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Echoprint: Open acoustic fingerprinting
Posted Jun 30, 2011 17:35 UTC (Thu) by iabervon (subscriber, #722)
Posted Jul 7, 2011 7:06 UTC (Thu) by jamesh (guest, #1159)
The PUID system they currently use was a replacement for a different proprietary system called TRM. The company behind the TRM fingerprinting had moved on to other things, and the server software was unreliable for the load it was being put under.
It was a bit surprising to see MB switch to another proprietary solution after their prior experience, but it is good that they've finally got an open system they can rely on.
Posted Jul 7, 2011 14:42 UTC (Thu) by lukaslalinsky (guest, #76480)
1) Proprietary solution
2) No fingerprinting at all
I think it's a fairly obvious choice. If there was an open solution back then, MusicBrainz would have used it, but there wasn't and MB was never interested in developing its own fingerprinting technology because it's not the primary goal of the project.
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