Music Database Features
Some of the features in the current version of the Music Database are:
- A Song Rating field for each song, so you can rate how much you like a song based on a scale of 0 to 9.
- Year and Chart Position fields for each song, so you can determine when a song was made and about how well-known it is. If you want to figure out the U.S. chart position for a song, try searching on Google or something (the link that I had put up here before, to this site, is unfortunately now 404 Not Found. Dammit! It had a listing of all the U.S. top 40 songs between 1930 and 1999.) For 80's songs (made between 1979 and 1993) I could give you the chart position because I have the files for those years from that site saved on my hard drive, but for other years you're on your own. (Maybe I'll put my own songs.dbs file up here for download, so those of you who like 80's music can get the chart positions for some of the songs, but of course, my collection is by no means complete.) If you want to know the year, try looking it up on a site that sells CDs such as CDUniverse, or use the copyright date on the CD (or tape). This is where I got all the chart position and year info for all 1402 of the 80's songs currently in my database.
- A ranking feature that lets you rank artists, albums, CDs, tapes, years, and other things based on various attributes like average song rating and number of songs in the database.
- A search option that lets you search for songs in the database based on artist, song name, song rating, album name, CD, tape, and other various attributes.
- A Statistics feature that lets you view statistics for all the songs in the database, or for a specific artist, CD, tape, year, etc.
- A View Lyrics feature that lets you add the lyrics to songs in the database, and view them.
- The ability to view a sorted list of all the songs in the database, sorted by artist, song name, year, song rating, or chart position.
- The ability to list all the CDs, tapes, and MP3 storage mediums you have copies of each song on (and the track or song numbers).
- A Song Details screen to let you view all the info about a particular song, including all the CDs, tapes, and MP3 storage mediums that it's on (and the track or song numbers).
- The ability to save an HTML file with a sorted listing of all the songs in the database, complete with links to the lyrics (if you've added them).
- The ability to save text files of song listings, rankings, and search results.
- Last but not least, the ability to add, remove, and modify songs in the database (of course).
You probably already meet them anyway:
- A 386 or later
- An EGA card
- CWSDPMI if you run it from pure DOS.
- Windows 9x or later if you want the View Lyrics function to work correctly in all cases. (It requires long filename support.)
Click the link for the version you want to download (source code is included in the zip file):
||October 17, 2001