[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

Michael A. Puls II shadow2531 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 06:31:21 PDT 2008

On 10/15/08, Chris Double <chris.double at double.co.nz> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 4:38 PM, Michael A. Puls II
> <shadow2531 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Seeking to the beginning when the ended event fires sounds like a good
>> workaround for patching in a loop feature. But, you'd have to do it on
>> a per-instance basis.
> Even with the looping attributes you'd need to do it on a per instance
> basis. It's the page author, not the user (unless they use something
> like GreaseMonkey) that makes the decision whether things can loop.
> Keeping or removing the loop attributes don't change this.

Yes, as a user, using a GreaseMonkey/UserJS script to add/override the
author's looping choice/method is very important (especially if
there's a way to patch it in a general manner).

If there is a loop attribute supported, I also expect the UA to
provide an option to always override the author's choice with my own.
I also expect to be able to control it by right-clicking on the video
and toggling it (or in some similar manner).

User control of something like this is important. As an example of
what sucks, most flash players on sites now disable the quality
setting in the flash context menu and adobe doesn't give the user an
option to override that to always show it.

As for playcount, how useful is a value that isn't 1? Looping small
samples a number of time for a certain period for some kind of effect?


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