#1 2010-08-24 14:18:33

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Images/Pictures in binary format

I don't know what kind of RDBS uses GCstar but maybe it would be fine to give the option for storing the pictures and images of the collection in binary format (inside the own database file) if the database system allows it. Then, moving the collection to a new location and/or saving it would be easier and cleaner, because the whole collection and its stuff would be only one file.



#2 2010-09-10 13:33:02

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Re: Images/Pictures in binary format

It isn't a good solution if you have HQ images.
For example, I've an audio collection of about 600 CDs, with front and back HQ covers for each CD.
Each HQ cover has a size of about 400KB.
This means a total storage size for images, equal to 400*600*2 = 480 MB.




#3 2010-09-16 08:38:39

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Re: Images/Pictures in binary format

I'm not an expert in saving images in a database, but does it take twice the space?

the jpeg or png files is also a binary files(everything in the computer is binary you know), so it doesn't take more space to save the collection anyway. It got to be saved somewhere.



#4 2010-10-22 12:53:30

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Re: Images/Pictures in binary format

I don't know what kind of RDBS uses GCstar

It doesn't, only XML files.

If you want to move the collection to another PC/backup, just use the export menu and choose .tar.gz. It'll include the XML file and all the image files in a single Tar file, which can be imported later.



Should you have a problem using GCstar, you can open a bug report or request some support on GCstar forums.