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[whatwg] HTML5 video: frame accuracy / SMPTE

From: Roger Hågensen <rescator@emsai.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 22:50:05 +0100
Message-ID: <4D39FF8D.50006@emsai.net>
On 2011-01-21 22:04, Philip J?genstedt wrote:
> Concretely: Add seek(time, flags) where flags defaults to nothing. 
> Accurate seeking would be done via seek(time, "accurate") or some 
> such. Setting currentTime is left as is and doesn't set any flags.

Hmm. I think the default (nothing) should be synonymous with 
"best-effort" (or "best") and leave it to the 
browser/os/codec/format/etc. as to what "best effort" actually is.
While "accurate" means as accurate as technically possible, even if it 
means increased resource use. I can see online video editing, subtitle 
syncing, closed caption syncing, and audio syncing being key usage 
examples of that.
And maybe a "simple" flag for when keyframe or second seeking and 
similar is good enough, preferring lower resource seeking.
So "best" ("" default) and "accurate" and "simple", that covers most 
uses right?

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