http://www.freedb.org/The future of freedb
Then import it into EAC (database->get CD information from->cdplayer.ini.)
If you want to use Gracenote CDDB with EAC.... First, download & install the freeware, Player. Perform the CDDB lookup with Player and export the info as "cdplayer.ini." Then import it into EAC (database->get CD information from->cdplayer.ini.)
Quote from: odious_m on 04 July, 2006, 12:55:59 AMThen import it into EAC (database->get CD information from->cdplayer.ini.)Not a bad ideal. cdplayer.ini is also a good backup to have, and is something I wish I had used since the get go because once my CDex LocalCDDB got messed up or corrupted, and when I switched to EAC I wouldn't have had to do CD lookups for all the discs all over again.
yet another possibility:http://www.cdarchiv.de/
They seem to have no fuzzy matching, and the user password is transmitted as plain text in the query URL.
The CDDB protocol's 32 bit CD-TOC checksum was crap anyway.I'm glad to see MusicBrainz support in CDEx
My EAC didn't connect today, and lemme say I was panicked!!! Turned out to be an internet hiccup, but got me wondering how long freedb will be going?
With the acquisition of the www.freedb.org domain MAGIX also takes on all duties regarding the worldwide freedb community: * the entire freedb service has been running since the middle of September on the MAGIX servers (including the FTP download function of the open source database and archive) * this service will remain free and without restriction as well as remain freely available to all developers and users independent of the corresponding (non)commercial utilisation * all updates to the database will also continue to be regularly and freely available * the licence for the data and the corresponding server or service software will remain under GPL Furthermore, MAGIX runs the mirror server and hosts the website as well as the new forum. This secures a basis for theprosperity of freedb and its main aim: the data collected by the users for the users will be kept freely available in thefuture – guaranteed. MAGIX will add its know-how to help with the continued development of the service according to the GPL.Every developer from the present community is invited to continue to actively contribute to the successful continuity of freedb.
excellent! I love the new design, too.
1.9. Is it possible to search the online freedb database?Unfortunately not, we will release a new online search soon.
Maybe the big chance for MusicBrainz?
Quote from: Sebastian Mares on 02 July, 2006, 02:06:23 PMMaybe the big chance for MusicBrainz?I doubt it. I've had several heated discussions between the stuck-up snobs that write the naming wiki for MB. They claim that MB isn't going to adapt to be used as a tagging service.
...Musicbrainz mb2cddb service...
EAC seems to report "freedb genre" always as "Jazz" (at least with the few, non Jazz, CDs I've tested).