THE CD Library! and THE CD Library Group Server!
What is it?
Library! (with emphasis on 'THE'), is a complete
solution to storing and retrieving your CD collection. It is designed to work
with Dacal, ZeoTek and BesTrade
THE CD Library! is FREEWARE and it is designed to run on ANY version of Microsoft Windows including Microsoft Vista. Well, it does not run well on Windows 7 yet.
The database used is a Microsoft Access database so there is nothing proprietary and nothing is hidden.
THE CD Library! will index your data files as well as retrieve track information from the FreeDB CD Database using your Internet connection. You can listen to your audio CD (CDA files). Planned for a future release will be the ability to play your mp3, wav, wma, mp4, m4a and ogg audio files, (mp4, m4a and ogg will require the download of a third party audio codec).
You can scan your CD inserts, copy and paste CD images into the lower right pane of the library. There are so many things you can do and many options are available for you to make using THE CD Library! easy and in a manner that works just for you.
Freeware! No nag screens, no restrictions! Fully functional! No manual. Sorry, you are on your own but it is fairly easy to use and very complete.
You can download Version 3.1 of THE CD Library! which allows access to THE CD Library Group Server below. (Via FTP). Version 188.8.131.52+ adds the ability to export your data in Excel, Word, HTML and other formats!
Version 3 Supporting the Dacal PowerDrive is Available NOW!
THE CD Library! V3.X now has support for the Dacal PowerDrive. All of the functions of the PowerDrive are supported!
IMPORTANT! When upgrading to this latest 3.X version, you MUST run the CDLibUpdater.exe application to update your database. The application is installed by default by the setup program. After installation you are afforded the opportunity to run it.
It is imperative that you do so!
UPDATED! July 14, 2009 v184.108.40.206
Download the Change Log: ChangeLog.txt
Takes a minute to connect and start your download. Please be patient.
THE CD Library! Quick Start Guide is available now for download. Many users have requested it because of all the options you have to catalog your CD library with THE CD Library! So, here it is!
THE CD Library Group Server! Version 220.127.116.11 Updated: June 24, 2009. FULLY COMAPTIBLE WITH THE POWERDRIVE!
If you need the ability to
share hundreds or even thousands of CDs in CD Library carousels and need to
have multiple people using multiple PCs to access the database and the CDs
across a network, then this offering is for you! The CD Library Group Server works with the freeware software
THE CD Library! (above). All you need to purchase is the server. Install both
THE CD Library! software on your server PC, (or that one PC that has your CD
Library Carousels attached), and THE CD Library Group Server software. Then on all of your workstations just install THE CD Library!
software. Set your clients to the server database and everyone can use the CD
library carousels, from BesTrade
If you are a current user of THE CD Library! Group Server 1.X and you are not planning to add or have not added any of the Dacal PowerDrives, you do not need to purchase an upgrade to the 2.X version. The 1.X version of the Group Server is fully compatible with the newest version of THE CD Library! Software.
THE CD Library group Server alsonow contains an NT Service application so your PC
server will run as a standard service on your Windows NT, 2000, XP or
The Group Server will allow any number of clients to connect. No per user fees, no client fees! Just a one time license purchase of $59.95 USD.
THE CD Library Group Server
runs fine under Microsoft Windows Vista! (In XP and
This product has been fully tested in a workgroup environment using a client-server architecture where multiple Dacal CD Library IIs have been connected to a 'server' PC via an AnywhereUSB/5 Networked Remote I/O Concentrator by Inside Out Networks. A Digi company.
There is NO demo or shareware version of THE CD Library Group Server available. Only the full version and after purchase now through Share-It!
Purchase Now through Share-It! $59.95 USD
Current Customers Can Upgrade to Version 2.1.X.X For Only $29.95!
Just use the contact form or email me (you should have my email address) for information on how to purchase and upgrade.
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(Do not forget to read the ChangeLog.txt file above for changes and updates. Server changes are there as well).
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