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Re: Overconstrained

From: Stefan Håkansson LK <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 09:09:06 +0200
Message-ID: <515D2712.6010708@ericsson.com>
To: public-media-capture@w3.org
On 4/3/13 5:30 PM, Harald Alvestrand wrote:
> On 04/03/2013 04:37 PM, Randell Jesup wrote:
>> On 3/27/2013 1:20 PM, Martin Thomson wrote:
>> I'm 100% in agreement on this.  As I said at the Interim (and others
>> did too, including Martin), the most (and virtually only) interesting
>> constraint for a user is "what is the camera pointed at".  Now for
>> microphones, the question gets more interesting (attached mic on
>> camera vs secondary mic), but once again it's a question of "where is
>> the mic" not "what is the mic".

> I must be unusual. I usually rush into a hangout, go "oh crap, it's the
> built-in camera again", dig out the better camera, plug it in, and change.
>
> My cameras all point in the same direction.

As Martin already said, the decision is up to the user _for the first 
session_. For the coming sessions, your app will remember the camera 
selected (sourceId/sourceInfo) and ask for the (hopefully) right one.

Personally I am in agreement with Randell (plus Adam and Martin it 
seems) here.
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