[FFmpeg-user] Reading bwf metaedit md5 value with ffprobe

Bouke / Videotoolshed bouke at videotoolshed.com
Thu Aug 3 10:51:29 EEST 2023

> On 3 Aug 2023, at 09:20, Tobias Rapp <t.rapp at noa-archive.com> wrote:
> On 02/08/2023 17:43, Stuart Robinson wrote:
>> I think Wavelab (since at least 8.5 and up to the current version) can also read and write that chunk so it must be standardised in some way.
>> I t would be useful to be able to do be able to read and write this tag, is it possible to make a feature request?
>> It seems to just tack on some data to the end of the file.
>> <?xpacket end="w"?>MD5    ÇúR
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>> Thanks, Stuart
> From what I understand you could achieve the same effect (MD5 checksum of the data part only) using a command-line like:
> ffmpeg -i INPUT.wav -f md5 -c copy - 2>NUL
> But then you have to store the checksum output somewhere, either in a sidecar file or a database. My recommendation would be to do it like this and store the checksum of the whole file. That way it will work with any kind of file in your processing chain - AVI, PDF, WAV, Matroska, etc

My question, how is an application capable of storing a checksum inside a file it’s describing? Adding it will change the checksum…


> Regards, Tobias
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