On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 2:25 AM, Craig Ringer
> Rich wrote:
> > I am going to embarkon building a music library using apache,
> > postgresql and php. What is the best way to store the music files?
> Your options are either to use a BLOB within the database or to store
> paths to normal files in the file system in the database. I suspect
> using normal files will make backup and management a great deal easier
> than using in-database BLOBs, so personally I'd do it that way.
> Storing the audio files in the database does make it easier to keep the
> database and file system backups in sync, but I'm not really sure that's
> worth the costs.
What costs are to speaking of?
> I'm sure that what you're doing has been done many times before, though,
> so even if you're not going to use one of the existing options you might
> at least want to have a look at how they work.
> > Which file type should I use?
> I'm not sure I understand this question. Are you asking which audio
> compression codec and audio container file type (like "mp3", "aac", etc)
> you should use? If so, this is really not the right place to ask that.
> Do you mean which file /system/ ?
> Craig Ringer
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