Freedb and Web Sources

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[WS Cover] Download Cover art
freedb web search update
[WS] MusicBrainz XML Webservice
Cover Art (again)
[WS] Discogs Web Service
Search Amazon by %artist%
[WS] RateYourMusic WSS by stevehero [Release, Single Track & Artwork tagging]
[WS] imdb
Tagging from MusicBrainz
[WS] Discogs Album search + VA
How to change .src using artist instead of album search for cover art
Share your custom Actions
Miscellaneous Export scripts
Export only exports to TXT
[WS] vgmdb
[X] Can't connect to the amazon webservices
Windows 7
How to create a replacement matrix in MP3Tag
Export Problems
Sharing Actions
Server Errors
[WS] Metal Archives
Export column view
Loading custom action groups...
Customize Column abnormalities
Usage of "\data\actions" in program's directory?
Online Information doesn't work (freedb, etc...)
Newbie questions
How to import?
Export Trouble
Import old settings
How to use Export?
where is usrfields.ini?
[WS Cover] Download Cover art
problems with .src files
[WS] Fanart.TV
Mp3tag Export Splitter
Problems with lyrics
[WS] Discogs (pone mod)
Source tags using Discogs release ID?
Musicbrainz "Gone 410" - Error
[WS] Cue Sheets
dano export configs
juno records
[WS] Import lyrics from websites
[WS] Discogs Album search + VA
Export Configuration Archive
Why won't my actions show up?
how do I use/run script?
Re-Instating Cover Art
Tag Sources no longer work
[X] information in amazon doesn't found by mp3tag
Trouble With Lyrics
[F] "invalid data full line expected"
[WS] Discogs (pone mod)
[new feature suggestion] Auto format uppercase/lowercase for some words in tags
How to export actions you've created to share.
Action group import/export
Export / Backup Actions and Import to another PC
Automated sort order tags
Can I save all 'Actions' created on one PC for use on another ?
any way to remove itunNORM from comments?

How to resolve connection issues to freedb or Web Sources?

First of all, make sure that Mp3tag has access to the internet. This can often be checked by using Help > Check for new version.... If you're getting a response there, you can be sure that the internet connection works.

If Mp3tag can't connect to the internet, please ensure that the Firewall on your system allows access for Mp3tag. Some routers also have program- or traffic-specific rules.

If you have still problems with accessing online resources, increase the timeout value at Options > Networking to 10 and try again.

How to use a *.src web source file?

Copy or move the *.src file to the configuration folder at

You can also just execute the openSourcesDirectory.bat file that automatically opens the correct folder. It either comes with the *.src file or can be downloaded from here.

You can now use the script from the Tag Sources menu or from the :mt_freedb: button.

Please visit the Web Sources category if you are interested in more scripts.

How to find the configuration folder?

Use File → Open configuration folder.

The configuration folder contains the following data:

  • Export configurations *.mte

  • Actions *.mta

  • Web sources scripts *.src

  • Custom genres, column views and tools *.ini

  • Library (if enabled) *.db3

For a Standard installation, the configuration folder is at %APPDATA%\Mp3tag which usually expands to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mp3tag.

For a Portable installation, the program directory is used to store the settings.

For a Microsoft Store installation, the configuration folder is at C:\Users\<Your Name>\AppData\Local\Packages\35795FlorianHeidenreich.Mp3tag_rf0p6xgxmspcc\LocalCache\Roaming\Mp3tag\

Discogs is reporting a 401 error: UNAUTHORIZED

In many cases, the problem can be fixed by correcting the system time. This is necessary, because the time is part of the OAuth authorization flow and the signature that is used to communicate with the Discogs API.