I normally use a program called Fairstars CD ripper to burn CDs to .flac files on my computer. Starting today, it could not connect to freedb.org to retrieve track and artist info. I also use a program called FreeRIP MP3 converter that uses the Open CD Index database. I can go to the Open CD Index website and query their database fine, but this second program will also no longer populate the track and artist info. I have a second cd drive on the computer and it too cannot retrieve the info. I’ve used both programs for years and no problems up until today. I’m running Windows 7 64 pro.
Is anyone else out there having the same problem accessing the database(s)? I’m trying to determine if it’s something wrong with my computer hardware or if the databases are simply offline. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. It takes too long to type in all the track and artist info by hand.