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May 6, 2010
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I have lots of photos and music in folders named as such.

 

Any suggestions on a program that will organize these items. Maybe a library type of program? Freeware of course. LaughLaugh

 

 

May 6, 2010
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I’m not aware of any program that catalogs both music and photos.

For music, there is always iTunes (which is bloat-ware but gets the job done, I use it because I have to have it installed to sync my iPhone/iPad). MediaMonkey gets very good reviews.

I use Picasa for photo management.

May 6, 2010
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@ Ebony: Anything for a study distraction … Ok, I just did a bit of a search and there are paid-for products that do this, but as for freeware, well it seems to be a bit thin on the ground. However, you might want to check out:

Ridorium File Organizer (I can’t see a price for this thing, so I’m assuming it’s free): http://www.ridorium.com/file-organizer.html

And from Sourceforge (I haven’t done a long search of the open-source progs, but if I were you I’d take some time to have a more thorough look as there is sure to be something there):

File Organizer: http://sourceforge.net/projects/file-organizer/

eXtplorer File Manager: http://sourceforge.net/projects/extplorer/

JFileOrganizator: http://sourceforge.net/projects/jforganizator/

MediaLibrary: http://sourceforge.net/projects/medialibrary/

File Manager: http://sourceforge.net/projects/easyfilemanager/

I have no idea if any of these open-source ones are in the ballpark, but they had the right sort of names …

When I have some more time at my disposal, I’ll have a more targeted hunt around. But see how these pan out in the meantime, hey.

And now, back to the last few hundred words of this assignment …

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May 6, 2010
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@ Ebony: Oh, before I hit the books again, check out these on Gizmo’s site: http://www.techsupportalert.co…..anizer.htm

And this open-source one, Amadeus: http://sourceforge.net/projects/amadeus/

Again, I’m not sure if these are the right sort of progs, but who knows, there may be something useful among them.

Good luck!

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May 6, 2010
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@ Ebony: I think I found something! It’s an open-source prog called Data Crow (http://www.datacrow.net/index.html). According to the blurb: Data Crow is the ultimate media cataloger and media organiser. Always wanted to manage all your collections in one product? You want a product you can customize to your needs? Your search ends here! Using Data Crow allows you to create a huge database containing all your collected items.

Ok, I’m getting obsessed with finding something now, so I have to stop …

Again, good luck!

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May 6, 2010
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karen said:

I use Picasa for photo management.


 

Ok, that is a start. I have Picassa, it maybe that I already have what I need for photos.

Thank you much for responding. Smile

May 6, 2010
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@ Ebony: Have you had a look at Data Crow?

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May 6, 2010
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Give a look at Adebis Photo Sorter at adebis.com.  Meets my limited needs, very quick, sort  by your own criterion.  And freeware, definitely freeware! 

As to the music, if you find a good proggy for that please share.  I’m sitting on 500GB of music I’d like to organize…

 

bem

 

May 6, 2010
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phoenix_rising said:

@ Ebony: I think I found something! It’s an open-source prog called Data Crow (http://www.datacrow.net/index.html). According to the blurb: Data Crow is the ultimate media cataloger and media organiser. Always wanted to manage all your collections in one product? You want a product you can customize to your needs? Your search ends here! Using Data Crow allows you to create a huge database containing all your collected items.

Ok, I’m getting obsessed with finding something now, so I have to stop …

Again, good luck!


 

WOW, I think you found some thing too. I looked at the screenshots, read the reviews and decided ….THAT IS WHAT I NEEDYellLaugh

So I dl it and attempted to install and it asked me to choose another directory, and I was too  brain dead to think that hard.

I may be able to handle both media with this one SW. AND it is free.

Good no no GREAT job.SmileSmile

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May 6, 2010
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I’ll have to look at DataCrow myself. Sounds interesting.

May 6, 2010
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@ P_R

Good suggestions. I might give your recommendations to one of my friends.

May 6, 2010
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@ Ebony: That’s really cool that it fits the bill! I’m very happy!

@Karen: Yeah, it piques my interest as well …and being open source is definitely a huge bonus …

@ Adrian: Thanks muchly!

 

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May 6, 2010
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phoenix_rising said:

@ Ebony: Have you had a look at Data Crow?


 

Sorry it took so long for me to respond.

As I said I tried to install and I got this error message and I am kind of stuck as to how to proceed. I really want this SW.

“This directory cannot be written, please choose another directory.”Confused

No matter which one I choose I get the same error message.Confused

The program dl just fine.

Suggestions anyone?

 

May 6, 2010
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Here is some additional info on DataCrow

Data Crow is the ultimate media cataloger and media organiser. Always wanted to manage all your collections in one product? You want a product you can customize to your needs? Your search ends here! Using Data Crow allows you to create a huge database containing all your collected items. You can use the excellent online services to retrieve the information instead of typing all the information yourself.
Start using
the ultimate cataloger
today!
# Platform independent and completely
portable
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# Highly customizable and feature rich.
# Audio, software, book, movie and photo
collection
cataloger
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# Retrieve information from services like Amazon.com, Imdb.com, Softpedia and MusicBrainz.
# Optional internal web server and web GUI.
# Import file information (mp3, divx, xvid, ..)
# Loan registration.
# PDF and HTML reporting.
# Create new modules to, for example, maintain your stamp collection.
# Available translations: Italian, German, Dutch, English, Spanish and French.

Now if I could just get it to install. I sent an email, hope I get a response.

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May 6, 2010
6:52 PM
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Sometimes its the little things.  Culled from the website:

Must have Java 1.6 or higher installed

Admin to install

Install in C: , not Program Files (Vista & 7, but I’d do it in XP just to be safe)

Otherwise, I’m clueless.

 

Sounded like just what I need, so I’m downloading it now.

Thanks, Phoenix!

 

bem

May 6, 2010
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ebony said:

As I said I tried to install and I got this error message and I am kind of stuck as to how to proceed. I really want this SW.

Suggestions anyone?


 

Oh crap. I honestly don’t know. Karen might well have some good ideas – she usually does when it comes to tech matters. Not having anywhere near that degree of knowledge, what I can do is hop on to Google and search for some answers. Might take me a while, but I’ll see what I can come up with (will have to do it this afternoon, though, as I have some work to finish off now). Hang in there! We’ll get to the bottom of it!

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May 6, 2010
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@ Bem: You’re welcome. Hey Bem, if you get it to install properly, can you post so we know that it at least works? Might be helpful for Ebony.

@ Ebony: Hey ebony, did you install as admin? And to C: and not to Program Files as Bem wrote?

 

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May 6, 2010
7:21 PM
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bem said:

Give a look at Adebis Photo Sorter at adebis.com.  Meets my limited needs, very quick, sort  by your own criterion.  And freeware, definitely freeware! 

As to the music, if you find a good proggy for that please share.  I’m sitting on 500GB of music I’d like to organize…

 

bem

 


 

Hi bem

Thanks for the suggestion. I took a look see and for photos it will be great. I have booked marked it for as a back up. I might not be able to install that other one. I really like what I saw on the screen shots.

Good suggestion but Free to try (Copy 10-photos per folder); $24.95 to buy.

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May 6, 2010
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phoenix_rising said:

@ Ebony: Hey ebony, did you install as admin? And to C: and not to Program Files as Bem wrote?

 


 

Yep I tried to install to C: and C: got same error message

When I do a right click, I do not get Run as Admin on my menu. ConfusedCry

 

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May 6, 2010
7:53 PM
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Running as Administrator, installed in C:Data Crow.  Installed and ran with no hitch, in Win 7 and XP.

I’m one of those reckless fools who can’t stand to be inconvenienced on my own box, so I’m always the Admin.  I work twice as hard at security to make up for it.  If you’re running a limited account, log on as admin and then give it a try.  Easier than trying to elevate a lesser account, and more reliable.  Also, is it possible that something (like a security program) has disabled your Java?  Try loggin onto Sun and see what it says, or run Secunia.

That’s me for now unless Google pops up something.  Buena Suerta…

 

bem

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