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

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--- Comment #25 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> 2011-10-29 09:16:20 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #24)
> (In reply to comment #23)
> > If we want to do adaptive quality streaming, we should do that at the 
> > network layer, not in JS.
>   Are you saying that there should be a specification on an HTMLMediaElement
> for it to stream adaptively automatically, by the browser making a
> determination at the network layer? That sounds like it risks freezing adaptive
> technologies in time, although I do agree that it would be nice to have for the
> average developer! The advantage of exposing the necessary information to JS,
> on the other hand, is that developers can be more innovative about adaptive
> strategies if they have to be.

After lengthy discussions on the FOMS mailing list over the last year and a bit
I have come to the conclusion that we need both: a built-in solution for
adaptive streaming, and the possibility to implement it in JS. The metrics
listed here contribute towards making this possible.

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