[foms] Proposal: adaptive streaming using open codecs

Christopher Blizzard blizzard at mozilla.com
Wed Oct 20 11:52:10 PDT 2010

On 10/20/2010 11:46 AM, Jeroen Wijering wrote:
> On Oct 20, 2010, at 8:45 PM, Christopher Blizzard wrote:
>> On 10/20/2010 5:24 AM, Jeroen Wijering wrote:
>>> Again, the proposal from Christopher on providing a "Manifest API" (basically a playlist of chunks) plus having some QOS metrics (bandwidth, framedrops) would already allow developers to build adaptive streaming on the javascript level. Far easier for a first implementation. I guess we swiftly need a proposal for the "Manifest API".
>> Note that one of Philip's suggestion's (maybe not on the list? I can't remember.) was that we do the API before we do the manifest work.  This would allow us to iterate, test and figure out what worked before figuring out what we needed in the manifest.
> Yes, that was Philip's proposal as well. Makes a lot of sense.
> - Jeroen

Also would allow us to test out switching algorithms that we might want 
to include in browsers by default.  And (*gasp*!) specify them.


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