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Re: Media Resource In-band Tracks Community Group Launched

From: Olivier Thereaux <Olivier.Thereaux@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:24:27 +0000
To: Bob Lund <b.lund@cablelabs.com>, Giuseppe Pascale <giuseppep@opera.com>, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Cyril Concolato <cyril.concolato@telecom-paristech.fr>, Mark Vickers <mark_vickers@cable.comcast.com>
CC: "public-council@w3.org" <public-council@w3.org>, public-web-and-tv IG <public-web-and-tv@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8D036FE2-C311-4533-BBFE-553B8B7B0281@bbc.co.uk>
On 22 Oct 2013, at 17:07, public-council@w3.org wrote:

> With your support, the Media Resource In-band Tracks Community Group has been launched:
>  http://www.w3.org/community/inbandtracks/

It is surprising that this CG appears to have been proposed, voted up and created without any prior discussion in the web and TV IG:

Unless I am mistaken, this is rather close in scope to some of the work we are trying to get done in the Media APIs TF, isn't it?


> This group will develop a specification defining how user agents should
> expose in-band tracks as HTML5 media element video, audio and text
> tracks so that Web applications can access the in-band track
> information, through the media element, in a interoperable manner across
> user agent implementations.
> Media formats of interest are MPEG-2 transport stream, WebM and MPEG-4
> file format. Other media formats containing in-band tracks may be
> considered.

This isn't just a case of “Why wasn't I consulted”. I am worried that this will have an impact on the momentum of the Media APIs TF, which we are somewhat struggling to keep up already.


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