[Abcde-users] Failback for musicbrainz failure?

Sam Hawkens sam.hawkens at freenet.de
Tue Nov 7 07:32:20 GMT 2017

You can specifiy several cddb methods as a comma separated list.

# CDDB options
# Choose whether you want to use "cddb" and/or "musicbrainz". Default
# is "musicbrainz", but both can be specified in a comma delimited list
# to be tried sequentially in the event of failure of the first
# search.


Am 05.11.2017 um 05:29 schrieb Geoff Sweet:
> Howdy all.
>    I'm progressing through a long process of ripping a couple thousand 
> CD's into a digital collection. I've setup several old laptops to keep 
> the pace going and abcde is KILLING it for me. Its such a great tool.
>    However some of my CD's are old and I've found several that aren't 
> listed in musicbrainz but are listed in CDDB.  Currently I just wrap 
> abcde around some bash scripting so that if it produces a "Unknown 
> Artist" directory, it kills the autorip process.  I've noticed that in 
> nearly all these cases the CD is discovered in CDDB.  Instead of 
> creating a "one off" stack for a laptop that is configured to use CDDB, 
> is there a way for abcde to fail-back onto CDDB in the event of a "not 
> found" situation with musicbrainz. I was hoping it was as easy as 
> overloading the config like so:
> CDDBMETHOD=musicbrainz,cddb
> But that doesn't seem to work.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Geoff
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