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Re: AW: Public feedback on HTML5 video

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 13:42:14 +1100
Message-ID: <2c0e02830912291842h213b429g34e61ae6aaeda692@mail.gmail.com>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Cc: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, "Scheppe, Kai-Dietrich" <k.scheppe@telekom.de>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 7:59 AM, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 10:17 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer
> <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:
>> No, not if you are expecting it to return an actual image. A media
>> fragment can only return the same mime type as the original resource.
>> Thus, this will just return the video data for that particular time -
>> it's still video data and not converted to jpg or png or anything
>> else.
>
> UAs could just allow video files to be used as images, ignoring
> everything past the first frame.  Then you could even use foo.ogg#t=10
> for a poster, and it would work as expected.  Nothing says UAs can't
> support video/* as an image format.  It wouldn't be very useful
> without media fragments, of course.


foo.ogg#t=10 means the video file from t=10 - which is not an image.
I think you really mean foo.ogg#t=10,10

Also, video/* is distinctly different from image/* in mime types - if
it wasn't we would have long since used video files in img tags.

Cheers,
Silvia.
Received on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 02:43:07 UTC

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