[whatwg] Limiting the amount of downloaded but not watched video

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Mon Jan 17 08:49:27 PST 2011

On 1/17/11 11:41 AM, Jeroen Wijering wrote:
> This because browsers download the entire movie once playback starts, regardless of whether a user pauses the player.

Interesting.  Isn't that what Flash does as well?  I know that I will 
often start playing a Flash movie, then pause it and go do something 
else to give it the chance to completely download so I can watch it 
without worrying about it running out of buffer...

> Note that the download buffer is not the same as the playback buffer.

It's not clear to me that browsers make a distinction between the two at 
the moment.


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