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Q: How can I catalogue my cds? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: How can I catalogue my cds?
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: ugon-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 27 Jul 2003 11:53 PDT
Expires: 26 Aug 2003 11:53 PDT
Question ID: 235693
How can I catalogue my cds?  I have a number of media players which
automatically download info from one or other cd database when a disc
is inserted but I want to easily compile that info (eg. using
WORD/ACCESS or an all in one application.) There must be one as it is
so simple to get the info for tags e.t.c but being a newbie I have no
luck searching.
Subject: Re: How can I catalogue my cds?
Answered By: ephraim-ga on 27 Jul 2003 12:34 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

I’m jealous! You must have quite a CD collection on you, and I wish I
could do the same. (Unfortunately, tiny apartments don’t lend
themselves to building up large CD collections :-) .)

In any case, I have found a number of pieces of software that should
solve your problems. Please keep in mind that some of these may not
work by downloading the information directly from the CD, but instead
connect to a commercial online internet database, which probably
includes huge amounts of information. At least one of these products
requires that you enter the ISBN number or barcode from the CD in
order to obtain the cataloguing information.

So, here we go!

[ ]
Kix Music Connection’s Music Catalogue Master

“Music Catalogue Master can now enter CDs automatically, by connecting
via the Internet to an online database owned by GraceNote CDDB. It
reads the CD-ROM in your computer drive, and then automatically enters
all the available CD and track information into its database -
including artist name, CD title, label, release year, all track
information, roles and credits, and much much more! You can enter a CD
into the database in mere seconds with a single mouse click! You can
enter a hundred CDs in an hour. This means - no more typing!”

The Kix software is $19.95 and has a “Try It Free” option for 21 days.

[ ]
Readerware CD cataloguing software.

“ReaderwareAW is the easiest way to catalog your CD collection. Its
unique auto-catalog feature will do the work of building a database
for you. Simply scan or enter the CD barcode, (UPC), ReaderwareAW does
the rest, it searches the internet and automatically catalogs your CD
collection. It generates full CD information including a track listing
and cover art. Now includes CDDB and freedb support.”

The prices for Readerware range from $40 to $125 depending on the
version and add-on utilities you want with the software.

Brothersoft’s FREE CD Catalogue Database 1.0.0

“This is a nifty little program to help you catalogue and search your
audio/data CD collection for music. A .lyrics. field allows you to
input the lyrics to the song and then later perform a search by
lyrics. This eliminates the whole .do you know the song that goes
something like.... dilemma. You can also include disc pictures for
graphical reference.”

This product appears to be FREE.

I hope these 3 give you some ideas to start with. Please be aware that
I have not personally tested or used any of this software myself, so I
cannot vouch for the quality of this software. I recommend that you
ask for trial copies before using the software so that you can try
them out before buying them.

The Google Search I attempted to find this information for you
uncovered many other products which may also be of interest to you.
That search is here:

[ ://
Google Search: cd + catalogue + software + database

I hope you find what you’re looking for! Please ask for clarification
if needed.


Clarification of Answer by ephraim-ga on 27 Jul 2003 13:01 PDT

I've just realized that the Brothersoft free software may not suit
your needs as described in your question. The last link I've provided
is a Google Search which provides links to many programs which do what
you want. If you'd like me to replace the Brothersoft suggestion with
something specific, please advise, and I will be more than happy to do

ugon-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
I tried refining the search you gave but couldn't find a free one. The
MCM3 fom 'kixsoftware' seems to work well though, I might buy it.

Subject: Re: How can I catalogue my cds?
From: samboca-ga on 29 Jul 2003 13:17 PDT
Try this - i've used it, and love it.
Subject: Re: How can I catalogue my cds?
From: alwin_hoogerdijk-ga on 31 Aug 2003 01:42 PDT
Thanks for recommending our program Music Collector for cataloging

FYI, we have just released version 6.0 which lets you search multiple
online info sources, like CDDB, Amazon, AllMusicGuide, etc... and
automatically downloads cover images. You can now add CDs by scanning
them in your CD-ROM drive, by scanning the barcode or by just typing
artist and title (which is great for adding LPs too). We have also
added CDTEXT support.

More info can be found here:

BTW: we also have similar programs for cataloging DVDs, books, comic
books, video games and mp3 files. You can find them here:

Alwin Hoogerdijk

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