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Re: [Bug 23263] New: Add output device enumeration to GetSources

From: Cullen Jennings (fluffy) <fluffy@cisco.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 01:56:14 +0000
To: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
CC: "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4DD0C251-C62B-4BC9-917A-581E428BA410@cisco.com>

On Nov 26, 2013, at 12:48 AM, Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no> wrote:

>> Are the labels always in english?
> 
> The labels are intended to be whatever makes sense for that OS/hardware platform. Most of the time, for browsers that are not integrated into the platform, the browser will have no control over the strings, so can't provide translations; the OS may have facilities for relabeling devices, but I think that's out of scope for this API.

OK - that makes sense and corresponds to what happens in today OS level audio pickets. So typically we might see something like "Scarlett 2i2 USB" which is one of the sound cards on my computer. Probably be good to say something in the draft about that being a human readable label that might allow user to know which actually hardware device was being selected. 
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