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Lehewzher
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Registered: October 27, 2006
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How does everyone organize their collections?  Mine is simply done alphabetical.  I keep the movies for our kids separate and also in ABC order.  My hubby wants them broken even further out - ABC order by genre...

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RossRoy
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Mine a placed alphabetically on the shelf. I keep the TV series separate from the movies, same for anime.

I tried doing it alpha within genre but in my case it dodn't work. What I saw as an action movie would be sci-fi to my sister and drama to my parents, so everybody had to look way too long to find something. And that not counting when placing it back..

So what I do is they are alpha, and I have a color coded binder with a list of movies.

You want action? Look for the red titles. You want scifi? Look for the purple ones, etc.
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I also do mine alphabetically and keep movies and TV Series seperate. As RossRoy said... Everyone has their own opinion what genre a movie would be so that... in my opinion... would cause to much trouble when there is more then 1 person looking for movies in the collection.
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Juoquim
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Same here: Alpha on shelf and in DVDP with Movies & TV Shows separate.
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I_Love_Sara
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I also have alphabetical with TV shows and movies seperate, TV Shows first the movies.

Once in a while if i get bored i organize them some new way like genre.  One time i went crazy and organized them by actor, director, then genre's and they were all in choronogical order lol.  It Took like 3 hours. 
ya_shin
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I used to keep them alphabetical. Then I moved to China for a year and then back (to Taiwan), since then they are just "somewhere".

I plan to reorder by collection number, as that will save me to shift them on the shelves every once in a while.
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RossRoy
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Quoting ya_shin:
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I plan to reorder by collection number, as that will save me to shift them on the shelves every once in a while.


That's something I've been considering.. But since I'm the only one actually checking DVD Profiler when choosing a movie, it wouldn't work. That, and I'd have to add the coll.nb to the spine of each DVD*.

* I know there's no law forcing me to, but I'm like that, if I'm placing something in a certain order, there has to be a visual clue (the coll.nb on the spine) to enforce it.
VibroCount
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I ran out of room in my library (where everything is alphabetical and I do not separate TV from film or any other separation -- just pure alpha order), so I've pulled all the silent-era stuff out (everything up through a trifle after 1929) and placed them in the top drawer of one of the two Can-Am CD sets I have in the living room. I think I'm the only one who watches the silents, and it makes the others easier to find. (And I do not sort the silents by name, but by Production Year.)

So now I have room both places for oh, 50+ more DVDs. I ought to completely run out of space prior to the end of the year.
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Voltaire53
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All alphabetically apart from Music which I put at the end. The only exceptions are sequels etc which get grouped next to the first one in release order even if the films are not neatly named 1,2,3 etc (eg. Bond is all together)

Shelving wise I just got my part 2 of 2 of my shelving project finished and now have space for about 1500 DVDs with a collection of about 1000 so all is OK for now
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bob9000
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I use several categories, each alphabetised:

From left to right:

Music (including DVD-Audio)
Opera (alpabetised by composer)
TV Series
General Movies (with the standard sequel exceptions and Woody Allen & Kevin Smith also each have their own sub-section here organised by release date....don't ask me why  )
Classic Films (pre-1970)
Foreign Language Films
Disney
Disney Pixar (by release date)
General Animation

I also have aproximately 100 DVDs that I have moved to binders...they are all drawn from the General Movies and Animation categories (although the latter are all Anime titles).

Music, Opera and TV series are kept on two small sets of shelves and the bulk of the rest is kept in a large three column media shelving unit with a small spill-over onto another set of shelves where I also keep the binders.

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ya_shin
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I plan to reorder by collection number, as that will save me to shift them on the shelves every once in a while.

Well, going back to alpha or change to numerical, whatever it will be, I will be keeping Box Sets together as well as the TV stuff and the Criterions. Maybe I will also arrange some groups of Director collections (Cronenberg, Craven, Romero, Tranationo, Rogdriguez, etc.,whoever I have a bunch of).
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bobbswaller
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Registered: June 28, 2005
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Alpha with a few exceptions, (All Kevin Smith DVDs Under K, All Shakespeare Plays under S, And All Music Concerts and Music Documentaries at the end of the Alphabet,<Though then I alphabetize them there.
Also In Profiler I list the TV DVDs as being on a T.V. rack even though they are just in the regular alphabet.
Also DVDs ;like Babylon 5 and Doctor Who I arrange in the in their Area by date of show/film.

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WetRon
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mine are JBOD
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Najemikon
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Quoting WetRon:
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mine are JBOD


Surely not mirrored? That takes double dipping way too far!

I organise mine roughly by genre, seperating TV. The exceptions are studio collections; I split Criterions, or MGMs Ultimate Editions for instance. There's a problem though, because I'm swapping my standard Terminator for the Ultimate Edition, which forces me to move it away from T2 and 3 on the sci-fi shelf... argh! No-one knows how hard life can be for the average DVD collector... 
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Draxen
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I tend to change my sorting order from time to time... but for the time being, I have the following DVDs in separate sheves:

- Aki Kaurismäki and other Finnish language DVDs
- TV-series and movies
- Some directors' stored separately: Hitchcock, Scorsese, Almodovar, Coen Brothers, Tim Burton, Kubrick, Billy Wilder + The Marx Brothers

Everything else in alphabetical order.
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dragonmastere
Registered: May 15, 2005
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mine are in alpahbetical order and all mixed (movies and Tv series) at the moment.

but I record them in DVD Profiler and also Excell and since i work in a video shop i have a copy of the shop's program and I record them on that as well.
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