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[Bug 17415] (JSWorkers): JavaScriptAudioNode processing in workers

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Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:43:59 +0000
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--- Comment #24 from Jussi Kalliokoski <jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com> 2012-06-19 14:43:58 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #22)
> (In reply to comment #20)
> > Developers have to be conscious about performance and avoiding layout reflows
> > anyway, why should this API be any different?
> I'd also like to add to this discussion that you can't really compare glitches
> in graphics/animation to glitches in audio. In general we (humans) are much
> more sensitive to glitches in audio than to frame drops in animation. You can
> usually get away with a 100 ms loss in an animation every now and then, but you
> can't as easily get away with a 1 ms glitch in your audio.
> Most systems (DVD, DVB etc) prioritize audio over video. This can be seen when
> switching channels on some TV boxes for instance, where video stutters into
> sync with the continuous audio - it's hardly noticeable, but it would be
> horrible if it was the other way around (stuttering audio).
> In other words, an audio API should provide continuous operation even under
> conditions when a graphics API fail to do so.

Yes, this is why it is preferable to run audio in a real time / priority thread
where possible, but it's not always possible, maybe due to the system or the
nature of the application.

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