Thanks for the confirmation.

Is this because obtaining information about, for example, the file size requires the entire file? I was under the impression that file metadata was contained in the x bytes of the file but this is probably something I have misunderstood.



On 13/10/16 23:43, Nick Burch wrote:
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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