Category Archives: MusicBrainz

Bored of freedb’s woes ? Here’s a cure !

Today, I’ll share one of the greatest secrets ever concealed. It makes you able to

  • use the freedb lookup function in your cd ripper, while
  • avoiding freedb’s crappy (euphemism here) data
  • and using MusicBrainz‘ good quality data instead.

How that, you ask ? Well, as per musicbrainz.org/doc/CddbGateway musicbrainz.org/doc/FreeDBGateway:

The mb2cddb mb2freedb gateway […] can be accessed using the following settings:

host www.mb.inhouse.co.uk freedb.musicbrainz.org
via http
port 80
path /~cddb/cddb.cgi

It should be just a matter of changing the host and possibly the path, as the other settings are standard for most applications.

Enjoy.