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Magic Strangenes ? Different with video...

A "Copy Magic Name" takes 'forever' (minutes) on e.g. a 20MByte .wmv video file (inserted into CD with "Insert File" as insert movie only offers avi and mov types) while the same magic name operation takes 'a second' on any jpg or gif image (much smaller in size of course)...

Any reason why that is so ? Is it specific to video files ? Specific to video file types, i.e. *.wmv ? Or specific to file size ? And if, what would it have to do with the file size ?


Patrick Thomas
Thursday, April 25, 2002

I don't know if this helps:

Thursday, April 25, 2002

sounds like some sloppy code that loads the whole record when it only needs the magic name ... we'll check into it!

Joel Spolsky
Thursday, April 25, 2002

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