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Thread: Can your software use an offline copy CDDB or FreeDB when ripping CDs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veetid
    someone try and import the data into my "main.dat" file inside your CENTRAFUSE system folder. Just open with Access. Let me know if I need to modify the DB format to simplify the import process...

    I am pretty sure the file is 500MB compressed, but a lot larger when uncompressed into text... It would probably shrink back up once imported into the DB. If anyone gets it all imported please post a link to your CENTRAFUSE main.dat file so I can include this with my app...

    david

    having it included is a nice thought but maybe you could make it an EXTRA download. i know its lame but im still on dial up, and im likeing you front end and would love to keep pulling the updates but 500MB is just to much.

    please make it an optional download

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    i was gonna say to include a tool that allowed you to import the db yourself


    anyone had time to look at the format of it and try to figure it out?
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

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    Draxin: I wouldn't ever make people download 500 mb's ... If anyone gets it to work, I would just put a link to a replacement main.dat file.

    It didn't take me long to get all my CD's in my local DB. All I had to do was listen to each CD once, and my program stores it automatically. I sat in my driveway on my wifi and inserted like 20 cd's here and there, and eventually got all my CD's in my local DB, now I get CDDB without an internet connection to all the CD's I listen to the most, mine... Every once in a while someone wants me to listen to one of their CD's... So I usually listen to it, without CDDB, and if I like it.... I connect to the internet with my bluetooth phone, go into utilities, and Rip the CD using CDDB... Then I have the mp3's named properly on my machine, and that CD's CDDB info stored locally...

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    so anyone had an luck with this yet? I've not got MS Access to I couldn't try it.

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    no time. at all. i wish i had 50 of me and i didnt require sleep.
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    anything new in the use of an offline copy from freedb or cddb ?

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    main.dat in the application folder is simply an access database... You could import the data from FreeDB to allow access to all the information offline fairly easily...

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    thank you very much david, i'll try it

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    Quote Originally Posted by veetid
    I am pretty sure the file is 500MB compressed, but a lot larger when uncompressed into text... It would probably shrink back up once imported into the DB.

    Well, it was ~350MB compressed as an rar archive, the extracted tar image was 3GB
    Then extracting it all into separate files about 1GB is gone and I cant even see that the progressbar has moved from 0%

    So lets say you do extract 'em all and import them into the main.dat database,
    which shouldn't be much of a problem although your "discid" format is a bit confusing, I'd still expect the size of the database to reach ~2-3GB
    Just extracting the tar archive will take a day, and that's with a 15K SCSI drive.

    So David, would a 3GB database still be usable in Centrafuse ?

    /M

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    but there is also a windows version of the freedb database which is easier for windows to handle, because of less files (not each entry in an own file)

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