Mp3 Book Helper

Import tags from freedb

This function may be useful if you have full albums as MP3 or OGG files and you know in which order the tracks appear on the CD. You must be connected to the Internet for this function to work properly.

freedb is a database to look up CD information using the internet. This is done by a client (a freedb aware application) which calculates a (nearly) unique disc ID for a CD in your CD-Rom and then queries the database. As a result, the client displays the artist, CD-title, tracklist and some additional infos. You can also search for CD-info in the freedb via the web-based search.

Mp3BookHelper is not using disc in your CD-Rom to calculate DiscID. It uses song order and track time as two parameters to calculate DiscID and retrieve song information. If disc is not found using calculated DiscID you could find it using web-based search and enter it manually for Mp3BookHelper to retrieve track list.

How to get song information using freedb?

  1. Connect your PC to the Internet

  2. Change Proxy settings in Mp3BH Options if you are using Proxy

  3. Sort selected files in the order they appear on CD

  4. Click the "Get tags from freedb" button on the toolbar

  5. In the New Form press "Connect"; Mp3BH would show a list of found albums

  6. Click on the Albums to see/retrieve track list for album

  7. Select which tags should be changed

  8. "Preview" will show changes to be made in main window.

  9. "Apply Tags" will change tags of you files.

If you made a mistake in Import you are able to Undo complete import operation.

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