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CddbRequestAlbumInfo method

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Requests the CDDB album info for the CD currently inside the given CD drive: this call needs an active Internet connection.


When requested information will become available, a CddbAlbumInfoAvailable event will be raised: at this point it will be possible:

Obtaining the CD album info through the CddbGetAlbumInfo method.

Getting each CD track title through the CddbGetTrackTitle method.


This method call will also try to obtain the CD cover pictures available on the Amazon web site: in case it should find them, the CdCoverURLsAvailable and CdCoverPictureFileAvailable events will be raised so it will be possible:

Getting the URLs of the CD cover pictures from the Amazon Web Service using the GetCdCoverPictureURL method

Getting the temporary file pathname, containing the CD cover pictures downloaded from the Amazon web site, using the GetCdCoverPictureFile method.


See the How to get Audio CD info using CDDB servers and Amazon catalogue tutorial for further details.





[Visual Basic]

control.CddbRequestAlbumInfo (

nCdDriveIndex as integer,

nServerIndex as integer,

) as enumErrorCodes



short control.CddbRequestAlbumInfo (

short nCdDriveIndex,

short nServerIndex









Number representing the zero-based index of the involved CD drive


Number representing the zero-based index of the CDDB server that will be used in order to obtain the CD album information.

The list of available CDDB servers can be obtained through the CddbRequestServersList method.



Return value






Negative value

An error occurred, check the LastError property value in order to see the error code meaning

enumErrorCodes.ERR_NOERROR (0)

The method call was successful.