[foms] Proposal: adaptive streaming using open codecs

Andy Berkheimer andyberkheimer at youtube.com
Fri Oct 29 18:40:27 PDT 2010

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 9:30 PM, David R <videophool at hotmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Oct 2010 12:09:23, Sylvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> > Also, it's on a desktop and he has no storage problems.
> But it would be a problem on ChromeOS, Android, or any set-top box.

I think it's up to the user agent to ensure that the bufferLength
attribute be treated as a maximum suggested readahead, which may be
constrained by capabilities of the local device.  There are common use
cases where it's appropriate to tell the user agent to buffer as much
as it possibly can, limited only by the amount of storage that the
device is willing or able to allocate to buffering.  There are other
use cases where a much tighter constraint is more appropriate.
bufferLength accomodates this spectrum.


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