[whatwg] Video source selection based on quality (was: <video> feedback)

Ashley Sheridan ash at ashleysheridan.co.uk
Tue Feb 16 07:15:54 PST 2010

On Tue, 2010-02-16 at 07:17 -0800, Eric Carlson wrote:

> On Feb 15, 2010, at 11:30 PM, Tim Hutt wrote:
> > Anyway, with respect to the actual discussion. My vote is to add two
> > optional tags to <video>
> > 
>   I assume you mean to add these to the <source> element rather than <video>?
> > : bitrate="800" (in kb/s) and
> > 
>   If a UA is to use bitrate as a selection criteria, what data should it base the selection on? Would you have it ping the server where the resource is located? If so, how much data should it be required to read? 
> eric

Well, if there were a choice of bitrates, mobile devices could choose
the lowest (assuming the other bitrate versions were all the same
format, etc). I'm not sure whether this is something that would be
better handled from the server though, to deliver media based on the
user agent it can see?


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