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Old 21st December 2018, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default Cataloging your CD / Album Collection ?

I have a spreadsheet now but thought it would be nice to have
a way to display more information such as song titles etc.

I was curious how others are cataloging their collection.

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Old 21st December 2018, 09:32 PM   #2
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I'm a Linux guy and I use a program called Tellico that works great. I use it for my LP's, CD's and Hi-Res digital downloads. About Tellico | Tellico
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I can understand wanting a virtual catalogue for virtual music. What's the advantage of having one for CDs and vinyl?
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Cataloging your CD / Album Collection ?
Discogs has this function online for free. Most of the info is already there, but I have uploaded some album covers and track lists for the use of the community.
Like any other big list, it's a chore. But with your spreadsheet you have a good start.
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Mediamonkey is what I use, and I'm on the third "tagging" Year now. 150000 files and more 50000 to work on.
It has many plugins scripts You can use.
If Your filenames are correct There is also the "Karen's directory printer" that performs more functions than a Dir > text file that You can import into Excel.
There was also a program called "Advanced ...something... catalog"
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Old 22nd December 2018, 12:43 AM   #7
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Thank you to all who have responded

I like to keep organized and being able to look up the tracks lets me find the album I want quicker.
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Cataloging your CD / Album Collection ?
I've kept paper records for decades. A few years ago, put all my tape and vinyl music on CDs. A year or two ago, put all my music on to electronic files and they all live on a 128 gigabit chip on a USB port.... which I pray has preserved all their quality.

Now I am using FileMaker, a fancy and expensive database that I've used for years in business. The advantage is that it is a great database tool. For example, I have a system for classifying music (organ, wife's favourites, HiFi....) so I can immediately locate all the HiFi organ recordings. As well as ID, type of music, composer, title, etc. There is even a field that has scanned "liner notes".

But more: it plays the files just like J-River. The music is in something called a "container field" and the files are external to the db file itself.

Great system although it weds me to FileMaker updates ever after.

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I just keep a modest list in a spreadsheet (Google Docs so is available on any machine).

Originally created so I could keep a record of which ripped files I sent to my friends.
I do prefer actual CDs and only have about half a dozen downloads, stuff otherwise unavailable.
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I do prefer actual CDs...
When I had a few hundred vinyl albums, I "knew" my collection, esp. that woman on the cover of Rite of Spring. All shelved chronologically except for collections.

With no physical appearance, memory is weak. Like remembering newspaper articles on the left side of the page.

Simple human-factors truth.

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