Associating and linking compact disc metadata

  • US 7,984,062 B2
  • Filed: 06/08/2009
  • Issued: 07/19/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/03/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of retrieving metadata associated with a media item, comprising:

  • obtaining, by at least one processing unit, a plurality of numeric values of the media item;

    forming, by the at least one processing unit, a query from the plurality of numeric values;

    running, by the at least one processing unit, the query on a metadata source comprising a plurality of records comprising metadata;

    responsive to a plurality of records matching the query, the at least one processing unit;

    prompting a user to select one of the matching records;

    receiving user input selecting one of the matching records; and

    outputting at least a portion of the metadata from the selected record;

    responsive to a single record matching the query, the at least one processing unit;

    outputting at least a portion of the metadata from the matching record; and

    responsive to no records matching the query, the at least one processing unit;

    prompting the user to provide at least one search parameter;

    forming a second query from the provided at least one search parameter;

    running the second query on the metadata source to retrieve at least one record comprising metadata; and

    outputting at least a portion of the metadata from the at least one record.

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