Mp3tag v2.36a freedb failure


#1

freedb "determine via web-search" always gives "The query returned no results."even when the saem query to the freedb web page does give results.

Any ideas? Thanks.


#2

/t/3069/1


#3

Thanks, that cured it.

But I'm puzzled - what was the cause? Did a freedb change break its own API?


#4

There's no API for the web search, it's just a html site from freedb.org that needs to be parsed.
Some minor html code changes made the parsing fail.


#5

There's no API for the web search, it's just a html site from freedb.org

Urk! If there's really no alternative DB with a formal API, why I wonder hasn't someone independently provided a proper external API to freedb? Then changes would have patchups like this one to mp3tag done in only one place, and would be instant, rather than the cahnges leaving the likes of mp3tag broken.