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[whatwg] Quality Values for Media Source Elements

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 09:28:41 -0600
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0912130728md155d77i207f7fd9a846c28d@mail.gmail.com>
Wasn't there talk of adding a @media attribute to <video> which could,
among other things, hold bitrate information which would allow the UA
to auto-determine whether it should play a file?

This would require a change to the current selection algorithm, as the
UA now has to make a 'best guess' of which file to use rather than
just choosing the first which works, but it's probably worth it.
(Plus the other benefits of @media, such as declaring that a
particular source has subtitles burned in, etc.)

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