[Abcde-users] Submitting data to CDDB/FreeDB

Christian Weiske cweiske at cweiske.de
Thu Apr 18 07:15:55 BST 2019

Hello Gabriel,

> > How can I submit the CD data to freedb.org?  
> Well… manually? :^>

I did look into the FreeDB submission process.
You have to send an e-mail to a certain address, the subject has to
have a certain structure, and the body must be in a certain format.
The format is the same that you get in your editor when abcde cannot
find meta data online.

After manually editing that temporary meta data file, is there a way to
get its contents back after abcde has used it to tag the files?
This would be the first step for manual submission.

> I see at http://www.freedb.org/en/faq.3.html#21 that they support
> submissions "via http or via e-mail", and that abcde isn't in
> http://www.freedb.org/en/applications__freedb_aware_applications.9.html,
> although some open source stuff is.
> I didn't, immediately, see an API reference on freedb.org. Am I just
> missing it?

The API reference is hidden in a zip file at
and is called "freedb howto v1.07".

It basically tells you to do a POST request to a certain URL with the
meta data file mentioned above as body.

Regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Christian Weiske

-=≡ Geeking around in the name of science since 1982 ≡=-

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