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Re: Hi, do we have media transcode API?

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 10:39:25 +0200
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2=jvEMBn1r=BGCYammm-tJybRuVkYtXRM6+rVXZHg-9vg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Cc: "Sunyang (Eric)" <eric.sun@huawei.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 10:24 AM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 1:28 AM, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 6:19 AM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 9:04 PM, Sunyang (Eric) <eric.sun@huawei.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> We receive a HD mp4 video stream to <video> element, can we have a
>> >> media
>> >> transcode API to transcode the HD video stream to a different format
>> >> video
>> >> stream which fit for the Smartphone?
>> >
>> >
>> > There is none defined.
>>
>> HTTP adaptive streaming is in the process of being standardised with
>> the MediaSource API [1]. That will allow delivery of video to all
>> devices, because it adapts to bandwidth and device capabilities.
>>
>> [1] e.g.
>> http://updates.html5rocks.com/2011/11/Stream-video-using-the-MediaSource-API
>
>
> True, but MSE does not define a media transcoding API.

Indeed. :-)
I was not answering the question but trying to address the need, which
I understood to be providing the same content to different devices.
This assumes you are using a Web browser on all devices and the
devices support the same file formats.

I now understand that the question is also about transcoding to a
different file format (not just a different bitrate) and I don't think
that is a problem that browsers should address. Could always be done
on a server or in JavaScript, I guess.

Cheers,
Silvia.
Received on Wednesday, 4 July 2012 08:40:14 GMT

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