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

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 08:40:40 -0500
Message-ID: <4D359858.7050609@mit.edu>
On 1/18/11 6:09 AM, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> 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.

The point is that many users _don't_ have enough bandwidth to stream the 
video.  At that point, the size of the buffer that puts you in 
HAVE_ENOUGH_DATA depends on the length of the video.

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:40:40 UTC

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