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Re: HTMLMediaElement defaultPlaybackRate and playbackRate

From: Pierre-Olivier Latour <pol@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 13:46:33 -0800
Cc: Eric Carlson <eric.carlson@apple.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <07ACE273-0EA0-41F5-AC5C-136B4AFD85AF@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

>>> Considering the above I still highly recommend we remove
>>> "defaultPlaybackRate" as it's no the right solution no matter  
>>> what, and
>>> find a clean way to implement true FF playback DVD style which is  
>>> 2x,
>>> 4x, etc... (typically not 1.76x), has no audio, and skips frames.  
>>> This
>>> certainly sounds like an important feature.
>> So how should fast forward and rewind look like in the API? I'm  
>> happy to
>> use another solution if there's a better one; my understanding was  
>> that
>> the current model was based on Apple's proposal. :-)
> Well, there was an interesting confusion going on regarding playing  
> at 5x versus seeking at 5x (aka FF), which aren't quite the same,  
> and we certainly need to sort this out :)
> We'll provide some feedback on this issue soon

I realized I had forgotten to reply to this email: the conclusion we  
reached internally is that we're fine with "defaultPlaybackRate" as it  
is defined now, for lack of a better solution to the aforementioned  

Pierre-Olivier Latour - pol@apple.com
Rich Media Team - Apple, Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 21:47:13 UTC

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