Re: [media] issue-152: documents for further discussion

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 12:40 AM, David Singer <> wrote:
> On May 21, 2011, at 2:07 , Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>>> Support for text tracks are specified in the DASH spec. See example 1 in appendix G.
>> Sure. But DASH is not supported in HTML.
> It's supported;  support isn't required, but I can't see any reason why
> <video src="silvia.mpd" ... />
> wouldn't work, if the browser (or its underlying media system) knows how to handle DASH MPDs.

I guess it's no different to when different browsers support different
media encoding formats. But to me it makes no sense if every browser
supports a different manifest format. That just increased the
complexity of the Web manifold - seeing as for the "Web" to work, you
need browsers and servers and proxies. In short, I do see a need for
an adaptive streaming manifest format to be standardized across

>> I am saying we need to wait
>> until that time. The a11y TF is not the right forum to discuss
>> addition of HTTP adaptive streaming to HTML.
> agreed.



Received on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 01:14:29 UTC