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md5 files

Started by Steve, October 27, 2007, 16:14:20

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Steve

Still being fairly new to torrenting & having finally got a dime account I feel a bit like a kid in a sweet shop come the weekends.
I am working on a master of mine right now to try to refine it a little without completely messing it up & am planning to put it on dime.
However, when I download off dime, there is always an MD5 file with the flacs.
Can anyone tell me what this is?
I have converted many files to flac & have never had problems withouth an MD5 file. Is it important?
Apologies in advance for being technically inept (I'm an old man you know  ;))
Cheers
Steve
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dsanchez

[From Wikipedia]

MD5 digests have been widely used in the software world to provide some assurance that a transferred file has arrived intact. For example, file servers often provide a pre-computed MD5 checksum for the files, so that a user can compare the checksum of the downloaded file to it. Unix-based operating systems include MD5 sum utilities in their distribution packages, whereas Windows users use third-party applications.

And here you can find programs for creating MD5 files
http://wiki.dimeadozen.org/index.php/DimeFAQ:Step-By-Step_Guide#Creation_of_checksums
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Steve

Thanks for the info David
I'd better go & read up then.
Cheers
Steve
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riseandreverberate

Trader's Little Helper is useful for creating them, as well as fixing SBE's etc.
http://tlh.easytree.org/

ROGUE

Quote from: riseandreverberate on November 03, 2007, 13:18:06
Trader's Little Helper is useful for creating them, as well as fixing SBE's etc.
http://tlh.easytree.org/

Sweet Thank YOU  :rocker