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(FREE DataBase) An online music database that is used to find album and song titles for tracks on a CD. Community driven, anyone can submit and edit CD disc information in the database, although it is checked. In addition, people can set up mirrors of the freedb servers. After Gracenote's CDDB music database became a commercial venture, the existing database was turned over to freedb. The freedb client software is compatible with the first version of CDDB (CDDB1), but not subsequent versions (see CDDB). See music CD identification and music search.
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Amidst the fury over the loss of a database users believed would always be free, open source alternatives such as freedb.
Until now, online music databases such as Gracenote(TM), the FreeDB and The All Music Group(TM) have only provided CD level information.
In addition, the proven SmartDetect feature ensures quick and easy set up for automatic drive support, and integrated FreeDB functionality offers users music collection management service over the Internet.
FreeDB automatically obtains disc information over the Internet.
Album Info lets users download track and album info via the freedb online service.