Storing HTML5 video in cache as preloader
Posted on 2014-02-10
I need to preload a video completly before playback in HTML5 using the video tag however I realise that in some browsers this isn't possible because they have their own way of interpreting buffering (IE will only buffer the next chunk after it has progressed half way through the first chunk etc)
If i let the video play from start until finish in the background on one page then on the next page play that same video again, would the video be played from cache and hence no buffering would happen? Also, if they only viewed 50% of the video on the first page, does this cache 50% of the video so that on the second page the buffer will start from 50%?
Does anyone have any ideas about the best way to address this issue?
The video size is about: 200-300mb.