Software to catalog your CD library

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  1. Paul_Medenwaldt

    Paul_Medenwaldt Supporting Actor

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    I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for asking this question, so mods, check it out and move if needed to an appropriate discussion forum.

    I have a library of about 500 cds and have been looking for a software program to organize and keep track of them all. I purchased yesterday a program from http://www.collectorz.com/. I installed it and added about 50 cd's and the whole process was quite simple. Pop in the CD into the computer, scan the cd and it goes to the Internet and finds a match and then stores the info for you in a database.

    I also purchased their movie software, but have not installed it yet. Its a little bit more then I wanted to spend, but so far i'm pretty happy with the whole process.

    I was wondering what everyone else uses for keeping track of their CD library and if anyone else has this same software what their experience is with it.

    Paul
     
  2. Seth--L

    Seth--L Screenwriter

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    Having to insert each CD into your computer sounds like a pain. Can you just enter in the catalogue #?

    Anyway, I keep track of my CDs with an excel spreadsheet.
     
  3. Brian Perry

    Brian Perry Cinematographer

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    Here's another vote for Microsoft Excel.
     
  4. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    I use cd-tracker.com to track my English language CDs. Here's what it looks like.

    Otherwise, working on a Excel spreadsheet for my Chinese language CDs/SACDs.

    BTW, my cd-tracker list has not been updated.
     
  5. TheLongshot

    TheLongshot Producer

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  6. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

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    I was using collectorz, but I lost track of what I was storing where and just gave up.

    I may try cd-tracker. I've always wanted something I could e-mail people.
     
  7. Paul_Medenwaldt

    Paul_Medenwaldt Supporting Actor

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  9. JoeBalzak

    JoeBalzak Auditioning

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    I use OrangeCd Catalog for all of my music.

    Info can be had at www.firetongue.com.

    It uses CDDB tech. And also allows you to enter cover art.

    Been using it for about 2years.

    Very good customer service also. I lost my user key when I tried to install it on new laptop. I email company about two years after buying product with no info other than my name, and they were able to supply me with my user key.


    Joe
     
  10. Mark Romero

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    I have a slink-e and cdj and it is good enough for me. I can export to an Excel file or an Access file.
     
  11. JimChan

    JimChan Stunt Coordinator

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    I use Microsoft Access to do that, mainly because I could create tables and maintain a relationship between the CDs and the songs. (Call me crazy but I did at some stage type in all the songs as well, but not anymore.) But I agree Microsoft Excel is a much simpler choice.
     
  12. Sathyan

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    I use Access (and have typed in detailed info - artist, album, composer, genre, label, year, format, who its loaned to, path to the MP3 or APE version - on 400 recordings ) and export the queries to Excel so I can sync with my Palm so I don't rebuy albums
     

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