CDprofiler?

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  1. Brent_H

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    I was just wondering if anyone out there knew of some software like dvdprofiler that is designed for cataloging CDs??

    ~Brent
     
  2. Joe Cole

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    thanks Joe...I will check it out!
     
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    I have trial versions of Music Collector and OrangeCD. Music Collector has a nicer "explorer"-style view for browsing what you've got, but OrangeCD has a nicer display of the CD, as well as better HTML output. Anybody have any other info or suggestions?
     
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    Greg,
    Thanks for being helpful...
    It's just that you posted a bunch of links that:
    a) say you use Music Collector (without discussing it much); and
    b) post a bunch of links which are all just circular references to post which have a) and b)
    [​IMG]
    Was hoping somebody else had some more experience comparing the two I mentioned, and if they had any nits about either.
    thanks, though.As you mentioned in another of your posts, you do seem to really be the only one who answers this question when it comes up.
    Jeff
     
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    Jeff,
    I haven't tried OrangeCD (I'll have to take a look) but Music Collector is one of the few pieces of shareware I've ever paid for. It's great and, to me, the interface is very intuitive. I tried many other catalog programs and MuC was the best. There are probably more products out there now that I haven't looked at.
    Actually, the more I use Music Collector, the more I wish they'd add functionality to make it more robust.
    For example, the big requests are:
    • The ability to save filter settings, export settings, etc. so I don't have to retype them every time.
    • CD-Text is a big one since all of the live CDs I burn from SHN have CD-Text. If MuC recognized it, it would save some typing since those discs are rarely found in the CDDB.
    • Better reporting -- like you said, MuC HTML exporting is not very robust.
    • Better searching feature. This really needs to be expanded to make it easier to search through all fields for an album.
    The creators of MuC seem to be working on all this although we haven't heard much from them lately on the forums at collectorz.com.
    P.S. How is DVD Profiler now? When I tried it a year or two ago, it was horrible. The interface sucked; it looked like it was written by someone who had known VB for 2 weeks or less. I don't use Collectorz's Movie Collector right now because I'm not as anal about my DVD collection as I am about my CDs.
     
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    And wouldn't you know it, Collectorz.com released v5.0 of MuC today!
     
  9. JeffMuller

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    OOOH! I'll have to go check it out. Thanks for the heads up!

    DVDP 2.0's interface isn't much different from the original, but a little more user friendly. I still like it though. And the on-line profile is a big plus too.
     
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    Bingo! HTML export is much better (by default... I also believe it now has a lot of customizability, too). Looks like the price went up tho. $40 bucks, now.
     
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    i just downloaded the trial version for music collector.

    scanned and uploaded about 20 cd's in just 5 minutes!

    looks like a winner - i may actually keep this.

    but i do have a question.

    it appears there is no way to export to an excel type spreadsheet?
     
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    Well, you can export to a text file, and then import into excel.
     
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    thx jeff. i didn't realize it would allow me to export a .csv file. that worked perfectly. [​IMG]
     

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