CDDB kaput, freedb.freedb.org closed since 2020 and no option to change to another CDDB site, as several other burner programs have always provided ...
I'm using V10, which I confirmed today is current
by doing a Check For Updates.
When I choose, in settings, Yes, for Download audio CD information from the CDDB server
I also find that there is only one server available to select from, i.e. freedb.freedb.org
Magix, the owner of freedb.org took the CDDB service down in 2020.
It's now ** 2022 **, and there are alternative CDDB servers, like gnudb.org yet, there's no feature in VirtualCD to change the server.
Burning CD's in this state results in the CD's tracks not being downloaded, and that's not OK.
https://gnudb.org/howto.php shows how to change configuration for several CD burning programs,
e.g. MAGIX , fre:ac , Exact Audio Copy , CDex , Slink-e Nirvis but not VirtualCD.
Would it be possible to preserve the value of the product for loyal customers by reinstating this feature, by making it configureable ? ... as all the products above have believed it reasonable to do, evidenced by them delivering this feature.
Or has the product become unsupported , forgotten, unloved, along with its customers ?
However, isn't it great that gnudb.org provides a list of products that ** do ** provide this feature ?
After being a customer for 11 years, with a large backlog of optical disks to image, perhaps it's the right time for me to do a product comparison again, to locate the optimal product for all my needs.