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RE: Thoughts on converging MediaStream and Stream objects

From: Travis Leithead <travis.leithead@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 21:52:43 +0000
To: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
CC: "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9768D477C67135458BF978A45BCF9B38381C75BA@TK5EX14MBXW602.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Harald Alvestrand [mailto:harald@alvestrand.no]
>I think you are misled by an accident of naming.
>If anything should be converged with the Stream API (something I'm not
>at all sure of), it should be the MediaStreamTrack.
>The sharpest difference is that a Stream is a byte pipe; a
>MediaStreamTrack is a control surface for an underlying implementation
>where the concept of "byte" doesn't even have to be meaningful.

I certainly understand the difference between the MediaStreamTrack 
and the Stream-as-a-byte-pipe, however I didn't make the connection to
why/how you think the two should be converged? Can you explain in more
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