Where can I get a Windows version of the FreeDB server?
June 6, 2005 6:57 AM Subscribe
I'd like to run a FreeDB server on my Windows box at home so I don't have to stay connected to the internet to get the track listings for the CD's I want to upload into iTunes. However, although I can find a zillion FreeDB aware clients, I'm having difficulty finding a native Windows version of the server
. Does such a thing exist?
posted by ralawrence to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
I'm well aware of the UNIX version of the FreeDB server and since I have cygwin installed, technically it is no problem to compile and run. However I can't just help feeling that a point and click native Windows version would be substantially easier to manage. You know the kind - you run the installer and then, once that is finished, start up the application, point it at the database and away you go.
I'm not remotely interested in the other features of the FreeDB server. As long as you can query CD's and get back the information then I'm happy. I have no need for remote syncing, updating the database and all that kind of stuff. Single user read-only access is the name of the game.
Yet, either my google-fu is failing me or there simply isn't a native Windows FreeDB server version available. Does anyone know of one, or should I just stick with running it on cygwin?