We have for example REM DISCID D00DA810 from wikipedia entry. How is it calculated/where does it come from?


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As mentioned in the DiscID howto that you can find here : http://ftp.freedb.org/pub/freedb/misc/freedb_howto1.07.zip,

The disc ID is an 8-digit hexadecimal (base-16) number, computed using data from a CD's Table-of-Contents (TOC) in MSF (Minute Second Frame) form.

This document includes a description of the algorithm used to compute the DiscID of a given audio CD.

  • Thanks! Wikipedia also has this info explained in a less-technical fashion here.
    – Abbafei
    Commented Nov 7, 2018 at 1:37

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