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Re: About video & audio elements

From: Nicolas LE GALL <me@neovov.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 18:29:42 +0200
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D079CD08-0062-4566-84A7-A83728CFAE31@neovov.com>
To: Maurice <maurice@thymeonline.com>

Le 29 août 08 à 16:46, Maurice a écrit :
>
> um... uh.... how about... the user agent (when there's an api for  
> this stuff) indicates that the video tag has multiple "subs" and  
> presents a way for the user to choose one. It probably also presents  
> a convenient 1 click "download this file" which would save both the  
> video and subtitle file simultaneously


Why not, but I think browser's vendor will hate you ;)
If I follow you the same dialog box will be poped if the user want to  
save a video with separates audio files (the audio synced to video  
you've talked about) ?

>> I think examining the media files will cause too much problems :
>>
>> - Making an algorithm to parse the media header to retrieve the  
>> metadata (depending on the codec used the header can have a  
>> variable size — just presuming)
>> - For the media provider it will consume some brandwith which is  
>> the most expensive charge (at this moment)
>> - I think parsing a media file cost more computer resources than  
>> parsing an HTML document
>> - Need a soft to edit the data (OK, you definetly need a soft to  
>> encode... But if you made a mistake editing some HTML attributes/ 
>> elements is lighter than opening the media in a soft, editing it  
>> and uploading it again)
>
> You've completely lost me there.
> Like I was saying. There are _server side_ libraries for php (and  
> other languages) that can pull all the data you'd want to know about  
> a multimedia file. I just scan the files when the user uploads them  
> and save the most important info to a database (codec, length, etc)  
> Since I already have this data I figured it would be easy to put it  
> on the page with some sort of microformat or dedicated media meta  
> data tags.


Oups sorry... My mistake, I failed when selecting which answer I  
wanted to quote. I was answering to Henri :

Le 25 août 08 à 13:48, Ian Hickson a écrit :
> Right now there is no way to do this other than actually examining the
> media files.

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