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Re: [mediaqueries4] Media queries for multichannel audio ?

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:56:35 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCQzUp1vEkdhU-=8STUDvpzFt4_veu5kEZS=GLLeWo-Qw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sylvain Galineau <galineau@adobe.com>
Cc: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>, Kenneth Rohde Christiansen <kenneth.r.christiansen@intel.com>, "florian@rivoal.net" <florian@rivoal.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 4:49 PM, Sylvain Galineau <galineau@adobe.com> wrote:
>>Tab suggests we need some way to declare the resolution, or channel
>>count, of the media to the UA, but that would move the responsibility for
>>deciding how to match media properties with physical properties from the
>>user to the UA: a different distribution of responsibility from selection
>>based on media queries. Why should these particular properties (physical
>>resolution, audio output channels) be treated differently from others
>>(color depth, aspect ratio, etc.) ?
> Sorry, I don't follow the distribution of responsibility argument at all.
> I - and, I think, Tab - is suggesting media queries pick the right source
> so you then know what stream you need.

I've commented on both sides of this - I don't particularly care
whether it's done by a MQ selecting the number of output channels, or
a declaration of the number of output channels that your source has.
The two are functionally equivalent, though one or the other may be
more convenient.

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