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CDDB

(CD DataBase) The first online music database used to identify music CDs in order to obtain the missing album and track information. Developed by Ti Kan and Steve Scherf, it was originally a community driven service, but became a commercial product when CDDB, Inc. was founded in 1995. The company was renamed Gracenote three years later and then acquired by Sony in 2008. The first version of CDDB (CDDB1) was turned over to the freedb community and is compatible with freedb client software. Subsequent versions of CDDB are not compatible, however, and underwent a name change to Gracenote Media Database (see freedb). See Gracenote MusicID, music CD identification and music search.
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org was hosting the CD Index Project: "designed to replace the badly designed and even worse administered CDDB project.
That same year, CDDB (compact disc database) began serving CD data, and would become the world's largest database of music information.
Formerly known as CDDB, Gracenote provides critical embedded software and content to businesses, which enables consumers to better manage, enjoy and discover digital media.
Formerly known as CDDB, Gracenote provides critical embedded software and content to businesses that enable consumers to better manage, enjoy and discover digital media.
The jukebox also includes a built-in upgradeable Gracenote CDDB (the industry standard for music recognition) that can automatically recognize CD track titles instead of having to type them in.