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[Bug 12399] <video> Expose statistics for media elements

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--- Comment #21 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> 2011-10-25 06:04:30 UTC ---
We need to be able to measure all three: the network performance, the decoding
pipeline and the rendering pipeline. Each of these bear different information
and result in different consequences/actions.

>From a network POV we can only deal with bytes.

The decoder gets bytes as input. It's not really possible to count how many
frames go into the decoder, because the framing is done as part of decoding
IIUC, so counting the decoded bytes lets us know how much the decoder dropped.
The decoder can then tell the number of frames it outputs.

The renderer deals only with frames.

The proposed metrics in the wiki cover measuring the performance of all these
three steps. Jitter is an aggregate metrics that is better calculated from the
more detailed information that the other metrics provide, so we should not use
Jitter. But the other metrics in the wiki make sense to me and seem
sufficiently independent of each other.

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