PDA

View Full Version : Torrent ? WTF are 'fingerprints' and how do you use them


memyselfI
03-31-2006, 09:36 PM
I've come across 'fingerprints' on a number of different sites. Here is a cut and paste example. I want to know what they are and how they are used, if they are used. Thanks.

The torrent was to a Robert Plant show I'd love to have.

Fingerprints:

01 - Shine It All Around.flac:4327d38eb83b24594d1537d0dca24a58
02 - Black Dog.flac:b12ec70c4d833aabf6779bffd73a9401
03 - Freedom Fries.flac:4dac6d4d571892c5115b34522dab747f
04 - When The Levee Breaks.flac:14c3ff1444f25f292bb97a5957e5ef23
05 - All The King's Horses.flac:8b37e291bbb9b87bd5bc2161ca0dea05
06 - Takamba.flac:42efd28afc142a3984a82f3acb0bb02a
07 - Tin Pan Valley.flac:f874004fae9142e3601c937f8a4ac0fd
08 - Gallows Pole.flac:1da0ebcd106f9c99372b4d8f8dea7117
09 - The Enchanter.flac:b899e569e31efb76da1c7794f01a0aa1
10 - Whole Lotta Love.flac:38bef77f0c89ee62181268c0580eea3a
11 - Another Tribe.flac:d3cda2b14c06363ccdfa211826c2abda
12 - Morning Dew [cut].flac:19a87c4fbc346c1397eb0495eed5ed86
13 - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You.flac:886896630462303631bbbe77e5b090ba
14 - Mighty Rearranger.flac:ad7cc0bd45de3b7fd31a94186e2d6a99

StcChief
03-31-2006, 09:45 PM
In a nutshell...
Acts as checksum operation to ensure the downloaded file is complete.

http://u2lynne.sandsmuseum.com/checksums.html

FLAC are usually much larger since they are loss less
and with size you don't want to drop packets.
This fingerprint/checksum value ensures that once
you have the file.

memyselfI
03-31-2006, 10:03 PM
In a nutshell...
Acts as checksum operation to ensure the downloaded file is complete.

http://u2lynne.sandsmuseum.com/checksums.html

FLAC are usually much larger since they are loss less
and with size you don't want to drop packets.
This fingerprint/checksum value ensures that once
you have the file.

Thank you. You probably saved me a bunch of time researching, not to mention making coasters, with your answer.

StcChief
04-01-2006, 08:00 AM
NP
Just trying to help and educate...

I found it with Google in 1 minute. flac fingerprint