freedb.org and its services will be shut down on March 31st of 2020.
End of an era, I guess.
@fribbledom what is freedb.org
A free database to recognize audio CDs and their contents.
@fribbledom oh noes :(
Are there any good alternatives?
You could download the database and self-host:
@fribbledom There's also a torrent with magnet link at https://news.ycombinator.com/threads?id=sixtyfourbits
@fribbledom well crap.
Better finish up any outstanding rips soon, I guess.
@fribbledom So, they got purchased, then get shut down. Nice. Watch it come back as a closed source, paid only system!?
Uhm, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think they last got purchased in 2006 by Magix?
@fribbledom Not sure when, I'd just seen on their home page that they mentioned the purchase. Odd it would still be there if it was so long ago I guess...
@fribbledom I haven't used it in so long I forgot what it's for. I wasn't a fan of the data quality so I copied and pasted stuff from discogs.com instead.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!