[whatwg] Proposal: Media element - add attributes for discovery of playback rate support

John Mellor johnme at chromium.org
Thu Jul 18 05:54:35 PDT 2013

If the user is speeding up playback to improve their productivity (spend
less time watching e.g. a lecture), then they may well be willing to wait
until enough of the video is buffered, since they can do something else in
the meantime.

For example by spending 30m buffering the first half of a 1 hour live
stream, the user could then watch the whole hour at double speed.

Obviously the UI should make it clear what's going on (rather than
lengthily buffering without explanation).
On 17 Jul 2013 18:41, "Peter Carlson (carlsop)" <carlsop at cisco.com> wrote:

> Ian
> For on-demand movies or VOD, the available playback speeds may be
> determined by the server of the content. This cannot be overcome by
> client-side buffering.
> Peter Carlson

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