Express cd ripper no longer supported?

bob-s2275sdf wrote on 6/21/2020, 8:26 PM

When I try to use Express CD ripper, I get this error:

The freeDB Internet server seems to be down / I cannot get any album details for the audio CD in the CD drive

First make sure your Internet connection is operating normally.   If you access the webpage www.freedb.org through your Internet browser then your connection should be fine.  
When I click the .org address, I ended up HERE.

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johnebaker wrote on 6/22/2020, 2:10 AM

@bob-s2275sdf

Hi

The freedb site was shut down in May 2020.

John EB

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Rob-Heijne wrote on 8/10/2020, 12:08 PM

Is there an alternative we can use to download CD track names and the likes? Why has Magix stopped support for freedb.org?

 

johnebaker wrote on 8/10/2020, 2:12 PM

@Rob-Heijne

Hi

. . . . Is there an alternative we can use to download CD track names . . .

There are others, however, AFAIK, FreeDB was hard coded into the programs that accessed it and it cannot be changed.

. . . . Why has Magix stopped support for freedb.org? . . . .

From the information on FreeDB that I could find last year, it looks like it was dropped through lack of use, the information suggested that FreeDB had not been updated by users for several years and was very out of date.

HTH

John EB

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Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021 and Music Maker 2020.

Running Windows 10 2004 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 3 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60Gb internal SSD, + 6 ext backup HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.