I f you ever used a player that accesses the databases out there many times a box pops up asking if you would like to add the information for the unknown CD.
Gracenote (formerly CDDB) is the original. But due to licensing requirements is not always used. Apps like CDex use the alternative freedb.
[I]- How do I submit CDs to Gracenote?
A. How do I submit new CDs to Gracenote?
It would be great to have you submit a new CD to our database. To submit CD information to the Gracenote music recognition service (originally known as CDDB), you need to have the CD in hand, and you need to use a licensed application with an Internet connection. A licensed application is simply a software application built by a developer who is licensed to use our service.
You should find a list of licensed applications at http://www.gracenote.com/powered_by_gracenote/software/. All the applications listed should allow you to submit new CDs. For example, in the Windows platform, Quintessential Player (QCD) is a very popular freeware application and uses our default UI for submissions. You can get QCD at quinnware.com.
When you have a licensed software application installed, place the CD into your CD-ROM drive, and the software will come to our service to try to identify the CD. If the CD is not identified, you will be asked if you'd like to submit the information. To submit the information, type the following information in the required fields then click the #Submit# button:
Year of Release
Once a CD's track listing is in our database, anyone playing that CD in their licensed player will have it recognized by our service. Keep in mind that it often takes up to 48 hours for a new submission to show up in the software application. The Web site search is compiled less frequently than the most queried CDs in our service. [/I]
For freedb.org you can use CDex (free). Load up your CD, from CDDB-> Submit to Remote freedb, then enter the correct info.
Entering the info in both should ensure that when the CD is used in internet connected computers the track info will be found and downloaded (after the first time the info is then saved locally on your HD).
QCD/Gracenote (I still use an older version) is now QMP. The version I use is also great for mp3 tagging. If you are playing an untagged (or incompletely tagged) mp3 you can retrieve and update the complete info automatically.