[whatwg] Timing for the poster image appearing for <video>

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Thu Jun 26 18:49:24 PDT 2008

Adele Peterson wrote:
> The spec currently states that the poster image specified in the poster 
> attribute for <video> can show up either when no video data is available 
> or when a video element is paused and the current playback position is 
> the first frame of video.
> The second situation seems like it would allow the poster image to be 
> displayed when a user rewinds the video back to the beginning while 
> paused.

Looking at the way YouTube videos work when they're not set to autoplay, 
the poster frame is displayed up until the video begins playing for the 
first time.  After that, it always displays whatever frame it's paused 
on, until it reaches the end and displays related videos instead.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software

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