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[whatwg] video tag: pixel aspect ratio

From: Sander van Zoest <sander@vanzoest.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 02:35:24 -0800
Message-ID: <98c2a8300811180235v46803f81gc2d311687987e09c@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 11:33 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert at ocallahan.org>wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 7:28 PM, Sander van Zoest <sander at vanzoest.com>wrote:
>
>>
>> By the way, the "pixel-aspect-ratio" on video caps in the GStreamer
>>> framework has precisely the same meaning as this attribute, overriding
>>> it on a video sink also has an effect similar to what is suggested in
>>> the HTML5 spec. In other words, it's not so outlanding from a media
>>> framework's point of view.
>>
>>
>> In the capture world it makes a lot of sense. You are converting analog
>> content
>> into digital. It is my understanding that HTML5 is presentation
>> technology, not
>> a video capture, transcoding or editing framework.
>>
>
> Video capture is getting popular on the Web, so it would not be surprising
> to see HTML5 extend in that direction in the future.
>

Sure, let's cross that bridge when we get there. I certainly can see
usb-type cams and mics, but that is quite different then a full on video
capture framework.

-- Sander
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