What are the possible ways to showcase the precise duration of a video before initiating playback. Despite thoroughly examining the official documentation, I haven’t been able to uncover a solution. What’s more, in the example videos provided, the duration remains hidden until the playback commences, showing “0:00/0:00.”
This lack of visibility poses a challenge, especially when users expect to know the duration upfront. Therefore, I’m keen to discover any potential methods or alternatives that could address this issue effectively.
For accurate duration of a video before playback initiation, several approaches can be used based on the chosen video player or platform:
Extracting Metadata: Extracting metadata from the video file provides valuable information regarding its duration. Tools such as FFmpeg or MediaInfo offer programmable solutions for metadata extraction. Once obtained, this duration data can be displayed to users prior to playback.
By implementing any of these methods, you can gain insight into the video duration prior to initiating playback, thereby enhancing the overall user experience and accessibility of the video content.