Gracenote MusicID

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Gracenote MusicID

A family of music database services from Gracenote, Emeryville, CA (, 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 said its new Mobile Client for Android will give Acer Stream handset users free access to a full suite of Gracenote products which include MusicID and licensed album cover art from Gracenote.
They also feature the ability to download information from Gracenote's MusicID and VideoID(TM) products to organize movies and music.
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Customers can also identify an artist's name and song being played on the radio, TV, or at a club with MusicID, Cingular's enhanced music recognition service.
It also features AT&T Home Connections and 'Entertainment and Style', where customers can check out AT&T's music offerings from Napster, iTunes, eMusic, MusicID, Pandora and XM Satellite Radio on wireless phones, Bluetooth headphones.
The stores will also allow customers to test all of AT&T'smusic offerings from Napster, iTunes, eMusic, MusicID, Pandora and XMSatellite Radio on wireless phones, Bluetooth headphones and Bluetooth external speakers.
The Palm Centro device from Palm Inc (Nasdaq:PALM) has been introduced by US communications holding company AT&T Inc (NYSE:T), marking the first Palm OS product to launch with AT&T Services such as XM Radio Mobile, Push to Talk and MusicID, available in glacier white, with obsidian black to follow in around one month.
The SLM supports the full AT&T Mobile Music suite of services, including XM Radio Mobile, Pandora, MusicID song-recognition service and VIP access.
The Acer Stream's MusicA application uses MusicID to instantly identify and provide metadata for songs playing on the Acer FM tuner, or any form of music broadcast.
The handset will feature AT&T Mobile Music, enabling users to sideload music from eMusic, MusicID song recognition service, XM Radio Mobile, Music Videos and The Buzz music news portal.
The MusicID music recognition service enables users to identify and then purchase a song, Music Videos provides a link to Cingular's video offerings and Streaming Music allows users to listen to music from XM Radio Mobile or MobiRadio.