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Re: HTMLMediaElement defaultPlaybackRate and playbackRate

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 02:04:28 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: Pierre-Olivier Latour <pol@apple.com>, Eric Carlson <eric.carlson@apple.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0812020201480.17401@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 1 Dec 2008, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> > 
> > The UA needs to know that the user wanted to play at 1.2x speed, not 
> > ffwd speed. With defaultPlaybackRate, how can the JS controller tell 
> > the UA controller what speed to use?
> 
> Is playing (rather than seeking) with a speed != 1 really common enough 
> that we need to solve this use case?

If we support playback rates at all, this will be supported; the question 
is whether we allow it to be supported cleanly or not. Given the low cost 
of implementing this, it seems worth it.


> I don't know that I've done that a single time in my life.

How many tech talks have you watched online?

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