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Re: Question about audio device selection

From: Joseph Berkovitz <joe@noteflight.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 09:42:40 -0400
Cc: public-audio-dev@w3.org
Message-Id: <0F2B6535-1F76-408A-839D-B876DBF00375@noteflight.com>
To: Philippe Cohen <philc@audyx.com>
Hi Philippe,

I canít answer for the overall W3C position (which I am still coming up to speed on myself), but right now this is not a feature that is available in the Web Audio spec. Itís on the WG's radar as something thatís important and I expect it will be explored in the upcoming face to face WG meeting later this month.

One idea that has been raised is to achieve this goal by some common device or stream abstraction that can shared with WebRTC (a la getUserMedia(), but for output devices). That makes sense to me.

Sorry I donít have more right now; perhaps others can chime in with thoughts.


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Joe Berkovitz

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On Oct 6, 2014, at 10:04 AM, Philippe Cohen <philc@audyx.com> wrote:

> Hello Web Audio Developer community - 
> I am having hard time to understand the w3c position regarding output audio devices selection. I was glad to see that the Enumeration has been defined and is being implemented (at least in Chrome) but I do not see yet any sign of defining the selection of an audio device. 
> Iíve paid attention that in https://code.google.com/p/webrtc/issues/detail?id=3606 webrtc was opening a discussion about this very important feature few months ago, and I feel that it can be very useful to decide when to direct audio to headset vs. to speakers in many circumstances but I do not see any reaction.
> Could you please clarify where the specifications efforts stand in term of device enumeration and selection ?
> Thanks very much in advance - 
> Philippe Cohen
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