First, thank you for checking out Collect'em, a simple web-based
movie library application. I decided to create it when my wife and
I had family come visit and we had a hard time deciding on a movie
to watch because our movies are stored in a closet (they've been
deemed aesthetically displeasing) and only one person can fit in
there at a time. So I wanted something that would allow me to
display our library on a tablet, phone or whatever device happened
to be nearby. This application is the result of that need.
- A web server (either on a dedicated server or running on a
personal computer via Apache, IIS, etc.)
- Knowledge of granting the web server write permissions to a
directory and its files (see instructions below).
- A movie library that you would like to browse from a web
Note: Collect'em supports both MySQL and SQLite
(for those who don't want to devote resources to a full-fledged
database). Steps 3 and 4 deal with the database setup, so you only
have to follow the steps for the one you are planning on using.
- Download the directory and place it where you want it in your
web server's directory.
- Grant your web server write permissions to the assets/json
directory and all files in it (for configuration)
- Grant your web server write permissions to the assets/db
directory and all files in it (it needs directory access for
temporary file creation/writing).
- Download the SQL script.
- Create a database (or use an existing one) with a user who has
SELECT, UPDATE, and DELETE access. I recommend granting the user
access to Views, too, just in case that's used in a future
- Run the assets/sql/MySQL.sql script against that database (it
should create a table called COLLECTION).
- Obtain an API from The Movie Database
Note: If you intend to use the application
regularly, please obtain your own key so the maximum request/day is
never hit. The key is free.
- Browse to the application in a web browser (should display
- Either go to the settings page (the gear in the top-right of
the screen) or click on "Search" or "View Library" (because if no
configuration file is found, you are redirected to the
- Fill in all information, test the database connection, and save
- You are ready to use Collect'em.
Released under the GPLv3 license.