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Old Oct 11, 2020, 04:13 PM
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Do I need to put a note in the "discussion" area when I do this? I've had 2 of my submissions rejected.

"Reason: same tracklist and length duration as parent"

EDIT: What I mean is, how can I make sure a moderator understands why the edit was done. Mention CDDB compatibility somewhere?

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Old Mar 5, 2021, 08:04 PM
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Could anyone make some kind of tutorial on how to use this for a tagging tool ?

Which applications do i need, does it work with any tagging program?
Is this allowing us to fetch tracklists, and other infos and directly tag albums, like mp3 albums ?

Thanks to help me.
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Old Aug 24, 2021, 07:07 AM
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Hi there, I didn't know if there's a way to link cddb IDs to vgmdb album IDs.

I'm writing a script to try and organize my music, and for cases where I don't have a lot of metadata, I'm generating everything I need to perform a CDDB lookup. For example:
http://vgmdb.net/cddb?cmd=cddb+query...=jprjr&proto=6

That returns an entry for the Sonic R Soundtrack, and of course I can grab the CDDB tracklist at http://vgmdb.net/cddb?cmd=cddb+read+...=jprjr&proto=6

I'd love for my script to be able to figure out the VGMdb album ID once I have a successful lookup.

I noticed the "genre" was returned as Soundtrack1967, and most results seem to have a unique "genre" value - is there a way to extract the ID from that? In this case the album ID for Sonic R is 1646.

Alternatively, maybe the EXTD field in the "cddb read" response could include the VGMdb album ID? Something like EXTD= VGMID: 1646

If there's concern about existing clients not understanding the EXTD field, it could probably be placed in a comment field.

Thank you so much in advance, and thank you so much for this service like, as a whole.
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Old Aug 24, 2021, 09:16 AM
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Hi there, sorry for the double-post, just had a question: is there a way to submit alternative song lengths to the VGMdb?

The use case: I have my Sonic R soundtrack as a cue sheet + split wav files, with the pregaps appended to the previous track (the standard/default).

When I load the cue sheet in foobar2000, I get slightly shorter track lengths, since it subtracts the gaps from the song lengths, and the VGMDB lookup fails.

So when I load the cue sheet, select those tracks, and do a freedb lookup, foobar2000 uses this url and gets no results:

http://vgmdb.net/cddb?cmd=cddb+query...b2+0.8&proto=6

If instead I load the audio files and select those, foobar2000 uses this url:

http://vgmdb.net/cddb?cmd=cddb+query...b2+0.8&proto=6

(notice all the offsets are slightly larger in the second URL, since foobar2000 isn't subtracting the pregap lengths).

Using the default CDDB server results in inexact matches for both queries:

http://freedb.dbpoweramp.com/~cddb/c...b2+0.8&proto=6

http://freedb.dbpoweramp.com/~cddb/c...b2+0.8&proto=6

I wouldn't want to mess up anybody who's using rips that include the pregaps. I don't know how the usual CDDB servers implement inexact matches.
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Old Aug 28, 2021, 07:11 AM
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Hi there, I didn't know if there's a way to link cddb IDs to vgmdb album IDs.

I'm writing a script to try and organize my music, and for cases where I don't have a lot of metadata, I'm generating everything I need to perform a CDDB lookup. For example:
http://vgmdb.net/cddb?cmd=cddb+query...=jprjr&proto=6

That returns an entry for the Sonic R Soundtrack, and of course I can grab the CDDB tracklist at http://vgmdb.net/cddb?cmd=cddb+read+...=jprjr&proto=6

I'd love for my script to be able to figure out the VGMdb album ID once I have a successful lookup.

I noticed the "genre" was returned as Soundtrack1967, and most results seem to have a unique "genre" value - is there a way to extract the ID from that? In this case the album ID for Sonic R is 1646.

Alternatively, maybe the EXTD field in the "cddb read" response could include the VGMdb album ID? Something like EXTD= VGMID: 1646

If there's concern about existing clients not understanding the EXTD field, it could probably be placed in a comment field.

Thank you so much in advance, and thank you so much for this service like, as a whole.
@jprjr Hi, can you please make an issue about this on our GitHub tracker?: https://github.com/vgmdb/tracker/issues

This is the best way to ensure that your request gets seen.
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