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Re: [mediacapture-main] Add semantics choice to getUserMedia() for in-browser picker. (#667)

From: Kyle Simpson via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2020 21:11:50 +0000
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Chrome (windows).

It happens to me every other day or so, I have to connect to webchat service (like telehealth, whatever) and their UI doesn't let me choose what mic or camera I want... I assume JS wise they just grab the first camera and mic, but from my perspective it feels random... sometimes it's the right one of each, sometimes it's the right camera wrong mic, sometimes right mic wrong camera, sometimes both are wrong.

Even though I go out of my way to set the default mic in windows, that's not always the mic that such a webchat app tries to pick up. That boggles my mind. But worse: my windows laptop doesn't let me set a "default camera" -- it just assumes my built-in camera is what I want to use -- though it almost never is!

Chrome doesn't offer me any UI option to select which camera or mic are exposed to a web page. All I can do is just turn on or off camera/mic, but not select.

If this "user-chooses" semantic isn't the made the default, then this feature won't do anything to help me, because all those poorly designed webchat apps will never update their code to turn it on -- either they don't know about it or don't care.

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