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Re: No way to specify remote constraints?

From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2013 17:05:47 +0100
Message-ID: <52A498DB.1050705@alvestrand.no>
To: cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org>, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
CC: "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
Gili, have you read draft-alvestrand-constraints-resolution-03?

At the moment, as I've told you before, we have no agreement on how to 
do signalling over the wire. So there is no mechanism in place to do 
option 2 or 3 of the 3 options described in section 3 of that document.

We have agreement on how to set constraints at the source (as described 
in option 1). As far as I know, none of the browsers have implemented 
that feature yet, though - but the spec is written.



On 12/02/2013 09:38 PM, cowwoc wrote:
> Hi Martin,
>
> Apologies, but I think we are misunderstanding each other. Just to be 
> 100% clear, I am trying to do this:
>
> "Sender" sends "Receiver" video at 1080p
> "Receiver" only needs 640x480, so I want "Receiver" to execute some 
> code on its side that will tell "Sender" to stop sending 1080p and 
> instead send 640x480 over the wire.
> The goal is to reduce bandwidth usage.
>
> I suspect the following answers no longer make sense in light of the 
> above problem definition.
>
> On 02/12/2013 2:23 PM, Martin Thomson wrote:
>> On 2 December 2013 11:19, cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org> wrote:
>>> Why do I need to clone() the video track before modifying it?
>> I assumed that you might want to keep the old one.
>
> Why would I want Sender to send me the same stream twice? If I really 
> wanted to display the same video using two different resolutions, I'd 
> send the video once over the wire and scale it on Receiver's end.
>
>>> What is the relationship between a cloned VideoTrack and the original
>>> MediaStream?
>> No relationship.  The new track is a little orphan.  You'll need a new
>> stream to house this track if you want to use it though.
>
> <confused> How could Receiver create a new stream and associate the 
> track with it? Don't I need this track to be connected to Sender somehow?
>
> Thanks,
> Gili
>
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