“I have a vinyl collection....close to 2,000....accrued since the 50's. Have a USB Turntable that converts them to CD's. Definitely very manual project....but the joy of listening to them again...and often remembering where you were when you bought....is worth every minute...”
Easily add new albums (CDs or vinyl) to your database
Adding new albums to your personal music database database is quick and easy. Choose from 3 methods:
- Just insert the CD to have the program scan its' CD-ID, then use the CD-ID to search our central online CD database (for CDs only).
- Enter or scan the CD barcode to search our online CD database by barcode (for CDs only).
- Enter the Artist and Title and select the best match from our online database (great for both vinyl and CDs).
Our central online music database will then automatically provide full album details, track lists and cover art.
- Artist / Composer
- Catalog number
- Release date
- Number of tracks
- Total duration
Full Track Lists, with:
- Track Titles
- Track Artists
- Track duration
Cataloging music files (MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, FLAC, etc ...)
Music Collector can also catalog your music files. Just let it scan your computer for digital music files,
then automatically create new albums in your database using the information from the file tags (ID3v1, ID3v2, etc...).
After that, the audio files can be played right from your album details panel:
Nothing comes close to it
"I'm a long time loyal user and tremendously enjoy using this program. Nothing comes close to it.
The motto for Keep It Compact (former name of Music Collector) was simplicity but I think that dedicated collectors as myself and the excellent development team have contributed to make it the high quality program that it is today.
Not too many software companies can claim to have the kind of close ties with its users that Collectorz.com has. It would be interesting to compare the feature list of the original Keep It Compact with the current incarnation of Music Collector.
What a ride for Alwin and company.
That's it for now and I'm looking forward to next update."
Daniel Thériault (Canada)
A sophisticated program
"I have an ever-growing admiration for Music Collector and the many nice features in it. I've been going through my Artists List, changing names to the style of "last name, first name". After many manual reformattings of the Sort Name for entries in the AL, I just now discovered what you've provided in the "down arrow Generate" button. What a nice feature! And it's not the first time I've said that to myself as I've continued to process our music collection
into Music Collector!
You have really developed a sophisticated program! And being a retired teacher of, among things, relational database theory, I have some idea of how much work must have gone into making Music Collector as good as it is."
Saves me so much time and stress
"Music Collector is an absolutely wonderful product, as a DJ I would recommend it to anyone. I have my entire collection
stored on my laptop, so I can take it to my gigs with me.
It saves me so much time and stress because I can easily look up track listings in a matter of seconds. With several hundred CD's, it's impossible to memorize whats on all of them.
I also use music collector to allow patrons to view my collection on my computer, so no one has to touch my CDs."
"Great, great great! Love the idea that I can put 5 CDs in at a time and get information on them. I also love the idea that I can add my obscure CDs onto a list so other people out there who have them know that they are not alone!
If you're using a trial program, BUY IT NOW!"
"I would just like to take this opportunity to let you know what a great product you have developed in "Music Collector". I'm approaching 5,000 CD's now and it has been a great help in organizing
and keeping track of my collection
I purchased the program in October 2001 and and have enjoyed compiling my list. For the most part the program has performed flawlessly. The size of my file is approaching 9.5 Mb, so I'm contemplating separating the collection into files for each genre so it will be a little more manageable. I have lots of classical and jazz as well as a good selection of lots of other types of music.
I've only added CD covers to the favourites from my collection as this is a bit time consuming and some covers for older (or deleted) releases are hard to find. I look forward to upcoming releases and updates to this great program."
This keeps getting better and better
"I have a collection
of about 750 CDs and host a number of music quizzes each year. I have a lifelong, anally-retentive interest in which bass player is the cousin of so-and-so's keyboard player, and have always maintained a data-base
(of sorts) of my music. As a teenager in the 70's I used a type-writer to detail track listings, personnel and the really boring bits that no-one else is interested in, such as recording studio, artwork etc.
I found details of your web site in our national Sunday newspaper, the
Sunday Times. Someone equally anally-retentive wrote to the computer
section enquiring as to how he could document his CDs. I kept the article
and contacted you from that. Hope this info is of help.
Thanks for answering a 25 year old prayer. Your database is fantastic. I found that by saving the jpegs of CD covers from Amazon in the My Pictures file I can import them into my Cd database. This keeps getting better and better (but my wife and kids think I'm a bit obsessive)! Logging on to Collectorz is like going back to the mothership :)"