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

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Mon Jan 17 13:35:53 PST 2011

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Chris Pearce <chris at pearce.org.nz> wrote:

> Can this not be implemented on the server side? If you know the media has
> an average playback rate of X KB/s, can the server reliably throttle its
> transmission at 1.5X?

Yes, it seems to me that if you simply throttle the rate at which the server
delivers data to the video rate plus some safety margin, that should help.

It won't be as efficient as it could be if the user pauses the video,

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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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