[whatwg] Frame advance feature for a paused VIDEO

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Tue May 26 02:19:22 PDT 2009

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 8:04 PM, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj at opera.com>wrote:

> On Tue, 26 May 2009 01:26:38 +0200, Robert O'Callahan <
> robert at ocallahan.org> wrote:
>  On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 11:25 AM, Robert O'Callahan <robert at ocallahan.org
>> >wrote:
>>  I don't think there is a standard way to expose the frame rate. We might
>>> even want something more general than the frame rate, since conceivably
>>> you
>>> could have a video format where the interval between frames is variable.
>> It's more than conceivable, actually --- chained Oggs can have the frame
>> rate varying between segments. So if you're at the last frame of one
>> segment
>> the time till the next frame can be different from the time since the
>> previous frame.
>> Rob
> Indeed, I don't suggest adding an API for exposing the frame rate, I'm just
> saying that if you know the frame rate by some external means then you can
> just set currentTime.

OK, sure. Since there are lots of situations where you don't know the frame
rate via external means, it seems new API is needed here.

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