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Tom,

A quick look through Kid3 looks like it should be able to export.  Never
tried it, though.

Jim

On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 4:56 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
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> Question for all of you who use cataloging software -- is there a program
> that allows me to create a database in reverse from the digital library,
> for which I've cleaned up and uniformed all the tagging info. It would be
> great if a program "crawled" my library folders and retrieved all the tag
> info from MP3, ALAC, AAC, FLAC and WAV files, then put it into a database.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Stephen" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, March 30, 2015 7:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Record cataloging tools
>
>
>
>  Sam--
>>
>> I use Music Collector from Collectorz [ http://www.collectorz.com/ ], a
>> Dutch software company. It uses recording & track information from Amazon
>> in the US and around the world, as well as a database that Collectorz
>> members help maintain.
>>
>> It's not perfect, but it works well enough for both my classical and
>> popular music collections (CDs, LPs, music files).  Some categories
>> (composer, label, artist, catalog number, etc.) are built in. You also can
>> create as many categories as you like, and indicate location, format,
>> recording & issue date, etc.  For example, I can search my collection for
>> all symphonies, or all 19th century symphonies, or all symphonies by
>> Beethoven, or all Beethoven symphonies recorded by Karajan.   (I do a
>> weekly radio program, and that kind of classification/search is very
>> helpful.)
>>
>> When adding a recording to your database, the program does best when
>> reading information directly from a CD or from downloaded audio files.
>> It's less helpful when you type in the name of a recording, composer or
>> performer, and have it search for possible matches--because in some cases
>> there can be multiple editions (and reissues) to sort through, before
>> determining which is the one you want to add to your catalog. (I purchased
>> the company's barcode reader, and used that a lot when first setting things
>> up.  However, I've hardly used it since.)
>>
>> Music Collector also finds cover (front and back) images for you, then
>> displays the artwork when you bring up that recording in your database.
>> You can add your own notes about a recording, as well.
>>
>> Echoing Tom's comments, I sometimes have to do some manual cleanup of the
>> downloaded recording/track info.  Editing is pretty fast, though.
>> (Unfortunately, there's no global search-and-replace, although the
>> developers tell me they have that on a to-do list.)
>>
>> As I said, it's not perfect, but it's way better than the database I had
>> created from scratch, using MS Access.
>>
>>
>> Stephen Peithman, Producer/Host, “Connections”
>> Capital Public Radio | capradio.org | 7055 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA
>> 95826
>> http://www.capradio.org/classical/connections/
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Sam Brylawski" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Monday, March 30, 2015 5:35 PM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Record cataloging tools
>>
>>
>>  Greetings,
>>>
>>> I'm taking an informal survey to see what kind of database
>>> applications any subscribers are using to catalog their personal
>>> collections. Brian? Beyond Category? An Access app? A Filemaker one?
>>>
>>> I know there are a lot of file tag utilities out there. I think Tom F.
>>> especially recommended PerfectMeta (correct me if I'm wrong). But what
>>> I'd really like to know of are tools that you use for personal
>>> cataloging of CDs, LPs, 78s, etc. In particular, tools you really
>>> like!
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> Sam Brylawski
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>