Chapter 11. Using Preference Tools

Configuring a CD Database

The CD Database preference tool enables you to configure a CD database that your system can query. A CD database contains information about CDs, such as the name of the artist, the title, and the track list. When an application plays a CD, the application can query the CD database about the CD, then display the information.

Table 11.3, “CD Database Preferences” describes the preferences in the CD Database preference tool.

Table 11.3. CD Database Preferences

Dialog Element

Description

Send no information

Select this option if you do not want to send any information to the CD database server.

Send real information

Select this option to send your name and hostname information to the CD database server.

Send other information

Select this option to send another name and hostname to the CD database server. Enter the name in the Name field. Enter the hostname in the Hostname field.

FreeDB round robin server

FreeDB is a CD database. The FreeDB round robin server is a load-sharing configuration of FreeDB servers. Select this option to access the FreeDB CD database from this server.

Other FreeDB server

Select this option to access the FreeDB CD database from another server. Select the server that you require from the server table.

Update Server List

Click on this button to update the list of available FreeDB servers in the server table.

Other server

Select this option to use another CD database. Enter the name of the server on which the database resides in the Hostname field. Enter the port number on which you can access the database in the Port field.