> > up with a library for easily parsing that info as well.  The format
> > is no work of art, but it does have some benefits over id3v2: the
> > tag as a whole can vary in size, it comes at the end of the file,
> > and is reasonably easy to parse.
> Everything there sounds cool except "at the end of the file."  The
> metadata should go at the beginning, so that you know what the song is
> BEFORE you just spent twenty minutes downloading the whole thing.  :)

That's what HTTP/1.1 Byte-Ranges are for.  ;)

(Gimme the last n bytes of this file...)


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