Audio Video DB for Windows: a stand-alone archiving data base for your audio and video library.
Above image: entering a record into the data base .
An important feature is the ability to import into and export from Excel (spreadsheet). This enables the data contained within AudioDB to be carried on your handheld PDA such as a "Palm Pilot". For a brief tutorial on import/export between AudioDB and Excel, see the FAQ at the bottom of this page.
The program files are in zip compressed format and should both be copied into a temporary directory on your hard drive. From there use your unzipping software (WinZip, IZarc, etc) to decompress the files and then simply click on the install icon to be found within the files of the temp directory. The software installs itself very well in my experience.
One little snag...! A printer dll file should have been included within the installation utility but was not. That means this dll file needs to be copied manually into the main folder that holds the AudioVideoDB application. If you don't the program will act funny when you try to print. (application shuts itself down)
c:\program files\audiovideodb\ (in here)
The printer file is is archived in .zip format for ease of web downloading. Simply unzip this file, which becomes "pfccom32.dll" when opened, into the same folder where AudioVideoDB has installed itself. Sorry about this complication. We're working on a new install file which will eliminate this small extra step.
Don't forget to read the "read-me" file to get up and running. Below is a short FAQ I developed while I was exploring the software and asking Boban questions.
Boban asks that if you find this software useful, and would like to, a donation to Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus medical research would make him happy.
It's free and it's good.
In AudioDB click on the Tools menu at the top of the window click on the Export item. Do that then this window comes up. It is an option to send the file anywhere on or off your computer including a floppy drive, or another location on your hard drive or to another computer on your network, etc. To keep it simple, I saved the file to my floppy drive A:.
Then I opened up my copy of Microsoft Excel and clicked on "File" (top menu bar) and then "Open" in the drop down menu. This dropdown menu allows you to choose which drive to find the file that we're going to open. I had named the file AVDB.xls previously when I exported it from AudioDB and here it is on my A drive. I click on the file to put it in the "File Name" field, then click "Open" in the upper right corner of this window. Here's what happens next: There the files are, and in the same order that they were entered when added into AudioDB. However the cell sizes within Excel don't quite fit the data so I have to do some minor cell formatting and then I get this: There, that's more like it. Now you can work with the data within Excel any way you like.
Save and exit.
Double-click is a key you can change many things with this.