[html5] Autoplay and preload insufficient for proper video playback.

Nicholas Stephan nicholas.stephan at gmail.com
Wed Jun 30 10:10:13 PDT 2010

I know some internet providers around the world are still charging by  
bandwidth. I'm sure those customers would appreciate not being sent,  
and charged for, content they don't even watch. An option to set the  
buffer size and a toggle to only preloaded the buffer rather than the  
whole video would go a long way to facilitate that.

On Jun 30, 2010, at 8:40 AM, Marques Johansson <marques at displague.com>  

> This attribute fits in with what I was requesting last week.
> My server provides a pay-per-minute video-on-demand service.  I don't
> want the browser to request more than I am going to send it and in
> HTTP I have no way to tell the browser to use "Range: bytes 0-1000",
> let alone "Range: 0-" (which my service would refuse to serve).   My
> service would set the buffer attribute to an acceptable amount of time
> that my service would essentially be giving the user for free
> (something we already have to do in our Windows Media world).
> Along with this attribute, attributes to set the max fetch size and
> the fetch style would serve my purposes very well.
> <video buffer="5000ms" partialrequestsonly maxpartialrequest="10000">
> These are horrible attribute names, but something like this would
> avoid needing to change the HTTP spec to get the browser to use
> "Range:" in requests and to set the upper bound for ranges.
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