[theora] [OT-ish] WebM/Ogg VP8 streaming

Chris Double chris.double at double.co.nz
Sat May 22 20:20:04 PDT 2010

On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 3:04 PM, Christopher Blizzard
<blizzard at mozilla.com> wrote:
> I would suggest that we push to change that.  Live streaming is a pretty
> great use case.

I'm not so convinced that live streaming is such a great use case with
HTML5 video as specified. There's no way for a browser to identify
something as a live stream. When the browser buffers the stream falls
behind and the user can't 'catch up' without restarting the stream
manually. There have been so many complaints about this sort of thing
with live streaming using <video> that I think it'd be better to
either add stuff to the <video> spec to make live streaming support
better, or live stream using a different protocol (and build support
in the browsers).


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