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May 25th, 2001

CD Databases

For the past several years I’ve been cataloging my music in a program called CDStore98. Unfortuantely, John Lullie is no longer updating this program.

So now I’m on the search for a new CD database program that fits my needs as well, or better. I liked the layout of CDStore98 versus a lot of other programs I’ve seen. Most of the programs I’ve tried are fine for smaller collections, but when you have more than a few hundred entries, it stops becoming practical. Plus, when (if) I make the switch, I’d like to be able to import my information since it’s taken me over four years to get to 2000 entries. CDDB connectivity would be good as would a flexible HTML export function.

Does anyone have any apps of this type that they’re particularly fond of? -ram

Posted in Technology

FROM: Robert
DATE: Friday May 25, 2001 -- 8:35:48AM
Uh...I just use Excel. Viva low tech!

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Friday May 25, 2001 -- 11:54:21AM
I would, Robert, but I really like the way a custom-designed CD database program like CDStore98 works. I provide a pretty deep level of information in the database (beyond song titles, album titles, and artists I have producers, labels, release years, track lengths, etc.).

Plus I don't like Excel. : )

FROM: Robert
DATE: Friday May 25, 2001 -- 12:01:31PM
I've had to back off from too-complex programs in the past because they prey on my anal-retentiveness. Someone suggested that I migrate my Excel file into Access, but I have avoided that because either I don't care enough to do it, I don't know how, or I'm too friggin' lazy to learn. However, now that you have sparked my interest (again) I think I'll look into taking a step up from Microsoftserve.

DATE: Friday May 25, 2001 -- 12:03:12PM
Have you tried a db app, like Access? I love building my own stuff with it, fully customized and pretty. Never have to depend on someone else for a feature. Also, you can put a web front-end on it if'n ya like.

FROM: Tom Jurek
DATE: Wednesday December 25, 2002 -- 10:52:22 pm
I'm looking for a good way to catalog my cds. Does anyone have a template for the database in Microsoft works? I'm also open to a specific cd database program.

I have 2 Sony cx-335 300 disk cd changers and 1 cx-455 400 disk chaner that I'd like to control with an (old) Packard Bell Legend 100 computer.

I know about Wintrax Nirvis and Greywolf. Are there any other similar programs?

Are there any "sequencer" hardware manufacturers? I'd just like to have them go 1-2-3. How can I accomplish that?

Tom Jurek

DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 3:22:32 pm

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