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

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Sun May 23 17:47:15 PDT 2010

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 3:23 AM, Christopher Blizzard
<blizzard at mozilla.com> wrote:
>  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.)

Yup: HTTP adaptive streaming. Chris, didn't you do a demo of it with
Ogg at FOMS? We should really push this forward for HTML5 across
container formats. I might start a thread on WHATWG, actually.


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