#24 Integrate freedb.cddb lookup


If you could integrate some freedb cddb lookup, gtkpod
would be even a nicer app for managing both the ipod
and local music files.

Being able to edit id3 tags is already a nice feature
by itself, but if there are some tracks who are badly
or not at all tagged, some freedb lookup would be a
great help. (maybe there's already some library aroung,
cf. easytag, tagtool)


  • Jorg Schuler

    Jorg Schuler - 2005-11-04

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    thanks for writing. I appreciate your input.

    cddb is a lookup for complete CDs. You cannot look up single
    tracks with it.

    cddb lookup is great when encoding a CD (with grip, for
    example), but not when editing single tracks (easytag,
    gtkpod). It's technically not possible.

    That's why I will close this tracker item. Don't hesitate to
    post a new (different!) request, though.


  • Jorg Schuler

    Jorg Schuler - 2005-11-04
    • status: open --> closed
  • David Raison

    David Raison - 2005-11-04

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    Well, I understand that you can't look up single tracks, you
    can however apply cddb information to single tracks (cf.

    If one knows where his tracks are from (for example one has
    a soundtrack album ), where the movie's/compilation's name
    is entered as artist and one would like to change them to
    the original artists, such selective application would be
    useful, wouldn't it?

    To underline how easytag works: You would select a specific
    number of tracks, do a manual cddb lookup, and apply only
    selected information to the previously selected tracks.

  • Jorg Schuler

    Jorg Schuler - 2005-11-13
    • status: closed --> open
  • Jorg Schuler

    Jorg Schuler - 2005-11-13

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    OK, I guess I was working under some wrong assumptions.

    I'll leave it as an open item in the tracker here and will
    eventually advertise it under "help wanted" for someone to
    pick up.



  • fotios

    fotios - 2006-07-07

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    If you would want to do a single track at a time, perhaps
    musicbrainz.org might be more along the lines of what you
    would want.
    This uses an acoustic fingerprint to look up the song and
    gets information from a community driven database.


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