[asterisk-users] Playback/background audio from MySQL BLOB

Steve Edwards asterisk.org at sedwards.com
Tue Sep 23 16:38:52 CDT 2014

> On 09/23/2014 02:17 PM, Steve Edwards wrote:

>> For some applications, storing recorded audio (prompts and caller
>> recordings) as a BLOB in MySQL has advantages.

On Tue, 23 Sep 2014, Don Kelly wrote:

> I'm curious about what the advantages are of storing audio in a blob.
> Wouldn't it be more efficient to store it in a file and just put the
> filename in the database?

Multiple web servers, multiple Asterisk servers, multiple DB servers, 
synchronizing filesystems vs db, etc.

It appears to eliminate some problems, but Asterisk limiting audio 
playback to files seems like a tough obstacle.

Thanks in advance,
Steve Edwards       sedwards at sedwards.com      Voice: +1-760-468-3867 PST
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