Find a classical music database
The Windows Metadata Internet Service uses information from a variety of suppliers, including Allmusic (previously known as AMG) and Muze (for UK titles). As of June 2009, the ever-growing allmusic .com database included more than 1 .7 million albums and more than 15 .1 million tracks. (You can find the latest statistics at w7io.com/1204.) The service is heavily skewed in favor of pop and rock titles and has much less information about classical music CDs . If you want to copy a classical collection to your hard disk, your best bet is to find a third-party CD player that uses an alternative internet service called the Gracenote Media Recognition Service (formerly CDDB). The Grace-note Media Database of classical discs is extensive, and after you have ripped your discs using the other product, you can save the resulting files in a folder monitored by Windows Media Player to add them to your library. For more information, visit gracenote.com and search in the Powered By Gracenote section.
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