[CentOS] k3b -> cddb doesn't work

Sun Aug 18 19:45:20 UTC 2013
ken <gebser at mousecar.com>

n 08/17/2013 05:29 PM Joerg Schilling wrote:
> ken <gebser at mousecar.com> wrote:
>> Copying a CD with k3b is no problem, except I want to include on my copy
>> the cbbd data (from freedb.org).  I've configured k3b's cddb section
>> according to instructions at <http://www.freedb.org/en/faq.3.html#15>
>> and read every article google could find about "k3b cddb freedb.org
>> config", but still k3b can't manage it.  Grip handles getting the cddb
>> data just fine.  I'm beginning to think that k3b is simply broke as far
>> as this functionality is concerned.  But I thought I'd ask here if
>> anyone has found a way to make this work.
> Doing this is no problem if you just use the cdrtools from the commandline.
> BTW: I recommend to use cdda2wav for audio extraction.
> Jörg


Thanks for your reply.  As late as November 2012 I always used the CLI 
for copying *data* CDs, using cdrecord and readcd.  But though I read 
and studied manpages and scads of documentation, I never had any luck 
cloning a music CD using these commands.  So I'd doubt I could figure 
out on my own, in addition to cloning a CD, adding in the song titles etc.

I guess I wasn't clear about ripping a CD.  Grip, as I said handles this 
fine, including downloading the cddb data.  So if I wanted to create wav 
(or ogg or other) files, I could use grip.  But for some CDs, a series 
of wav files just doesn't play back well; I'm talking about music in 
which one track blends into the following track with no break in 
between.  These don't play back well because audio players insert a 
break (perhaps because they need a second or so to load that second 
track) and, in addition, often this break isn't in a good moment.  So 
I've decided to just burn the entire CD to avoid hearing the breaks.  So 
is it even possible to save the cddb data to a copied CD?