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


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