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[Bug 14422] video element - disable video

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Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 09:18:01 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14422

--- Comment #2 from Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> 2011-10-12 09:17:59 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> Are you asking specifically for a way for a *user* to disable the video channel
> while keeping the audio channel running, or some way for an *author* to deliver
> a video and only present the audio channel?
> 
> The latter can theoretically be handled by just using the video file in
> <audio>. 

Not really if you want to switch back and forth. Reloading the file in <audio>
is not only a costly operation, it disrupts playback.

> The former can probably just be done as a UA-specific UI option; do
> you need the author to have scripted access to the functionality?

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