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by MSWallack
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Using CATraxx
Topic: Going back to CATraxx?
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Going back to CATraxx?

Simple, though inelegant solution: Convert all of your DSF files to .mp3 (even a low bitrate for faster conversion), then scan the .mp3 files in CATraxx. Once the data is in, you can delete the .mp3 files. Or, better yet, I'm sure that someone on this forum can help you build a SQL query to change t...
by MSWallack
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Using CATraxx
Topic: LastPlayed Field
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: LastPlayed Field

Does the "Last Played" field get data from the CATraxx player? I know that you said you're not using that player, but if CATraxx updates the field when the player is used, then perhaps the quickest way to get the data you're looking for would be to play the track in the player, just long enough for ...
by MSWallack
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Using CATraxx
Topic: LastPlayed Field
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: LastPlayed Field

Why not use one of the custom date fields or even a checkbox field (checked when played)?
by MSWallack
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Alternatives to the CAT programs
Topic: What about iTunes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1434

Re: What about iTunes?

iTunes is not a particularly good replacement. First, it's slow. Really slow. Did I mention slow? Second, like many Apple applications, it knows how you want to organize things and if you have a different idea, well, too bad. You can change the info in some fields, but it's not always easy. And did ...
by MSWallack
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Alternatives to the CAT programs
Topic: Other Book Cataloging Software
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

Re: Other Book Cataloging Software

I use Calibre extensively for my eBooks (it is a terrific eBook manager) but it really serves a very different purpose than BookCAT. For two simple examples of how Calibre doesn't really serve as a substitute, consider: 1) Calibre has no function for keeping track of information about authors (beyon...
by MSWallack
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Using CATraxx
Topic: Auto Tagging!
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Auto Tagging!

For what it's worth, my favorite tagging application is Tag&Rename.
by MSWallack
Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Using CATraxx
Topic: Yesterday was my 14th anniversary with CATraxx.
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: Yesterday was my 14th anniversary with CATraxx.

Azol:

I think that it's a requirement to fit into this community that you spend more time cataloging than listening.
by MSWallack
Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Alternatives to the CAT programs
Topic: Giveaway of the Day
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: Giveaway of the Day

Don't bother. Yuck.
by MSWallack
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Alternatives to the CAT programs
Topic: Giveaway of the Day
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Giveaway of the Day

Today's Giveaway of the Day is My Music Collection v1.0.2. GotD is free but upgrades are not available.
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/
by MSWallack
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would a forum just for alternative cataloging software be useful?
Replies: 1
Views: 3028

Re: Would a forum just for alternative cataloging software be useful?

I want to say no. But it probably would be. I'd even think of breaking it into two parts: One to review different programs and offer pros and cons and another to discuss strategies for migrating CAT data to those programs.