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What is the difference between CD Text and Gracenote CDDB?

CD Text is the ability to store information such artist names, album info and song titles on a physical CD. CD Text will only display on compatible devices that can read the information such as your car stereo. CD Text can only be added during the mastering stage of your disc and cannot be added once your CD is duplicated or replicated. Internet Database more commonly known as ID3 Tags also known as CDDB stores the information in an online database. This information is only accessed when you are using an internet capable player such as Windows Media or iTunes. When you place your CD into an internet compatible player, the player matches information from the CD with the internet database and if a match is found it will display album title, name, etc.

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