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From Nick Lothian <nloth...@educationau.edu.au>
Subject RE: Reading metadata without downloading entire file
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:04:13 GMT
Well that would explain it then!

Has anyone had any experience with using http-range requests for the metadata? How many bytes
from the end does the metadata start?


-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Koren [mailto:jonathan@soe.ucsc.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 5:30 PM
To: tika-dev@lucene.apache.org
Subject: Re: Reading metadata without downloading entire file

You're closing the stream before the metadata arrives.

Tika supports ID3v1 which is at the end of the file, not the beginning.

On Feb 17, 2009, at 10:22 PM, Nick Lothian wrote:

> I'm trying to get MP3 Metadata without downloading an entire MP3.
> I've setup a FilterInputStream which throws an
> InterruptedIOException after a given amount of a file is downloaded.
> If I point this at an HTML page it works - I can get the title from
> the metadata.
> If I point it at an MP3 file it doesn't give me any metadata at all
> (except the Metadata.RESOURCE_NAME_KEY which I set), even if I set
> the download length to be just less than the length of the file. If
> I download the whole file it works
> (JPGs don't seem to work either)
> Why is this so? My understanding was that Tika would work with
> streams?

Jonathan Koren

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