

Importing movies from iTunes

Importing entries from Delicious Library

Importing entries from DVD Profiler

Importing entries from Ant Movie Catalog

Importing entries from Collectorz

Importing entries from DVD Database X

You will need a good text editor like TextWrangler (free) to prepare the file for import.
Importing entries from DVD Hunter

Importing entries from fennel DVDManager, DVDTheque, Intelli Scanner Media Collector, DVD Cache or My Movies