Media API question regarding metadata retrieval

Fabrizio Giudici Fabrizio.Giudici at
Thu Apr 2 00:05:33 UTC 2015

On Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:50:44 +0200, Scott Palmer <swpalmer at>  

> I seems like a decent compromise to defer to the native platform code  
> that
> will ultimately be used to process the file anyway.  It seems a little
> heavy, but the alternative is perhaps bloating the JavaFX API.
> It likely makes more sense to use the MediaInfo project with some JNA
> bindings (you can probably find either JNI or JNA bindings on the web) if
> you need access to the metadata:
> I keep thinking a pure java port of MediaInfo would be cool... but  
> probably
> not worth the time :-)

There are some pure Java media parsers around; the problem is that one  
should check whether they are complete, that is whether they support all  
the kinds of media one needs. For instance, at the moment I'm using  

Fabrizio Giudici - Java Architect @ Tidalwave s.a.s.
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