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Giveaway of the day — WhereMyDVD

Easy-to-use, multi-functional software for CD/DVD disks management.
$14.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 178 66 comments

WhereMyDVD was available as a giveaway on March 30, 2008!

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Сomplete set of video conversion and editing tools.

WhereMyDVD is easy-to-use, multi-functional software for CD/DVD disks management. Working with the speed of modern SQL databases, our program doesn't require complicated installing and configuring database management system. There is no need to learn complicated command line procedures or to decipher multiple menu systems full of cryptic options.

System Requirements:

Windows All





File Size:

2.87 MB



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Downloaded and installed, and scanned 25 DVDs. Scanning was extremely fast, but when tried to view the disc content in any of the views of the Navigator, it showed only the information page for the very first disk, then reported an error which I can't recall, and resulted in showing an empty window. When Trying to open a database (base as the program calls it) it offers to open it from the Documents folder, where it is not. The database it built (did it?) is not in the program folder either. I don't know if it's worth looking for. When trying to find in windows explorer under XP, the file type 'DVDCommander base' is not listed. The title bar of the program includes a filename "base.cdb", which I did not find on any of my drives.
I decided to remove this program as it is not stable and does not tell me where the database file is. (Preferences won't tell).
I ditch the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Simon  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#46 - FW DiskCat is the Freeware Disk cataloguers category, take your pick.

The ones I remember doing well in alt.comp.freeware newsgroup polls are Cathy and Catfish, with Cathy being more recently updated.

The Movie organizers category is also similar, though programs listed there may not be capable of general disk/file organizing, though several can fetch details from IMDB or Amazon

Reply   |   Comment by The Leecher  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@ comment #29

This seems to be a Vista issue. Recently, some of my system icons have been failing to show in Windows' system notification tray. When that happens, I have to go in to the Control Panel to activate volume control or internet access. For volume control, it is easer to open the Realtek control panel through windows' Start Menu.

Recently, however, even the Start Menu method failed. Clicking on the Realtek icon in the Start Menu failed to start the application. Even bringing up my third party file manager, explorer2, and clicking on that icon failed to start it.

A similar situation developed when I downloaded Driver Magician from GOTD. A previous version had worked perfectly; but the recent version developed the icon issue mentioned above. You may wish to take further discussion to the GOTD forums.

@ printing out the data base

Both the home page and the softpedia entry for this application tell us that the programme is capable of exporting the database index to an html page for printing out.

@ the grammmar nazis

Lighten up! The English-speaking world has been employing the same practices ever since mass production became the mainspring of capitalist profit-making. The non English-speaking world has adopted the same habits. Learning the grammmar of another language is a time-consuming process. And if we are going to winge on about proper English usage, I vote for Chaucerian English, remnants of which are still spoken in Newfoundland, Canada; because I really can't stand the way the Americans have bastardized the Queen's English.

However, when a software developer can't even learn how to run a simple spell check (and there are plenty of free spell checkers out there) on his documentation ....

Reply   |   Comment by JoanRC  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Post 10 Braiden.
I think you are mixxed up.
You compare this to Starburn.
You say burn time is a bit slow.
It is not a copy program it is for catalouging.
Did you USE it or not.
How did you make it burn a disk.
Quote"Still… i congratulate WhereMyDVD on achieving the following things:

*a near idiot proof GUI
*using terrible grammar
*charging people for the above

I cant say that this program has a small footprint, at times around 100mb’s of my memory was taken by this program, and it is less than satisfying in burn times…"

Reply   |   Comment by Rod  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

in response to #38....great recommendation....love it.....but i wonder if you know of a good program for Music CD's as well

Reply   |   Comment by guru  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Well, the description does tell us it has SOMETHING to do with DVDs and databases and it won't force us to decipher "multiple menu systems full of cryptic options"... Ok... Right... Guess they forgot the part about not forcing their customers to decipher their cryptic description...

Come on GotD! You guys are smarter than this. Descriptions like this are a waste of time and they insult your users. Don't bother posting "descriptions" that don't actually TELL US WHAT THE PROGRAM DOES!

When I'm left wondering what a program does after I've read the description, I'm not inclined to want to install it on my computer...

Reply   |   Comment by Jolest  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

For a DVD collection program, there is no better one than DVD Collector from crunchymedia. It is free too.
Scans covers in, hooks up with imdb, etc.
Too much to write here, but it is awesome and leaves this one for dead.

Reply   |   Comment by Dale  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

superb at cataloging my usb drives and HDD's as well fast efficient and one can customize the media to be cataloged its a full on keeper in my book. 9.5/10 from me

Reply   |   Comment by StanP  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I've tried Cathy- IC hammers on the poor lass with more than a couple dozen DVD's- and records a lot more data about files, too.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The issues with uninstall started with # 7 and seems to have continued with several other users today. Now, not to complain but a few issues with past give aways including one system crash have made me a touch skeptical about some of these programs. Thankfully, I was here early enough to see the first comments and decided not to download this program.
Now, as to the uninstall issues, try Revo Uninstaller. It kills programs Ajax can't wash off. It can be downloaded at http://www.revouninstaller.com/ or at download.com. If all else fails try it in safe mode or do a system restore to a point your sure was prior to this install.
Just remember, if you don't need, want or have use of any give away, don't download it. Just because something is free for a day, doesn't make it worth downloading or good for that matter.

Reply   |   Comment by w2vet56  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

well as far as disk cat software I have tried many, one came with my USB CD storage tower by KDS, not bad but you can't use it to well stand alone, the one I do use is called DiskLib and is totally free from Lyra Software,

it allows nested groups, looks inside zip files and lists them as well, and did I mention it is free? it seems to run very quickly no matter what you put in it, has some thumb nail capabilities and various other things, all in all a very good piece of software, I have also tried the freeware cathy, not a very good program in my oppinion.
I will check out the others listed here and see if they beat disklib, but so far I have found no compition free or other wise, as for this programs with more downs than ups, not even going to try it

Reply   |   Comment by Thanos  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

There's no way to start this game in my download.
When I click on the only Icon it opens up a graphic program. What gives.
Not a graphic card problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Earl  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A nice idea, and I'm overdue for a newer tool of this type, but I definitely need to be able to copy text to a clipboard from the database. I'm saving data, not DVD movies. I'm hoping to see this product succeed with a new name and a few more features.

Reply   |   Comment by dk stoneman  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

"To: #29, 36, 45, & 51. I learned the "Safe Mode" trick a long time ago. You all forgot one VERY IMPORTANT STEP. EMPTY the RECYCLE BIN before you leave Safe Mode or you will just have the same problem there.


Reply   |   Comment by KILGOR  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Guys, close program BEFORE uninstall and no problems!

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The best program out there for movie collections, has got to be "All My Movies" which was my first download from gotd.
I ended up buying it due to a hard drive reformat, it was like $30.00, but it is worth every penny. It syncs with IMDB.com, which fills in all the actor, director, etc...even grabs a cover picture from amazon or dvdempire, which makes entering titles a piece of cake.

Reply   |   Comment by Mitch  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

When programs won`t uninstall it makes you wish you`d made a backup! Boot into safe mode by pressing F8 rapidly now remove stubborn dlls manually go to regedit and program will either be listed as its name or the maker.

Remove folder from Program files check application data as well run disk scan & defragg then boot into windows and everything should be OK a good registry cleaner will probably find other hidden things beloved of windows connected with program

For security make a prior backup should things go wrong to return to to have another try at slinging item

Other Remedies to above are Add Remove Plus, Brute uninstaller and Magic Utilities

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Cameron  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Gotta agree with #43 that without an option to print or anyway to export the data other than something called "DVD Commander Base" (how about a spreadsheet/txt/etc...), then it's use is severly limited.
I'm going to uninstall.

FYI: the freeware "Cathy" http://www.snapfiles.com/get/cathy.html
works well and FAST! .. read the user reviews :)

For those people grumbling about improper English, try translating to Chinese/Russian/etc all the while making sure your grammar and speeling is correct. See how well you do..

Reply   |   Comment by Ballpeen  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Well one can to the same with notepad, using the word search function. I saved the cardfile, files from W 3.1 and they work in XPsp2 and they only take up 132 KB of the HD.

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@Bob- Hi, I'm bob.

That's a nice catalog program- for movie DVD's.

Data on recordables though, I'll stick with InsideCAT 4. 38,000+ personal digital images, downloaded archives and movie clips, flight sims and maps, ebooks... less than 450 mb data for the entire collection, including thumbnails.


Thanks, all, for warning of the uninstall issues. I'll try it on a standalone formatable image-restored hdd.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

heh, www.insidecat.biz, 700 data cd's plus 522 data dvd's and climbing- no auto-insert catalog (dumb idea), thumbnails, reports, lists nested files and multimedia info... give it a try.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I used the shortcut you placed on your comment, however it does not take you to FWdiskcat. I did a search on Snapfiles for fwdiskcat, FW diskcat and come up with nothing under that name search.

Do you have the complete name of this software or the manafacture?

Reply   |   Comment by Randall Staggers  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


Yes you can use a spreadsheet to dot this. This is what we did not long ago (10 yrs). However you had to manually input the information and what ever other information you would want.
Now the catalog software does this for you just by putting the DVD in the drive.

AND YES, where is THOR? I never downloaded anything until I read the review from him/her. Except of course on weekend, then I would take the word of those that seem to know whet they are talking about.

And yes thanks to GAOTD for all the software that they bring to us for FREE. No not all of it is good. Some is down right junk, but don't blame GAOTD, it is up to us to decide if it is good software or not.

And many have already complained that they cannot uninstall the software. First you should not be installing any software. ALWAYS BACK UP BEFORE INSTALLING ANY SOFTWARE. Then when you run into an issue like this, you can just restore to the time prior to installing.

And maybe not all the software is written with clear English instruction. Have you ever read some of the instructions or other information on products produced in China?? You can understand it, but yes you would think that they would hire someone to translate it into English a little better. When I see that a company was not even willing to hire someone to clearly write any information in the language for the country they were marketing to, it is a first impression that is not good and then makes you start to wonder about the product itself. As we all know, first impressions are what will drive our thought about a product or a person although it should not be this way, this is how we as humans thinks.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

WOW!! For a company to offer software that would normally charge a price, even a small price, there sure is a lot of little girls whining about VERY stupid and self-serving crap.
There should be a lot more appreciation for what is being offered on this site. If you don't like what is being offered, come back tomorrow, or another day.
These programs are FREE!!! Stop your bitchin!

Reply   |   Comment by lokeilo  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I was leary about downloading/installing this from all the negative comments about uninstalling it. Well, I DID install it. That went smooth, but seemed to be a difference in the version number listed during install and after install. In going to the website to see which was the latest version, it had the program under a completely different name; no versions (or changes made per) listed. It WAS quick in doing an inventory of my hard drive, but that seemed pointless. In attempting to catalog some DVD's, I was disappointed there weren't more database categories, i.e., comedy, sci-fi, drama, western/actors/year produced, etc. In looking thru a large database of movies to watch, it'd be nice if I could simply limit the search to comedy or drama. Then came the ultimate disappointment...

Nowhere could I find a "print" option to print out the listing to put with my collection of movies. If anyone wants to browse the list, they have to get on my computer? Ain't gonna happen. With all the other 'criticisms'noted above, I DID give it a shot, but just can't live with a database I can't print. Sorry. Now I dread trying to uninstall. Thanks GAOTD; Thanks software provider -- I was hoping this would be a keeper.


Reply   |   Comment by John38111  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Some of you missed the point when people pointed out the lack of proper english. If they wont take the time to correctly translate their product into another language (english, spanish, german, whatever) then it shows a lack of responsiblity and business sense that would make me think twice about buying or even useing the product. It's not a point of them speaking perfect english, its a point of them showing a lack of caring and laziness to correctly present their product. So should i think that they did any differently in the actual making of the product itself?

Reply   |   Comment by kefin  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Is this the full version since it says you have to buy it to get it fully functional?

Reply   |   Comment by visitor  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#34 - You can't poke fun at someone's grammar unless you are going to get it correct as well. Your example should read "Like not TOO much it." :-)

Reply   |   Comment by BlkCrowe  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

One never trust anything that cant be uninstalled.... even if the price is good. $0

I would not bother with this one ....play it safe and take a pass

You can use 'HijackThis' to uninstall it if youve already gotten this one and installed it.

From their website: " It is possible to show a simple list of all dicsc in categor. "

I wonder how well it will place all your dicsc in the korrect categor.

Whats next ? "WhereMyCPU " ? or " WhereMyDicsc" ?

How about "WheremyKarKeys" ?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Huntz  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I had a sneaking suspicion that this may nave been a "leech" of some popular freeware, but I guess it's fairly unique - quite pretty for a cataloguer, but that's about the only thing to distinguish it in a field of many - can't be bothered looking at non-free.

Reply   |   Comment by The Leecher  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


I installed it, then decided I didn't want it. I ran the uninstall program in C:\Program Files\WhereMyDvd\ and it said it uninstalled but there were files it couldn't remove that would have to be removed manually. The WhereMyDvd.exe file and a .dll file cannot be removed (in use). Rebooting didn't help - it even kept an icon in the notification area. I had to reboot and select F8 to get the menu to run in "Save Mode". I was then able to delete those two files and finally be rid of it!

Next time I will pay more attention to the ratings and comments before downloading a GAOTD program.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave P  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks GAOTD but I think I will pass today.

Reply   |   Comment by Money Ideas  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

WhereMyDvd should say WhereIsMyDVD
(Program this good is. or Like not to much it.)
Superb grammar!

Reply   |   Comment by jacck  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I haven't tried this WhereMyDVD as I have used for years a really good CD/DVD searcher called Offline CD Browser. I have right now 240 CD/DVDs cataloged in this program and have used it through several computer replacements and it is truly a good piece of software that can be found at http://www.anderssoftware.com/ocdb/index.html. It is no longer being updated (since 2002)and I have it on XP, but apparently it doesn't like Vista for some reason. I can find a file using this program on any of my cataloged CDs/DVDs very quickly. Oh and it is free. I am always amazed as I haven't seen OCDB mentioned in any freeware lists, yet I use it practically every day.

Sorry if this is the wrong place to put this message but I just wanted to share this.

Reply   |   Comment by Marlene O  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


The uninstall concerns described here are appreciated. Thanks GAOTD, but I'll wait and see what tomorrow brings.

Maybe we'll get something like LikeNotVirus or HowInstallWorkingYes.

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

So many DVD programs and yet the same problem. Instructions and help files are not very good. Well not in English I mean. Keep the words simple and to the point. Have one that knows edit what you publish.

This program is alright for some uses. I will not download it to use.

Reply   |   Comment by ken kelly  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I take my hat off to anyone who has the guts to publish anything in a foreign tongue, and thumbs up to everyone who took a stand on this. Just because they don't speak perfect English it doesn't automatically disqualify them from the human race.

Hardware issues prevented me from testing WhereMyDVD with CDs and DVDs, but I tested it on my hard drive.

Finding stuff on my PC has been a nightmare since that lovely mess Winblow$ made of my filing system when crashing the previous hard drive, so I'm always eager to try out software that might help. So far I haven't found one that does absolutely everything I want, but each has its speciality area that comes in handy from time to time.

After doing several tests and direct comparisons with similar software, I've decided to add WhereMyDVD to my collection too. Here are the areas where it is equal to or better than other utilities I've evaluated:

Scanned about 2.5 million files in under 45 minutes - not too shabby! (Google Desktop took days to complete indexing of the same disk, and then I still couldn't find what I was looking for.)

Does not hog system resources while indexing - hardly any cpu activity, so I could continue rendering in Poser while waiting for disk indexing to be completed.

Although searching does require more resources, it did not slow down my graphics applications either. This feature may not be equally important to everyone, but if you've ever tried multi-tasking while waiting for large renders to complete, you'll know what I'm talking about.

Search times compare very well with similar utilities and this one has a nicer look and feel.

Can sort by file name, size or path, and export the results.

Clean and neat interface.

Thanks for yet another nice one.


Reply   |   Comment by FreeESpirits  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I installed Wheremydvd on vista Home Pro with no problem. I neglected to add a shortcut to the desktop and found I could not start the program from the start menue so I though I would reinstall. I went to uninstall to reinstall and permission denied I did not have the proper authority. I have tried to change the file program folders authority and was unable to. There seems to be no way to uninstall this program. There was no antivirus warning with scan or installation but I feel that the programer has not the right to refuse my right to uninstall or delete his program. Any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by ycusewn  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

how come there isnt anymore 15min review? been quite awhile now. :S

Reply   |   Comment by flyingbanana  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#24, #25 and others since when is the internet and computer useage only for english speaking americans? Sorry but we are not even half of the computer users in the world. How can we think they are the ones being silly and stupid when they are writing the programs we buy? Unless you can possibly do a better job and with complete english grammar, please do not use the comments to bash someone for attempting to speak your language while trying to offer you a decent working product. The inane comments about grammar do nothing to tell us if the product itself is good and only shows a lack of manners on your part.

Reply   |   Comment by makingmagic  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wouldn't it be eaiser to just list your CD's & DVD's in Spreadsheet? Keeps mine nicely organized by genre and alphabetical!

Reply   |   Comment by PMcOuntry  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

WheremyDVD? Me not know, but i go and look.

Does title represents the standard of the software?

Reply   |   Comment by ari  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

WhereMyDvd, I am glad giveaway of the day supports titles that use proper english

Reply   |   Comment by Me  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#13 The developer is not Spanish. I can read Spanish. Cestina is a Czech language.

Reply   |   Comment by jmv  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Further comment - got it sussed now, and it is indeed VERY fast.
Far far FAR faster than any other dvd/cd catalogue prog.
Way faster than either Scan My Discs or Where is it.
BUT - does it doesn't seem to do thumbnails - that's seems to be the reason for it's speed.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To comment #19, All the software given away via this project are full versions. If you'd just follow the simple installation instructions found in the read me you'd find that the program WAS a full version.

Reply   |   Comment by Die Troubadour  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded and installed ok on Vista..scanned the hard drive very quickly and gave a comprehensive review of every file and folder and users.. if you uncheck only removable media it scans the hard disk very quickly..i like the cd eject icon in the taskbar which works quite well for both trays..it would be easy to rubbish the program but it's well worthy of a little investigating..i think they are on the right road to a winner with this program...and im sure suggestions from users on this board can only help the programmers develop this further..so it's more than just a CD/DVD program..as it took less than a minute to scan 500Gb disk and after removing some old files re scanned in less than a minute minus deleted files..so good luck to the developers

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

What use is it when it isn't the "full" version ?
Some giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I shan´t be downloading it as I can´t work out what the thing is meant to do from the description shown here. Haven´t got it so far so I am sure I will be able to manage without it whatever it does.

Reply   |   Comment by Malvie  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I bought a product called "Disc Stakka" from Imation about 18 months ago. It does what this program does, in recognising discs as they are inserted in the drive (very clever and saves drudgery of cataloging), but also stores the cd/dvd in a rotating carousel. I find the database useful, but it has a habit of getting "confused" - probably due to the rubbish carousel.

If I didn't have the "Stakka", I would give this software a go. I'm very untidy, but if you are a logical and neat person - or someone who would like to be - I think this software will appeal and will become useful.

For me, it would be used for cds, but my son likes to keep a list (that has grown to some size over the years) of dvds we have on his web site, so that other family members can see what they can borrow when they visit.

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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