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freedb support for mp3 albums

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 8:39 pm
by muxa
Hi there,

It's a great music database software you've developed! The best among i saw. Contratulations!
I'm a developer myself and want to suggest a feature with other users might appreciate - freedb support for mp3 albums
I started to develop a similar music db program some time ago, but then I've lost most of my code, so i've decided to stop the project.
I had such feature for finding mp3 album info on freedb and it worked sutisfactory.

Here's how it worked:
1. Send selected mp3s (of a folder) to queue - sorted by track number.
2. Calculate diskid
- this one was a bit tricky, but i got a recognizable diskid at the end
3. Check diskid on freedb
4. Store song info

If you want i can e-mail you the code i had for calculating diskid for mp3s.

Note: Some CDs don't have any pause between track. Most of the CDs have a 2 sec pause. And this matters for diskid calculation.
So this can we either asked from the user in step 1,
or it can be done automatically: calculate 2 diskids (with pauses and without), check both and present all results to choose the right one.

Hope you can implement this feature in future versions of Song-DB.

Best regards,

Mikhail Diatchenko

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 10:22 am
by jiri
Discussed by e-mail...


e-mail bounced back

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:42 pm
by muxa
Hi Jiri,

I've been trying to send you the code (+ sample program) but it was returning as undeliverable.
Any alternative e-mail addresses?


Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 4:21 pm
by jiri
Solved by e-mail, again.


Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 8:59 pm
by felixdgr81
What is the status on this script?

Can I get a copy?

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:01 am
by jiri
This hasn't been implemented into MM yet. The code for this exists, it's just necessary to prepare some UI for this. However, this solution is quite limited in what set of tracks are properly recognizes and thus we would prefer to include a bit better solution (if possible).


auto-tagging feature

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:03 pm
by realish2
There's a program called "Tag and Rename" here:

It is brilliant -- you can look up and add tag info in one step, using either freedb or

If MM could integrate this same functionality -- or some close approximation -- it would be, in my mind, the ultimate music app.

Right now, the lack of this functionality is the only thing stopping me from moving exclusively to MM.