CD import: freedb.org going away soon [now gone!]

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I just saw this on the freedb.org website: "freedb.org and its services will be shut down on March 31st of 2020".
This will affect the CD import function in that it will no longer be possible to get track names automatically.
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Probably an increasingly rarely-used function, but just curious whether an alternative service can be used?
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I did not know. This does not tell if this is a temporary shutdown or a definitive one.
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I think it's going to be permanent, but perhaps someone in Steinberg can ask MAGIX, who apparently run the freedb.org servers now (something I also did not know). As a possible alternative, MusicBrainz appear to have a public domain API.
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So it seems freedb.org has been finally shutdown.

Will there be any alternative to retrieve the tracknames from internet in the future?

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gnudb.org has been around a while, perhaps this could be included in the next patch?
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+1 for the gnudb.org in to WaveLab!

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Anyone knows if there has been any update regarding moving to another database? It is quite important for my workflow.

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S-EH wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:21 am
+1 for the gnudb.org in to WaveLab!

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