Local CDDB files

Robby Stephenson robby at periapsis.org
Sun May 17 02:06:48 BST 2020

On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 6:43 PM J. Allen Crider <
software-eng at cridermcdowellfamily.com> wrote:

> I am primarily using Tellico in conjunction with K3b to rip and catalog
> my CD collection.  So I normally open the CD in K3b, edit the
> information if I don't like what it loads or if it doesn't find any
> information, and save the CD info locally.  I can verify that the
> information is stored in one of the sub-directories of ~/.cddb.  But I'm
> not real clear yet on what happens in Tellico if I import audio CD data.
>   I think what I'm seeing is that if K3b did not find the data in
> whatever online database it uses, Tellico ignores the local file and
> reports "No records were found to match the CD."  If K3b found data
> online but I modified it and saved it locally, sometimes Tellico uses
> the local file, sometimes it offers me two or more choices, one of which
> may be the local file (it is difficult to determine if I did not change
> at least one of the title, artist, or genre), and sometimes the choices
> are apparently all from an online source and don't include the local
> file, and other times Tellico just uses the same online information that
> K3b showed before I modified it.

Internally, Tellico uses the same library that K3b uses (KCddb). I'm not
sure what it's expected behavior is, quite honestly. Like you, I would have
expected local cache files to override anything else.

When the CDDB lookup returns multiple results, that's when Tellico asks the
user to choose. I'd have to debug into the external library to know for
sure. You've checked the Multimedia settings in the systemsettings5 app?
That's where the CDDB look up configuration values are.

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