[foms] html5 video save as...

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Tue Oct 12 15:28:46 PDT 2010

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Christopher Blizzard <blizzard at mozilla.com
> wrote:

>  On 10/12/2010 12:54 AM, Jeroen Wijering wrote:
>> Thanks, that's a great overview. So overall, signed URLs and HTTPS already
>> get people pretty far.
>> What happens with the "rightclick save as" of a video in browsers? Is that
>> a separate request to the server, or are the videos pulled from cache? And
>> is it still possible to browse your local cache and copy over files with
>> certain browsers?
> We cache video files so you can seek, yeah.  I don't know what other
> browsers do.  I'm actually not sure how save as works.  Robert, do we pull
> that from the cache or start a separate request?

It starts a separate request in almost all cases. The "media cache" is
separate from the normal network cache. The normal network cache hardly ever
caches media files since they generally don't fit. There is no API to save
data from the media cache.

"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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