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Basenji is a cross-platform tool you can use to index your CDs/DVDs and USB devices so you can later search the database without having plug the media into your computer.

Basenji is very useful for those with large movies / music collections but not only. You can also use it to easily search some backups you store on removable media or your photos, etc.

Basenji features:

Audio CD Support
Metadata Extraction (image dimensions or MP3 tags)
Thumbnails
Optional daemon that automatically scans a device you plug in and adds it to the Basenji database

Basenji 0.8 was released yesterday, getting lots of useful features. These were already available (some were already there for quite a long time actually) in the Basenji daily PPA – such as the daemon that automatically scans inserted drives, but these are finally stable enough for a wide audience. Here’s the Basenji 0.8 changelog:

Added support for network drives and mountpoints
Added option to disable the iteminfo panel
Added option to hide hidden files
Added support for metadata searching
Added debugging options
Added daemon for automated drive scanning
Many new translations
Many optimizations and bugfixes

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April 27th, 2011

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