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Re: Web Audio API spec review

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 19:40:27 +0300
Message-ID: <4FB286FB.1000304@helsinki.fi>
To: Alistair MacDonald <al@signedon.com>
CC: Olivier Thereaux <olivier.thereaux@bbc.co.uk>, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, public-audio@w3.org
On 05/15/2012 07:00 PM, Alistair MacDonald wrote:
>> Is the reason that the Web Audio API has been implemented for longer time?
> I would say no. The reviews from companies I saw were after a
> MediaStreams build and documentation were available.
>> This is the part I'm not really aware of. What industry and why?
> Primarily game and music companies. Only games companies, to my
> knowledge, made an effort to review the specs.
So some important feedback is clearly missing.

> The Web Audio API's features were closer to the needs of the industry
> members that contacted the group. When companies contacted me about
> the work, I asked them to review both specs;
Are the reviews available somewhere?

> however they chose not to
> review the MediaStreams API because it was not a good fit for the
> kinds of projects they work on.
> One of the most desired features/complaints was real streaming support
> from the Web Audio API, so that developers do not have to download
> content up-front, especially important in low-bandwidth situations.
> Hope that helps
> --
> Al
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