CDDB

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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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RealJukebox is compatible with the CD Database, so users can get information about songs, and with portable MP3 players like Diamond's Rio and Creative's Nomad, so they can listen to music while on the move.
By noontime, people were standing in line at the Thousand Oaks office, waiting their turn to scroll through the CD database containing the names of registered sex offenders.
The transfer of the information from the various sources to the CD database is done manually in China.
The built-in CD database feature automatically retrieves important album information, including the name of the artist, the name and the year of the album, the genre, as well as the names of all songs.
The CD Converter module provides a CDDB auto-save feature, which enables track title, artist, and album information to be dynamically downloaded from the Internet CD Database and used when converting CD tracks to WAV, MP3, WMA, or OGG.