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[Bug 18510] decodeAudioData should accept a mime-type

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Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 21:42:15 +0000
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--- Comment #2 from Tony Ross [MSFT] <tross@microsoft.com> 2012-08-09 21:42:15 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> Hi Tony, I'm just trying to get a better idea of why the contentType would be
> needed.  Are there some particular audio formats which can't be correctly
> inferred through "sniffing" the audio data, which is what we're doing today.

Sure, though some formats are more challenging to distinguish, my bigger
concern here is interoperability. Sniffing generally isn't well-specified and,
even if it were, introduces a fair amount of additional complexity which can
lead to differences in behavior across implementations. This can also become
more challenging/complicated as new formats are introduced over time.

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