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Any tips/tricks for music database support post June 30 2020?

nsxboy

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Hey everyone, I was wondering if there's anyone with good tips and tricks for importing CDs without having to manually enter each line and scan/upload album art for albums post june 30th 2020 now that Kaleidescape is no longer updating their database?

Thanks so much in advance!

Mike
 

Mark H

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It is worse than that I feel if the past is to go by as artwork seems to disappear as licences to use drop from K as I see changes when I run the extract of CD's without artwork changes has changed over time.
 

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I have had new CD’s added that we’re not recognized but did add artwork a few days later (but no added details) so somethings are still being updated. I haven’t noticed any artwork disappear.

John
 

nsxboy

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A question for those on the forum that are dealers/distributors, how are you recommending support for owners for newer music CD (post June 2020) import?

Is there some form of software support (PC/Mac) that can help support this effort without manual entry?

Thanks so much!

Mike
 

cinelife

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Being a closed proprietary system there is no 3rd party software that can reach your CD collection on a K system. Kaleidescape made it clear they were exiting the support channel for CD's a while ago, and they did release software that allowed us all to move our CD collections, or more accurately, copy our CD collections, from the K Servers to external storage. If people want to add new CD's to systems that can import CD's, they are on their own, unless something has changed recently.

Jim
 

nsxboy

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Thanks Jim. My question is specifically regarding dealers and reps and their recommendation in any alternative of manual entry and upload of artwork for onboarding new CDs post 2020 into the kaleidescape proprietary system.

Sounds like people are on their own moving forward and it's a legacy product feature that will have reduced support moving forward. What are you recommending as a replacement alternative given that the Stratos/Terra systems no longer support disc based content ingestion?

Thanks,

Mike
 

nsxboy

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Thanks John. I did the same in flac format and imported into my NAS and access via Plex. My hope was to keep the Premiere system as primary across the house but looks like more and more likely I'll end up leveraging Plex .

I guess the only way to update to Post 2020 CDs for the Premiere system is to do it by hand line by line and scan/download the album art.

Mike
 

cinelife

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I guess the only way to update to Post 2020 CDs for the Premiere system is to do it by hand line by line and scan/download the album art.

Mike

That's what I was trying to say in my first and last sentences above. There is no alternative way that I'm aware of to make the process easier. It has to be done by the user, as you say, line-by-line, and you'll have to upload your own cover art as well, unfortunately.

Jim
 
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