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[opensuse] Re: CDDB (freedb) lookup for .wav files on disk
  • From: Joachim Schrod <jschrod@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 11:22:06 +0100
  • Message-id: <eltt0f$he8$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Charles philip Chan wrote:
On 14 Dec 2006, bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

However, it seems that the freedb database has been taken over by
someone else, (go to the web site to find out) and the database is
broken at this time. Supposedly they are improving it, but it has
been broken a long time.

Use freedb2.org (TrackType.org) instead. The server name is:

freedb.freedb2.org
and the path is
/~cddb/cddb.cgi

For the record: I didn't have to change anything in easytag, or in any other software that uses freedb. freedb.freedb.org provides access via cdddp://freedb.freedb.org:8880/ as well as via http://freedb.freedb.org/~cddb/cddb.cgi. And one of these two access methods were preconfigured in all my applications; I don't change them usually. I haven't had any problems with the database either. (Well, besides the data quality, but that's a problem as long as cddb exists. All uncategorized CDs are blues...)

I have to say that I'm reluctant to use tracktype.org. He doesn't want to release the code for his stuff, and he wants to make new data submissions public domain. I much prefer the GPL approach of freedb, as public domain submissions can be ripped off even easier, c.f. the cddb debacle a few years ago.

Joachim

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