Im jealous! You must have quite a CD collection on you, and I wish I
could do the same. (Unfortunately, tiny apartments dont 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!
[ http://www.kixsoftware.com/mcminfo.html ]
Kix Music Connections 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.
[ http://www.readerware.com/referaw1.html?AG1 ]
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.
Brothersofts 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
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 youre looking for! Please ask for clarification