Definition For Checksum
Checksum: This is a unique value used to verify files ensuring they are complete, working properly & not damaged in any way. Torrent sites such as DIME & Trader’s Den require them within the download. Knowing how to check & create them is important as a bootleg trader. These files can be used with ANY type of file that you would trade for including audio & video.
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.
- Trader’s Little Helper (Windows/Linux [With Wine]) [RECOMMENDED]
- WinMD5 (Windows)
- Checksum+ (MAC)
- MD5 2.0 (MAC)
- Jacksum (Windows, Linux & MAC)
- Hub Audio Tools [OUT DATED, MAY NOT WORK] (Download Here)
How To’s For Checking Sums In Linux
If you have any information, links or other software programs that work for you please feel free to put them in my comments section on this page!