[foms] Proposal: adaptive streaming using open codecs

Jeroen Wijering jeroen at longtailvideo.com
Tue Oct 19 00:54:32 PDT 2010

On Oct 19, 2010, at 12:24 AM, Christopher Blizzard wrote:

>> I don't think anything in this spec is format-specific and as such can be applied to Ogg and others, too. The discussion was certainly meant to come up with an open spec usable for any format. The description mentions WebM at times but I have regarded that as a placeholder. If you spot anything that's not generally applicable, please do raise it!
> There are assumptions about how files need to be cut up for user agents 
> that are codec-specific.  To build a complete product (or set of 
> products) those need to be defined.

Yes indeed. I don't know enough in this area to be of good help though... 

> Also a test suite would be awesome that actually tests the edges of the 
> spec.

For starters, we could place the doc somewhere (FOMS wiki?), so it can be modified, extended and solidified. Next, a testsuite for both M3U8 and the JS API shouldn't be too hard.

A proof of concept would also be great, in either a Mozilla ;) or Webkit build? I can build some JS around it to visualize the switching process, like in Flash [1].

- Jeroen

[1] http://www.longtailvideo.com/support/addons/quality-monitor/14643

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