[FFmpeg-user] essence MD5

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 15:23:09 EEST 2016

2016-10-12 14:16 GMT+02:00  <Ganesh.Irelan at syda.org>:

> I want to generate an essence MD5 for WAV files and then
> populate that value into a field in a DAM system.

Just curious: What is a DAM system?

> I have tested two commands to generate the essence MD5
> hash.
> ffmpeg -i INPUT -map 0:a -f md5 OUTPUT.md5
> ffmpeg -i "INPUT" -map 0:a -f md5 -hash md5 -
> Neither of these is ideal.  The first one puts the value in a
> separate file.

(That's what you asked for)

> The second puts it amongst other info in the console making
> it difficult to parse out as in the following example.

Only one line is printed to stdout.
An alternative is to use -loglevel warning or error or fatal.

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