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Aug 5, 2003, 02:04 PM
 
OK, here's the deal. I got about 400 CDs of various kinds(audio, divx, vcd, apps and such) and it is getting impossible to keep track on what I got and what not.

So I was wondering if you guys know about any good app to keep track of all these CDs.

thanks

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Aug 5, 2003, 02:16 PM
 
I was recently looking for something like this for my CD/DVD collection, but was met with limited success.

An interesting suggestion was to run PHP on my iBook and use a pre-written database to store the information. I looked into this, but never really followed through with it.


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Aug 5, 2003, 03:10 PM
 
I think that Locator can actually do this. It's one of the little-known features of the app.

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Aug 5, 2003, 10:33 PM
 
If you have PHP/mySQL installed, give OpenDB a try. It will organize all kinds of media including DivX, DVD, CD, or whatever else you want to add. The software will look for information on Amazon.com, CDDB, IMDB.com, etc. and add the appropriate info for the piece of media that you are adding, such as actor, director, and an image of the case cover. The software is really neat because it supports multiple users (although it's perfectly good as a single user database). You can check out your CDs to your friends and keep track of them in the database. Users can also add ratings. Anyway, it's a neat piece of software for free, and if you have a system with PHP and MySQL, it takes about five minutes to set up. There's a demo of the system available at the above link.

P.S. If you don't have PHP or MySQL installed, check out Server Logistics. They provide installer packages for Apache 2, MySQL, and PHP along with other fun software. Or, Marc Liyanage has some equally easy packages.
     
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Aug 5, 2003, 11:00 PM
 
I really like CDFinder. I've used it since the old OS9 days, but it's pretty nice, is affordable shareware, and has a really good OSX version.
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Aug 6, 2003, 11:50 AM
 
I have been using ReaderwareVW to catalog my DVD collectin for quite a while now. It is very simple and easy to use. You connect o Amazon.com or Towerrecords.com to find the item, then drag the URL to the icon in the Readerware window and it is automatically updated. Do a search for it on Versiontracker. It has different modules for DVD's, CD's and Books. Or go to the site, Readerware.com.
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Aug 7, 2003, 05:02 PM
 
Originally posted by Guaranine:
If you have PHP/mySQL installed, give OpenDB a try. It will organize all kinds of media including DivX, DVD, CD, or whatever else you want to add. The software will look for information on Amazon.com, CDDB, IMDB.com, etc. and add the appropriate info for the piece of media that you are adding, such as actor, director, and an image of the case cover. The software is really neat because it supports multiple users (although it's perfectly good as a single user database). You can check out your CDs to your friends and keep track of them in the database. Users can also add ratings. Anyway, it's a neat piece of software for free, and if you have a system with PHP and MySQL, it takes about five minutes to set up. There's a demo of the system available at the above link.

P.S. If you don't have PHP or MySQL installed, check out Server Logistics. They provide installer packages for Apache 2, MySQL, and PHP along with other fun software. Or, Marc Liyanage has some equally easy packages.
that sounds great, but if it's web based, how do you add cd's to the database.. not manually i hope
     
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Aug 7, 2003, 05:32 PM
 
i think barcode readers are underused -- couldn't there be some type of program that creates/prints barcode labels to stick on CDs, which could then be scanned for a complete file list/description? this seems like it would work pretty well, and it could possibly even read UPC labels and download info automatically (for music CDs/DVDs)
     
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Aug 7, 2003, 05:35 PM
 
Originally posted by MaxPower2k3:
i think barcode readers are underused -- couldn't there be some type of program that creates/prints barcode labels to stick on CDs, which could then be scanned for a complete file list/description? this seems like it would work pretty well, and it could possibly even read UPC labels and download info automatically (for music CDs/DVDs)
great idea! i would definitly spend a few bucks to get that setup..
     
   
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