Join Tom Green for an in-depth discussion in this video Preloading video, part of Up and Running with HTML5 Video.
As you discovered earlier in this course, video will play once enough data from a…video is in the buffer to ensure smooth playback.…In this exercise, we look at a rather confusing HTML5 video feature, the Preload attribute.…On the surface, you would think adding it would be a no brainer.…Preload a video and no problems with playback.…It's all there. Not so fast.…You may be actually making the experience worse.…Preloading is a no brainer on the desktop where bandwidth is copious.…
But when it comes to mobile, you may be exposing your users to a world of…bandwidth hurt. Then again, maybe not.…It's all up to you. The upside to preloading is video data is…loaded as soon as the page is loaded without waiting for the user to click the…Play button. Without it, the user has to wait until the…video fills the buffer. The downside to preloading Is, the video…data is loaded every time the page is viewed, even if the user never watches…your video. There is where mobile users wind up in…their world of bandwidth hurt. Because the data is transferred to their…
- Understanding web video delivery challenges
- Understanding video containers or codecs
- Exploring bitrate
- Creating MP4 and WebM videos
- Using the video tag
- Preloading video
- Working with multiple formats
- Setting up autoplay
Skill Level Beginner
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1. How We Got into This Mess
2. HTML5 Video Primer
3. Showtime: Playing a Video Stream
4. There Are Alternatives
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