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Gracenote is a database that has song title, artist etc, so when music plays the info is displayed on the screen.
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Should I update the Grace-note database and if so what will that change and what will be the advantage? The Gracenote database provides album artist and track info, and in the case of newer NBT Head Unit, album art as well.
If you have a 2014 F30 though, you should have NBT Head Unit, in which case this update will not work for you as it is for CIC Head Unit only.
I just recently finished a CD, but I haven’t yet decided where to distribute it online. I know we embedded the metadata in the mastered files for each of the tracks (for hopefully licensing later) – because I made sure that I made a big deal out of this with Stevie’s good friend Garey Shelton, who did the mastering. And OMG, I thought, are all these CDs floating around now WITHOUT THE PROPER TITLES? It turns out that, after you’ve pressed your CDs, it’s important to take one more step and upload your stuff to the Gracenote CDDB (Compact Disc Database), so that all your identifying information (album title, artist, and track titles) is available to everyone else.
I did press 100 CDs at a local disc duplicator for my release party last month, though, and I’ve sold 50-some already. And what’s worse WHERE WAS MY ALBUM TITLE AND ARTIST INFORMATION??? You can do this using third party software (Winamp or QMP), or you can just use i Tunes (and an internet connection). Here are the steps: Note that entering the title and track information does not “encode” that information on the CD.I have had some music come up as "unknown" so the database helps in that regard.If there are blue tooth issues, best to update the firmware.This navigation system offers drivers spoken directions, and features Bluetooth connectivity and a Gracenote-enabled sound system.The Gracenote software works with the vehicle's sound system to show information about the songs that play, such as the artist name and song title. Contact the Ford dealer closest to you (see Resource) to order the latest navigation map update.Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners.