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> Hash Parts / Chunks Instead Of Whole File

DJ Axl
Jan 26 2009, 08:31
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In case this hasn't already been suggested... mp3 files with the same music but different tags are seen as different files by eMule... when actually only the first bytes (the tags) are different, and the rest of the file is the same. Suggest assigning hashes to chunks instead of to the entire download. And/or make the mp3 tags a separate chunk from the mp3 audo. And/or break into parts starting with the end of the file instead of the beginning (tags) of the file, so that the hashes of the end pieces match.

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Jan 26 2009, 10:10
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Nice idea, but horrendous from the implementation point of view. We don't always know where the header ends and the music data begins. Some files have one tag, some have many tags, some even have album covers embedded in them. Besides, even if we do make a major change like that, people using other clients won't know what to with such files/hashes.

We do have several options on the search page. Sorting by different columns e.g. length, bitrate and codec should help a little.

To clean up your hard disk and get rid of duplicate files you should look at some third party utility. I seem to remember seeing something that did this for images. Maybe there's one for music also.
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Jan 26 2009, 18:53
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You can mark and clean duplicate songs with e.g. MusicIP Mixer (great tool btw).
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