[whatwg] Start position of media resources

Conrad Parker conrad at metadecks.org
Tue Apr 7 10:43:36 PDT 2009

2009/4/8 Křištof Želechovski <giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl>:
> OTOH, if the media player scroll bar has zoom function, the problem of
> navigation deficiency in a short interval disappears.  When the browser
> displays a fragment, it can just zoom the scroll bar to the fragment
> displayed.

When the video data is very long and complex a seek bar isn't
particularly useful anyway, compared to a custom HTML interface. An
application like metavid.org does a good job of syncing up long video
to text transcripts, and that is good for navigation. On the other
hand an archive of security cameras might seem unbounded, and use a
different navigation interface. As long as an API for times are
available then developers can make an interface that is useful for the

I think it's ok to have a standard seek bar for short videos (up to an
hour or two in duration) but it's not practical to mandate how that
interface should work for longer videos.


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