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Best freedb alternative?

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?

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Reply #1
I have been using Tag&Rename for quite a while now. Doesn't it rely on FreeDB? Are there alternatives?

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Reply #2
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?

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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
korth


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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?

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Reply #5
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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

Re: Best freedb alternative?

Reply #6
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 them.
korth

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Reply #7
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)

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Reply #8
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.



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Reply #11
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?

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Reply #12
AFAIK the dbpoweramp freedb database is currently 'read only'. If so, corrections and new entries would not be possible.
korth

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Reply #13
Is there anywhere I can search by cddb disc id?
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