checksum of raw audio data

Anthony Liu quadamage at
Wed Mar 17 07:06:23 CET 2010

Hello, is it possible to calculate the checksum of binary data fields to see
whether they are identical (e.g. the covers are the same picture )?

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 3:50 AM, Scott Wheeler <wheeler at> wrote:

> > TagLib, perhaps unsurprisingly, is a library for manipulation of audio
> > file tags.
> >
> > If you want the audio data, you'll need to look elsewhere.
> Notably, in formats that have containers (Ogg, et al) just finding the
> data that's "not the tags" isn't sufficient (like it would be for MP3)
> since changes at the beginning file can require changes in all
> subsequent blocks.  libsndfile is probably the thing to look at
> (though it will give you actual audio data, not compressed data).
> -Scott
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Best Regards
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