A word on CDDB

CDDB is a real mess. Despite the fact that new track info gets fetched from CDDB I still have to double check all the music info on every CD I import – I’ve gotten wrong ID3 tags one too many times. Problems range from having the Title and Artist fields swapped to misspellings and incorrect CD track counts. And it doesn’t just happen once in a while – I would guess it’s a problem about with 2 of 3 CDs.

For a controlled system 1 in 3 success rate sure doesn’t seem very impressive. You can submit changes, but with no assurance that changes will be made I’ll only on finding myself doing that (I hope) when I’m really, really, bored.

Wouldn’t that make an interesting Wiki..? hmmm…

One Response to “A word on CDDB”

  1. Jon Hendry says:

    I still don’t understand why Matthew Sweet’s song “girlfriend” was marked in iTunes, for a long time, as being by “Matthew Sweet & n’Sync”. The song came out when N’Sync was in elementary school.

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