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Vidine is our new video file management and catalog software that you can download from

Adding a list of video files

The first thing you obviously need to do when starting to use vidine is to tell the program where your video files are. You do this from the Add videos tab.

The top list in that Add videos window show the list of videos that will be added. You can add more videos to the list by dropping video files on this list window or you can click the File button to add one single video file or the Folder button to add every video in a folder and its subfolders.

When you have added a few of the videos you want for your collection the next step is to decide how large video thumbnails it should extract and how often it should extract them. The video thumbnails are stored in your video catalog while the actual video files are linked and left untouched. If you just want to get going quickly the default settings from the video index preference will be used.

The next optional step is to give your videos some default meta data. You can do this later as well if you want to but often you save time by adding whatever info you have at this point. You probably already have some kind of order of your video files. Add tags that all added videos will share, common actors, a shared description and so on.

Once you are happy, click Start to begin the indexing process. The program will take one video at a time, extract thumbnails and add the video to your catalog. As you will notice this is a quite fast process.

Here is a tutorial video that shows how to add videos and change index preferences.

Adding videos to a vidine video catalog

Adding companion images to your video catalog

You can also let the program add companion images at the same time as you add your videos.

Companion images are any image associated with a video, for a screen play it could be a DVD cover or a poster. But really, any image can be a companion image. Remember that you can use Vidine for any type of video file and the typical companion image will depend on the type of videos you have in your collection.

You view video companion images in the companion and cover image window. This window will show the images associated with the currently selected video.

You can decide if and how the program should add companion images from the companion images tab in preferences. The below settings are available for you.

Add Companion images, if checked the program will search for companion images to a video when it has finished indexing the video.

From folder named same as image, if this is checked it will start in the folder where the video is, check if there is a subfolder with the same name as the video file without the extension and add images for this folder. Useful if you have organized your videos so that you have lots of videos in one folder and then for each video has a folder named as the video that has images for that video.

Search subfolders for images, when this is checked the program will start looking for companion images in the same folder as the video but it will also dig down and look in all folders in that folder. If you check this box do take care so you don’t add lots and lots of images. It is easy to add images that really is not associated with the video.

Only add covers as images, this only add image files with name as cover, frontcover, backcover or… the cover name that you specify below.

Once you done your settings you can just add videos as usual and the program will add you companion images for you.

I created a short tutorial video to show just how you can change the settings to automatically add video companion images.

Adding videos to a vidine video catalog

Download vidine and test for yourself to create a video catalog with companion images