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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Free Software For Checking MD5 Checksum Files


No matter what operating system you use there are ways to check the .md5 files that accompany many bootlegs. There are several free applications that work really well and make this process really easy.

Free Software For Checking Files

If you are verifying an audio show in FLAC format you may not get a checksum file, instead the trader may have included a FLAC Fingerprint. Sometimes traders include both types of files to check your audio show.

*Please note I have not tried all of these tools. It’s up to you to test and see what works best for you.

How To’s For Checking Sums In Linux

Linux is a bit different. If you use a Linux operating system you are no doubt already used to this. In order to check files you will most likely need to use the terminal. Below you will find some links to helpful information for checking files in a Linux operating system.

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