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Re: Mozilla/Cisco API Proposal

From: cbran <cbran@cisco.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 15:19:44 -0700
To: Ralph Giles <giles@thaumas.net>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CA44B990.4C9A%cbran@cisco.com>

On 7/14/11 2:57 PM, "Ralph Giles" <giles@thaumas.net> wrote:

> On 14 July 2011 14:50, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> In the initial versions of this API, I would recommend that this use case
>> be addressed by the user agents themselves: when the user OKs the use of
>> the camera, there could be a preferences panel that enables the user to
>> specify whether they want the stream optimised for music fidelity or low
>> bandwidth, or whatnot.
> Sounds reasonable.
>> I don't mind dropping [front/back camera selection], but it's worth bearing
>> in mind that this may be the one feature of WebRTC that's received the most
>> requests so far. :-)
> Heh. Do we have a use case for that? Seems very much in the same vein.
I am not sure if this is a "use case" in the theoretical sense but... when I
travel for work, I use FaceTime on my iPad to call back home.  I use the
camera switching capabilities when calling my family and friends to share
with them not only my face, but the location of where I am at while talking
with with them.  Given that WebRTC capable browsers will very likely be run
within mobile devices with multi-cameras, it seems that offering the
capability would be highly desirable for end users and developers alike.

>  -r
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