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freedb

(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.org and MusicBrainz began as permanently-free replacements.
However, unlike the flat file database structure of freedb.org, MusicBrainz is structured as a relational database, which has allowed MusicBrainz to expand its scope.
Until now, online music databases such as Gracenote(TM), the FreeDB and The All Music Group(TM) have only provided CD level information.