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[whatwg] I have feature requests for <video> and <audio> tags.

From: crocket <crockabiscuit@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:06:13 +0900
Message-ID: <CAL0=0H2O8RNqGjqe=hb6xw=rcM-+42YThqus3m=QEoiEX_C1hQ@mail.gmail.com>
For 1), most users don't know there is such a thing as user's default
volume.
Even I don't know where to find that setting in firefox or chrome.
It seems to be a hidden configuration.

Plus, some audio files are too loud at 100% which is the default volume for
most users.
Since uploaders know the proper initial volume, they should be able to set
the initial volume even without javascript.

For 2), I'll read about <track> element.

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 10:51 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 5:37 PM, crocket <crockabiscuit at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 1) <video> and <audio> tags need volume attribute.
> >
> > I know that it's possible to manipulate the volume attribute with
> > javascript.
> > But many internet forums allow some HTML tags but prohibit javascripts.
> >
> > If I was able to set the initial volume with volume attribute of <video>
> > and <audio> tags, I would be able to set the initial volume without
> > javascript.
>
> You can currently mute the video or play it at the user's default
> volume.  Why do you need to control it beyond that in the markup?
>
>
> > 2) <video> tag needs subtitle attribute.
> >
> > Without a subtitle attribute, people need to reencode videos with
> subtitles
> > to present the videos with subtitles on the web.
> > I think charset attribute for manually specifying subtitle's character
> set
> > would come in handy also.
>
> Look at the <track> element, which does precisely this.
>
> ~TJ
>
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