W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > whatwg@whatwg.org > August 2008

[whatwg] Scripted querying of <video> capabilities

From: Tim Starling <tstarling@wikimedia.org>
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2008 20:42:54 +1000
Message-ID: <489C232E.9030505@wikimedia.org>
Jeremy Doig wrote:
> how would this work (say) for different avc profile levels and
> features (eg: PAFF support) ?

I don't think that's our problem. The details of determining a type name
for a given file should be in another standard, it should not be in HTML
5. All HTML 5 has to do is delegate responsibility for type assignment.

> would we require video creators to know the specific capabilities of
> every fourCC target ?

Video creators aren't *required* to do anything. They can just embed
their videos in HTML with no specified type and test it on a few
platforms to see if it works.

The point of the interface (from my point of view) is to assist website
designers when they wish to promulgate a new or unpopular video format.
Presumably, the website designer will know the new video format very
well, otherwise they wouldn't bother.

-- Tim Starling
Received on Friday, 8 August 2008 03:42:54 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:59:04 UTC