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[Bug 17697] Limit total volume

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Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 17:03:09 +0000
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Jer Noble <jer.noble@apple.com> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Jer Noble <jer.noble@apple.com> 2012-08-16 17:03:09 UTC ---
For what it's worth, we have already received bug reports that certain demos
(like Jussi's http://niiden.com/orbisyn/ demo) cause deafeningly loud noise in
the current shipping versions of Chrome and Safari for the Mac.  The output is
so overwhelmingly loud that the system volume controls have no apparent effect.

So, while conceptually this is a task for the OS to regulate, UAs will have a
great deal of pressure to add some kind of volume check to the WebAudio API. 
The question is, will this limit be part of a spec or not.

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