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

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Tue Jan 18 16:59:14 PST 2011

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 1:35 PM, Andy Berkheimer <andyberkheimer at youtube.com
> wrote:

> As an example, I believe Chrome's current implementation _does_ stall
> the HTTP connection (stop reading from the socket interface but keep
> it open) after some amount of readahead - a magic hardcoded constant.
> We've run into issues there - their browser readahead buffer is too
> small and causing a lot of underruns.

For the record, Firefox does this too, but only when we run out of storage
on the client.

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