On 2016-09-21 4:35 PM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 5:45 AM, Andrew Sutherland <
> asutherl...@asutherland.org> wrote:
> 
>> A motivating use-case is for a site that wants to download movies/podcasts
>> in the background and keep them around for offline purposes.  Once the file
>> is downloaded, it seems clear that the (ServiceWorker [DOM]) Cache API[1]
>> is a great place to store the result.  What's less clear is how best to
>> handle allowing the user to begin watching the movie when the download is
>> still in-progress.
>>
> 
> It seems to me that authors could solve this using MSE for playback and
> breaking the file into chunks.

Good point, which brings us to this question: is media playback the only
use case for using the in-progress downloads?

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