Thread: Generating Md5
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Old 2005-03-19, 01:02 PM
jazzbo jazzbo is offline
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Re: Generating Md5

Originally Posted by feralicious
I skipped class the day whole file md5s were taught. Is that the ones where they still verify even if you change metadata and stuff, or is that the st5 (is that what it's called?) thing?

regular md5 = ?

whole file md5 = ?

st5(?) = ?
Regular and whole file are the same thing; they will change if metadata changes, or for example if the compression level changes. Wholefile md5s can be created for any file and is used for all types of file verification, not just music trading.

A shntool md5 (or flac fingerprint) is the md5 of the uncompressed audio data, and only the audio data (so no tags or other header information.) It will stay the same regardless of the compression technique used.
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