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freedb has closed, how to fix

Postby 3Dscrewer » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:28 am

Hi Folks,
as you probably know freedb has shut down his service. This is causing some problems ripping CD's

There are a couple of possible fixes.

1: You can use, if your software allows, a local freedb. The archive is 1GB, extracted ~4GB and you can download it here.
https://web.archive.org/web/20200606020 ... ub/freedb/
The latest archive is from 1. june 2020

2: MP3Tag
Go to settings > freedb and replace freedb.freedb.org with gnudb.gnudb.org hit OK and you are ready.
Also you can point a path to the local freedb you have downloaded (see 1:), don't forget to hit create index .... do it over night :lol: :lol:
Remember MP3Tag will find the needed information even if you have only Track1, Track2 and so on. Just mark all files in ascending order and choose the pull down menue

3: EAC
Go to settings change freedb to http://gnudb.gnudb.org:80/~cddb/cddb.cgi
Windows add in the shortcut icon by the command -HTTP1.1 of course a space in front of the -
Linux or Windows command line add also -HTTP1.1 behind the command
New versions will be changed in future to gnudb

For all other, have a look at your settings, you can probably change the freedb server too and try the mentioned changes
Good luck
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Re: freedb has closed, how to fix

Postby blueturtles » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:13 pm

Great job, thank you.

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