Cant fetch meta info from web ("Get CD info from" ..) greyed out.

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Cant fetch meta info from web ("Get CD info from" ..) greyed out.

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Hi there,
Thanks Dave for your tireless efforts on this awesome software
Been a kjams pro owner since 2013
I haven't used it in a few years, but I want to start using again.
I imported a bunch of karaoke files (mp3 + matching cdg)
Seems that when I try to fetch data from web all the options are greyed out
Advanced - > Get CD track from ...
I have freedb enabled in settings
This happens when I have 1 or all the songs selected in "Library" which is sorted by PLI
I think when I initially imported it was trying to fetch metadata from web (as witness in Activity window)
That has completed afaik
I'm ok with paying for one of the catalog services too, just don't want to put $ into if software not working
See attached screen shots
Is this a know issue and / or what am I doing wrong?
Thanks
G
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Re: Cant fetch meta info from web ("Get CD info from" ..) greyed out.

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Thanks for speedy response.
So if you have a folder full of messy named file pairs (mp3 and cdg), you can't arbitrarily pick files to make web queries based on the song's acoustic fingerprint and other restrictions such as 30 or exact match of album songs to file count in proper order.
I'm familiar with MusicBrainz Picard and have fetched info for messy mp3 files.
Is Dave anyone aware if there are any other front ends for freedb, KayJayPro and other and service providers?
Are there still the same restrictions with a KayJayPro subscription?

I might have a stab at picard before importing

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Re: Cant fetch meta info from web ("Get CD info from" ..) greyed out.

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kJams fetches meta data based on a checksum of song lengths for an entire CD's worth of discs (freedb, Gracenote, TrackType, MusicBrainz), or based on the disc ID that you manually type in (KayJayPro). it does NOT do acoustic fingerprinting.

more info on all the types:
https://karaoke.kjams.com/wiki/Fetching_Metadata

-dave

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