[whatwg] Html 5 video element's poster attribute

Shiv Kumar skumar at exposureroom.com
Sun Sep 19 19:59:00 PDT 2010


All the more reason for the spec to be more explicit I think. 


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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Monty Montgomery
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2010 9:58 PM
To: Chris Double
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer; WHATWg; Shiv Kumar
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Html 5 video element's poster attribute

Actually, the browser behavior is all more complicated than this....
the preload attribute is influencing it strongly....  eg, FF4 doesn't
show the poster if 'preload' is not set to 'none'.... And I was wrong
now that I recheck chrome... it too replaces poster with first frame,
but the poster shows up constantly in flickers (eg, during seeking).

> You should see the poster - press play and it goes away and the video
> plays. This seems to work fine in FF 3.6 and 4.0 beta for me. If it
> doesn't work for you, please report a bug.

You have preload set to none in these; if you set to metadata or auto,
no poster :-(


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