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Re: No way to specify remote constraints?

From: cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org>
Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2013 11:10:13 -0500
Message-ID: <52A499E5.70108@bbs.darktech.org>
To: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
CC: "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
I see. So what you say "none of the browsers have implemented that 
feature yet" do you mean that if I change a local VideoTrack's 
constraints, nothing will happen?

Thank you,

On 08/12/2013 11:05 AM, Harald Alvestrand wrote:
> 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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