Basic InfoDisclib - a library of your CD/DVD contentsIntro:
Platform - MS Windows (2K,XP tested)
Add filenames from any folder tree (CD, DVD, HDD, floppy, any windows folder tree) to the catalog
Search, specify categories in search
Customizable exporting (reporting)
Parallel tree - better categorizing
Multilanguage (Customizable) [current available: English, Italian, Bulgarian, Russian, French, Galego, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese(Brasil), Portuguese(europeu),Danish, Swedish, Catalan, German, Czech, Hungarian, Korean, Romanian and Chinese Languages]
Disclib is a CD collection organizer program. It may be used as a catalogue of CDs. After creating the catalogue, disclib stores file and folder names and tree, allows user to categorize folders and files, and allows searching all the files from the collection CDs without need to place them in CD reader. Disclib may place in the catalogue any windows folder not only folders on CDs. Disclib has a customizable Multilanguage functionality. The program also extracts mp3 info.
Basically, it scans your CDs & DVDs and saves a "Table of contents" in a database or
Each database can be organised into different "collections
For example I have a database for general backup, which is divided into different collections by project/job.
I use a second database for photos.
The database is simply an alphabetical list of contents.
You can simultaneously view database ("Volume
") list and "Collection
Then there's "Categories
" whose main advantage seems to be that you can search just one.
"You can automate your searching in database by creating special list of categories
There is what seems to be a reasonably good search facility - so far I've only done general searchs of the whole database, but you can search by category, date - I cant figure out if or how you can search by collection.
(I can't say I find the search intuitive, but to be honest I rarely use search facilities & am usually a bit daunted by them)Who is this app designed for:
Anyone who wants to keep track of their discs, be they backup, music, photos ...The Good
Easy to use - you simply dive in without too much reading/studying of help etc.
It's able to read contents of zip filesThe needs improvement section
I am quite happy with it so far, but I haven't been using it that long & I have been using it in a fairly limited way - I dont use my computer for music so I have no idea how it works with mp3s etc.
".. does support mp3 tag information and more ... The program also extracts mp3 info.
I'm struggling a bit with search - don't know if its me or the programme!
Definitely the help fails here (for searching)
be nice would be if it could make thumbnails of images (see How does it compare to similar apps
below)Why I think you should use this product
... your inner senses will tell you if this would be of use to you ... How does it compare to similar apps
This month CD Bank Cataloguer is among the great Donation Coder discounted software list
(September discounts for members
CD Bank Catalogue does seem like a better application
and @50% off for DC members...
Storing files and folders list (name, size, date)
Calculation of all folders size
Multipage search results browsing
File previews and thumbnails creation:
For text files, for descriptions files like "file_id.diz", "descript.ion", "files.bbs"
For HTML and RTF files (extracting text)
For MP3 (reading author, album, genre, MPEG and other tags). Read more...
For pictures (creating the small preview for .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .pcx, .png, .tif, .tiff, .tga, .ppm, .pgm, .pbm, .psd image formats)
For ZIP and RAR files (reading archive contents)
For executable files (reading version information)
Program: CD Bank Cataloguer
Website and Info: http://www.qunom.com/
Discount Amount: 50%
Expires: 30th Sept 2006Conclusions
I like it, its a great poor man's backup accessory (see also next post)Links to other reviews of this application
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