[whatwg] HTML5 video: frame accuracy / SMPTE

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Wed Jan 12 16:04:46 PST 2011

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 9:42 PM, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj at opera.com>wrote:

> For the record, this is the solution I've been imagining:
> * add HTMLMediaElement.seek(t, [exact]), where exact defaults to false if
> missing
> * make setting HTMLMediaElement.currentTime be a non-exact seek, as that
> seems to be the most common case

I think setting currentTime should be exact, since a) exact seeking is
simpler from the author's point of view and b) it would be unfortunate to
set currentTime to value T and then discover that getting currentTime gives
you a value other than T (assuming you're paused).

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they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures
every day to see if what Paul said was true." [Acts 17:11]

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