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Audible Magic Toolkit Glossary of Terms

Below are a list of terms and their definitions used by Audible Magic:


Audible Magic Toolkit- Audible Magic's command line utility that is used to lookup a local media file against Audible Magic's reference databases.

False Negative - An incorrect identification, where the ID Response does not report a match on a work that has been registered.

False Positive - An incorrect identification, where the ID Response reports a positive match, but identifies unknown file incorrectly. 

FFMPEG - "A complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video." Used by Audible Magic to handle multiple different audio and video codecs. Find more information here: https://ffmpeg.org/

ID Request - Used in conjunction with the Toolkit, is the lookup request for a local unknown media file to Audible Magic internal servers that is sent over HTTP. An ID Response will follow depicting whether the unknown media file was a match or not.

ID Response - Used in conjunction with the Toolkit, is the lookup response from Audible Magic's internal systems as to whether the local unknown media file matches with any registered content. An ID Request must be sent first in order to receive an ID Response.

List of HTTP Error Codes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTTP_status_codes

List of Libcurl Errorshttps://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/c/libcurl-errors.html

Lookup - Used in conjunction with the Toolkit, where part of the unknown file's audio stream is tested against Audible Magic reference database to see if it matches with anything that has been registered.

Metadata - Information or data about a content rightsholder's work. This is used in conjunction with AMSigGen when registering content. This is also the information that is returned on an ID Response if there is a match. 

Reference File - Master fingerprint file of a work that is registered with Audible Magic by a content rightsholder. 

Teaming Up With Audible Magic - Documentation and manual for the use of Audible Magic's fingerprinting software, AMSigGen.

Test License Agreement (TLA) - An contractual agreement between Audible Magic and a software developer that allows for access to the trial version of the Toolkit.

Unknown File - Ether a media file or fingerprint file that is being looked up on Audible Magic's database systems to see it matches a reference file. Used in conjunction with Audible Magic's Toolkit.