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Re: "onaddstream" and beyond

From: Stefan Håkansson LK <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:52:17 +0100
Message-ID: <4ED3A021.1010705@ericsson.com>
To: "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>

it would be nice to get some more input on this. It is not that there is 
not a clear majority for one option (2), it is rather that there are so 
few that have given input (three persons in total, and that includes 
both chairs :-) ).


On 11/18/2011 10:40 AM, Stefan Håkansson LK wrote:
> Group,
> recently there has been some discussion (the starting point was
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webrtc/2011Nov/0015.html>)
> on when the "addstream" event should fire (and a MediaStream object
> should be handed over to the application):
> a) Should it be when the signaling setting up the associated RTP-streams
> over the PeerConnection happens?
> or
> b) Should it be when there is some data arriving (in at least one track)
> for the MediaStream?
> I think we've have concluded that there is a need for the application to
> know when an incoming MediaStream has any activity in it. This is
> automatic in the b) solution as the MediaStream object will not be
> available before there is any content. But with the a) model, there
> could be an attribute, or event fired (possibly on the track level), in
> the MediaStream object that informs the application on when there is any
> media actually streaming.
> So basically there are two options:
> 1) Only create MediaStream objects when there is any media streaming
> 2) Create MediaStream objects immediately, and have properties of the
> MediaStream tell the application whether or not any media is streaming
> Currently in the spec, model 1) is used. This is valid both for
> getUserMedia (which operates asynchronously) and when an incoming stream
> is being set up in the PeerConnection.
> The question to this group is: should we stay with this model, or should
> we move to model 2)? I think regardless of model selected, it should be
> applied to both getUserMedia (i.e., if model 2 is selected, a
> MediaStream object is delivered immediately, and the application can
> detect when there is any media streaming in it) and PeerConnection
> creating MediaStreams.
> I think we need to select one model! What are your preferences?
> (Personally my preference would be to stay with 1) as it is to me
> conceptually simpler and that there are fewer things to add/change in
> the spec -  I worry about our schedule :-) ).
> Stefan
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