CDpedia
CDpedia
6.0

4.2

CDpedia free download for Mac

CDpedia

6.0
26 June 2019

CD management system with iTunes-like interface.

Overview

CDpedia is a music cataloging software. To save you time and effort it retrieves album information from the Internet, either by entering keywords or using a webcam or a scanner. Create smart collections and start a wish list and a borrowed list so you never loose a CD again. View your entries as a standard list, browse only the covers in grid view or Cover Flow or use the details view for a personalized look of CDpedia. Share your collection with friends, using the customizable HTML export templates. CDpedia integrates with iTunes to let you know what CDs in your collection have already been imported.

What's new in CDpedia

Version 6.0:
  • All new core.
  • Fresh start with many improvements and fixes.

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Xplicit
19 April 2008

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What about a single "pedia" for all my media stuff? One application for every different kind is somehow annoying. Come on, four apps which do nearly the same, that's a laugh.
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Version 4.2.1
wallenbarrett931
08 June 2017
Purchased this program from the Itunes Store and it worked great. Then a couple of days later I turned it on to add more CD's and every single album cover had disappeared. from my Library. I still have much of the information but only in the Library section that is listed not the one I added as my specific Library. Can anyone help me understand what I need to do to have the list reappear without having to completely re enter my CD's.
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Version 5.5.2
Jazzyguy
13 December 2014
I downloaded and installed this application and I have a lot to say.The first thing it did is ask me if I would like to download my "Delicious Library" of tracks. I didn't know I even had such a library.I agreed to download it,and nothing happened at all. I waited for about 20 minutes and nothing happened.I then wanted to download my Music Library in iTunes or my FLAC library which is in ~/libray.I don't know why others it didn't. I gave up in disgust. I give it one star and don't know why other users are so enthusiastic about it.
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Version 5.3.2
2 answer(s)
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
13 December 2014
The Edit got to me. What I tried to convey is that absolutely nothing happened. No scanning of my drive Nothing!
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Bruji
Bruji
04 January 2015
Sorry to hear the installation experience was not what it should have been. The Delicious Library import option comes up when the program sees a Delicious Library database on your drive. Since nothing was imported it could simply be that there were no entries and you only ran the program to test it once. We should probably check for entries before showing the dialog.

We have heard no issue of using either the Import Playlist from iTunes that should have let you select you iTunes library or any other playlist for import into CDpedia. If that failed do email us more information to our support email, especially any errors from the console log and we can quickly get to the bottom of the issue.

Similar for your FLAC files. Importing a folder would have had CDpedia scanning the folders for music files and importing any possible metadata information. Currently CDpedia does not have native support for FLAC metadata so it relies on Quicktime for the metadata, anything that iTunes would be able to see CDpedia would be able to import. I shall run some test with a few FLAC files to make sure that they are working as this has not come up before.
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Julsa1
03 November 2013
Excellent app. Very intuitive and it just works ! Fast learning curve and not packed with a ton of unuseful features like some other simulair programs. Worth the money!
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Version 5.1.10
Dr-Girlfriend
06 February 2010
This app looks sweet! I would love it if the dev made a version for vinyl record collectors too. I would buy it in a heartbeat ( as would thousands of other album lovers) because there isn't an app, to my knowledge, that addresses this community. Even knowing that I'd probably have to manually enter info for my older lps, it would still be worth it to have a program that helps me keep them cataloged and organized.
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Version 4.5.5
2 answer(s)
Hilbo60
Hilbo60
05 June 2013
Have you tried 'Discogs' the online vinyl catalogue (http://www.discogs.com)? This is by far the most comprehensive vinyl catalogue system going, you sometimes have to put up with some of the more zealous anoraks, who insist on every 'i' dotted, every 't' crossed and every comma in place, but if you can live with that, then it really is the most detailed listing method I know of.
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Eyeless
Eyeless
27 August 2014
Second the "zealous" remark below - people are not exactly encouraged to help participate there by other contributors or even the staff, but still it is quite good and if Bruji or any others into cataloguing music collections intend to be serious, they will have to work with Discogs, but none does as far as I am aware. Who only collects CDs with a a code found in Amazons databases (and others)??
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Xplicit
19 April 2008
What about a single "pedia" for all my media stuff? One application for every different kind is somehow annoying. Come on, four apps which do nearly the same, that's a laugh.
Like (7)
Version 4.2.1
4 answer(s)
dvdpedia
dvdpedia
19 April 2008
The main reason the programs are separate is because we want them to be good at what they do - if you have large collections then putting them all together into one application will mean a slower program and less specialized features. It also allows us to keep the price low for users who are only interested in one application. (And for those interested in more we offer bundle discounts.) Having said that though, the Pedia programs do have some integration between them. You can link a Bookpedia book to a DVDpedia movie, for example. Sure, you're using two programs but clicking on the link will take you directly to the other program with the related entry highlighted. Alternatively, there's also the Amazonpedia widget or Spotlight which allow you to search all your Pedia libraries at once (as well as Amazon with the widget) so you don't have to have all the programs running just to check for an entry.
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Version 4.2.1
Chas-m
Chas-m
19 January 2010
I appreciate the developer taking the time to explain his rationale, and he makes very valid points. But I'm still with the original poster -- an all-in-one (or expandable as needed) "Pedia Pro" for a flat price (let's say $40 so it competes directly with Delicious Library) with some bonus features and more polished design would be something I would be interested in. Again, I do appreciate being able to buy "just what I need" and wouldn't want that option to go away, but it's also true that "media collectors" need a unified way to catalog our stuff, and given that the Pedias *and* DL have found audiences, I think there's room for something from this dev that gives us the best of both.
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Version 4.5.5
Pghj
Pghj
19 November 2011
I should have added my comment a long time ago, realizing this is an old post. However, maybe it's not too late for those still wishing the "pedia" series of apps could all be done with one. Well it can. I have very successfully built inventories of my CDs, LPs, DVDs, and CSs (cassette tapes) all in CDPedia, How? By modifying the "Format" field from "CD" to "LP" or "DVD" etc. Then just set up Smart Collections specifying the "Format" field contains whichever code you want!
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Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat
03 March 2012
I agree. They are essentially just databases with hooks. Be more convenient if the variations were tabs in the one application. I am hardly being cynical if I think the developer has one base code with different variables.
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Chinarider
26 January 2008
Easily the best app of this type available. Not sure why DL gets all the attention when it's clearly a toy compared to the features and flexibilty of the Pedias. It's fast, very customizable and the support is the best I've ever experienced. The pedias are constantly being updated by a developer who listens to his customers. It's an absolute pleasure dealing with this product and this company.
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Version 4.1.2
adfasdfasdfasdf
01 October 2007
Their apps are a HIT, both in quality and price. Best buy!!!
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Version 4.0.3
Anonymous
29 December 2004
We experienced some hosting problems from the 25th till the 29th of December that affected our email server. If you sent us an email during that time and haven't received an answer from us yet, please do resend the message since it might not have reached us. We apologize for the inconvenience. Nora & Conor Bruji.com
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
31 October 2004
adding tunes integration is good but what about the 'CD Info.cidb' (ie itunes cd titles list) this would cut down on "re-finding" already known cds in the system. Also adding a search of the Gracenote CDDB would find a LOT of the titles that even amazon doesnt list. other than that its functional, but clumsy to view track listings of cd's
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Version 1.0.4
2 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
01 November 2004
If you can tell me how to parse the info.cidb I'll gladly incorporate it into CDpedia. Otherwise you'll have to wait until I figure it out... :) And we use Amazon and freedb.org for information gathering because their service is free - as opposed to Gracenote CDDB which requires a fee. Conor.
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Version 1.0.4
Anonymous
Anonymous
04 November 2004
You can use iCDc to edit the CD Info.cidb file. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/6893
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Version 1.0.4
Andyau
28 September 2004
I've been waiting for this one too. I now have the whole 'Pedia set which I find much more user friendly than Library. As this is only version 1.0, I'm sure there'll be lots of additional features and bug fixes in the next version. One thing I did notice... after using the Scan CD feature a few times, the search became unresponsive. I had to quit CDPedia and relaunch it.
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Version 1.0
$18.00

4.2

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  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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