[gentoo-user] Music Database Collection

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Sean

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Jan 3, 2007, 4:20:09 PM1/3/07
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I would like to create a database of some sort for my music collection.
It is large so I thought that somehow I could use some application that
could pull the info from a freebd server and if I wished I could alter
any info. Try to entering it all by hand will be just to big of a project.

I also hope to be able to export that info somehow. This attempted
project will only be fully useful if I can get the database in some form
into my Palm after it is created.

Any such packages in portage that anyone can recommend for such a project?
Any tips from anyone who has attempted such a project?

Also, I am running Gentoo amd64, so the app(s) will need to run on that
platform.

Thanks in advance
Sean
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Raymond Lewis Rebbeck

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Jan 3, 2007, 4:30:16 PM1/3/07
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I'm not sure if it's what you're after but Amarok can create a music
collection database using either sqlite, mysql or postgresql. I believe it
can use musicbrainz for automatic tagging, although I have no experience with
it.

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Steve Dibb

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Jan 3, 2007, 4:40:12 PM1/3/07
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I would recommend / try tellico.

Steve
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Colleen Beamer

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Jan 3, 2007, 6:50:04 PM1/3/07
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As someone else on the list suggested, I recommend Tellico all the way.
One of the things I like about Tellico (besides that it's visually
pleasing) is that it allows you to record if you have loaned any of your
collection to someone else.

If you read Linux Journal and are aware of the "Cooking with Linux"
column, this article was written about Tellico:

http://www.marcelgagne.com/cwl042005.html

And you can apparently export to your Palm, according to this article.

Regards,

Colleen


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Steve Evans

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Jan 3, 2007, 6:50:07 PM1/3/07
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I also would recommend tellico. It should suit your needs as it can export the
data to pilot-DB which is an open source database for Palms. See
http://pilot-db.sourceforge.net/

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Steve Dibb

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Jan 3, 2007, 6:50:06 PM1/3/07
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Colleen Beamer wrote:
> As someone else on the list suggested, I recommend Tellico all the way.
> One of the things I like about Tellico (besides that it's visually
> pleasing) is that it allows you to record if you have loaned any of your
> collection to someone else.

It goes much further than that. It will let you create your own
collection fields of varying types. Tellico is really nice.

Daniel Iliev

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Jan 3, 2007, 7:00:11 PM1/3/07
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My vote goes to media-sound/amarok.

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Zac Slade

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Jan 4, 2007, 1:00:14 AM1/4/07
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On Wednesday 03 January 2007 17:49, Daniel Iliev wrote:
> Sean wrote:
> > I would like to create a database of some sort for my music collection.
> > It is large so I thought that somehow I could use some application
> > that could pull the info from a freebd server and if I wished I could
> > alter any info. Try to entering it all by hand will be just to big of
> > a project.
> My vote goes to media-sound/amarok.
Yeah mine goes to Amarok too. I've got a lot of music. I love the ability to
use a proper DB as my backend. I use postgresql and the DB is currently 7.0
gigs. It was much much larger until I enabled autovaccuum...

By having your musicDB split off onto a postgres backend you can do whatever
you like with it.
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sean

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Jan 4, 2007, 6:30:13 AM1/4/07
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Thanks All for the suggestions of Amarok and Tellico.

Both appear excellent choices, though Tellico has caught my eye just a
bit more only because it can do collections of other items as well, and
I have in the back of my mind if this attempt is useful, to also try my
movie collection.

I did read that Tellico can automatically fetch CD info, so if a CD is
in the player, Tellico will fetch the info automatically then?

Thanks,

sean

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Jan 4, 2007, 8:40:08 AM1/4/07
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Hi Colleen,

I started reading the article link you sent me, Thanks.
Mentioned is including taglib and yaz as optional to the build.

What would be the proper options to enter to emerge the package and
include such available options?

Looking at the ebuild file it shows IUSE="calendar cddb yaz"
Something like "emerge tellico calendar cddb yaz"?

Thanks

sean

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Jan 4, 2007, 8:50:07 AM1/4/07
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> Looking at the ebuild file it shows IUSE="calendar cddb yaz"
> Something like "emerge tellico calendar cddb yaz"?
>
> Thanks
> Sean

Would it be that just having the proper USE flags will include these
extra abilities?

I saw this on gentoo-portage.com

USE Flags
calendar
Global: Adds support for calendars (not using mcal!)

cddb
Global: Access cddb servers to retrieve and submit information about
compact disks

yaz
Global: Adds in optional support for the Z39.50 Protocol for Information
Retrieval (YAZ)

debug
Global: Tells configure and the makefiles to build for debugging.
Effects vary across packages, but generally it will at least add -g to
CFLAGS. Remember to set FEATURES=nostrip too

xinerama
Global: Add support for the xinerama X11 extension, which allows you to
stretch your display across multiple monitors

elibc_FreeBSD
Global:

arts
Global: Adds support for aRts: the KDE sound daemon


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sean

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Jan 4, 2007, 2:30:11 PM1/4/07
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Well I installed Tellico and have a question, or two.

I see several data sources listed, however nothing in any way refers to
CDDB, there are seven others listed, but I am guessing that I some how
forgot an option?
I checked out the Tellico site, so I figure there should be such an option?
Is anyone able to advise?

I am figure one this is in place I will be able to place a CD in the
rack and pull the information.

Please note:, I am not running KDE (or Gnome), just the installed KDE
resources are in place for Tellico, if this has any effect on settings.

Thanks

sean

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Jan 4, 2007, 2:30:17 PM1/4/07
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Randy Barlow wrote:

> On Thu, 2007-01-04 at 08:47 -0500, sean wrote:
>> Would it be that just having the proper USE flags will include these
>> extra abilities?
>
> Yes :)
>
> Randy Barlow
Thanks Randy,

I had set the flags in place, and as another note I just sent, I do not
see an option in data sources for CDDB.
Is there another USE flag other then CDDB that needs to be included?

Thanks again,

Randy Barlow

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Jan 4, 2007, 2:30:19 PM1/4/07
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On Thu, 2007-01-04 at 08:47 -0500, sean wrote:
> Would it be that just having the proper USE flags will include these
> extra abilities?

Yes :)

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