[whatwg] <video> element feedback

Gareth Hay gazhay at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 01:33:14 PDT 2007

In this case, there is a big difference between streamed data, which  
can be played from various positions, and non-streamed data which  
requires a complete download, or at least the start of the file.

Perhaps there should be some reflection of this in the tag?

On 23 Mar 2007, at 03:15, liorean wrote:

> On 23/03/07, Sander Tekelenburg <st at isoc.nl> wrote:
>> While that might be useful, it's not at all obvious to me that it  
>> is a
>> *requirement*. What is so wrong with fetching the entire file, and  
>> start
>> playing it at the point referenced by the fragment identifier?  
>> That's how
>> fragment identifiers work for textual resources (and they fetch  
>> the usual
>> truckload of images along with the HTML file).
> Well, it would be nice to not have to download an hour long lecture to
> see the 30 second interval of interest starting at at 47:26...
> However, as I understand the Ogg Theora format, it contains essential
> data for decoding in the start of the file, so unless the server has
> some format specific knowledge and handling the client must either
> have already gotten that information somehow, or must request the
> entire file. I have no idea whether the other codecs I've heard
> discussed (Dirac and H.264) have a similar issue or not.
> -- 
> David "liorean" Andersson

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