Here's a pic that should disprove your point. I grabbed an old CD. This CD is a commercial release, no tags obviously, pure CDA, not MP3. I made sure to grab an old one.
Originally Posted by AutoUnion
No, I don't think so. I right-clicked on files of many MP3s off my desktop and the album art is embedded into the meta-tag data. I have a bunch of bootleg music I got off some sketchy site online. When it's on a USB stick, the iDrive displays the custom cover art that the website put on the files. No way album art comes from gracenote.
Popped it in the CD player, and voila, up comes album art.
Where did the album cover come from?
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