CDpedia
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CD management system with iTunes-like interface.   Shareware ($18.00)
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CDpedia is a music cataloging software for Mac OS X. 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
What's New
Version 5.2:

New:
  • New Doghouse server for faster, more reliable searches and and a modern programming language for future improvements.
  • Easier sign up for moderators by including an email in the Doghouse settings window.
  • New tag for details template "isModerator" to indicate the user is a moderator.
  • Detail view filters are now applied only to the clicked field.
Fixes:
  • Bug fix: Contextual menu in collection view would act on selection and not on the row clicked.
  • Bug fix: Improved response time of multiple edit update for smart collections for users with tens of thousands of items.
  • Bug fix: Changing My Rating stars with a mouse click on the multiple edit was off and made it difficult to select a 5 star rating with clicking.
  • Bug fix: Empty rows in track listings are kept intact when copy/pasting an album.
Version 5.2:

New:
  • New Doghouse server for faster, more reliable searches and and a modern programming language for future improvements.
  • Easier sign up for moderators by including an email in the Doghouse settings window.
  • New tag for details template "isModerator" to indicate the user is a moderator.
  • Detail view filters are now applied more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later



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CDpedia User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
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Julsa1 reviewed on 03 Nov 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!
[Version 5.1.10]


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Dr.-Girlfriend commented on 06 Feb 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.
[Version 4.5.5]

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Hilbo60 replied on 05 Jun 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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Xplicit commented on 19 Apr 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.
[Version 4.2.1]

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Bruji (developer) replied on 19 Apr 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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Chas_m replied on 19 Jan 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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Pghj replied on 18 Nov 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 replied on 03 Mar 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 reviewed on 26 Jan 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.
[Version 4.1.2]

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Ted L. Nancy replied on 18 Apr 2008
Agreed.
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adfasdfasdfasdf commented on 01 Oct 2007
Their apps are a HIT, both in quality and price. Best buy!!!
[Version 4.0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Dec 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
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Oct 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
[Version 1.0.4]

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Anonymous commented on 01 Nov 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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Anonymous commented on 04 Nov 2004
You can use iCDc to edit the CD Info.cidb file.
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/6893
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AndyAU commented on 28 Sep 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.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Sep 2004
Yay, at last! We've all been waiting for this one.

=)
[Version 1.0]


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CarlosGo rated on 31 Jan 2014

[Version 5.2]



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Garytmg rated on 16 Aug 2013

[Version 5.1.6]



Asotvguy rated on 15 Jun 2012

[Version 5.1.1]


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License:Shareware
Date:23 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $18.00
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CDpedia is a music cataloging software for Mac OS X. 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.


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