Extracting file header infro from MP3

May 7, 2009 at 10:17 PM
Hi, I am looking for a good solution to upload MP3 files directly to S3, but I need to extract MP3 header and ID3 metadata to save in my database.  Right now, I upload the file locally, then open it and parse the header.  Is it possible to upload directly to S3 using your direct uploader, then read only the header from S3 as a file stream?  Or am I better off using your 2-step uploader?  Could I then have a temporary copy of the file locally, extract the metadata, then pass it on to S3?  I would prefer to upload it directly to S3, of course, if possible.

Thanks for this great tool!
May 8, 2009 at 12:18 AM
You can upload it to S3 and then open HTTP request for the headers, but the functionality of parsing the mp3 is not part of the uploader so you'd have to write it yourself