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Spin Doctor X - Gracenote Doesn't Work At All


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Hi, rossm. There's a long thread about problems with Spin Doctor X (the version packaged with Toast 11), so I wouldn't be surprised about a problem with Gracenote.

 

However, even if Spin Doctor was working correctly, I wouldn't expect Gracenote (formerly called CDDB) to work on tracks digitised from analog, because Gracenote uses the track duration information on a CD to generate a "fingerprint" for the CD. If your track durations from the digitised analog aren't exactly the same as on the corresponding CD then the CD won't be found in the database lookup, and Gracenote will "fail". But only because it's meant to work with exact CD track time information.

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The main reason I am disappointed is that I was able to use Gracenote and Spin Doctor in the previous version of toast with about a 90% success rate.

It didn't need an exact match, but close enough. I wish they would only release finished software. I found this problem the second I launched the app.

Thanks. Ross

 

 

Hi, rossm. There's a long thread about problems with Spin Doctor X (the version packaged with Toast 11), so I wouldn't be surprised about a problem with Gracenote.

 

However, even if Spin Doctor was working correctly, I wouldn't expect Gracenote (formerly called CDDB) to work on tracks digitised from analog, because Gracenote uses the track duration information on a CD to generate a "fingerprint" for the CD. If your track durations from the digitised analog aren't exactly the same as on the corresponding CD then the CD won't be found in the database lookup, and Gracenote will "fail". But only because it's meant to work with exact CD track time information.

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