On Thu, 13 Oct 2016, Mr Havecamp wrote:
However, the problem with either option is that we need to retrieve the
entire file from storage; this is fine for smaller text files but when
handling these larger files, it seems wasteful and time-consuming to
download, say, a video file just to extract the metadata information (we
wouldn't be indexing the video content).
For a great many file formats, including most video ones, you need the
whole file to be able to fully extract all the metadata