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

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 profile 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 profile folder?

Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Application Data\Mp3tag

Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10:
C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming\Mp3tag

The profile folder is often a hidden folder. You can either activate Show hidden files and folders in the windows explorer options or use the direct path


To use the direct path, you can either use the windows explorer and enter %APPDATA%\Mp3tag in the address bar or click Start > Run [Windows key+R] and enter the path.

The profile 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

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.