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[whatwg] Consider changing the default volume for <audio> and <video> to be 1.0 instead of 0.5

From: Chris Double <chris.double@double.co.nz>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 15:06:18 +1200
Message-ID: <c2e346f90806262006p180dbccx15d588a009b2cd12@mail.gmail.com>
On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 1:27 PM, Adele Peterson <adele at apple.com> wrote:
> The spec currently says that the default volume level is 0.5.  In WebKit's
> initial implementation, we have received feedback that the audio seems much
> too soft.  If a user has already adjusted their device's volume to their
> liking, then I think 1.0 should correspond to that level, and that should be
> the default.  This will enable the browser to have similar volume levels to
> other applications on the system, and will respect the system volume.

I agree. I've noticed with the Firefox implementation that defaulting
to 0.5 is too quiet and can cause a bit of confusion with people
adjusting the system volume to make it louder - which makes other apps
even louder.

Received on Thursday, 26 June 2008 20:06:18 UTC

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