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mdoudoroff
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Max and FreeDB error

Post by mdoudoroff » Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:23 pm

Hi. I'm obviously doing something very wrong :oops: since nobody else seems to be having this problem. No matter what server addresses, ports or protocols I point Max to, I get this error message when I try to fetch metadata for a CD:
An error occurred while querying FreeDB for the disc "....". The call to FreeDB query failed.
I've tried various different CDs.
I've tried two Max versions (0.6.1 and 0.5.6).
I've tried 8880/CDDBP and 80/HTTP. Yes, I've turned off OS X's firewall.
I've tried several different freedb addresses, including freedb.freedb.org, ca.freedb.org and uk.freedb.org.

:shock:

Any suggestions? My apologies and gratitude in advance.

martin

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Re: Max and FreeDB error

Post by phule » Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:34 pm

mdoudoroff wrote:Hi. I'm obviously doing something very wrong :oops: since nobody else seems to be having this problem. No matter what server addresses, ports or protocols I point Max to, I get this error message when I try to fetch metadata for a CD:
An error occurred while querying FreeDB for the disc "....". The call to FreeDB query failed.
I've tried various different CDs.
I've tried two Max versions (0.6.1 and 0.5.6).
I've tried 8880/CDDBP and 80/HTTP. Yes, I've turned off OS X's firewall.
I've tried several different freedb addresses, including freedb.freedb.org, ca.freedb.org and uk.freedb.org.

:shock:

Any suggestions? My apologies and gratitude in advance.

martin
I suspect that freedb.org is no more but I hope I'm wrong. :(
Bob

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Re: Max and FreeDB error

Post by sbooth » Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:13 am

phule wrote:I suspect that freedb.org is no more but I hope I'm wrong. :(
That was my reaction as well- I will look into it, though.

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Post by mdoudoroff » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:22 pm

So am the only person who cannot get a rise out of freedb, or is this a bigger problem?

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Post by Fuga » Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:36 pm

Both yesterday and today, on two different machines on different networks, using EAC, I got to freedb just fine.

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Post by mdoudoroff » Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:47 pm

Would any of you who are successfully querying FreeDB be so kind as to post the exact General settings you use in the FreeDB panel of Max's Preferences (not including your email address, obviously)?

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Post by RonaldPR » Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:44 pm

You entered your email address? You should not have done that, that is obviously what is causing your problem. I never changed the default settings and it works fine:

E-mail address: anonymous@localhost
Preferred server: freedb.freedb.org
Port: 8880
Protocol: CDDBP

Leave the rest empty (unless you use a proxy server).

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Post by Fuga » Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:54 pm

I'm the poster who reported OK in EAC. Seems I can get it in Max, too, v0.2.2b -- freedb-fr.snsi.fr on TCP port 8880 (cddbp-alt)

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Post by mdoudoroff » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:08 pm

Thank you for your responses, gentlemen.

It's becoming clear that something else is amiss at my end. I tried the settings you posted and got nowhere. I installed EAC this morning on a Windows machine, and that didn't work, either. I found another FreeDB-enabled app for OS X that is supposed to do CD cataloguing, and that *worked*, although it only did so after working on it for a while. Perhaps a different timeout threshold?

I can scan the 8880 port for various freedb mirrors, so it appears that nothing is blocking them from me outright, but something is still messed up. I will now talk to my ISP, because I am running out of ideas.

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Post by phule » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:26 pm

I've got the following pref settings for freedb (minus my address):

Preferred Server: freedb.freedb.org
Port: 80
Protocol: HTTP

It's working fine for me with Max 0.6.1
Bob

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