[whatwg] media elements: Relative seeking

Maik Merten maikmerten at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 25 12:22:52 PST 2008

Silvia Pfeiffer schrieb:
> In any case - if you (and also Chris Double) are satisfied with the
> estimates you're getting for file duration/length - I'll stop arguing
> for it. It would be nice to hear some experimental evidence about how
> well it's doing, e.g. for typical movie trailers, so we can lay that
> argument to bed knowing we've done our homework.

I now also account for the bytes in the buffer to compute the current
playback byte-position and added a status bar showing playback progress.


Given that I estimate the duration with outrageous crudeness (no
averaging) and also compute the slider position without any means to
ensure it doesn't jump around wildly I think it's pretty smooth - so
perhaps estimating the duration is in fact a viable fallback if one
doesn't want to determine the duration "properly".


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