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

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Tue Jan 18 09:25:35 PST 2011

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 9:11 AM, Zachary Ozer <zach at longtailvideo.com>wrote:
> Currently, there's no way to stop / limit the browser from buffering -
> once you hit play, you start downloading and don't stop until the
> resource is completely loaded. This is largely the same as Flash, save
> the fact that some browsers don't respect the preload attribute. (Side
> note: I also haven't found a browser that stops loading the resource
> even if you destroy the video tag.)

This sounds like a UI issue each browser vendor can address.

- Ryosuke

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