I'm currently using getID3 as part of a WordPress plugin that streams mp3's from Amazon S3.
One issue i've noticed (which is specific to mobile devices) is the length of time it takes to start playing an mp3.
I've narrowed it down to the images embedded in the ID3 tags. If i remove images from the file it plays in a couple of seconds, with images though, it can take as long as 20 seconds to start playing.
What i don't want to do is have to delete the images from each file (we offer the ability to download as well as stream the mp3, so would like to keep the image for people who download).
So, my question really is, is it possible to ignore and NOT read the image within an ID3 tag?