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Update CD info prior to iTunes auto-ripping Apps
If you have iTunes set up to "auto-rip" CDs as you insert them, you may notice that the disc information from CDDB isn't exactly what you want ... but you're stuck with it until after the CD is done, right? Not exactly -- you get one chance to modify the information before iTunes starts processing the disc.

To do this, as soon as the CD track info shows up in the iTunes window, click on one track, then quickly type Command-A (to select all) and then Command-I to open the get Info window for the whole CD. As long as this dialog is on the screen, iTunes won't start ripping. Make your changes and click OK to resume.

If some of the track info is also wrong, you can change it during the rip, as long as iTunes hasn't gotten to that track yet.
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Update CD info prior to iTunes auto-ripping
Authored by: DougAdams on Jul 30, '03 11:27:43AM
Here is an AppleScript called Import and Eject: Tunes Preferences allow you to Import Songs and Eject a CD on insertion, but this setting gives you no opportunity to manually edit CD track tags, especially desirable when erroneous CDDB data shows up or none shows up at all. This script applet will import the enabled (checkmarked) CD tracks using your choice of available encoders. When finished, it will restore your Preferences-set encoder and automatically eject the CD. Works under OS 9 and OS X.

Doug
Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes

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Update CD info prior to iTunes auto-ripping
Authored by: godfatherK on Jul 30, '03 05:27:16PM

Where does the CDDB information gets stored anyway?



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Where does the CDDB info get stored
Authored by: DougAdams on Jul 30, '03 07:33:48PM
In a file called CD Info.cidb in Library > Preferences. BTW, you can dl a program called iCDc which allows you to edit the data in that file.

Doug
Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes

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Where does the CDDB info get stored+
Authored by: DougAdams on Jul 30, '03 07:37:52PM
Ooops. That link to iCDc was to the OS 9 version. Here's the OS X version.

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Update CD info prior to iTunes auto-ripping
Authored by: markmillard on Jul 30, '03 11:57:39AM

You can always edit tag info after ripping. Not sure why it's so important to do it before ripping.



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Update CD info prior to iTunes auto-ripping
Authored by: DougAdams on Jul 30, '03 02:59:50PM
When you edit the CD tracks' info, rather than the ripped tracks' info later, your cidb file gets updated, thus preserving the correct info when you load the CD again.

Doug
Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes

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CDDB Question
Authored by: gxw on Jul 30, '03 07:49:49PM

Anyone know of a good way to get iTunes to use Freedb instead of cddb?



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freedb Safari Kit
Authored by: DougAdams on Oct 11, '03 09:28:07AM
freedb Safari Kit is a set of two AppleScripts, "freedb Safari" and "freedb Tracks to iTunes via Safari", which assist in finding and retrieving Album track names from freedb.org using Apple's Safari browser. Also allows you to retrieve Album, Artist, Genre, and Year from freedb page.

Doug
Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes

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Update CD info prior to iTunes auto-ripping
Authored by: gvitale on Jul 31, '03 04:49:46AM

Is this a hint???



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But Why?
Authored by: japancakes on Jul 31, '03 12:32:51PM

I don't understand why one would even set up any such type of automatic action at all. Especially when it directly corresponds to wasted time whenever the slightest error occurs or your intentions differ (e.g. what if you simply want to listen to a disc with no intention of ripping it...or what if you don't want to rip every track?). Moreover, it takes, like, what, one second to click the Import button manually?! Even less if you know the key command (command-shift-o). I much prefer being the one telling my computer what it is I wish to do at any given moment rather than the other way around.



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