DeliciousExporter

DeliciousExporter
DeliciousExporter

The DVD collection is no longer on this site, so some of the links below are to half-broken archived versions in the Internet Archive.

I’ve finally made an update to my sorely out-of-date DVD collection page, now with additions for music (mostly there), books (a long way to go) and games (console’s there, but nothing for Mac games yet). I’ve used DeliciousExporter to export out of my collection thus far that’s been entered into Delicious Library, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous library app, if ever I saw one.

DeliciousExporter is a little rough around the edges, but that’s not a big deal, especially since it’s free, and the developer notes that it’s just a stopgap measure until Delicious implements their own web export (which has been announced, if not “officially”). It would be nice to be able to sort the categories differently (say, by title for movies and games, but by author/artist for books and CDs), and would also be nice to make the items clickable so someone could, say, buy them at Amazon using my associate ID.

There are inexplicable problems with the way it alphabetizes, seemingly inserting some random mixups here and there, and not accounting for titles starting with ‘A’ and ‘An’ (though it deals just fine with ‘The,’ ‘le,’ ‘les’ and ‘la’). Also the information that pops up when you roll over an item is fine when you roll over the items on the left half of the screen, but on the right, they start falling off the web page, as it were. If the positioning was flipped on the right so that the info box would stay over the shelving area, that would be solved. But at least it was able to export all of my items, which DeliciWeb had a problem doing. My only other complaint is that everything seems to be in a DVD or CD case, instead of the more varied and accurate sizes that are evident in Library itself— but that’s a minor quibble.

That said, it is a 0.1.1 release. Overall, it’s a nice little app. Not perfect, but at least I can put my collection on the web again.