I have successfully imported the Freedb database that came with my copy of Nero 5.5 and this took about an hour in total. I can now lookup audio CD track titles via the local database (ie not connected to the Internet) which is great. However as you would expect recently released CDs cannot be identified.
I decided to start with a brand new database yesterday, so I wiped my current local nero db and downloaded September’s 127mb ‘freedb-win-20020917.rar’ from http://www.freedb.org.
When I tried to import it into Nero, everything runs fine until it come to ‘Sorting the database index file [26.014%]’. I left Nero sorting like this for 12 hours, with the hard disk activity constant… then I gave up !
Q1) Am I doing something wrong ?
Q2) Programs lke Audiograbber don’t need to Import the db to identify tracks, you just point it at the uncompressed local db files and it works. Is there some way to make Nero do this ?