#24 Integrate freedb.cddb lookup

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2005-11-13
2005-11-03
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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)

Discussion

  • Jorg Schuler

    Jorg Schuler - 2005-11-04

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    Hi,

    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.

    JCS.

     
  • Jorg Schuler

    Jorg Schuler - 2005-11-04
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  • 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.
    easytag).

    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
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  • 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.

    Cheers,

    JCS.

     
  • 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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