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[whatwg] Limiting the amount of downloaded but not watched video

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 06:09:52 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTin8aqTEon9E2K1FWJXcNrS+6nmen01OQWwBFho-@mail.gmail.com>
On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 5:46 AM, Mikko Rantalainen <
mikko.rantalainen at peda.net> wrote:

> This way the UA would (slowly?) converge to correct downloadBufferTarget
> for any site for any given network connection. If the full length of the
> video clip is known, then downloadBufferTarget should probably be more
> along the lines of multiplier of full video clip length instead of
> static time period in seconds. This is required because a 5 second
> buffer could be enough for a 20 second clip but a 2 minute buffer could
> be required for one hour video. In both cases, the actual available

I'm confused--how is the required buffer size a function of the length of
the video?  Once the buffer is large enough to smooth out network
fluctuations, either you have the bandwidth to stream the video or you
don't; the length of the video doesn't enter into it.

Glenn Maynard
Received on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 03:09:52 UTC

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