Can't find CD in freedb

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msfox99
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Can't find CD in freedb

Post by msfox99 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:00 am

Hi,

This is the first time ever that MM couldn't find an entry for a CD in freedb, and I have ripped more than 500 discs. This CD came out Aug 30, 2019. Is this unusual? Would I expect it to be added at some point? Is there a way that I can add it?

Gregg Allman - Laid Back - 2 CD remastered.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TJKC8B1

Thanks.

Lowlander
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Re: Can't find CD in freedb

Post by Lowlander » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:11 am

No, this is not uncommon. Freedb is user submitted and tied to a specific pressing of a CD.
Lowlander (MediaMonkey user since 2003)

yarguy
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Re: Can't find CD in freedb

Post by yarguy » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:08 am

msfox99 wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:00 am
Hi,

This is the first time ever that MM couldn't find an entry for a CD in freedb, and I have ripped more than 500 discs. This CD came out Aug 30, 2019. Is this unusual? Would I expect it to be added at some point? Is there a way that I can add it?

Gregg Allman - Laid Back - 2 CD remastered.


Thanks.
Here is the FAQ page on how to submit data to freedb: http://www.freedb.org/en/faq.3.html#21

msfox99
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Re: Can't find CD in freedb

Post by msfox99 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:05 pm

Great, thanks for the responses.

freedomfries323
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Re: Can't find CD in freedb

Post by freedomfries323 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:07 pm

When that fails for me, I proceed with ripping anyways, which will give you untagged files. I rip them in a spearate folder. Then, I use MP3tag to look up tags for the files. It connects to other databases, including amazon, and discogs. I have yet to find a CD it hasn't recognized. Maybe it happened once with some real indie band. MP3tag will also let you rename the file itself based on the database info... Good stuff.

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