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Synchronizing Content from Removable Digital Media

April 2009
9 pages
Synchronizing Content from Removable Digital Media

To analyze and present metadata, such as song title or artist, a multimedia system uses metadata synchronization. This paper explores several synchronization techniques,and examines techniques for synchronizing metadata from iPods, using either the traditional iPod Access Protocol over serial/USB links, or the newer authentication IC approach. Finally, this paper discusses techniques of data persistence, with a focus on managing the reinsertion of previously inserted media.


Initial Insertion — Directed Synchronization — iPod Authentication — Subsequent Insertion — Resynchronizing with Extended Lingo — Maintaining the Database — File Browsing [+]

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Andy Gryc

Andy Gryc

Andy Gryc [Grits] has been a software developer and designer for over 20 years, and is currently a senior product marketing manager at QNX.

Prior to joining QNX Software Systems, he worked as the lead embedded software architect for GM OnStar; designed and implemented a speech recognition engine for a speech technology company; and served as a member of the Hewlett-Packard team that created the software for palmtops and the BIOS for the Omnibook notebooks.

As well a contributing regularly to the QNX whitepaper and webinar programs, Andy writes a blog, True Gryc, "about the automotive market, the embedded industry, being an honorary Canadian, and any other stray neuron that happens to fire". He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, and, as his blog blurb states, has recently moved to QNX headquarters in Canada.

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