storing large files in sql 2012 database (video)

Does anyone have any recommendations on when you should or why you shouldn't store video files on a mssql database?
I have a gut feeling that we shouldn't but that hasn't stopped the project from moving forward with videos being stored on the sharepoint db.  Does anyone have any concrete reason why you should or shouldn't?
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
Nothing will prevent you from storing a large file in the database, in fact there are some advantageous too like the database backup stores the file, also since its in the database, you don't need to set security for this files. On the otherside, this may make your database huge.
So, if you want smaller database and the backups, store it on a file server and store a pointer on the db.

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Juan Carlos GonzalezCompartiMOSS Co-DirectorCommented:
Good morning,
It really depends on the size of your videos  and also the amount of videos to be stored. If the you only need to store a small amount of videos in SharePoint, then there is not a problem to store them in the content databases. But if you have a great amount of videos that are big in size you might consider to use RBS for SharePoint that allows you to store video BLOBs in the File System while the Content Database stores a link to that video…the end user experience is the same: he/she will access to video through the SharePoint user interface.

Kind regards,
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