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FreeDB Overview
What is FreeDB?
The original CDDB is a database to look up CD information using the Internet. This is done by a client which calulates a (nearly) unique disc ID and then queries the database. As a result, the client displays the artist, CD-title, tracklist and some additional infos.

Using FreeDB
You have to connect to the Internet for proper work of this function.
1. FreeDB uses a CD's original song order and track time as two parameters (among others) to retrieve song information. MP3TagEditor attempts to emulate these parameters to get the song information from the FreeDB server.
2. Keep in mind that using FreeDB you will only retrieve the album title, artist name, year and song titles.
3. Before receiving the audio files information from the Database, order each songs (files) in Track List as they follow on the audio CD.

FAQs
1. How can I access FreeDB?
You should use a FreeDB-aware program. (MP3TagEditor is one of them. Use Main Menu: Action > Get CD Info from FreeDB...)

2. Can I download MP3s or other music files from FreeDB?
FreeDB is not a file sharing service, they do not offer any MP3s or other music-files for download!

3. How often is the database updated?
The master server is updated as well as the mirrors with new submissions several times a day. The web-based search is updated once a day.

4. Is there a possibility to search in the online FreeDB database?
You can use the web-based search. There is currently no possibility to search via the server software.

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