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Old 2007-06-18, 09:22 PM
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Re: I need an brief idiot's guide to lineage/generations please

Originally Posted by saltman

Digital media does not have generation loss like analog media. The tenth copy of a DVD should be exactly the same as the original unlike analog media. There is no need to keep track of digital generations.
*if* you have a checksum to prove it

but "generational loss" does occur in certain regards, like bad burns that introduce glitches/stutters/etc -- especially evident in all the DVD-Video disc traders who don't include checksums

[just thought i'd clarify a bit Salt for those who might mistake what yer saying and then never worry about keeping/trading md5s]
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