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Re: Screen sharing

From: cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:42:43 -0400
Message-ID: <53599363.9010602@bbs.darktech.org>
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
CC: "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
On 24/04/2014 6:01 PM, Martin Thomson wrote:
> On 24 April 2014 14:54, cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org> wrote:
>> It seems kind of odd though. Isn't there a Windows API to capture pixels
>> directly from a window's surface area (as opposed to the rendered result on
>> the screen)?
> I believe that this is possible on various operating systems, yes.
> The point here is that we would not want to exploit that capability,
> or though we might do that, additional steps would have to be taken to
> freeze or grey areas that become occluded.
>
> This isn't a certain thing either way, because some platforms don't
> really have the concept of windows.  iOS for example doesn't work that
> way.  We'll have to think about those platforms differently.

Good points all around. Thank you for bringing these to our attention.

Gili
Received on Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:43:32 UTC

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