Armin Obersteiner > CDDB_get > CDDB

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NAME ^

CDDB - Read the CDDB entry for an audio CD in your drive

SYNOPSIS ^

 use CDDB_get qw( get_cddb );

 my %config;

 # following variables just need to be declared if different from defaults

 $config{CDDB_HOST}="freedb.freedb.org";        # set cddb host
 $config{CDDB_PORT}=8880;                       # set cddb port
 $config{CDDB_MODE}="cddb";                     # set cddb mode: cddb or http
 $config{CD_DEVICE}="/dev/cdrom";               # set cd device

 # user interaction welcome?

 $config{input}=1;   # 1: ask user if more than one possibility
                     # 0: no user interaction

 # get it on

 my %cd=get_cddb(\%config);

 unless(defined $cd{title}) {
   die "no cddb entry found";
 }

 # do somthing with the results

 print "artist: $cd{artist}\n";
 print "title: $cd{title}\n";
 print "category: $cd{cat}\n";
 print "cddbid: $cd{id}\n";
 print "trackno: $cd{tno}\n";

 my $n=1;
 foreach my $i ( @{$cd{track}} ) {
   print "track $n: $i\n";
   $n++;
 }

DESCRIPTION ^

This module/script gets the CDDB info for an audio cd. You need LINUX, SUNOS or *BSD, a cdrom drive and an active internet connection in order to do that.

INSTALLATION ^

Run "perl Makefile.pl" as usual. ("make", "make install" next)

LICENSE & DISCLAIMER ^

This library is released under the same conditions as Perl, that is, either of the following:

a) the GNU General Public License Version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation,

b) the Artistic License.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See either the GNU General Public License or the Artistic License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the Artistic License with this Kit, in the file named "Artistic". If not, I'll be glad to provide one.

You should also have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program, in the file names "Copying"; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.

If you use this library in a commercial enterprise, you are invited, but not required, to pay what you feel is a reasonable fee to the author, who can be contacted at armin@xos.net

AUTHOR & COPYRIGHT ^

(c) 2003 Armin Obersteiner <armin(at)xos(dot)net>

SEE ALSO ^

perl(1), Linux: /usr/include/linux/cdrom.h, Solaris, *BSD: /usr/include/sys/cdio.h.

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