I'm not one to really show my face every now and then. And have kept quite for several year since my stint in the Gallery. I've often been lurking on the Request forums (and watching the Metropol Upload index), keeping my ear to the ground on new uploads and shares of news music.
Spurred on by the Grinchmas of 2018, and the sudden resurgence of BBC Music Indexing that has been happening for the last few months, I thought I might want to tackle a problem that I too had been facing for years.
Thanks to one notable member to had decided to index (and create) a download catalog of the BBC Themes (with varying degrees of success). I wanted to take slightly different approach to the problem.
My problem statement was the following..
Can I guarantee that I don't already own a copy of this sound sample, and is it a better quality that I already have?
Inspired by what I had seen with the MusicBrainz
platform for recorded audio, I wanted to do something similar with these TV jingles.
So for the last 2 and a half months, I have been coding away at a small ASP.Net application called
(No prizes for guessing where the name came from.
This moderate application that should help catalogue, index and (hopefully) identify Audio TV Samples.
This has been a pet project that I have been working on in my spare time from work, and it is far from done, but thankfully is now in a state where it can be considered usable.
Just to be clear:
this program is not to be used for sharing or distributing audio sample content. Only metadata. Partially in the case for Library music as per TV Forum's definition of Library Music.
There are still some loose ends need to sort out such as the following (taken from my Issues page):
- Having a Bulk Entity Creator (for editing child items to a Track List)
- Having a User Management System (to prevent unwelcome modifications)
- Implementing Audio Fingerprinting (to identify samples)
- Docker Support (for those who want a personal database)
The code is open source, so feel free to contribute to it. I do welcome suggestions and further discussions on this project.