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cmaz
2005-02-08, 05:05 PM
Anybody know if there is a lossless database out there like gracenote or freedb? And if so, is there any program that will look at a set of flac files (or shn's or ape's or whatever) and retrieve the information for that fileset?

Thanks for any replies.

RainDawg
2005-02-11, 09:38 AM
You could put information for a lossless set to freedb just like any other set. I know that there are many boot sets on CDDB.

cmaz
2005-02-11, 04:28 PM
Raindawg, i'm glad you responded because, mainly i'm interested in speeding up the process of entering information into my Music Collector database (which i'm using because of your recommendation back at STG).

So anyway, you mention that there are many boot sets on CDDB, but there's no way to get music collector to get at that information, is there? i mean, i might find Jerry Garcia Band 3/18/78 on CDDB, but the information that MC will download is specific to the CD version, not the flac fileset.

How do *you* go about inputting information into MC for lossless shows?

Thanks for any help!

RainDawg
2005-02-13, 11:32 AM
You add stuff using the "wizard mode" which will allow you to search by artist/album. The problem here is that it might be hard for you type in album not knowing the syntax with which it was entered into the database. I've not tried this, but you may get limited results...certainly not consistent I can guarantee.

There are quite a bit of things such as JGB and other boots on feedb.org, and you can get info from there directly through foobar2000 by selecting the files and searching. This is based on track times, AFAIK, and should download the tags if the show is in the db. I don't know just how many will be there, but you could certainly tag your files and then submit the set for build the database.

That being said, I am actually in the process of moving away from Music Collector. It is great software, but I have been quite hampered by it's rather limited options for importing and exporting entries. I really need to be able to get shows directly into the database from foobar2000.

Right now, I'm working on learning mysql and php in order to be able to build my own custom database that I can very easily input stuff to.

cmaz
2005-02-14, 04:21 PM
Right now, I'm working on learning mysql and php in order to be able to build my own custom database that I can very easily input stuff to.

When you do, put it up for sale here! :)