[whatwg] Html 5 video element's poster attribute

Shiv Kumar skumar at exposureroom.com
Mon Sep 20 21:00:12 PDT 2010



YouTube does not show a poster at the end of the video by default, they show other related videos in that space. The content producer can change that but by default YouTube shows (using Flash player) other related videos and the whole thing is animated and interactive.



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From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org [mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Robert O'Callahan
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 11:46 PM
To: Shiv Kumar
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Html 5 video element's poster attribute


On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 11:36 PM, Shiv Kumar <skumar at exposureroom.com> wrote:

Here are some contradictory cases that may serve as use cases to justify the need to have a spate method: 

1.       Some websites, don’t bother showing the poster after the video ends while providing the content producer to override.

2.       Some websites (and mobile devices) default to showing the poster after the video ends and allowing the content producer to override

3.       Some websites show the poster whenever the video is paused.


Given the above cases, having a method the specifically controls the visibility of the poster (alone) will allow all of the above cases to be implemented.


A side question: do any of these sites want a poster that has dynamic/interactive content in it?

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