Category Archives: Music

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.

last.fmCode: Firefox extension to manage last.fm’s boards code easily

or, How I Got to Become a Firefox Extension Developer. 🙂

What’s that ?

Getting tired of typing [-a-r-t-i-s-t-] etc… on last.fm‘s journals & forums for the nth time, I quickly hacked another Firefox extension I was using, BBCodeXtra, to make last.fmCode.

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

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Some Greasemonkey scripts for Last.fm

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:

  1. Last.fm with Google
  2. Last.fm with Amazon
  3. Last.fm with Allmusic
  4. Last.fm titles with Google
  5. 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.

Patrice Deceuninck composes Tolkien-inspired music

You like Tolkien and good music ? Don’t wait any longer, go there : Vous aimez Tolkien et la bonne musique ? N’attendez plus, allez ici :
Howard Shore did rather well with his soundtrack for the LOTR movies, but frankly… Patrice has something more : inspiration ! Howard shore ne s’en est pas trop mal sorti avec sa bande-son pour les 3 films du SdA, mais franchement… Patrice a quelque chose de plus : l’inspiration !