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

Glenn Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Tue Jan 18 03:09:52 PST 2011

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 5:46 AM, Mikko Rantalainen <
mikko.rantalainen at peda.net> wrote:

> This way the UA would (slowly?) converge to correct downloadBufferTarget
> for any site for any given network connection. If the full length of the
> video clip is known, then downloadBufferTarget should probably be more
> along the lines of multiplier of full video clip length instead of
> static time period in seconds. This is required because a 5 second
> buffer could be enough for a 20 second clip but a 2 minute buffer could
> be required for one hour video. In both cases, the actual available

I'm confused--how is the required buffer size a function of the length of
the video?  Once the buffer is large enough to smooth out network
fluctuations, either you have the bandwidth to stream the video or you
don't; the length of the video doesn't enter into it.

Glenn Maynard

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