cddb working in xmcd?

Daniel Eischen deischen at
Mon May 15 19:41:55 UTC 2006

On Mon, 15 May 2006, Fernan Aguero wrote:

> Hi!
> I've just installed xmcd and CDDB lookups are not working
> for me ... though they work in goobox and/or gnome-cd.
> I'm using xmcd.3.3.2_2
> Below is the output of 'xmcd debug 4'
> (debug cd info).
> The disc in the CD drive is Coldplay, X&Y
> After looking for some place to edit the cddb servers and to
> change them and test others, I noticed that xmcd prefers
> (gracenote) and hardcodes all access to the
> URL ... so I patched xmcd and now xmcd correctly
> identified my Coldplay disc.
> Now, what was the problem?
> i) cddb database is incomplete and lacks and entries for my discs?
> ii) xmcd calculates bad disc Ids?
> iii) has a temporary failure
> I've not stress tested xmcd with lots of discs (only a few
> that I have at hand in the lab). But none of the discs I've
> tried have been found using the default xmcd (
> while all but one have been found by the patched xmcd (using
> Coldplay - X&Y
> Cirque du Soleil - La Nouba
> Pat Metheny - Still Life (talking)
> Marisa Monte - Universo ao meu redor (not found, but this is a recent release)
> Maybe we can add an optional WITH_FREEDB knob to the port?

I've been asked to do that before in the FreeBSD port, and my
answer is still the same.  I don't want to change the author's
work except for what it takes to integrate with FreeBSD and
our ports tree.


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