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Re: Adding MIDI APIs to Audio WG Charter (was: MIDI enumeration (was: Re: getUserMedia use cases))

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 08:10:33 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLahdD7UhGSk=RQut2Kss0UfzKaV8DfVsXqW5s4FEr81OQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jussi Kalliokoski <jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com>
Cc: public-audio@w3.org
On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 4:19 AM, Jussi Kalliokoski <
jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com> wrote:

> But Media Streams are definitely not the only use case for MIDI, hence it
> should be made available also outside Media Streams. I don't know how all
> of this would come together, especially when you keep the virtual devices
> in the picture. Needs some thought.

There probably are use-cases where it makes sense to provide MIDI-related
APIs that don't involve MediaStreams --- the ability to simply play a MIDI
resource file using an <audio> element, for example.

However, MediaStreams aren't a use-case, just an API. A use-case that
doesn't initially appear to require MediaStreams might still be elegantly
solved with them.

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