[Flac] flac test mode is very useful

Casey McGinty casey.mcginty at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 12:22:01 PDT 2009

If md5sum --check did not return an error with a truncated file, then the
file was likely broken to start with. I think the chances of a corrupted
file generating the same md5sum is close enough to 0 that you will never see
it in a life time.

Also, you lost me on storing the md5sum value at the begging and the end?

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 4:44 AM, Dat Head <dathead2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 3:02 AM, Brian Willoughby<brianw at sounds.wa.com>
> wrote:
> > "flac -t filename.flac" works perfectly.
> > It will detect a truncated file, missing pieces, jumps, and any other
> > mistakes I can think of throwing at it.
> yes flac -t is a life saver because relying on md5sum --check to test
> against previously stored metaflac --show-md5sum is not sufficient,
> i have had files get truncated several times and pass that test but
> of course flac -t flagged them
> this made me wonder if maybe the checksum shouldn't be stored
> at the beginning and end of the flac file but maybe not worth it
> also, if you don't use md5check perl script you should!
> it recursively finds all md5 sigs in.txt files and checks them and
> does flac -t also - has saved me many times...
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