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Re: freedbSubmitter 2.1

by gbilley » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:12 am

Thanks for reporting your issue, and sorry you encountered a problem.

Just to clarify, when you say you reinstalled both ways, did you mean the second way was a manual install and it also did not work?

If that's the case, I'm once again mystified and would like to get some additional information if I may.

If you feel comfortable digging into the code a bit, I'd like to suggest the following:
  • First launch MediaMonkey
  • Open the freedbSubmitter folder in File Explorer
  • RIGHT click freedbSubmitter.vbs (not freedbSubmitter.hta) and click Edit
  • In Notepad, add a new line after line 9
  • In the new line, add this code: msgbox SDB.ScriptsPath & htaPath
  • Save the .vbs file in Notepad (you can leave Notepad open)
  • In File Explorer, double click freedbSubmitter.vbs to launch it
  • A message box will pop up indicating where the addon expects to find the .hta file
  • Press Control-C to copy the message
  • Send me the result (after redacting your username)
Hopefully, this will give me some clue as to what's going.

And if you don't feel comfortable monkeying with code :-), I totally understand. I'll keep thinking about other angles to investigate.

Fun fact: In File Explorer, and with MM still open, double click freedbSubmitter.hta (not .vbs). The addon should open and run normally. If it doesn't, then I've really messed something up.

Let me know how it goes.


Re: freedbSubmitter 1.01

by Tippon » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:19 am

sallygr wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:50 pm
I just installed this add on, but can't get to work. I'm sure that I'm missing something obvious.

I'm running Windows 7 Professional.

When I try to run it, I get
Error #-2147024894 - File: "C:\Users\username]\AppData\Roaming\MediaMonkey\Scripts\freedbSubmitter\freedbSubmitter.vbs", Line: 7, Column: 1

I deliberately left my user name off of the above, but it is correct in the message.

I was getting the same error on Windows 10, then updated Freedb Submitter to the latest version (2.1 at the moment) and the error changed to line 10, column: 1 with a second error message saying "Error happened during script execution: The system cannot find the file specified"

I've checked and freedbsubmitter.hta exists and seems to be in the right place. I've uninstalled and reinstalled both ways and still get the error.

Thanks for any help :)

Re: freedbSubmitter Update

by Peke » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:47 am

Thank you for update, approved.

freedbSubmitter Update

by gbilley » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:44 am

For anyone interested, I've just submitted an update to freedbSubmitter.

Version 2.1 now enables you to submit revised CD metadata to disc entries that already exist in freedb.

You can download the update at this URL:

Re: freedbSubmitter 1.01

by gbilley » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:01 pm

Hi sallygr,

Sorry for the delayed response. Usually the forum automatically sends me an email when someone posts a message to this thread, but I didn't get one this time. And as you might guess, I don't check the forum very often.

Anyway, I don't have enough information to precisely diagnose your issue. The script line where the problem occurs suggests that the following file can't be found:


So my suggestion would be to see if that file exists on your computer. If it doesn't, you might try reinstalling the addon. And if that doesn't work, you could try installing the addon manually. There are detailed instructions at this link:


At the moment, I can't think of any other suggestions.

Please try the suggestions above and let me know if anything works or not.

And don't hesitate to reply if you have any other questions.

Good luck.

-- Gary

Re: freedbSubmitter 1.01

by sallygr » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:50 pm

I just installed this add on, but can't get to work. I'm sure that I'm missing something obvious.

I'm running Windows 7 Professional.

When I try to run it, I get
Error #-2147024894 - File: "C:\Users\username]\AppData\Roaming\MediaMonkey\Scripts\freedbSubmitter\freedbSubmitter.vbs", Line: 7, Column: 1

I deliberately left my user name off of the above, but it is correct in the message.


Re: freedbSubmitter 1.01

by Lowlander » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:15 pm

You need to select the CD drive in the Media Tree: ... Tracks/4.0

Re: freedbSubmitter 1.01

by AlanE » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:12 pm

I'm a recent MM user and FreeDB user. I've ripped a number of CDs and have adjusted most of their metadata so thought that I'd see that it get submitted to FreeDB. When I select a folder from the "Media Tree" and then go to Tools>Scripts>FreedbSubmitter I get the error message "A CD must be selected in the Location node of the MediaMonkey Music tree. Do not select a child node of the CD. Select a CD node, then click the Refresh button."

I don't know what this message is telling me to do exactly. I've followed the directions in the forum entry, above, but can't seem to get to the point of submitted a new entry to FreeDB. Can you assist.

I'm using MM 4.1.20 on Windows 10.


Re: freedbSubmitter 1.01

by Lowlander » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:58 am

Nop, it can only retrieve from FreeDB.

Re: freedbSubmitter 1.01

by VladTepes » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:00 pm

Am I missing something here. Doesn't MMW already allow a submit to freedb option without the need for a plugin?

Re: freedbSubmitter 1.01

by gbilley » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:55 am

Hi Ridgeback,

Not a stupid question at all, and definitely nothing to be sorry about. I should have noted the possible values in the the configuration with a comment instead of assuming users would intuit the options.

You are correct The options for both settings are true and false (not case-sensitive, and no quotes).

Re: freedbSubmitter 1.01

by Ridgeback » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:17 am

Sorry to ask stupid question:

The extension allows you the options to preview your entry before submitting, and to include extended data from your Album Comment and Song Comment fields. You can configure default values for these options by opening the freedbSubmitter.hta file in a text editor and changing the values of the viewSubmitDefault and sendExtDefault variables.

Change values to what? True?

I'm new to this.

Re: freedbSubmitter 1.01

by gbilley » Sun May 07, 2017 11:02 am

Hi Vega,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and apologies for my late response. I just today (7 May 2017) received an email informing me there was a new post in this thread.

I totally agree with your view on updating and improving freedb data. and I did seriously consider including an update capability. However I'm still concerned about MM's limitations retrieving all data from freedb. I detailed those concerns in the "Additional Information" section of my original post, but to recap here, MM does not appear to download and save extended data from freedb (or at least for me it doesn't). Given that, a MM revision to an existing freedb entry would result in the loss of the extended data. Some freedb entries include very extensive and useful details in their disc and track extended data fields. It would be a pity to lose that data, and a disservice to the original contributor.

Even if MM v5 included the capability to save extended data, and I added a revision capability to the extension, there is still the danger of all the existing MM v4 records to potentially wipe out freedb extended data in revised entries.

I think we are on the same page regarding cleaning up freedb, so I hope you'll understand my reasoning. But I'm also interested in extending the usefulness of MM and freedb, so if you have any thoughts on how to do that without wreaking further havoc on freedb data, please let me know.




Re: freedbSubmitter 1.01

by Vega » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:10 am

Hey, I really think it might be useful to "update" the freedb sometimes...i'm a avid hardcore music user and have notice that the freedb is sometimes wrong or useless and i'm having to correct data that is already on i would love to correct this incorrect data or make additional usage metdata song data available to anyone that might need it in the future. Please advise or update this app if you can only adds or contributes to the date already exitstin on freedb, why not? Thanks for the contribution and addition to MM..Cheers!

Re: freedbSubmitter 1.01

by Peke » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:51 pm

I was just checking :)