Niente - The User Manual

Niente is a FLAC Integrity Checker, which can be used with digital classical music collections to check for both physical corruptions and logical inconsistencies. By regularly checking your FLACs, you can ensure they remain in pristine state, without silent bit-rot or poor cataloguing practices spoiling things! Niente runs on Linux, MacOS and Windows 10 and 11 and assorted operating systems running on the Raspberry Pi.

The links below take you to the various sections of the Niente User Manual, where you will find extensive documentation on how to install and use it.

If you are new to Niente, I'd strongly advise reading the whole thing, in sequence; if you are in a hurry, at least read sections 5 and 6 (Installing the program and the Quick Start Guide).

  1. What is Niente?
  2. Quick Guide to: FLAC Physical Corruption
  3. Quick Guide to: FLAC Logical Inconsistencies
  4. Upgrading from Niente from Version 2.x - An Important Note
  5. Installing Niente...
    1. ...on Linux
    2. ...on Windows 10
    3. ...on Windows 11
    4. ...on MacOS
    5. ...on Raspberry Pi
  6. Niente - A Quick Start Guide
  7. Producing Reports
  8. The Persistent Configuration File
  9. Runtime Parameters
  10. Changelog (What's New Since Version 3.00)
  11. Fix-up Scripts

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