[Abcde-users] musicbrainz submission

abcde.laubster at antichef.com abcde.laubster at antichef.com
Mon Sep 11 02:24:13 BST 2017

Hi. I'm wondering how abcde users upload data to musicbrainz. I don't
believe that service allows submission by email the way freedb does, so
something more involved is needed.

Well over a year ago, I added some logic to my copy of version 2.7.1.  If
a musicbrainz lookup is unsuccessful, then abcde asks if it the user would
like to submit to the database.  If the user accepts the default of "N",
abcde falls into the existing logic ("Edit selected CDDB data", ...).  But
if the user does elect to submit, abcde spits out an URL, and waits for the
user to hit return once the submission is complete, at which time it loops
back to retry the lookup.  An example:

    $ ./abcde
    Grabbing entire CD - tracks: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
    Submit [y/N]? y
    Then hit enter to retry lookup...

The only improvement I can think that might be useful is to automatically
fire up the browser, instead of forcing the user to open the link from the
terminal, but finding the browser to run might cause more heartache than
it's worth.

Does this sound like a change with wide enough appeal to warrant me
requesting a pull after getting it runnable in a fork of the current code?

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