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Old 2016-07-12, 09:03 AM
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I'm trying to uplaod a torrent and it says an error occured by reading this:

"Forgetting Something? How about some fingerprints?"

What does it mean?
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Old 2016-07-12, 10:43 AM
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Re: Fingerprint

Did you read the Seeding policy?

10. All seeds must include either st5 checksums or FLAC fingerprints.
The Traders' Den is dedicated to making sure that audio files can be traded and verified as acoustically identical to the original seed. For this reason, all FLAC seeds must include a FLAC fingerprint and all SHN/APE seeds must include st5 checksums (also called shntool md5s). Please note that the traditional "wholefile" md5 checksums generated by mdsummer, mkwact, etc are NOT ACCEPTABLE. TLH and xACT will create all these types of checksums, but you must pick the appropriate type in the dropdown/selection area.

We understand that this is a radical departure from what many users are used to at other trading sites, but we are looking towards the future. Though it's not ready to be presented to the public, we will be making an archive of every seed made here, including the checksums. With traditional md5 checksums that look at the entire file, users cannot convert, tag, or re-compress their files, and thus are pigeonholed into the originally seeded format in order to have the checksum verify. St5 checksums and FLAC fingerprints only consider the audio data in a file, NOT any additional header information. Therefore, users are free to manipulate the files any way they choose and, so long as they do not alter the audio, the checksum will remain identcal.

Please read this guide Checksums Demystified for more information, or post in the Technobabble forum for more clarification on this issue.

This may take some getting used to for people who are not familiar with these terms, but to make sure that people can validate the audio content of their seeds across multiple formats, this is a required step. Building a database that relies only fingerprinting is a revolutionary idea that will come to fruition here at The Traders' Den.
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Old 2016-07-13, 11:52 PM
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Re: Fingerprint

A very good source for uploading software . . . must have in ones toolbox . . .

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Old 2016-07-15, 10:58 AM
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Re: Fingerprint

Originally Posted by cwbg View Post

I'm trying to uplaod a torrent and it says an error occured by reading this:

"Forgetting Something? How about some fingerprints?"

What does it mean?
Fingerprints is what we use to identify a source of files. This is a way people can check to see if the version they have is identical or whether the files have been altered.

If you plan on uploading music - download Trader's Little Helper
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