Media API question regarding metadata retrieval

Robert Krüger krueger at
Thu Apr 2 16:24:43 UTC 2015

On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 6:16 PM, David DeHaven <david.dehaven at>

> > > If not is there a specific reason not
> > > to offer this functionality independently of a player?
> >
> > There were plans, there were also issues as we don't have a Java based
> mp4 parser so we're relying on the underlying platforms (e.g. QTKit,
> AVFoundation, etc..) to provide that data, which basically means we're
> creating a player at the native level anyways. If you're using the horribly
> outdated FXM format you get the benefit of a Java
> >
> > Deferring to native code absolutely makes sense but I didn't think that
> you needed to create a player to obtain duration, width and height in
> AVFoundation either.
> No, but for the lack of a separate interface for metadata retrieval. In
> hindsight there were a number of things that should have been done
> differently :/
Alright, understood. No offense intended btw.. Thanks for taking the time
to explain!

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