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Re: Hints argument & privacy concerns

From: Stefan Hakansson LK <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:40:39 +0100
Message-ID: <4F184787.6040200@ericsson.com>
To: public-media-capture@w3.org
On 01/19/2012 04:14 PM, Randell Jesup wrote:
> On 1/19/2012 9:17 AM, Stefan Hakansson LK wrote:
>> On 01/19/2012 02:53 PM, Robin Berjon wrote:
>>> Option B. Having "front" and "back" is a sufficient ontology for the
>>> 80% case. Given that users can *always* choose which device they want
>>> to use (i.e. if the request hint is for "front" because that makes
>>> sense to a conferencing scenario, I can still pick "back" because I'm
>>> setting up conferencing for someone else, or I can still pick "room"
>>> if I want to  the app doesn't need to know) it doesn't break the
>>> remaining 20%, or in fact make them substantially less usable.
>
>
>>> I like option B best :) It works for the more common cases, and it
>>> doesn't break the less common ones.
>>
>> I have basically the same view. But what is needed in the less common
>> cases is that the browser can show a pre-view to the user of all cameras
>> in some kind of selector so that the user can pick the right view (camera).
>
> We've been assuming that the typical implementation of GetUserMedia
> would be to show the user all the cameras -- preferably with a preview
> of each if possible, though lower resolution and perhaps low frame rate,
> or if that's infeasible just a list and a preview pane -- and let them
> choose.  (Similar for audio, though with a different mechanism for
> preview.)  The hint could control which is the defaulted selection.
>
Matches my view exactly!
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