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    offline and free (as in speech) software to catalogue sounds


    Hi

    Can someone recomend some free, linux running, software to catalogue/archive the sounds recorded?

    best regards,

    R. Reis

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    rreis
    Can someone recomend some free, linux running, software to catalogue/archive the sounds recorded?

    What about just using OpenOffice.org? The database component ("Base"wink looks thorough and easy enough that you could put together something workable.

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    I'm hoping someone knows of something more tailored to this kind of work. If not I'll stick with telico, which I already have used for a bibliographic database

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    That depends on what desktop environment you're using. But for me, using gnome and all, i figure why not use my default player to categorize. I love rhythmbox, so why not just add the metadata in there, and have the full overview on both music and your "freesound audio"

    I it gets too messy for you, then install another media player, and make sure that this mediaplayer only looks in your "freesound audio locations" and you'll have a player which only contains what you need.

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    By the way, at http://www.linuxmusicians.com/ there might be someone who knows just what you need!

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    thanks for the hints.

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    Your question about offline cataloging is precisely the reason I am so anxious for Freesound 2.0 I'm hoping the GPL license under which 2.0 is released will allow us to run the backend at home. In addition to my sound effects stuff, I have a few thousand hours of music which I would also like to catalog within such a product.

    There are products out there (mostly Windows and Mac only), but I have either found them to be too hokey, too expensive, or just too large and complicated.

    The idea of doing it in iTunes (or any other standalone catalog player) scares the shit out of me. Proprietary formats in the database and who knows how open the metadata is until you try to convert to something else.

    For now, I just keep a reasonable directory structure. Of course now that my content has reached 2TB, it is becoming a really big chore to back it up, and no matter how good the directory structure is, it is becoming difficult to find things in a reasonable amount of time.

    If I could run the current version of Freesound at my studio I would do it in a second. I have already inquired about that, and there is no way to do it given that not all components making up Freesound.org are available for use.

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