There are a few videos that I watch online, like Family Guy, South Park, some random Adult Swim stuff, and netflix movies. I’m really psyched to have them available, but I can’t believe that none of them use a calculated wait on the buffer to ensure that the video will playback smoothly. Yeah, sure we all have different speeds, but do some simple math and adjust the window accordingly! At least let us know how where the buffer is in relation to the playback cursor (South Park!) so we can do it ourselves if necessary.
I think if you ask anyone out there that they would rather wait longer for the video to start than sit there and hit pause a hundred times to fill the buffer. Honestly! Sites that have these problems:
www.netflix.com (albeit the best)
Is there something that I’m missing about the basic use of a ringbuffer? has this been done and found to be impossible?
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