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[whatwg] Volume and Mute feedback on <video>

From: Mike Wilcox <mike@mikewilcox.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 15:21:38 -0500
Message-ID: <2E55A7C2-6F09-4ACB-9CCD-2322AACDC295@mikewilcox.net>
On Aug 20, 2010, at 2:57 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jun 2010, Ashley Sheridan wrote:
>> 
>> Or you could just raise the volume of the audio track itself. I think 
>> being able to raise the volume like this (beyond 100% of what it is) 
>> with script just makes it something more likely to be abused (think how 
>> the TV adverts always seem twice as loud as the programs they surround) 
>> and so will end up getting blocked more often.
> 
> Yeah.

I highly disagree with limiting functionality from the standpoint that someone could do something that annoys us. Greater than 100% volume has a very solid use case. Setting a property to 1.5 is much easier than re-encoding a video.

Mike Wilcox
http://clubajax.org
mike at mikewilcox.net
Received on Friday, 20 August 2010 13:21:38 UTC

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