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Old 11-02-04, 11:29 PM
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Question about freedb and collisions

Like many others, I use freedb along with Exact Audio Copy to get my CD music data onto my computer. I have noticed lately that a number of my submissions (I only do this if the CD is not found) to freedb get rejected for the following reason:

Discid collision in category xxxx (with xxxx being say "rock")

I realize this is due to the fact that there are now so many CDs in freedb's database that despite using the track count + track times as a unique identifier, there are some different CDs that appear to be the same one.

My question is, when I stick some CDs in the drive and bring up freedb I see multiple entries. So, I am assuming there is a way to submit a CD even if it already exists in the freedb database. If so, what's the trick to doing this? Another way of putting it, how do I successfully submit a CD that freedb thinks already exists and thus causes a "clash"?

I hate to think some CDs will never be listed due to these clashes. Thanks for any light you can shed

Old 11-06-04, 01:14 PM
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Music Talk is primarily for talk about musicians and their music rather than the media they use: as a general rule, software/hardware questions/discussions belong in Tech Talk.

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