> William Kerber wrote:
> > Is it possible to store binary content such as programs, images, soundfiles
> > in a mysql database? Is anyone doing this successfully?
> > Should I just be storing the location of the files?
> This depends. Yes MySQL supports binary fields but in case of
> images/audio/etc I suggest to use only names to store. I can't see any
> real advantages of putting them into SQL database.
I beg to differ on this point. There are good reasons to want to place
your media, or other substantial binary data, in the database. As far
as I know, the large blob type is fine for this purpose. There were
some issues with Java drivers, but I think they have been resolved.
Tim Endres - time@stripped
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