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palebluedot 12-04-01 11:05 AM

Anyone know a good CD tracking site...
 
...other than www.cd-tracker.com ? I am looking for something more along the lines of www.DVDAficionado.com where you just do a simple search and add it to your list. Rather than just typing in everything...I'm a lazy SOB.

Thanks!

RoQuEr 12-07-01 02:56 AM

you would rather redo 458 tracks than just keep working with CD tracker?

palebluedot 12-07-01 09:35 AM


Originally posted by RoQuEr
you would rather redo 458 tracks than just keep working with CD tracker?
Wanted one with the album art and stuff...

Meatpants 12-07-01 11:49 AM

http://www.softwarenow.com/Informati...tion_Managers/

Let us all know if you try any of these :)

KevinSmithIsGod 01-19-02 10:55 AM

Cd Trackers?
 
Anyone here know of any good CD trackers??

Thank you..

palebluedot 01-19-02 01:08 PM


Originally posted by benedict
Don't know if there are any good options there but <b>Meatpants</b> posted this link last month: http://www.softwarenow.com/Informati...tion_Managers/


And <b>palebluedot</b> mentioned www.cd-tracker.com/

Yeah Meatpants posted these programs when I asked this question a while ago, they are great programs however none of them are and online source like cd-tracker.

CD-tracker is a good online tracker but no cover art and you have to enter everything by hand. (I'm a lazy SOB)

larryw 01-19-02 01:28 PM

I found this one a couple weeks ago when I was looking for the same thing.

It's ok, not great. The main thing it has going for it is the use of CDDB for titles and track listings - other things like cover art need to be entered manually. Personally I don't care for the Explorer-like interface.

I think I heard that the folks at DVD Profiler are working on something like this (if you go to cdprofiler.com it takes you to the DVD Profiler page). Hopefully they'll come out with something soon.

KevinSmithIsGod 01-19-02 02:58 PM

Thank you for all your help...

I think I may go with Larry's because its an online source CD tracker and it looks like you can also do things offline with it...
My only gripe is that you have to find all the album covers yourself and with as many CDs as I have, that would be almost impossible.

If anyone else knows of any great trackers, please let me know..

Thanx

Wormwood 01-19-02 11:07 PM

http://www.collectorz.com/music/

Well worth it IMHO.

ModoReese 01-21-02 01:26 PM

Just to be a pain.... Does anyone know of any good CD tracker software for a Mac?

Michelle

Justin00787 03-22-02 11:46 PM

Does anybody kniw of a CD tracker?
 
Like dvdprofiler and dvdaficianado but for CDs. Are there any?

Ergyu 03-23-02 02:27 AM

Hehe, CDtracker.com

It's basic, but it works.

benedict 03-23-02 04:38 AM

Welcome to the forum <b>Justin00787</b>.

There are some questions that come up again and again hereabouts and you may find a quick search will shortcut the process of obtaining a useful reply.

The last time this one came up, a couple of month ago, people mentioned<ul><li><A HREF="http://www.softwarenow.com/Information_Management/Video_and_Music_Collection_Managers/" target="_blank">Software options</a><li><A HREF="http://www.collectorz.com/music/ " target="_blank">Collectorz.com</a><li><A HREF="http://www.firetongue.com/" target="_blank">Firetongue.com/</a></li></ul>If anyone reading this has anything new to add<i> - perhaps an online service other than the already mentioned CDtracker.com -</i> would they please bounce the <A HREF="http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=175928" target="_blank">last thread</a> so we can keep the information in one place.


Benedict

Ergyu 03-27-02 06:12 PM

Music catalog software
 
I've been looking for a decent system to organize and catalog my music collection. I use CD tracker right now, but I would prefer something local (IE on my machine.) I have tried Catraxx, OrangeCD, CD trustee, and a variety of others.

The problem is that I am always either stuck between having too many options and not having enough. OrangeCD has been the best, but the shareware license expired long ago and I just can't decide if I want to pay for it yet. Catraxx is great but it won't let me organize them the way I want and is just chock full of so many options I will never use that it just gets in the way.

*What I am looking for is a prog. that has:

*Ability to print or export reports.

*Front and back covers.

*Tracklist with times.

*Production, engineering, etc. credits area.

*CDDB support

*The ability to organize by band, release, or title.

The big thing that I haven't seen yet, that I would really like, is the ability to search for albums without putting in the disc (a la DVD profiler.) I don't see why programs don't have this, they could use the CDDB database for it. If there is one, please let me know! Thanks.

Can anyone help me?!

DVDealer 04-09-02 06:57 PM

Re: Music catalog software
 

Originally posted by Ergyu

The big thing that I haven't seen yet, that I would really like, is the ability to search for albums without putting in the disc (a la DVD profiler.) I don't see why programs don't have this, they could use the CDDB database for it. If there is one, please let me know! Thanks.

This is likely due to the legal restrictions GraceNote places on those services/programs that connect to CDDB. Licensees are only permitted to have titles retrieved from the table of contents information on the CD itself, and there is no search engine they provide to retrieve this from other means. This is supposed to be a way to protect Gracenote from having someone write a web-based script that can basically grab all of their CD database content and start up a separate service with the same content (since they claim they own all of the CD information content, even if a lot of it has been entered into FreeDB by people thinking they weren't putting it into a private company's ownership).

I find this frustrating, because I'd like to have a cataloguing software package that not only lets me catalog my CD's, but also my older record albums, my MP3 collection, and perhaps even DVDs as well. For record albums it would be nice to be able to just read in a barcode and have it download a tracklist. However, any service that uses CDDB are contractually locked into only allowing CDDB's service to be used for retrieving album info and only through the CD insertion method, which basically makes it almost impossible for anyone to provide a nice package that will allow cataloguing of a number of different media (perhaps cassettes or tapes as well), so that one can track where one's collection overlaps another in terms of song titles, etc.

It would be nice to be able to export this into a Palm app so that one could go into a store and know what one has on CD, their record collection, etc. so as to know what one should look to buy if they are looking to transition their record collection to CD's for example.

If anyone knows of a package that puts these pieces together, let me know.

Thanks.

Eternia 04-09-02 10:48 PM

Re: Music catalog software
 

Originally posted by Ergyu
*What I am looking for is a prog. that has:

*Ability to print or export reports.

*Front and back covers.

*Tracklist with times.

*Production, engineering, etc. credits area.

*CDDB support

*The ability to organize by band, release, or title.

I use Microsoft Access to database my music collection, dvd & vhs collection, and all the episodes of every tv show I have on tape. The only thing it doesn't have it the CDDB support.

Mr. M 04-09-02 11:46 PM

I've just started using MPEG Audio Collection. Might be worth a look, but I don't believe it can access CDDB.

Heat 06-19-02 04:12 PM

In response to a similar question from a different site, there was this response:

CATraxx from http://www.fnprg.com/.

It's more "databasey" than DVD Profiler but a very capable program and the program reads the ID off the each CD and fills in all of the information from the internet.

innocentfreak 09-21-02 03:33 PM

Looking for program similar to Dvdprofiler but for CD's
 
Does anyone know of a good program like DVD Profiler for Cd's? I haven't really looked around yet, but I would love some suggestions on programs to check out if there are any.

The Antipodean 09-21-02 09:28 PM


Originally posted by ModoReese
Just to be a pain.... Does anyone know of any good CD tracker software for a Mac?

Michelle

I'll second that question

RevLiver 09-23-02 10:43 PM

I stick with cd-tracker.com because I have a lot of discs by relatively obscure bands from Europe that are not included in any databases including CDDB. I don't mind entering them by hand and don't need the coverart.

innocentfreak 09-23-02 11:21 PM

Does cd-tracker.com use UPC's? that is what I am looking for. I have tried several CDDB programs and did not like them due to the inaccurate info.

Dansize 10-29-02 02:49 PM

Online Database Sites
 
I was commenting to my wife last night that it was nice being able to buid an online database of all our DVD title (DVD Aficianado) but I wished there were something similar available for CD's.

I must give my wife credit on this as she suggested coming to this group for advice.

Is anyone aware of an online site or software piece that offers similar database features from which you can build an inventory list of CD's. Thanks!

Static Cling 10-29-02 03:38 PM

Moving to Music Talk.

benedict 10-29-02 04:36 PM

Lets merge this duplicate!


Benedict
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