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Re: Should <video> buffer control be tri-state?

From: Chris Double <cdouble@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 16:34:59 +1300
Message-ID: <4B4161E3.90701@mozilla.com>
To: HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
On 01/04/2010 3:55 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> Durations could be provided by the server using a "Content-Duration"
> HTTP header with a HEAD request on the resource.

Not all servers allow adding headers like this. Amazon S3 for example. I 
don't think mandating that 'no buffering' means nothing at all is read 
(thus no duration being available) is a good idea.

When I see a video on a weblog and I want to decide whether to play it 
or not I like to see the duration.

Before tinyvid displayed the duration on videos I got many complaints 
from users that this was not available.

Received on Monday, 4 January 2010 03:35:30 UTC

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