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Re: Feedback on the recording proposal

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 11:27:48 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLZ2Y_wg9w4RUPBnp3E8qZMEh-=4TdB9K4xSBd1LceHR+A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Cullen Jennings <fluffy@iii.ca>
Cc: public-media-capture@w3.org
On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 6:02 AM, Cullen Jennings <fluffy@iii.ca> wrote:

> On Oct 8, 2012, at 22:13 , Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org> wrote:
> > I think allowing dynamic changes to the recording format isn't a great
> idea, so I would suggest that the format should be a parameter to record().
> Since we'll probably grow a number of optional parameters to record(), I
> suggest having record() take an optional WebIDL dictionary containing its
> parameters.
>
> can you say a bit more about what the recording formats would be?
>

That's an orthogonal issue to the dictionary, but I addressed it later in
my message --- I think we should use MIME types.

I agree that media processing has timing latency constraints that recording
> does not. But that seems like recording is a subset of media processing. It
> might be that if we had a media processing API, we would decide that API
> was fine for recording.
>

I think the key feature of stream recording is that it exposes the encoding
side of codecs to the Web, including codecs implemented with hardware
support. We could try to lever that into media processing APIs but I can't
see a good reason to.

Rob
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