CDDB(3) Read the CDDB entry for an audio CD in your drive


use CDDB_get qw( get_cddb );
my %config;
# following variables just need to be declared if different from defaults
$config{CDDB_HOST}=""; # set cddb host
$config{CDDB_PORT}=8880; # set cddb port
$config{CDDB_MODE}="cddb"; # set cddb mode: cddb or http
$config{CD_DEVICE}="/dev/cdrom"; # set cd device
# user interaction welcome?
$config{input}=1; # 1: ask user if more than one possibility
# 0: no user interaction
# get it on
my %cd=get_cddb(\%config);
unless(defined $cd{title}) {
die "no cddb entry found";
# do something with the results
print "artist: $cd{artist}\n";
print "title: $cd{title}\n";
print "category: $cd{cat}\n";
print "cddbid: $cd{id}\n";
print "trackno: $cd{tno}\n";
my $n=1;
foreach my $i ( @{$cd{track}} ) {
print "track $n: $i\n";


This module/script gets the CDDB info for an audio cd. You need LINUX, SUNOS or *BSD, a cdrom drive and an active internet connection in order to do that.


Run ``perl'' as usual. (``make'', ``make install'' next)


This library is released under the same conditions as Perl, that is, either of the following:

a) the GNU General Public License Version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation,

b) the Artistic License.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See either the GNU General Public License or the Artistic License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the Artistic License with this Kit, in the file named ``Artistic''. If not, I'll be glad to provide one.

You should also have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program, in the file names ``Copying''; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.

If you use this library in a commercial enterprise, you are invited, but not required, to pay what you feel is a reasonable fee to the author, who can be contacted at [email protected]


(c) 2003 Armin Obersteiner <armin(at)xos(dot)net>