Reviews from customers
It doesn't crash, it has excellent features and the upgrades are good too.
Keep up the good work.
Wendy Chapman a.k.a. a satisfied customer
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.
My collection consists of over 3,000 Classical CD's and well over 300 or 400 LD's, DVD's and VHS'. As you may well know, Classical Music is pretty troublesome to catalog. Yes, there is software out there specifically for Classical Music collectors but they just don't have or do what I wish.
Last night, I had almost made up my mind in going back to the terribly boring MS Excel which I've been using for this matter. Suddenly, in my AOL search, I find Music Collector. Boy, I've been using it for hours turning it upside down and testing any imaginable thing. Congratulations, you have a winner!
Your software is excellent and incredibly customizable. It is as though it was tailor made for my needs. Finally I can keep my whole collection in one place. Why in the world couldn't I find you guys before?
I am extremely satisfied with my purchase! Next stop, Movie and Book Collector. And I can assure you, If I hadn't sold some years ago my Comic Books, Comic Collector would have been purchased also.
Thank you kindly for your professionalism and for being there for us Classical Music lovers.
I will be recommending this program to others, as friends/ family etc are looking for the same product as well.
Many thanks for a great product, keep up the good work.
When I purchased Audiograbber I liked the CDDB feature and thought there had to be a database program to catalogue CD's that also used CDDB so I started searching and evaluating various programs. I finally settled on Music Collector earlier this year using version 4.4.3. I reached the 25 limit and decided to buy it as it did everything I required and I was extremely impressed with your work.
Since that time I have also started collecting DVD's so when I had enough money to register decided to purchase Movie Collector at the same time. I did not even bother evaluating other DVD database programs, I bought it on the strength of Music Collector.
I would recommend music collector to anyone looking to manage their music collection.
Rare that you come across a product that does exactly what it says it will, with the minimum of fuss and actually saves you time and does a better job than you could yourself.
It is so easy to use and think the speed with which it logs each cd and track is excellent.
I could not believe how easy it was to scan a CD and download all details about the disc from the CDDB and then to be able to adjust some details that were not quite right quickly. I have always wanted to have a true data base of all my discs - now I will.
Thank you for a great program.
I have a fair number of obscure classical CDs that don't exist in any on-line database (yet), but even then MC attempts to help out with as much info as it can clean from the discs. I have not had to use support, save for losing my registration key when I changed computers, but from the limited contact I have had with Alwin Hoogerdijk, I know that if/when the time comes, my questions/concerns will be dealt with quickly and efficiently and, most important of all, with a personal touch.
Thanks for a great program!
I am also amazed at the small size of the DB.
Good work, keep it up.
I have purchased other "collectors" software in the past, but nothing compares to this one, it is great! I have been in the music business for quite some time now and will be forwarding your site on to all of my friends.
Thanks for a great program & a great website!
Music collector has surpassed all my expectations. Many thanks.
I have managed to confuse CDDB twice so far, (within the first 5 albums) perhaps my choice of music is a tad esoteric at times. As for the product, it does as we say here 'exactly what it says on the tin' and with 300 plus CD's to catalogue it's a godsend...
keep up the good work.
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 :)
My music collection ranges from premediaeval to modern, encompassing jazz,folk, serious and every other form of music you could think of. Your system makes cataloguing a possibility that paper and pen just could not get near, and at a price that makes programming MS Media player in conjunction with MS Access a non starter! Thank you again.
I'm now off to trial Book Collector...
I have 1,300 CD's to catalogue so you can see typing that into a database would tiresome (especially if you are like me with two fingers). So far I have entered 170 CD's into your programs database so you can see very easy to use.
So thanks for coming up with this great program. I have told other friends of mine about it because like me, they are music fans and have large music collections.
I currently have about 350 CD's, with more on the way. I used to keep a fairly up to date record of what I have in a book. However I let that lapse about 3 or 4 years ago. Since that time I have been 'meaning' to compile a catalogue of my CD's into my computer, but the thought of typing in all those entries... Well; let's just say I never got around to doing it.
Last week I finally motivated myself and did a search of the Tucows site (www.tucows.com) and came up with your software. I was pretty skeptical at first. A lot of my music is pretty obscure - I currently have 4 CD's on order and they are all special back order. So I doubted that the CDDB would pick up very many of them. Well, so far I have catalogued 77 CD's and the data base hasn't missed a single one. I don't know how it works, but it sure works well!
Your software seems to have every possible entry available for adding & editing CD data. The only thing that worries me is that my CD ROM might wear out from opening & closing before I get finished. On the other hand; I just bought a new computer and the CD ROM is under warranty for 3 years - so who cares!!
Keep up the good work. And double the price of the software - it's worth it... Errr... That's double the price to all customers except me!