Mormon Documentation Project

General Conference CDDB Files

This project offers a standardized set of CDDB files for General Conference session CDs. The CDDB files are the tags that your CD ripper will use creating compressed audio files (MP3s, OGGs, etc).

The purpose behind creating these files is to create a standardized naming scheme across all the discs and conference sessions, as well as fix numerous typos, punctuation and spelling errors in the current CDDB databases.

Download

You can download version 1.0.0 (released April 11, 2006) from Sourceforge.

md5sum: d01ddce191c32d2d459e0b4f269782f5 genconf-cddb-1.0.0.zip

If you are using Linux, unpack the compressed file and move them CDDB files to the .cddb directory in your home directory. Then, when you rip the CDs, make sure your ripper will lookup local CDDB directories (most do by default).

Example:

$ unzip genconf-cddb-1.0.0.zip -d ~/.cddb/

General Conference Sessions

  • April 2002
  • April 2003
  • October 2003
  • April 2004
  • October 2004
  • October 2005

Tagging Format

I've created the CDDB files with grip v3.3.0. Here's the general naming scheme that I used (note that they are flagged as multi-artist):

Disc title: 172nd Annual General Conference - April 2002 - Disc 1
Disc artist: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
ID3 Genre: Other
Disc year: 2002
Track name: Welcome
Track artist: President James E. Faust

Bugs

Undoubtedly there are bugs. Please contact me at sdibb at users dot sourceforge dot net to let me know of anything you find.

Also, I don't have all the General Conference sessions on CD, so some are missing. Once I get copies, I'll get them added.

The track artist for some of the songs are going to be wrong. The ones where I didn't know who they were singing, I just put "The Mormon Tabernacle Choir".

Note that grip, when reading the file, will make "GeneralConference" one word because of the spacing in the file. If you're ripping with grip, you might want to fix that typo manually. I don't know if other rippers will do the same.

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