Gracenote Media Database

Introduction

This function is only available in audio CD mode.

There is a version of the music recognition software from Gracenote, Emeryville, California, USA on the hard disk. You will recognize this by the logo which can be seen in the bottom right-hand corner of certain audio displays.

Many audio CDs contain CD text. COMAND

Many audio CDs contain CD text. COMAND uses the information contained therein to display the artist, album and track name.

If the audio CD does not contain any CD text information, COMAND can use the Gracenote Media Database to identify unknown audio tracks when running in audio CD mode. This is only possible if the relevant information is saved in the Gracenote Media Database and if the "Gracenote Media Database" function is activated.

If this is the case, COMAND will display the corresponding data such as artist, album and track name in the relevant displays and lists.

If COMAND accesses the Gracenote Media Database when reading an audio CD, you will see the following message:

Selecting Gracenote data to be displayed

Selecting Gracenote data to be displayed

If the inserted CD does not contain any Gracenote data, the Gracenote Media Database menu item is shown in gray and cannot be selected.

Select CD by sliding  and Switch on audio CD mode.

turning Select CD by sliding turning and turning the COMAND controller and press  to the COMAND controller and press confirm. to confirm.

turning Select Gracenote Media Database by turning press  to confirm. the COMAND controller and press Switch the function on  or off to confirm.

Switch the function on . or off Updating Gracenote music recognition.

Updating Gracenote music recognition technology and the Gracenote Media Database

The digital data on the Gracenote Media Database becomes obsolete due to the release of new CDs. Optimum functionality can only be attained with up-to-date Gracenote music recognition technology.

Information about new versions can be obtained from an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.

You can have your music recognition software updated there with a DVD, or you can update it yourself.

updated in conjunction with the navigation The Gracenote Media Database is updated in conjunction with the navigation system's digital map.

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