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    freedb.org and its services will be shut down on March 31st of 2020.

    I saw this notice on the freedb website.

    Is there an alternative?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joebugs View Post
    freedb.org and its services will be shut down on March 31st of 2020.

    I saw this notice on the freedb website.

    Is there an alternative?
    I also spotted this and wondered about consequences. Over the years I have found a way of using a CDDB enabled player (http://www.vuplayer.com/player.php) to download details of CDs not on freedb, as can be the case with more obscure or niche recordings. You can export the details to cdplayer.ini (now virtually defunct on Windows but can still be used even on Windows 10) and import from there to Orange CD. A little bit fiddly but much quicker and less tiresome, for me at least, than manual entry of details.

    The effect of losing Freedb will be annoying but not actually so huge for me since I now buy very few CDs and use mainly downloads and streaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joebugs View Post
    freedb.org and its services will be shut down on March 31st of 2020. I saw this notice on the freedb website. Is there an alternative?
    MusicBrainz, in general (if you use a tool like dbPoweramp to rip). Discogs for Orange. I don't expect any updates to OrangeCD, but if Andrei reads this forum, updating it to allow downloading from MusicBrainz would be welcomed by me. I found Andrei's public profile and it says he hasn't been here since 2018.
    Last edited by Balok; 03-14-2020 at 06:27 PM.

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