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destructSEAN



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:57 am    Post subject: Music cataloging software Reply with quote

Kind of a strange question, but can anyone here reccomend a reliable music cataloging program? I want to start the massive task of cataloging all of my demos, vinyls and cds into a database that I can export as a Excel or HTML file (or something similar).

Does anyone here have something like this?

It needs to be fairly simple and user friendly, as I think that I am going to try and convince my wife to do some of it for me... har har har Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im using Open Office with such to Excel aplication and interface. Very easy sorting by band name, genere, country, year etc, fast adding. Try it.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why don't you use Excel if you already have it?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Excel as well. It works perfectly.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Expect hours upon hours of frustration when you can't find a year a certain album was released, if you can't decide if Mercyful Fate is now more of a swedish band, this kind of crap.
If you start from scratch, I say DON'T FUCKING DO IT and go to the pub instead. That's much, much more rewardeing I tell you. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nexxxion wrote:
Why don't you use Excel if you already have it?


I used to use it a few years ago, but a guy from work suggested that I use some kind of organizational software (he uses something like that for his DVD collection). I had a look on the internet and found a bunch of programs, but still had the feeling that Excel might be better in the end as I don't have to use a pre-set template or some bullshit interface. I was just curious if anyone here had any other suggestions.

OK, looks like I'll stick with Excel then.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iron tyrant wrote:
Expect hours upon hours of frustration when you can't find a year a certain album was released, if you can't decide if Mercyful Fate is now more of a swedish band, this kind of crap.
If you start from scratch, I say DON'T FUCKING DO IT and go to the pub instead. That's much, much more rewardeing I tell you. Wink


HAHA! Yes, I know that feeling. I gave up trying to catalog all of this bullshit about 8 or 9 years ago. I used to have a real fucking headache trying to decide the release date of demo collection cds and shit like that... should I list it under the individual release dates of the demos, or under the release date of the collection? Fuck that... I think that this time I am not going to be such a fucking nerd about it all and just simplify the whole process.

In any case, I'll need to drink a lot of alcohol before I start and correct all of the spelling mistakes the next day Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, I allways try to do list with too many details and then never finish Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can somebody point me in direction of a pirate copy of Excel?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try this: http://www.office-2008.org

Such to Microsoft stuff, such interface, such options and aplications, all files of Microsoft Office working here, but Open Office is fucking free and legal.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a list of my stuff in 2003 I think and I spent 1 week doing it 2 or 3 hours per day but I dunno how big your collection is.
anyway when I was tapetrading I used the typemachine (still got it and it still works!) I bought for building my zine, nowadays only notepad is real! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Endless Morbidity wrote:
Can somebody point me in direction of a pirate copy of Excel?

Use Calc from OpenOffice. Same as Excel, easier to use, and can handle Excel files too:
http://www.openoffice.org/product/calc.html
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried 3 times cataloging my collection... but with no success.
That's an absolute pain in the neck and I guess you have to be a total masochist to complete such task Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not software, but I use www.recordnerd.com to catalogue my collection. Here's what it looks like when you fill out a list:

www.recordnerd.com/lists/voidhanger
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Downloaded.

So how do I make a list of Artist/Origin/Release/Format/Year/Label/Info?

Document? Spreadsheet? I'm new to this..obviously.
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