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CD/DVD Inventory Software & old media
Posted by: JPK
Date: August 09, 2018 02:06PM
After seeing the post below, I thought I'd ask.

We are getting ready to renovate our basement and I just boxed up all my CDs and DVD. I have over 2000 cds. It was great trip down memory row and I forgot about some of the great music I had.

Looking for an app that will allow you to scan a upc and bring in artwork & songlist to a database. Although I have most of it ripped to my itunes, I would be great to have a database too!

Also curious about old albums. Since I purchased the rights once on one media, am I entitled to find it digitally and download it for my use? I have a couple hundred great albums that I will never be able to digitize. It would be nice to find a place to D/L a digital version. In the scheme of all the digital theft going on, this seems pretty low on the totem pole.


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Re: CD/DVD Inventory Software & old media
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 09, 2018 03:26PM
That would be the software that I linked in that thread below, Delicious Library.

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Re: CD/DVD Inventory Software & old media
Posted by: Don C
Date: August 09, 2018 04:19PM
I have created Excel spreadsheets of my iTunes playlists. Arrange the fields you want to keep. Then copy the fields in iTunes and paste into an Excel file. I don't need artwork so I have not tried copying that but any other field iTunes can display can come over. Of course the paste could be into documents other than Excel. That's just my spreadsheet of choice.

I do have one song which I altered and for some reason, it blocks any copies "below" it in the iTunes list.
Someday I hope to learn why it does that. So I copy all songs down to that one in one operation and paste it, then starting with the record below the problem file, copy to the bottom of the list and paste.

Gives me a spreadsheet of all the songs and the metadata of choice for that playlist.
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Re: CD/DVD Inventory Software & old media
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: August 09, 2018 08:04PM
One place to find music CDs is the local library...doesn't cost a thing.
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Re: CD/DVD Inventory Software & old media
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 10, 2018 01:11AM
I have Delicious Library on my Santa Rosa MB.

It's a nice app. I've also got the ROV BT scanner.

My version (1 or 2, I don't recall) didn't do well with using the MB's camera to capture UPCs and some UPCs weren't 'capturable' at all. But overall, it was a good app.

Delicious no longer sells the scanner but still supports BT scanning. It's really handy. If one's host computer is nearby, the entry into the DL database will be heard very shortly after scanning. If it's not in BT range, the scanner will hold several scans and then download to the computer as soon as it reconnects to the computer. All automatic and seamless. It's very cool to see the data loaded into the application.

DL used to use Amazon images to automatically include artwork. That was a very nice touch. However, AMZ took umbrage to the practice and forced DL to stop. Sometimes artwork showed up, most of the time it didn't.

I really liked using it, and don't remember why I stopped. It's sold by the Mac App Store and and the DL site, apparently, if I can ever pass BUY and spend $40. But from the Mac Store there's no upgrade path.

There's a free trial, so I may do that, after contacting their Help for upgrade information.

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Re: CD/DVD Inventory Software & old media
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: August 10, 2018 07:30AM
I tried out Delicious Library for some of my CDs. The problem for me was that the source of the information retrieved by Delicious was awful. It might be OK for some genres. The info for anything classical was dreadful, riddled with errors, and required tedious cleanup of every single CD I scanned. I also didn’t like any of the display options. There may be better apps available, but the source of the information that the app retrieves is likely to compromise the result. The stuff that DL retrieved in my test was worse than the CDDB info that iTunes retrieves.
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