Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 6:39:07 AM, you wrote:

VG> You should probably make a HEAD request and parse Content-Length header

VG> curl --head '<Your URL>' | grep 'Content-Length'


VG> http:// ... /One-minute-commercial-027.flv'

Could you beef up the example/explanation a bit, please.

Also, what about reading a few hundred bytes from the flv?


VG> On 03/01/12 6:56 PM, Ralph Shnelvar wrote:
>> This is such a noobie question.
>>
>> I have a file, http:// ... /One-minute-commercial-027.flv  (I can't enter the name because the email gets rejected with a 5.7.1 as spam, apparently.
>>
>> I want to do two simple things:
>>
>>
>> 1) I want to get the file size.  Please note that File.size() does not seem to work for me for a web-based file but does work for a local file.
>>
>> C:\Users\Ralph>irb
>> irb(main):001:0>  File.size('c:/RailsInstaller/Sites/ultradedup002/app/views/usage/VideoTutorials.html.haml')
>> =>  32406
>> irb(main):002:0>  File.size('http:// ... /One-minute-commercial-027.flv')
>> Errno::EINVAL: Invalid argument - http:// something /One-minute-commercial-027.flv
>>          from (irb):2:in `size'
>>          from (irb):2
>>          from C:/RailsInstaller/Ruby1.9.2/bin/irb:12:in `<main>'
>> irb(main):003:0>
>>
>>
>>
>> 2) I want to read a few hundred bytes from the beginning of the file so as to pick up the flv's time duration.
>>
>> Are there Ruby facilities to do this?
>>
>> Ralph Shnelvar
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>





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