MP3 Automagic CD Cover Creator (MACCC) 1.4
What is it?
MP3 Automagic CD Cover Creator (MACCC) creates printable CD covers
(also called cd inserts) for MP3
CDs (front and back for fullsize cases, front only for slimline). I wrote this because I have an in-dash MP3 CD player in my car and
since most of my CDs have over 100 songs on them, I needed a way to see
a listing of all the songs WITH TRACK NUMBERS so I could type in the
song number on my MP3 CD player and go straight to the song I wanted.
MACCC is completely free for non-commercial (home) use. If you are using this in a business (either for your employees or your customers) then you should purchase a commercial license for it. I can't think of a reason someone would use this in a business, but e-mail me if you do need a business license.
I have decided not to release the source code to the general public at this time. I thought about going open source with it but haven't decided to yet. If you are a home user and are curious how I did something, just ask. If you are a commercial user and would like to customize MACCC, please contact me. If your company wants a version of MACCC that looks or acts differently, I am available for contract work and can make the modifications for you.
A bunch of screenshots are located here. Updated 7/29/2005
There are samples of every different output type here.
Download the .zip file here then unzip it to any directory. That's the entire install. No registry entires or anything are created. If you delete the directory you just created, all traces of it are gone.
If you are running on Windows and have Java
installed and available on your path, you should just be able to run the
runme.bat file. If Java is installed but not on your path, you'll have
to edit the runme.bat file so that it points to the full path of your
java.exe. So, this:
Pretty much the same as
the Windows instructions except there is no runme included. To make it
easy for yourself you probbaly wnat to write a startup script so that it
will run or just type java -jar maccc.jar to run it. I'l lassume that if
you're running linux/Unix you know what you're doing. Email me if you
can't get it to work
I have been told that it works great on a MAC. Just double-click on the included .jar file!
How to Use :
There are more complete docs within the program, and you can point at just about everything in the program and get a popup tool tip to help you, but here is a brief HOWTO:
When it first comes up, press the Green cog/wheel to go to the Options. Set all of those with
the options you want. Now press the CD button to scan. Choose your CD
drive with an MP3 CD in it (or choose a directory on your HD with MP3s).
The program will scan for MP3s and show them to you in the main window. The
column on the left is what will be output. The other columns are
data/info about the directories and MP3 fils - these are not changeable.
Select files or directories on the left then choose the format from the
options on the right and you'll see the Display Name text change. You
can edit individual names by double-clicking on the Display Name and
There are lots of features
I want to add, but it works fine as-is. You can email me with feature
reqUESTS, BUg reports, etc.
If you have ANY questions or comments, don't hesitate to e-mail me. I want this to be easy to use/setup so if something is not clear, let me know so I can make it explain it better. Also, if there are any features you want MACCC to have, let me know!
I could use a cool MACCC graphic/logo (I suck at graphics). If anyone wants to make one for me, I'll use it and I'll make sure I give you credit everywhere it is used. I also need translators. I have French and German coming - email me to translate it to YOUR native language!