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Re: MIME type for WAVE with PCM?

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 13:56:42 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600906161856v43e6724ewe867183efd7633e@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, public-html@w3.org
On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 6:30 AM, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:

>  At 22:02  +1200 16/06/09, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:
> The spec lists MIME types for various container/codec combinations. But it
> does not list one for WAVE/PCM. There doesn't seem to be any registered MIME
> type for WAVE. Wikipedia says audio/wav, audio/wave, audio/x-wav. What would
> go in the codecs= parameter for PCM?
> "1", according to http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2361.txt. That's what we
> use in Gecko. So we return "probably" for canPlayType("audio/wave;
> codecs=1"). Codec 0 is "unknown" so we return "maybe" for
> canPlayType("audio/wave; codecs=0").
> well, not exactly.  There should be documentation of the codecs parameter
> for WAV files before we know what to put in there.  RFC 4281 doesn't say
> (because we didn't 'own' wav, I think).

I'm not sure what you mean. RFC 2361 documents the values for the codecs
parameter ... except they call it "codec", as you noted, but I think we can
just ignore that issue.

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