On 2016-09-21 6:31 PM, Ralph Giles wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 3:19 PM, Ehsan Akhgari <ehsan.akhg...@gmail.com>
>> Good point, which brings us to this question: is media playback the only
>> use case for using the in-progress downloads?
> This in-progress issue is mostly about the download size, so I can
> imagine the same thing happening with other large files. I guess
> that's usually zip files of whatnot, software packages, maybe large
> scanned documents. Wanting serial access is most common with media but
> it could apply to those cases as well. Whether they're worth the work
> of supporting, I don't know.
My point was more about whether there's something useful that can be
done with partially downloaded files other than media files. Not all
file formats lend themselves to be used before the full file is
available. I don't know how prevalent the ones that do are in practice...
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