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urfausto

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what is the main working gateway address as for 2019? freedb2.org or freedb.freedb.org?
Last Edit: November 25, 2019, 03:20:58 PM by urfausto

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hello? what's the actual situation with this thing?

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Have you tried reaching either of them via a web browser?
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Have you tried reaching either of them via a web browser?
you mean as a web address? this yes and they are unreacheable. i think there is a major problem here not depending on me personally.

i was also reading that MBz dropped its support to it: https://wiki.musicbrainz.org/History:FreeDB_Gateway
(The MusicBrainz to FreeDB gateway (mb2freedb) was a service that allowed FreeDB clients to access MusicBrainz data through the FreeDB protocol. It was removed in 2019, and the following content is for historical interest only.)

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nobody having this issue?  :o I don't believe it... either, nobody is using freedb!

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My freedb link is not working, but I've rarely used it anyway.
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It appears that the problem is freedb and not MB.
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ok thanks for the feedback. in this case do u completely skip identification through freedb? i thought it was a good db for metadata, but i'm no expert about. MBz and Discogs is enough?

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What is "enough" is for the user to decide. You can skip using freedb if you're not getting the results you expect or if it's not working. If the others are working, or working better, then use them.

Maybe freedb has a user forum, or a 'contact us' link on their site and you can ask them what's going on.
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What is "enough" is for the user to decide.
yeah, personally never had the chance to try out freedb specifically (i use cue tools but im not 100% sure it connects to it to get the metadata) so I can't even give an opinion or decide about it.

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unfortunately there is nothing like a forum or an helpdesk assistance about freedb. no recent posts around about troubleshooting either. just found those 2 addresses in a really old internet thread. so there is no way to check how things are at current day.


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The link you posted is working now
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The link you posted is working now
no, if you look at the info inside the link you will see there is an overall issue with fetching data from their db:


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