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

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Mon Jan 17 13:15:15 PST 2011

On 1/17/11 4:05 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> Assuming a browser is able to play back video in realtime, i.e. their
> CPU and download bandwidth are sufficient to download video data at or
> above the speed it is required in to provide continuous playback

... and that both conditions will continue for the duration of the 
video's playback.


Determining whether this condition holds either making some assumptions 
that may or may not be true or having some magical future-predicting 

If nothing else, I'm thinking things like "I would like to buffer up 
this 3-hour-long-video so I can watch it on the plane, where my network 
bandwidth will be precisely 0".  Definitely as use case I've had.


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