[whatwg] HTML5 video: frame accuracy / SMPTE

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Sun Jan 23 17:18:42 PST 2011

On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 7:31 AM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:

> Basically, as the decoding speed approaches realtime the seeking time
> approaches what you'd get by seeking to the prior keyframe and playing
> up to the current point, except with the exact seeking you sit around
> twiddling your thumbs while the client looks broken.

In general, seeks over the Internet involve perceptible delays while the
data is fetched. So your seeking UI needs to not "look broken" while waiting
for a seek to complete.

"Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for
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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