checksum of raw audio data

Lukáš Lalinský lalinsky at
Tue Mar 30 10:05:47 CEST 2010

On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 3:30 PM, rengels <ralf.engels at> wrote:
> Isn't that what MusicBrainz is doing?

MusicBrainz does something different. It decodes the file to get the
uncompressed audio data. This necessary, because the data is then used
to calculate an accoustic fingerprint. From what I understand, Patrick
and Anothony just want a checksum of the compressed data. Decoding the
audio would be unnecessarily expensive.


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