CD information

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Message 54051 · 3 Nov 2008 11:17:16 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Becky wrote:
> What is the Gracenote data base? When ripping CDs I notice that the genre field for
the CDs
> that (dare I say it) Windows Media Player recognizes is usually Folk or World. I
edit that on
> my computer for synch. with my mp3 player to J 8x32, S 3x48, etc. etc.but always
have to do
> it manually.

There are two main databases on the internet that are used by programmes that rip
CDs.

Gracenote is the one accessed by the programme I am currently using -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CDDB gives a description of how it works and its
history. (I believe that if a CD is not in the database, or if the data is incorrect,
it is possible to change the data in the database, as well as on the local computer).

Windows Media Player has its own separate database which it accesses when it rips a
CD,
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/AlbumInfo_how_to.
aspx , and again it enables users to enter data for new CDs.

What I find slightly odd is that my programme uses Gracenotes, but then stores the
resulting files with a .wma (Media Player) extension.

Malcolm

Malcolm L Brown
York (UK)

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