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

Christopher Blizzard blizzard at mozilla.com
Sun May 23 10:23:52 PDT 2010

  On 5/22/2010 8:20 PM, Chris Double wrote:
> 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).

Yeah, I agree that there are issues as it works today.  But I suspect 
that whatever we want to do will still be over HTTP and is still likely 
to use the same container format.  We just need to have an easy way to 
hop to lower streams (and to know when we want to do so.)


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