Controlling video buffer on iPhone
With our inline video playback for iPhone you can control the video buffer. There are two reasons why you would want to be able to do this:
- You might want to save on your server/CDN traffic by reducing maximum buffer time so that our player loads only enough data for the current playback.
- It is a good idea to also set minimum buffer so that on slow connections after stalling the player waits till it has the specified number of seconds pre-loaded before it re-starts playback. Otherwise a user might experience quite choppy playback.
The example above showcases the second important application. In it a video is served using apache's mod_ratelimit to simulate slow connection (it might take a few seconds to load first data).
As you can see it provides more comfortable playback. Learn how to set up buffer settings on the main inline video for iPhone page.