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Re: [whatwg] Firing canplaythrough when caches/buffers are full

From: Jer Noble <jer.noble@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 09:47:30 -0700
Message-id: <839D82DE-38E7-402A-9E77-DF8DED64D4BD@apple.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>

On May 27, 2012, at 5:51 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org> wrote:

> I propose fixing this by having the UA enter the HAVE_ENOUGH_DATA
> readyState when the UA decides to suspend a download indefinitely and the
> preload state is "Automatic" (or overriden by "autoplay" being set).
> We have checked in a patch to Gecko to do this. (Note that for a long time,
> Gecko has triggered playback of autoplay elements when suspending due to
> media buffers being full. The new change makes us enter HAVE_ENOUGH_DATA as
> well.)

For what it's worth, the Mac port of WebKit has this exact behavior: <http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/97944>.  It would be good to formalize this, however.

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