Gracenote MusicID

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Gracenote MusicID

A family of music database services from Gracenote, Emeryville, CA (www.gracenote.com), the leading media identification company. In the mid-1990s, Gracenote, formerly CDDB, Inc., created the first online music database of missing album and artist information for music CDs (see CDDB). As of 2009, Gracenote databases held information on nearly 100 million audio tracks and more than a million videos. Following are Gracenote's identification services for music and video.

MusicID CD (Search by Table of Contents)
The original service, formerly known as CD Database (CDDB), that started the company, MusicID CD is used to identify music discs by their table of contents (track numbers and lengths). See music CD identification.

MusicID File (Search by File Fingerprint)
A digital audio file tagging service that computes an acoustic fingerprint for MP3 and other audio files and matches it against a fingerprint database. See music file identification.

MusicID Stream (Search by Audio Fingerprint)
Similar in concept to MusicID File, this service computes a more robust acoustic fingerprint in order to identify a song by listening to a sample anywhere in the middle. When used in cellphones, this falls under Gracenote's Mobile MusicID brand.

VideoID DVD, VideoID Blu-Ray, VideoID File
The video counterparts to the audio services for obtaining meta-data about a disc or TV episode. Like music CDs, table of contents data are used to identify DVD and Blu-ray discs, and a video fingerprint is used to identify video files. See video fingerprint and music search.
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Gracenote and Gracenote Mobile MusicID are trademarks of Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote's Mobile MusicID combines the world's most advanced and accurate audio stream recognition technology with the largest music information database.
PassAlong is an innovative partner for Gracenote technologies, and a great illustration of how we envision Mobile MusicID being used by customers," said Craig Palmer, chief executive officer at Gracenote.
TrackID(TM) powered by Gracenote(R) Mobile MusicID is a new service which means you can record a few seconds of a song either via the microphone or the built-in FM radio and then with one click send that clip to the Gracenote(R) worldwide music database which will identify the track and relay the information back to the W710 phone.
The company's Global Music Database and MusicID([TM]) recognition system have crossed over from the PC and portable devices to the wireless industry, with Mobile MusicID becoming the standard application for music identification on mobile phones.
Under its previous license for the acquired technology, Gracenote integrated Philips' audio identification and fingerprinting technology into the Gracenote Mobile MusicID service in use across the globe.
Currently, Gracenote uses Philips' technology in combination with Gracenote's fingerprint database for Gracenote's Mobile MusicID service, which enables consumers to use their cell phones to identify music playing on the radio, in a restaurant or anywhere else.
Gracenote's Mobile MusicID service is powering TrackID(TM), a premier feature for Sony Ericsson, on one of the most popular lines of phones tailored for digital music.

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