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

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 13:56:35 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306601001051656r358ba50amfacb9d873cda31de@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Philip J├Ągenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, public-html@w3.org
On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 1:40 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:

> As I mentioned before, in WebKit we would likely want to use a heuristic
> based on page content in this case. So for example if the video is the only
> one on the page, we'd consider buffering more aggressively than if given the
> "minimal" hint.
>

Given that the difference in experience between "buffering" and "not
buffering" is quite large for many users, I'm a bit concerned that
differences in heuristics might become a problem. But I guess we can tighten
that up if it does become a problem.

Rob
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