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Kid-friendly search bar for home network

I have a home media network with 1000s of mp3 audio books for my students. Each folder in the network has a 4-digit book number.
I need a main page with a search bar. When students type the 4-digit book number, the folder will load and show the mp3 files. How can I do this?

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Do these students login into your home network? Seems kind of risky, knowing the average student.
Or should this be web-based? I mean "page" looks like something in a web browser, not something on the desktop.
If local: do you prefer an Windows 10 "app" or a classical desktop program? And when the (names of) the mp3-files are shown, need they be clickable to play?

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Sounds like a typical web server.

Mildly advanced setup and coding skills to make this happen.

I don't see any install and run solution for you today.

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The old fashioned way.

It was years ago but a collection would be on a FTP server which you go to the numbered folder/directory and there were the project files. It may seem archaic but worked. Today folk seem lost without hand holding.

Post was last edited on August 6, 2017 6:34 AM PDT

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Re: search bar

If you give more details, and set your account here to "allow other member to mail me", some member might be willing to program it for you, if you can't do it yourself. But I'm afraid work for businesses or schools won't be free. Having "1000s of audio books" sounds like your institute is big enough to invest in professional IT solutions.

Of course, you can also search a freelancer on sites like upwork.com. Won't be free either.

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