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CD-R and Audio Hardware => CD Hardware/Software => Topic started by: teh roxxors on 2020-03-28 12:29:07

Title: Best freedb alternative?
Post by: teh roxxors on 2020-03-28 12:29:07
If this service actually stops in a couple days, I'd like ot have something else ready to take over.  There are lists I can Google (AudioTag, MisucBrainzPicard, WhoSampled, ACRCloud . . . .), but anyone can put those together. I'd rather hear from people who love music the way I do. I need something for EAC and foobar2000. (Coincidentally, I've not gotten freedb to work with foobar2000 for a couple years, at least.)

So what are you using or plan to switch to?
Title: Re: Best freedb alternative?
Post by: TheEmpathicEar on 2020-03-28 14:24:18
I have been using Tag&Rename for quite a while now. Doesn't it rely on FreeDB? Are there alternatives?
Title: Re: Best freedb alternative?
Post by: korth on 2020-03-28 16:34:17
I need something for EAC and foobar2000. (Coincidentally, I've not gotten freedb to work with foobar2000 for a couple years, at least.)
So what are you using or plan to switch to?

Code: [Select]
http://freedb.dbpoweramp.com:80/~cddb/cddb.cgi
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php?topic=118682.0

edit: The freedb Metadata Plugin was replaced with the MusicBrainz Metadata Plugin in EAC v1.4 but I added below if still using EAC v1.3

new edit: quote original post
Title: Re: Best freedb alternative?
Post by: teh roxxors on 2020-03-28 20:20:16
Yeah, I'm still on 1.3. Andre wrote that 1.4 has several issues and is replaced by 1.5. (http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/whats-new/whats-new/)

Maybe I should upgrade....
Title: Re: Best freedb alternative?
Post by: TheEmpathicEar on 2020-03-28 20:24:36
Code: [Select]
http://freedb.dbpoweramp.com:80/~cddb/cddb.cgi
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php?topic=118682.0

edit: The freedb Metadata Plugin was replaced with the MusicBrainz Metadata Plugin in EAC v1.4 but I added below if still using EAC v1.3
What app are these settings found? I checked Tag&Rename and also DBPoweramp and could not find them?
Title: Re: Best freedb alternative?
Post by: teh roxxors on 2020-03-28 20:27:06
Code: [Select]
http://freedb.dbpoweramp.com:80/~cddb/cddb.cgi
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php?topic=118682.0

edit: The freedb Metadata Plugin was replaced with the MusicBrainz Metadata Plugin in EAC v1.4 but I added below if still using EAC v1.3
What app are these settings found? I checked Tag&Rename and also DBPoweramp and could not find them?

I think it is under EAC\Metadata options.... or F12
Title: Re: Best freedb alternative?
Post by: korth on 2020-03-28 21:46:40
What app are these settings found?
I put descriptions in the filenames
EAC freedb metadata plugin.png 
EAC built-in freedb engine.png
foobar2000.png

I think it is under EAC\Metadata options.... or F12
correct for EAC
EAC > Metadata Options > Metadata Provider tab (for freedb metadata plugin)
EAC > Metadata Options > freedb tab (for built-in freedb engine)

for foobar2000
File > Preferences > Tagging > freedb Tagger

I couldn't find a setting in the Tag&Rename Online Manual
https://www.softpointer.com/tr_help/0101_overview.htm
so you'll probably need to contact (https://www.softpointer.com/contact.htm) them.
Title: Re: Best freedb alternative?
Post by: TheEmpathicEar on 2020-03-28 22:05:33
Thx! I completely overlooked the descriptions at the bottom of each image. I use Foobar with IPod Manager to manage my music and synchronize with my iPod. But, I have yet to use it for tagging? Maybe it's time?
EDIT: @korth
Concerning FooBar2000, I used your image [and after about 3 tries got it right] to modify the settings. I tested it on an album that had some tags I was not happy about. It looks good! Thx! Maybe this could be an alternative (or even a replacement)
Title: Re: Best freedb alternative?
Post by: teh roxxors on 2020-06-12 18:52:55
FreeDB may have stopped working Friday, June 12. EAC 1.3 could not resolve the address, regardless. I upgraded to EAC 1,5, which uses MusicBrainz Metadata Plugin by default.
Title: Re: Best freedb alternative?
Post by: 2tec on 2020-06-12 18:56:47
FreeDB may have stopped working Friday, June 12. ...

yet another Black Friday ~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday#Single_days
Title: Re: Best freedb alternative?
Post by: teh roxxors on 2020-06-13 12:56:46
FreeDB may have stopped working Friday, June 12. ...

yet another Black Friday ~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday#Single_days

Yes, I imagine they shall be adding to the list, presently!
Title: Re: Best freedb alternative?
Post by: rsadix on 2020-08-10 02:19:36
Thanks korth. Using EAC, this works great for pulling metadata from  dbpoweramp. Any ideas on how to continue to submit metadata for albums not present?
Title: Re: Best freedb alternative?
Post by: korth on 2020-08-15 17:03:45
AFAIK the dbpoweramp freedb database is currently 'read only'. If so, corrections and new entries would not be possible.
Title: Re: Best freedb alternative?
Post by: Porcus on 2020-11-17 14:48:23
Is there anywhere I can search by cddb disc id?
Title: Re: Best freedb alternative?
Post by: 2tec on 2020-11-17 16:22:57
https://www.gnudb.org/howto.php ~ example Access a xmcd file direct when you know the genre and discid, http://www.gnudb.org/gnudb/rock/390f1215
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