I am serving what is essentially gifv files. I've noticed is doing multiple requests to retrieve video in chunks.
I have hunch that it would be better performance for users if video's were served at once, rather than doing multiple requests.
I assume it's browser who really controls the transaction, but unfortunately I have not found the path how or why exactly (could be autoplay). To validate my assumptions, it would be nice to disable range downloads on the server thyself.