|The new album New Album from the folk band Boris|
When ripping large quantities of CDs, you really have to have an efficient way to query and edit CDDB entries. So here’s an Emacs library for doing that. It includes a bunch of convenience functions for fixing up other people’s bad entries, and you also have all the standard Emacs editing commands at your, er, command, so it’s rather nice.
I also download the entire database from freedb now and then. It’s useful mainly when sampling (old) vinyl. By using an approximate match for the albums, I can usually find the album in question, which means less typing for me.
However, the DISCID collisions these days are just ridiculous. I’ve written about this before, but the situation is as ridiculous today as ever. I mean, even more so. It’s now impossible to submit any new album on the “rock” category, so everything I submit now is apparently “folk” or “data”.