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Post by mjf314 » June 10th, 2013, 7:11 pm

It's not worth the effort imo. There would be very little benefit and I would have to spend a lot of time constantly updating it.

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Post by joachimt » June 10th, 2013, 7:19 pm

mjf314 on Jun 10 2013, 01:11:13 PM wrote:It's not worth the effort imo. There would be very little benefit and I would have to spend a lot of time constantly updating it.
For me putting it in a spreadsheet is the best way to keep track of what I haven't seen on my harddrive.
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Post by mightysparks » June 10th, 2013, 7:23 pm

I just keep two separate lists on IMDb; one for all the films on official lists, and another for all the ones that aren't. I forget to update it a lot of the time, but it's handier than a spreadsheet coz I can use it on IMDb and iCM, and I also use the MyMovies Enhancer to change the colour of titles in those lists, so when I'm looking at an IMDb list I can see which movies I've already downloaded. YAY LISTS.
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Post by themagician » June 10th, 2013, 7:36 pm

I just have this script where I add paths to my movie directories and it scans them for any movie files and then I can view them and check them. And there you can see the number:

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It may be a little difficult to get it running though so I haven't shared it. And because I'm still developing it. I couldn't find any programs that worked well with ISO files and VIDEO_TS folders so I had to make one myself...
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Post by chemosh6969 » June 10th, 2013, 7:46 pm

Last I checked it was around 5,000 or so but it's probably closer to 7,500 lately.

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Post by funkybusiness » June 10th, 2013, 8:02 pm

themagician on Jun 10 2013, 01:36:01 PM wrote:I just have this script where I add paths to my movie directories and it scans them for any movie files and then I can view them and check them. And there you can see the number:

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It may be a little difficult to get it running though so I haven't shared it. And because I'm still developing it. I couldn't find any programs that worked well with ISO files and VIDEO_TS folders so I had to make one myself...
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Post by Gershwin » June 10th, 2013, 9:00 pm

lampa on Jun 9 2013, 06:40:20 PM wrote:Around 500. I think ideally it should be under 300, but 100 is not so much. I want to keep my backlog big enough to still be surprised by it and always find something right for any moment. From my DVD collection I have about 30-50 unseen.
I'm not counting, so these are only projections.
Same figures here, both digital and on DVD.

Actually I keep all my digital unwatched films sorted by continent, country en sometimes director. Very efficient, but that doesn't make it easy to count them, so I had to go through all these separate folders. Anyhow, somewhere between 400 and 500 it is. I guess. :ermm:
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Post by Leopardi » June 11th, 2013, 12:14 am

According to my spreadsheet of downloaded movies, it looks like I have 14,258 films in my backlog (15,206 downloaded, of which 948 have been seen). Yes, I have a problem, and yes, my girlfriend reminds me of this fact fairly often!

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Post by funkybusiness » June 11th, 2013, 12:21 am

Leopardi on Jun 10 2013, 06:14:21 PM wrote:According to my spreadsheet of downloaded movies, it looks like I have 14,258 films in my backlog (15,206 downloaded, of which 948 have been seen). Yes, I have a problem, and yes, my girlfriend reminds me of this fact fairly often!
I think... you win.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » June 11th, 2013, 12:23 am

Hell I probably don't even know of 14258 films :lol: probably not even close to that.
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Post by joachimt » June 11th, 2013, 7:12 am

I think this thread proofed rokp was wrong thinking a backlog of 100 is huge.
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Post by rokp » June 11th, 2013, 7:17 am

No, almost everybody has huge backlog :P
But seriously, it isn't huge in comparison to other backlogs, but considering its function (mostly films with rather high priority to be watched as soon as possible) my backlog is huge, or at least too big.

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Post by mightysparks » June 11th, 2013, 7:19 am

I only downloaded so much (not as much as crazy Leopardi) because we had limited bandwidth and I couldn't stream, so downloading every film that I wanted or looked interesting was the only way to make sure I had it ready for when I felt like watching it. Now that I'm in the UK, there is Lovefilm and streaming and cinemas that play films I want to see, so hopefully my backlog won't increase much more.

But yeah, any backlog is a big backlog if it's yours :P
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Post by joachimt » June 11th, 2013, 7:22 am

rokp on Jun 11 2013, 01:17:11 AM wrote:No, almost everybody has huge backlog :P
But seriously, it isn't huge in comparison to other backlogs, but considering its function (mostly films with rather high priority to be watched as soon as possible) my backlog is huge, or at least too big.
You're right. 'Huge' is subjective and is determined by the one who uses the backlog and the way you use it. To you 100 can be huge. To others 100 is very practical.

...but 14,258 isn't very practical to anyone. Even Leopardi (and his girlfriend) has to agree on that. :P
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Post by joachimt » November 26th, 2013, 5:16 pm

Finally managed to get my backlog below 500. :)
Still the total runtime of the backlog on my harddrive is 41.3 days, so it will take a while to watch it all. ^_^
I haven't planned to start working on any other lists for a while, so I guess my backlog will drop a lot further in the coming months.
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Post by 3eyes » November 26th, 2013, 6:45 pm

I see I said 150-200 last summer, but now that I have plex (for KG and utube queues) and counting the 2 netflix queues and the Amazon Instant Prime queue, I think it's more like 600 (including rewatches and a lot of things I'll prolly never watch). Meanwhile I have watched upwards of 90 KGs in that time.
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Post by Sir Plebeian » November 26th, 2013, 6:54 pm

128, was 230 when the year started. I have been slowly working on it.

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Post by monty » November 26th, 2013, 7:18 pm

So if you've got a massive backlog, do you still keep adding new stuff?

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Post by Sir Plebeian » November 26th, 2013, 7:22 pm

monty on Nov 26 2013, 12:18:50 PM wrote:So if you've got a massive backlog, do you still keep adding new stuff?
I only add unofficial checks once my watch list hits 100. I do this because if its official, I feel I will come across the title once more and remember it at some point by looking through office lists. Unofficial checks on the other hand I easily lose, and who knows when I will come across the title once more.
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Post by burneyfan » November 26th, 2013, 7:41 pm

monty on Nov 26 2013, 12:18:50 PM wrote:So if you've got a massive backlog, do you still keep adding new stuff?
Yes! I don't care how big the backlog is, as long as it's not at zero.

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Post by Knaldskalle » November 27th, 2013, 12:10 am

3eyes on Nov 26 2013, 11:45:06 AM wrote:I see I said 150-200 last summer, but now that I have plex (for KG and utube queues) and counting the 2 netflix queues and the Amazon Instant Prime queue, I think it's more like 600 (including rewatches and a lot of things I'll prolly never watch). Meanwhile I have watched upwards of 90 KGs in that time.
Wait, do we include Netflix Queues and library catalog "backlists" (I have a loooong list of movies I intend to borrow at the library in addition to my 2 Netflix queues)? I only included the ones I currently have physical access to (ie. at home in one form or the other) when I voted.

My vote was 301-400, but if I include all the other stuff it's more like 1500 total.
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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » November 27th, 2013, 3:20 am

I just noticed that about a third of the 500 films on my Netflix queue are now listed as "short wait," "long wait," or "very long wait."

I'm so glad Netflix is constantly cutting back on their catalog because that, along with their original low rates, was what once made them the most popular brand name of any company in the U.S. I love the way they're pushing their customers to shift to the Instant Viewing, because that would include nearly 5% of the films on my queue. Of course, once the execs at Netflix could see the unfading, perpetual success of Blockbuster, it's no wonder that they are doing all they can to become as like them as possible.

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Post by Knaldskalle » November 27th, 2013, 4:57 am

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Nov 26 2013, 08:20:10 PM wrote:I just noticed that about a third of the 500 films on my Netflix queue are now listed as "short wait," "long wait," or "very long wait."

I'm so glad Netflix is constantly cutting back on their catalog because that, along with their original low rates, was what once made them the most popular brand name of any company in the U.S. I love the way they're pushing their customers to shift to the Instant Viewing, because that would include nearly 5% of the films on my queue. Of course, once the execs at Netflix could see the unfading, perpetual success of Blockbuster, it's no wonder that they are doing all they can to become as like them as possible.
I used to be really fond of Netflix. Used to. Then they started all their shenanigans and went down the drain (getting rid of profiles, oh wait, not getting rid of profiles, removing list feature without warning, dismantling their fledgling social network, repeated dumbing down of the site wrt information available, cutting down catalog DVD acquisitions in favor of Instant Watch billion dollar deals, raising prices by up to 60% and saying it's cheaper than ever, splitting up the company, oh wait, not splitting up the company, tying profiles to Facebook timeline etc, etc).

They still are, however, very hard to beat on the price.
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Post by tommy_leazaq » November 27th, 2013, 2:11 pm

I use watchlist in ICM to track my backlogs (and a IMDb list for all the movie I own).. So, as of now it is 1605. It took me a while to set it up but its very much worth it. According to it, I have 620 movies that are in official lists in which 29 are in 10+ lists.

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Post by Kasparius » November 28th, 2013, 4:25 am

Son, you can't handle my backlog. My backlog has major blue balls.

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Post by joachimt » June 24th, 2014, 1:17 pm

joachimt on Nov 26 2013, 10:16:39 AM wrote:Finally managed to get my backlog below 500. :)
Still the total runtime of the backlog on my harddrive is 41.3 days, so it will take a while to watch it all. ^_^
I haven't planned to start working on any other lists for a while, so I guess my backlog will drop a lot further in the coming months.
Backlog is now below 300. :)
Total runtime of the backlog on my harddrive is 27.86 days.
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Post by jgwr » June 24th, 2014, 2:00 pm

Mine is currently at 1029. That's not including stuff I haven't catalogued yet, of which there is a fair amount.

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Post by cinephage » June 24th, 2014, 2:18 pm

My backlog is quite small really : 10 to 12 movies I haven't seen...
However, that's because I mostly buy the pictures I want to see. I own 1747 dvds & BR I haven't seen yet.
And I keep adding to it...

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Post by joachimt » June 24th, 2014, 2:28 pm

cinephage on Jun 24 2014, 08:18:55 AM wrote:My backlog is quite small really : 10 to 12 movies I haven't seen...
However, that's because I mostly buy the pictures I want to see. I own 1747 dvds & BR I haven't seen yet.
And I keep adding to it...
How many dvds & brs have you got in total?
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Post by cinephage » June 24th, 2014, 2:35 pm

joachimt on Jun 24 2014, 08:28:26 AM wrote:
cinephage on Jun 24 2014, 08:18:55 AM wrote:My backlog is quite small really : 10 to 12 movies I haven't seen...
However, that's because I mostly buy the pictures I want to see. I own 1747 dvds & BR I haven't seen yet.
And I keep adding to it...
How many dvds & brs have you got in total?
Currently 5158 (plus approximately 50 I need to add in my database)...

I consider myself as the Uncle Scroodge of movies...
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I can spend hours just watching at my shelves and "jumping" from title to title...

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Post by joachimt » June 24th, 2014, 2:49 pm

cinephage on Jun 24 2014, 08:35:37 AM wrote:
joachimt on Jun 24 2014, 08:28:26 AM wrote:
cinephage on Jun 24 2014, 08:18:55 AM wrote:My backlog is quite small really : 10 to 12 movies I haven't seen...
However, that's because I mostly buy the pictures I want to see. I own 1747 dvds & BR I haven't seen yet.
And I keep adding to it...
How many dvds & brs have you got in total?
Currently 5158 (plus approximately 50 I need to add in my database)...

I consider myself as the Uncle Scroodge of movies...

I can spend hours just watching at my shelves and "jumping" from title to title...
I've got around 2400 dvds/brs, but only eight unseen. If you have see only 66% of your dvds, maybe it's time to slow down buying stuff. ;)
approximately 50 I need to add in my database
I could never work this way. The moment I buy or download something I add it to my database or otherwise I'd completely loose track of it.
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Post by Gershwin » June 24th, 2014, 2:54 pm

If one of you guys ever considers switching to "digital only", please let me know before you throw your collection in the trash can. :lol:
I'm slightly jealous, with my 300-odd DVDs.
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Post by cinephage » June 24th, 2014, 3:06 pm

joachimt on wrote:I've got around 2400 dvds/brs, but only eight unseen. If you have see only 66% of your dvds, maybe it's time to slow down buying stuff. ;)
You are probably right, nowadays, I usually only buy movies when discounts make them interesting... I also buy stuff that are guaranteed to get out of stock if you wait too much.
I enjoy having a lot of choice and being able to choose whatever I feel like watching.

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approximately 50 I need to add in my database
I could never work this way. The moment I buy or download something I add it to my database or otherwise I'd completely loose track of it.
So do I, but it takes a few hours to add them, and I just made big purchases (I also got married last week-end, which didn't leave room for any other activity. I even stopped watching movies for 3 full days. That's an unprecedented record in my book).

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Post by metaller » June 24th, 2014, 3:08 pm

Gershwin on Jun 24 2014, 08:54:29 AM wrote:If one of you guys ever considers switching to "digital only", please let me know before you throw your collection in the trash can. :lol:
I'm slightly jealous, with my 300-odd DVDs.
Haha, same with me. I think I have currently around 400 DVDs/BRs and I'm already considered an odd freak because of my "huge" collection by everyone I know IRL. :lol:
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Post by jvv » June 24th, 2014, 3:09 pm

Congrats on your marriage. :party:

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Post by cinephage » June 24th, 2014, 3:27 pm

Thanks !!

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Post by Kasparius » June 24th, 2014, 3:28 pm

Never heard any complaints.

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Post by Gershwin » June 24th, 2014, 4:04 pm

:lol:

Cheers, Cinephage! Did you have a nice day? Any pics, maybe?
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Post by Cippenham » June 24th, 2014, 4:26 pm

cinephage on Jun 24 2014, 08:18:55 AM wrote:My backlog is quite small really : 10 to 12 movies I haven't seen...
However, that's because I mostly buy the pictures I want to see. I own 1747 dvds & BR I haven't seen yet.
And I keep adding to it...
that is really silly, having a backlog is one thing but paying for films you have not got time to see! :lol:
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Post by cinephage » June 24th, 2014, 4:41 pm

Cippenham on Jun 24 2014, 10:26:36 AM wrote:
cinephage on Jun 24 2014, 08:18:55 AM wrote:My backlog is quite small really : 10 to 12 movies I haven't seen...
However, that's because I mostly buy the pictures I want to see. I own 1747 dvds & BR I haven't seen yet.
And I keep adding to it...
that is really silly, having a backlog is one thing but paying for films you have not got time to see! :lol:
I think I'm mostly enjoying the "ownership" of these movies... I don't have the time to actually watch all of them (well, I do watch an average of 1 movie per day), but I spend a lot of time going through short sequences of movies I love or just hanging out in front of my shelves, having to choose between a seventies horror flick and a french comedy. I really appreciate that freedom.

I usually end up losing my hard disks, or they end up losing data after I catch a virus, or getting hard to read whenever I change computers (I'm really bad with machines). I'm an old-fashioned person, keener on solid objects than digital files (I also own many books, and still no kindle - each one carries fond memories).

I know dvds are not long-term investments, but I can still watch the dvds I bought 10 years ago without any problem. Whenever they become unreadable, I will replace them with Blurays...

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