How do you other JAV hoarders sort and store your videos?

TGWM

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What is THD video? If you have to settle for a lower highest quality at 5GB per movie what would THD be?
My bad I meant FHD, basically 1080p. That's usually 5GB without watermarks. Occasionally there are some movies with only a few torrents of poor quality since they are old like from 2012 which can only be found with the yellow chinese watermark or are 480p.
 
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blueredder

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I currently save my collection across 25 external HDDs. All of my HDDs all range from 5TB to 8TB. It's all organized in alphabetical order based on actress name. I have roughly 36TB reserved for the girls I would consider my favorites. It changes every few months but currently, there is 125 girls in said externals. I have an excel workbook to track all my movies with the movie ID, title name in Japanese and English all translated by myself since most English titles are just dumped into Google Translate which is inaccurate, file size of a movie which can range from less than 1GB to 36GB, a queue list of torrents (~2000 torrents), and a dashboard to say which HDD has said movie.

At this point, I have roughly 140TB which is about 12.5K movies. I only download THD quality movies and if that's not available, the highest quality available which is usually 5GB per movie.
...are you amassing a complete archive of all the JAV ever produced and is thus being produced?
 
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TGWM

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...are you amassing a complete archive of all the JAV ever produced and is thus being produced?
Yeah as best I can. I'd like to keep everything FHD but that's not always possible. I'll try to pick up all the major producers since there's links for those everywhere. The less popular or dead studios like knights visual, milky cat, team zero, kawaii etc can be more troublesome so I may not be able to get everything.
 
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Dabone

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Questions: Is there a simple(er) method to find all films for a particular actress? Or alternatively is there a way to find the cast by JAV ID but do so in bulk and load the data into notepad/Excel?
 

TGWM

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Questions: Is there a simple(er) method to find all films for a particular actress? Or alternatively is there a way to find the cast by JAV ID but do so in bulk and load the data into notepad/Excel?
There's probably a web scraper out there to do that but issue of that method is not all databases out there list the cast members. JAV loves the concept of claiming the movies have amateurs when you can see there are stars in the scenes. There have been a plethora of times where I have to go through clips to figure out who is in a title because sites like JavLibrary, minnano-av, asianscreens etc don't list everyone. Maybe someone else knows but I just don't think there's a foolproof solution to your question this point in time.
 
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ding73ding

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Guys there's a semi-official database for just this question. http://sougouwiki.com/
It's pure Japanese so a little hard to use for your civilians. But you don't have to know any Japanese to use it. Enter a video code in the search box and hit the button to the right, you get a few links back in the search results. Typical there are some (or just 1) actress pages and 1 or more video pages. Ignore the actress pages, find the video page and nav to it. A page may have up to 200 or even more vids on one page (yeah it's very old fashion web design), e.g. HUNTA-201~400. Do a "find in page" with your vid code and you will see the cover and some info, most useful being (almost) all actress names in the vid, including all the names missing from DMM.

Now it's not 100% foolproof. Some rather minor or new video series may not be covered, and some (SOD mostly) video series, it seems, hire real amateurs who really don't have a JAV name. But I bet it will satisfy 95+% of you "who's in that vid" questions.

Of course you can search by actress name and get all her vids (more comprehensive than almost any other website). But sometimes you get (newbie?) idol who doesn't have her own page on Sougouwiki yet. You can still find her from video id.

I actually wrote a semi-auto program to bulk-parse Sougouwiki table (with the 200 vids) and bulk-insert the actress name to my JAV database.
 

JAVprisoner

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I've been using JAVmovieScraper to scrape video metadata and then using emby to keep videos sorted by categories and favorites. I've also used "collections" to sort my favorite actresses. Looking into a different scraper but these 2 have been working for me really nicely.
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Hi, can you explain what do you mean by sorted by categories in Emby? I would also very interested to know how you create collections by actresses, do you do that manually or there is a plugin/script that can automate this collections creation process?

Thanks so much for sharing.
 

elfineer

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Damn you are going deep. I am only keeping actresses I enjoy watching. I am rocking 20TB collection currently no including VR titles.
 

elfineer

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Wow. Is that protected data ? Or like ten 10TB drives strung together? My 20TB is protected. I don't my collection going up in a flame of smoke lol.
 

r00g

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I am approaching 100 TB
Haha - username checks out. I have ~30TB here on a Snapraid + MergerFS box running ubuntu. I made a choice 4 years ago to pare things down, otherwise I was headed into your territory. It's just too easy to download and hoard nowadays.
 
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hairy_bush

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I'm old school and like to manually input and manually control things so I use PVD (it's been mentioned here before)

some useful things:
sort by studio
sort by actress
sort by genre
control what fields you want to show
direct play
web search function for sougouwiki to find covers
 
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JAVprisoner

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I'm old school and like to manually input and manually control things so I use PVD (it's been mentioned here before)

some useful things:
sort by studio
sort by actress
sort by genre
control what fields you want to show
direct play
web search function for sougouwiki to find covers

For those of us who have over 20k movies in the library, the manual method simply isn't feasible anymore. According to the Emby developers on their official forum, the upcoming release of Emby would add support for filtering by "tags", which, would provide the function to sort the movies by studio, actress, genre, and other tags defined in the NFO file, really looking forward to the next new release of Emby.
 

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granca

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For those of us who have over 20k movies in the library, the manual method simply isn't feasible anymore. According to the Emby developers on their official forum, the upcoming release of Emby would add support for filtering by "tags", which, would provide the function to sort the movies by studio, actress, genre, and other tags defined in the NFO file, really looking forward to the next new release of Emby.
Using Javinizer you can do that automagically.