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Old 2014-07-07, 09:52 PM
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Re: Problems with an upload.

From the way I understand it, an md5 can change for a flac if anyone tampers with the flac tagging - a ffp will stay the same if someone modifies the tagging - that's why ffp's are best for flac files. Of course, if you change flac tags, you also can't seed the files anymore, but that's something else!

The md5 checksum will work to verify video files, or just about anything else. I wouldn't say they're "frowned upon"... They're great for some kinds of files, but other files have better technology available...
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