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Re: Headphone connected signal

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2015 16:22:26 -0800
Message-ID: <CAJK2wqWsm2yDoQ2RgdxHzgbxCodq2ka=HqoHgPxbJoyxN4ttEQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Pike <chris.pike@bbc.co.uk>
Cc: "public-audio@w3.org" <public-audio@w3.org>
You can get access to this information in Android, I know, but I don't
think you can across all desktop systems (and certainly not all out
devices).  Seems like it would need to be like Android's plugged event -
http://developer.android.com/reference/android/media/AudioManager.html#ACTION_HEADSET_PLUG
- on the AudioContext, but it would need to be clear that it's not always
going to trigger.


On Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 5:39 AM, Chris Pike <chris.pike@bbc.co.uk> wrote:

>  Dear group,
>
> It would be useful for potential media player applications that use the
> Web Audio API, to be able to know when headphones are connected, especially
> on mobile platforms. It seems somewhat related to the discussion of the
> Audio Output Devices API, but I would appreciate some thoughts/advice from
> the more experienced amongst you. Is it feasible to create an API call that
> would tell you if headphones are connected (provided that the underlying
> system can know obviously) and if so where should this request be directed?
>
> Thanks,
> Chris Pike
> Audio Team - BBC R&D
>
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