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Old 2012-12-19, 07:03 AM
Re: Creating checksums.

Originally Posted by mdshrk1 View Post
I don't do it as an automatic. Didn't really know it was possible. Because I tag my files, I do the st5, md5, then ffp, in that order. After the files have been tagged. One of the mods said that tagging doesn't change the st5, or ffp, but changes the md5. Which is why I do it the way I do.

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A FLAC Fingerprint is generated only for the audio data portion of the file. (Therefore, changing the filename or the tags or FlacMetadata does not change the fingerprint calculation.) In contrast, an .md5 is generated against the whole file, including header portions.

st5 is equivalent to ffp for flac files, but st5 checksums can also be generated for shn and ape files.
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