Scanning MP3 files for skips

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue Jun 13 14:13:43 UTC 2006

Kyrre Nygard wrote:
> I'm curious whether there's a tool out there that will scan through
> audio files looking for patterns that resemble skips and other nonos
> in the world of music.
> I have MD5 checksums for all my MP3 files, but that doesn't
> guarantee that they were fine before the checksums were generated.

Sort of...GraceNote and a few other companies ("Shazam", seems to be from 
India?) sell a service where music files can be fingerprinted and identified. 
  Good audio files ought to ID as what they are; bad music files with skips or 
garbage will fail to ID.


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