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Bug 8278 - <video>: video.currentTime variant that returns a frame number
Summary: <video>: video.currentTime variant that returns a frame number
Alias: None
Product: WHATWG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: P3 enhancement
Target Milestone: Needs Impl Interest
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: contributor
: 11930 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 23493
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Reported: 2009-11-13 14:42 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2017-07-21 10:30 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description contributor 2009-11-13 14:42:14 UTC

why can't the frame number be requested? It's video, position is expressed in frames, not in seconds. a frames per second value could easily convert this to seconds

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Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2010-01-05 08:01:33 UTC
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Status: Partially Accepted
Change Description: no change
Rationale: This is something we should add in due course, yes. At this time, however, I'm wary of adding new features until the browsers have caught up with what the spec already specifies.
Comment 2 public-rdfa-wg 2013-01-24 06:32:05 UTC
This bug was cloned to create HTML WG bug 19061.
Comment 3 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2013-03-19 17:36:55 UTC
Are there any implementors interested in exposing versions of currentTime, fastSeek(), duration, and the TimeRanges accessors, in frames, for video data?
Comment 4 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2013-03-19 17:46:48 UTC
*** Bug 11930 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Anne 2017-07-21 10:30:44 UTC
Please file a new issue at if there's still interest.