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[Bug 8731] Consider expanding buffering control for media elements

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Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 15:21:52 +0000
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--- Comment #9 from Eric Carlson <eric.carlson@apple.com>  2010-01-27 15:21:52 ---
(In reply to comment #8)
> But if the user stops watching five minutes through a one-hour video,
> 'playthrough' would save a *lot* of bandwidth.  If anything, preload="all"
> should be dropped so there's only preload="playthrough".  
>
I also agree that preload="all" should be dropped, for the same reason we
dropped the 'loaded' event: "loaded" is not a useful concept for media files
that may be too large to fit on a client device, or may not be possible to load
fully (eg. a live stream).

> But there's a
> difference; you can't freely seek if it's only loaded enough to playthrough,
> for instance (that might only be the first ten seconds).
> 
This is not necessarily true - some engines allow seeking to portions of a
media resource that have not been loaded.


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