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Hi :)
I think, there are a lot of apps that are purpose-built for
cataloguing and sorting music collections.  There are a couple of
hidden tags in music files to help sort them appropriately.  I think
id3v1 and id3v2.

If you are using any version of Linux then just use any of your
package manager's to search for "music" or something similar or be
more specific.  I think the default music/media-players tend to have
something that has a fairly good go at sorting music collections.
Mine used to use "Banshee" but now uses "Rhythmbox" by default.  Then
there are extra tools to help deal with pesky niggles where the 2
versions of tags seldom both get filled in.  I once tried copy&pasting
from one to the other but it quickly gets tedious and there are much
better tools for the job anyway, apparently.

I suspect that Base could probably be a good front-end for a good
range of such tools/apps.

If you are just trying to
Regards form
Tom :)

On 22 January 2016 at 00:39, anne-ology <> wrote:
       There are numerous programs - commercial & free for the individual
user - which will probably do what you seek;
          here's a listing from Gizmo's of the ones they recommend -

       Hope you locate one you enjoy using,

From: charles meyer <>
Date: Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 2:48 PM
Subject: [libreoffice-users] LibreOffice Base - music cataloging

Hi Libre Folks,

Happy New Year to you all.

I have many music files which appear as thus after creating a list of
file names using DOS command and saving in a word processor file:

12/31/2015  10:40 PM    File Size in MBs  1-25-2016 Bryan Ferry - Dont
Stop The Dance Art.mp3
01/09/2016  07:31 PM    File Size in MBs  1-9-2016 Talking Heads
Puzzlin Evidence.mp3
07/30/2015  10:11 PM   File Size in MBs  7-26-2015 David Bowie - Cat
People - Putting Out Fire.mp3

That’s just a short example of all the music to be cataloged.

It was suggested to me, so I could eventually sort alphabetically by
artist, that I search for a music cataloging application.

Then, I read Jack Wallen’s article
where he suggested one might consider LibreOffice Base for cataloging.

For those who’ve played around with LibreOffice Base (which I have not
yet) would it be labor intensive to use Base for this purpose?

It’s complicated to take this info and import it into Excel’s cells
and columns to then sort.

Thanks so much!


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