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Old 2007-07-21, 07:58 PM
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Re: EAC configuration, offsets, etc...

cicada, you've got it!

st5 works from the decompressed audio information only, so different flac compression levels, tags, even encoding to shn, ape or reading from wav will all match.

now when comparing flac files using md5 there are many factors that can introduce minor changes that will throw the md5 off such as presence of tags, compression level, and version # of the flac binaries used for the encode. that is the main reason that st5 is much better, because it compares if the decompressed audio only is a match without being sensitive to non-audio things.
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