[mb-users] Is it time to stop auto importing from FreeDB?
dave at rudolf.org.uk
Tue Aug 3 07:10:53 UTC 2004
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Alexander Dupuy wrote:
> Just to check on this - are you only suggesting turning off the
> import of albums; in those cases where the FreeDB entry matches an
> existing entry, will the disc id still be automatically added (by the
> FreeDB moderator)? I think that adding disc ids (as opposed to
> importing albums) automatically is still useful.
Hmmm, you've lost me there. Automatically adding disc ids? I can't
think of anywhere in the system where that happens.
Quoting the synopsis of
> 1. A web service request is made (via libmusicbrainz) for the
> "GetCDInfo?" call.
> 2. The requested discid is looked up in MB; if it is found, the
> matching album is returned, and the process ends.
> 3. Otherwise, MB does a "fuzzy" lookup on the track lengths (i.e. it
> looks for an album in MB which has the same number of tracks, which
> has a disc ID, and where the lengths of all the tracks are about the
> same). If it finds a matching album, it is returned, and the process
Due to patent issues, we'll almost certainly have remove this step.
We're currently collecting data so we can analyse (in a week or so) how
much this will actually affect things.
> 4. Otherwise, MB looks up the album on FreeDB. If it is not found in
> FreeDB, then a "not found" result is returned, and the process ends.
> 5. If it is found, then the FreeDB album data might be automatically
> added into MB. Or it might not. Either way, the FreeDB album is then
The proposed change is that the found FreeDB album would NEVER be
automatically added to MB. The found FreeDB album would still be
returned to the caller though.
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