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What's an .md5 file?

Hal-9000

TRIBE Member
So ive found some live shows I want to download and burn onto a disc. Each show is split into tunes quite nicely and ready for download. Also availiable for downlaod at the head of each show is an .md5 file.

What is it for? Do I need it?
 

KickIT

TRIBE Member
.md5 is a checksum. Its an algorythm that examines a file and generates a 16-bit code. Its used to ensure file consistency.

*c*
 

Balzz

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by KickIT
.md5 is a checksum. Its an algorythm that examines a file and generates a 16-bit code. Its used to ensure file consistency.

*c*
:confused:

As far as I know, MD5 is a challenge/handshake authentication algorithm.

Edit: never mind...he said file. D'oh! :)
 
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