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[Bug 9891] New: poster image should be showed when video hasn't been played

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Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2010 18:57:51 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9891

           Summary: poster image should be showed when video hasn't been
                    played
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/video.html#attr-video-pos
                    ter
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: plh@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


"The poster  attribute gives the address of an image file that the user agent
can show while no video data is available."

When the first frame of the video is useless, like it is often the case for
movie trailers, it would be much better to display the poster frame instead,
even if the video data is available, especially since the preload attribute is
only a hint (so there is no real way to prevent the video from being
downloaded, besides not setting the source).

I would suggest instead two possible approaches:
- display the poster image if the video hasn't been played at all (played
attribute contains no time ranges)
- display the poster image if the video is paused and at currentTime is 0

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