[foms] Proposal: adaptive streaming using open codecs

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 18:09:23 PDT 2010

On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 6:53 AM, David R <videophool at hotmail.com> wrote:
>  On Oct 28, 2010, at 1:02 AM, Andy Berkheimer wrote:
>> - user really wants to watch high quality video even if they have a slow
>> connection, pause playback but continue buffering.
> Few devices have sufficient storage to allow buffering high-bitrate video to
> compensate for a slow connection.  In addition, content owners often place
> limits on the device buffer size.
> David

Actually, my son frequently does that with the YouTube videos he
watches - he will open 20 tabs of YouTube videos put them al briefly
on "play" then "pause" so that they start downloading - then go off do
something else for a bit and come back later to watch one after the
other. It's very useful here in Australia with the delays and
fluctuations in bandwidth that we get. Also, it's on a desktop and he
has no storage problems.


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