Old 28th November 2003, 02:03   #1
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how to Upload to CDDB ?

Hey out there,
having difficulty working out how to upload new cds to cddb/gracenote

got some newly released cd's that I want to put up but can't figure it out.

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Old 28th November 2003, 02:40   #2
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Not sure if this was a feature of Winamp 2.(9)x
but in Winamp 5 (current version=5.0rc8, with 5.0 Final due in approx 1 week)
if no data can be found for the Audio CD in/by cddb
then you are given the option to manually enter the data and upload to cddb.
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Old 28th November 2003, 02:48   #3
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do you refer to when you right-click on the window and then go to file info and then can manually type in all that info?

this is the bit I am stuck with... once typed in I am unsure as to how to upload. tried a few things like clicking cddb and stuff, but it not work..

ideas? thanks for the advice
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Old 28th November 2003, 20:18   #4
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Here's an overview of using Winamp's CDDB. Sounds like you almost have it, check through the following. Are you sure you are online and that these albums are not already on the Gracenote database, you will not be given the opportunity to submit them if they are.

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There is no filename or other information on a CD where title and track names can be found (CD Text excepted), so an alternative approach has to be taken.

An ID for the disc can be calculated based on the information in the CD's 'Table of Contents' where information on track lengths and layout can be found. This will hopefully be unique to that album.

When you insert a CD and play it in Winamp this ID will be used to try and get information about the title and tracks from two places.

First it will look in it's own local database (../Winamp/Plugins/in_cdda.cdb).
If the ID is found then the information contained there will be used.

If the ID is not found locally it will try to get information from the online database maintained by Gracenote. In this case a dialogue opens and you will get one of several responses.

code:

1. Exact Match.
This will be from a CD with an existing entry on Gracenote's
database.
For example, a commercially available CD (or an exact copy of one).

The data is accepted automatically and written into Winamp's local
database.
Obviously there will be no need to submit this afresh and you will
not be given the opportunity.

2. Fuzzy Match.
This will be from a CD that has most of it's chacteristics the same
as an existing entry in the database, but with slight differences
in gaps and track lengths.
For example, this could be from an alternative pressing, a copy
of a commercial pressed CD you have made yourself, a transcription
from vinyl to CD, or a copy you have made from Mp3s etc.

You will be offered a possible match (or list of matches).
Highlight the one you want to keep and click [Accept Match].
This is then written into Winamp's local database.
If none of the offers are acceptable you can press [Submit} and
send the necessary info to Gracenote yourself. Whatever you type
in will be added to Winamp's local database.
If you do not want to accept or submit then press [Cancel],
in which case 'Unknown Artist' etc. will be written to Winamp's
local database.

3. No Match.
No similarity to any entry in the database.
For example, a commercially available CD from a small indie label,
or a personal compilation you have made up from a mixture
of sources.

Basically the same as 2. but without [Accept Match].

4. Unable to connect.
For whatever reason.

Unfortunately Gracenote are not very helpfull here and the
dialogue will appear to show 'Success' as if an exact match had
been found regardless.
'Unknown Artist' etc. will be written to Winamp's local database.




Editing Winamp's local database.
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Go to 'File Info' (double click the track name in Winamp's main window).
Edit away to your heart's content.

Refreshing Winamp's local database from CDDB.
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If you first played an album offline you may well have nothing but 'Unknown Artist' in the database (See 4. above). Go to 'File Info' click on [CDDB] while you are online.

Removing an entry from the local database.
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Go to 'File Info' click on [Remove titles]. Equivalent to 'Reset', Winamp will re-start the identification process the next time the album is played.

Submissions to Gracenote.
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Go to 'File Info' and click on [CDDB]
When given the opportunity (See 2. and 3. above), pressing [Submit] will take you to a new screen.
Album Tab. You will need to give Data Language, Title, Artist and Genre at the least.
Tracks Tab. You will need to give each track a name.
No idea what Gracenote's acceptance policy is, or how long changes take to appear.

In all the above Don't forget to exit using 'Save' where appropriate.

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