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#1 2019-12-03 09:25:36

Johannis
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freedb.org to be shut down on March 31st of 2020

Hallo

I don't see any mention of this in the forums?

"Urgent notice :
freedb.org and its services will be shut down on March 31st of 2020.
"
http://www.freedb.org/

How will this effect GCstar collections of Music, Video's, etc?

What alternatives / work arounds is available for us new beginner users?

Thanks for your advice
Best Regards
Johannis

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#2 2019-12-03 17:42:32

kerenoc
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Re: freedb.org to be shut down on March 31st of 2020

GCstar was indeed using the Perl module Net::FreeDB to extract information from CD. If someone is aware of a free and open alternative, one can investigate using it as a replacement.

However, one can also get information using the EAN number of the CD, possibly by scanning the barcode on the box. On Android, it can be done using the GCstar Scanner application.

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