On 05/12/2012 10:16 AM, Josh Lawrence wrote:
Hmmm, as a member of the "church crowd", I'd say the general church
person is just like you - wanting things SIMPLE! But the church band I'm
in manages things on paper, too, since we have our service music planned
in advance. (And I'm the only Linux user in the bunch.)
Maybe Recoll would be usable for you? It's powerful file indexing
software, so no problems finding files. Once a file is found, it
provides links to Preview or Open the file. I don't know how it would
support searching for things like key, genre, etc. It can read and index
a whole pile of formats, so I'm guessing that if your chart has the
key/genre information in it, you can search that way. Doesn't give you
anyway to sort results, though, so you'd have to change your search and
run it again. (Not an issue to me, recoll is very very fast at
retrieving from its indexes!) I just previewed an MP3 file from Recoll
and it showed me the Artist, Date, Genre and Title fields from the mp3.
And Recoll indexes those fields, so when I searched for "*.mp3 David" it
found MP3s where I'm listed as artist.
Another possibility would be Tellico. You could create a "collection" of
your charts, and add fields for key, genre, etc, Tellico has a URL field
type that you could use to create a link to the chart itself. I haven't
done that myself, so I'm just guessing that if you click the URL field
while viewing a record, it would open the file.
Unlike Recoll, you'd have to manually create Tellico entries, but
Tellico would give you the flexibility of creating fields for whatever
metadata you wanted to use for searching ...
Anyway, some thoughts!
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