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