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[whatwg] Video proposals

From: liorean <liorean@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 12:34:10 +0100
Message-ID: <cee13aa30703160434v17c0d0bei1f49ee588e2edb6a@mail.gmail.com>
On 16/03/07, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Oct 2006, Shadow2531 wrote:
> > The handler should also support some type of playlist like
> > <http://www.xspf.org/>.
> On Mon, 30 Oct 2006, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> > #3: Playlists.  (A single video file just won't cut it.)
> These were the only requests for playlists. Could you elaborate on the use
> cases for playlists? What are the needs for playlists?

I immediately though of uses like this:
where the actual talk is split into 5 pieces for whatever reason, or
Douglas Crockford's JavaScript talks videos, among many others.

> > #8: Alternate versions.
> Could you elaborate on this?

How about the case where you want to provide a low and a high
bandwidth version, or a widescreen/normal screen aspect ratio version,
or something similar.

> On Thu, 1 Mar 2007, Nicholas Shanks wrote:
> >
> > You may want to consider aspect ratio too:  ratio="preserve" being
> > default, ratio="1.333" could indicate 4:3 or get tricky and accept
> > "16:9" for precision reasons.
> Wouldn't we simply always want to use the authored size?

How about if a user wants to view the video in a separate window,
separate tab or maybe fullscreen? Those are options where the size is
not necessarily corresponding to the video size. Another aspect here
is of course zooming/resizing/stretching and how to handle that.
David "liorean" Andersson
Received on Friday, 16 March 2007 04:34:10 UTC

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