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Query freedb.org

 

FREEDBControl.uFREEDB
VBScript Code:
Option Explicit

If WScript.Arguments.Count > 0 Then Syntax

Dim arrCDROMs, i, j, k, objFreeDB, strMsg
i = 0

Const CDDB_MODE_TEST   = 0
Const CDDB_MODE_SUBMIT = 1

' Create a uFREEDB object
Set objFreeDB = CreateObject( "FREEDBControl.uFREEDB" )

With objFreeDB
    ' Mandatory properties, freedb.freedb.org does not seem to accept the defaults
    .AppName      = "QueryCD"
    .AppVersion   = "1.01"
    .EmailAddress = "test@scripting.eu"
    .CDDBServer   = "freedb.freedb.org"
    .CDDBMode     = CDDB_MODE_TEST  ' Use CDDB_MODE_SUBMIT only if you need to
                                    ' submit new or modified CD data to freedb.org

    ' Get an array with all CDROM drive letters
    arrCDROMs = Split( .GetCdRoms, "|" )

    ' Loop through the array of CDROM drives
    For j = 0 To UBound( arrCDROMs )
        ' Media Info "" means there is no CD in drive
        If .GetMediaInfo( arrCDROMs(j) ) <> "" Then
            ' Count the number of CDs found
            i = i + 1
            ' Query the freedb.org database for the CD, based on its TOC
            .LookupMediaByToc .GetMediaTOC( arrCDROMs(j) )
            ' Return Album properties
            strMsg = "The CD in drive " & UCase( arrCDROMs(j) ) _
                   & ": is """ & .GetAlbumName & """ by " _
                   & .GetArtistName & " (" & .GetAlbumYear & ", " _
                   & .GetAlbumGenre & ", " _
                   & .SecondsToTimeString( .GetAlbumLength ) & ")" & vbCrLf & vbCrLf
            ' Loop through the list of tracks
            For k = 1 To .GetAlbumTracks
                ' Append track properties
                strMsg = strMsg & "Track " & Right( " " & k, 2 ) & ":  " _
                       & .GetTrackName( CInt(k) ) _
                       & " (" & .SecondsToTimeString( .GetTrackTime( CInt(k) ) ) & ")" _
                       & vbCrLf
            Next
        End If
    Next
    If i = 0 Then
        strMsg = "No CD found."
    End If
End With

' Display the result
WScript.Echo strMsg

' Release the object
Set objFreeDB = Nothing


Sub Syntax
    strMsg = "QueryCD.vbs,  Version 1.01" & vbCrLf _
           & "Display album and track properties for all CDs in all CDROM drives" _
           & vbCrLf & vbCrLf _
           & "Usage:  QUERYCD.VBS" & vbCrLf & vbCrLf _
           & "Note:   This script requires ufreedb.ocx" & vbCrLf _
           & "        by Jon F. Zahornacky and Peter Schmiedseder" & vbCrLf _
           & "        http://www.robvanderwoude.com/vbstech_multimedia_freedb.html" _
           & vbCrLf & vbCrLf _
           & "Written by Rob van der Woude" & vbCrLf _
           & "http://www.robvanderwoude.com" & vbCrLf
    WScript.Echo strMsg
    WScript.Quit 1
End Sub
 
Sample output:
The CD in drive F: is "Colors of a New Dawn" by Gandalf (2004, New Age, 55:29)

Track  1:  Rhythm of the Tides (6:18)
Track  2:  Bridge of Confidence (5:30)
Track  3:  In the Presence of Angels (4:55)
Track  4:  Iris (8:59)
Track  5:  From Distant Shores (6:19)
Track  6:  In the Presence of Angels (reprise) (1:34)
Track  7:  Hearts in Celestial Unison (5:03)
Track  8:  Flowers Along the Way (3:01)
Track  9:  Colors of a New Dawn (6:32)
Track 10:  Brighter than a Star (7:12)
 
Requirements:
Windows version: any
Network: any
Client software: uFREEDB.ocx
Script Engine: all
Summarized: Works in all Windows versions, requires uFREEDB.ocx.
 
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page last uploaded: 2016-09-19, 14:58