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CDDB in your car

Written by Jari Ketola @ 16 May 2001 14:15

Gracenote has licensed its CDDB CD information database service to car stereo manufacturer Pioneer. Pioneer intends to embed the CDDB in three of their upcoming car stereo systems. When the owner inserts a CD into the player the stereo's embedded software and hardware recognizes the CD and displays the title of the disc, the name of the artist, as well as the names of the songs. If a CD is not found from the local database, the user can use a mobile phone link to retrieve the information from the CDDB server on the Internet.
Sounds great. I'm looking forward to seeing how they embed a gigantic database into a small car stereo in a reliable manner.

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