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Changing Gracenote Info


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In Roxio 8, When using audio/convert, you sometimes get a box from Gracenote asking you to pick which CD you just inserted from a list of around 3 choices. If you pick the wrong one, you are stuck with it and can't go back and change it. If I open up tools and pick label creator, I can get the box again and change it to the proper CD, but upon going back to Convert, it still continues to automatically show all the wrong info. I can quit the program and restart, but it's still there. It has a really stubborn memory.

 

How do I get CONVERT to forget the wrong gracenote info?? There must be a way.

 

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Hi,

 

Sorry this took so long. I had to clear my other jobs before I could clear a system and start installing fresh Windows and EMC 8.

 

From what I can see, the information downloaded from Gracenote is stored in an encrypted database at

C:\Documents and Settings\&username%\Application Data\Roxio\Roxio Central\ [where %username% is the name of your account on your computer.] It's a file called cddb.db

 

Since it's encrypted you can't just carve out or edit the part concerning the disc you've wrongly identified and leave the rest alone. However if you delete this file, EMC 8 will immediately forget all the discs it has identified previously and will start again with an empty database.

 

Does this help you?

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Actually yes it does. I was looking in the Roxio folder for just such a file to delete, figuring the information was stored somewhere.

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

Hi,

 

Sorry this took so long. I had to clear my other jobs before I could clear a system and start installing fresh Windows and EMC 8.

 

From what I can see, the information downloaded from Gracenote is stored in an encrypted database at

C:\Documents and Settings\&username%\Application Data\Roxio\Roxio Central\ [where %username% is the name of your account on your computer.] It's a file called cddb.db

 

Since it's encrypted you can't just carve out or edit the part concerning the disc you've wrongly identified and leave the rest alone. However if you delete this file, EMC 8 will immediately forget all the discs it has identified previously and will start again with an empty database.

 

Does this help you?

 

Regards,

Brendon

 

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On my system, I disconnected from the Internet, stopped EMC 8, killed that file, and when I restarted EMC8 and inserted the disc the Gracenote rolling icon came up and then went away. Convert just showed Track 1; track 2; . . . after that.

 

Kill all instances of "cddb.db" you can find to get them all [i had three, but only one was being updated.]

 

I guess it might be possible that Gracenote stores some sort of disc i.d. somewhere else, and just goes on-line and renews your local database when you delete it. I can't tell anything further because the database is encrypted. Sorry.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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OK I got it! There was actually one more cddb file located in Roxio Central folder in the docs and settings folder. When I deleted that one, Bingo! Now Gracenote is reset and I'm able to once again pick the proper album from the list of choices they give you.

 

thanks I could not have done this without you ;)

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