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Many Linux players (like Audacious, Banshee, Amarok, Exaile) can easily access audio CDs tracks info (names and other metadata) but Deadbeef cannot, although it has a cdda plugin that should do just that.

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Along VLC, Amarok, Rhythmbox, Xine and Kaffeine, Deadbeef is one of the players that can read CD-Text (tracks info accessible offline, from the cd itself), but it oddly fails at accessing online CDDB, a somewhat trivial task these days.

Can those settings be adjusted to make this work?


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    Please try running it in terminal. Can you see any relevant output while attempting to connect to freedb?
    – TNW
    Jan 13, 2016 at 14:28
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    Does port 8880 work?
    – TNW
    Jan 13, 2016 at 14:59
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    I'm not using Audio CDs, so there's nothing I could test against. I'm only trying to suggest things that seem reasonable at the moment. Could you run: strace -f -e trace=network -o deadbeef-trace.log deadbeef and then post output of grep deadbeef-trace.log freedb? We could see what happens to connect/sendto calls.
    – TNW
    Jan 13, 2016 at 15:16
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    grep freedb deadbeef-trace.log - sorry, I often get the order wrong.
    – TNW
    Jan 13, 2016 at 16:00
  • Let us continue this discussion in chat.
    – TNW
    Jan 13, 2016 at 18:01

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The problem is with the option "Prefer CD-Text over CDDB" (under Preferences-Plugins-Audio CD player-Configure): that should NOT be checked.

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When it was, instead of preferring CD-Text when available, it just showed CD-Text and never CDDB info. And as CD-Text is usually absent, it showed generic names of tracks ('Track 1, 2 etc) even if CDDB data was available and CD-Text was not. (It surely looks like a bug.)

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