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Old 2007-11-09, 01:49 AM
bob francais bob francais is offline
 
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How to use FLAC"s test function?????

What does it mean to "test" a FLAC file?
A feature that sets FLAC apart from all other major lossless formats is it's ability to self-test itself. Basically, any FLAC file stores an md5 checksum of the audio content contained within the file (also called the FLAC Fingerprint) within the header of the file itself. By using FLAC's "test" function, you are able to run the check on the audio, compare it to the fingerprint stored when the file was encoded, and confirm that they are the same.
Since the flac file stores an md5 checksum of the audio content contained within the header of the file itself, how do you run the test itself? so I can compare it to the fingerprint when the file was encoded? Thank you.
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