[whatwg] <video> element feedback

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 13:31:34 PDT 2007

The difference between streaming and non-streaming is artificial and
not technically necessary - except for life content, where you cannot
jump "into the future".


On 3/23/07, Gareth Hay <gazhay at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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