Gracenote MusicID

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's portfolio of Smart TV technologies, including Gracenote eyeQ, Gracenote Entourage (TM) and Gracenote MusicID, will be demonstrated at IBC 2012 in Hall 14, Stand 14.
To date, Gracenote MusicID has powered some of the world's most popular music recognition Apps and services, from Soundtracking and Sony TrackID to musiXmatch and Rhapsody SongMatch.
Gracenote and Gracenote MusicID are registered trademarks of Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote MusicID provides a complete solution to manage and enjoy music collections in the car, living room, office and on the mobile phone.
14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WiMP has selected Gracenote MusicID to power the music recognition feature in its iPhone and iPad Apps, available today in Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
Gracenote data is combined with Gracenote MusicID recognition technology to make it possible for the WiMP App to identify songs by simply "listening" to a few seconds of the track and matching it to its unique audio fingerprint in the Gracenote database.
Meanwhile, Gracenote MusicID lets viewers identify songs playing in any movie or TV program, as well as better manage digital music collections across devices and home networks.
and Gracenote MusicID, MediaVOCS, Discover and Playlist are trademarks of Gracenote, Inc.
These include Tatung's STB and multimedia server products, TV Guide's new consumer PVR product and Gracenote's integrated media player STB for DLNA-compliant playback and Gracenote MusicID, Cover Art, Playlist, and other advanced technologies.
If the file happens to be digital music, ActivLink activates built-in Gracenote MusicID to properly identify each song's information, gathers additional metadata for playlists and formats the file for easy access and navigation from any TV interface in the home.
Whenever digital music is added, LE&AP automatically checks for the most accurate and complete information using Gracenote MusicID.