Waking up this asleep unblog to say that I’m this week’s guest one the excellent musical blog “Song of the Day“. Pearls to be discovered very often (and not only this week, huh 🙂 ).
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.
mb2cddbmb2freedb gateway […] can be accessed using the following settings:
It should be just a matter of changing the host and possibly the path, as the other settings are standard for most applications.
or, How I Got to Become a Firefox Extension Developer. 🙂
What’s that ?
It allows you select a type & select a string (“mll” for instance) and right-click>last.fmCode>User and you get “[user]mll[/user]”. Idem for an artist name, a tag name etc… You can play with the clipboard submenu too, and also the eXtra one.
I left the BBCode there, so bolding, making links, changing colors, etc. just need a few clicks.
Before you download
OK, I just took the time to try Greasemonkey, and it’s cool as I expected. I started fiddling whith some scripts downloaded at the -well made- central greasemonkey scripts repository, and made the following:
- Last.fm with Google
- Last.fm with Amazon
- Last.fm with Allmusic
- Last.fm titles with Google
- Last.fm titles with Allmusic
You may download them on userscripts.org.
I’m quite happy with them now (though Amazon clutters the charts a tad too much IMHO).
Many thanks to kepp for his help in tracking the glitches & providing solutions.
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