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Re: [whatwg] Video proposals

From: Marcos Caceres <m.caceres@qut.edu.au>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 11:51:50 +1000
Message-ID: <b21a10670703161851g20cfc7a2u4647d95add7b068@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Guillaume Guerin" <dev.deeder@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org
Cc: "Robert Brodrecht" <w3c@robertdot.org>

> Like you, I think that <video> element is a good thing, easier to
> manipulate than <object> element. Nowadays, there are more and more
> videos on the Web and we shouldn't let Flash inaccessible and
> in-interoperable video players playing all multimedia video content. So,
> we have to use a simple useful element to insert easily a video on a
> webpage. <video> element could do that.

I don't think this has anything to do with Flash nor should it. Apples
and oranges.

I also think <video> is a great idea, however I would like to see the
ability to change the playback speed of the movie through the API (eg.
x0.5, x1.5, x2, etc). I think there is a strong use case for usability
in being able to change the playback rate. I often watch recorded
talks/lectures (like the talk Timb recently gave about the future of
the Web to US Congress [1]) in Windows Media Player at x2 the normal
playback rate. I think such functionality would be helpful to a lot of
people, particularly in an educational setting.

And I also think it's  about time that <audio> becomes a first class
citizen too!:)

Kind regards,
Marcos Caceres

[1] http://www.w3.org/News/2007#item35
Received on Saturday, 17 March 2007 01:51:56 UTC

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