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Re: Buffered bytes for media elements

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 21:55:38 -0700
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org, John Harding <jharding@google.com>
Message-id: <E02DF6C2-C16A-4A65-A481-682230EC57B4@apple.com>


On Oct 13, 2008, at 6:06 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> These attributes were added primarily in response to a request from
> YouTube, if I recall correctly. The problem they solve is that there  
> can
> be a great difference between the amount of time buffered and the  
> number
> of bytes buffered, and a clever author would find information about  
> the
> bytes buffered to be far more useful than the amount of time  
> available.

What's the specific thing you can do with bytes buffered that you  
can't do with time buffered? It is hard to propose a useful  
alternative without knowing that.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Thursday, 16 October 2008 04:56:37 UTC

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