In a desktop app, I'm using Shell32 to extract Mime infos and ID3 tags.
I want to do the same in ASP.Net on server side with http posted files, plus fetch some other infos, but as a Windows Server 2008, there are not several media applications installed, so I wonder if it will still retrieve a lot of informations from the files.
Will it be possible to do it from server side? If yes, will it fetch several Mimes without media app installed. If not, is there some Mime pack to get some file informations without the app being installed.
I installed VLC player and Windows Media Player on the server, which provide all MP3s / movies infos (Duration, Artist, Album, Width, Height, etc.), but I don't know if this is a good practice.
I decided to use last versions of ffmpeg and ffprobe to extract ID3 tags and some quality and size informations about media. It's fast, but not as efficient as if there was already a Windows Mime extractor existing somewhere. I know there are php mime extractor, but the only good I saw is a commercial expensive one.