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Re: MediaStream: multiple consumer case

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 08:32:46 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLZEo5w4khwxkiC+NUn_OSQXnhjj1cGTkG3Yyk42yKYvcA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 6:09 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl> wrote:

> I suspect we do not want Stream to be confused with MediaStream in any
> way as MediaStream is to some extent designed to be opaque. We do not
> want someone to extract its bytes at any given point. However,
> endpoints that accept a MediaStream should also accept a Stream in due
> course.
>

It sounds like your Streams just produce bytes. How would a MediaStream
consumer such as <video> interpret these bytes? We can't just start
decoding the bytes if the consumer happens to attach in the middle of the
Stream.

Rob
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