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I am transferring my CD collection to .flac files so I can enjoy it from my laptop. I have been using banshee and sound-juicer for the rip and conversion.

For some CDs, the metadata (Album name, Artist name and Track name) is missing for both applications.

I would like to:

  • Make sure the data is not out there on the internet, and if it really isn't,
  • Update it myself to a totally free DB so that any future user would benefit from my work.

Is there one central DB for CD metadata? Where shall I search and update the CD metadata in the most effective way?

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XBMC has a function for scraping websites for metadata. This data is found at places like CDDB, freedb, Discogs, etc.

More information can be found on wiki: XBMC wikipedia

If you want to look further into contributing to these listings, then you might want to look at contributing to freedb. More info can be found here:

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