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Old 06-13-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Smile MySQL DB to catalog and manage music record collection

Hi all!

I have been collecting music records (especially vinyls) for a while now and I have gathered quite a lot of them. As you probably know, there are literally hundreds of them out there, with most of them having variants (such as from a different editor, different country or simply there are several versions on the market). Dozens of websites are "cataloging" these thousands records and have throughout the years gathered quite a bit of info, but none of them have all under the "same roof".

I am NOT collecting records for all types of music, only metal therefore I think what I want to do is "doable". I actually started gathering all the info in a excel spreadsheet, but its not easy to insert new info and update/search, and it does not have reporting features such as how many records I am missing in a single release, etc..

So I am either searching for a ready solution (either a binary or a libreoffice/openoffice database), a Java based solution, or if there are nothing like that available, build my own thing with MySQL as the database backend. For the frontend, I have NO clue!!

So anybody have done that before/are interested?
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PHP/MySQL would do the trick for you but you would need to have the knowledge to be able to create the queries you need to get the info you want.
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Yeah PHP coding would be nice but it's currently a bit above my capabilities .. you wouldn't be aware of a project like that by any chance? ?
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Just for the sake of closing this thread, I have been using Headphones and I love it!!


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