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[whatwg] Codecs for <audio> and <video>

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 01:28:47 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907070127390.1053@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 6 Jul 2009, Charles Pritchard wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Mon, 6 Jul 2009, Charles Pritchard wrote:
> > > > This is on the list of things to consider in a future version. At 
> > > > this point I don't really want to add new features yet because 
> > > > otherwise we'll never get the browser vendors caught up to 
> > > > implementing the same spec. :-)
> > >
> > > Consider a programmable <audio> element as a priority.
> > 
> > Could you elaborate on what your use cases are? Is it just the ability 
> > to manually decode audio tracks?
>
> Some users could manually decode a Vorbis audio stream.
> 
> I'm interested in altering pitch and pre-mixing channels. I believe some 
> of these things are explored in CSS already.
> 
> There are accessibility cases, for the visually impaired, and I think 
> that they will be better explored.

If you could elaborate on these use cases that would be really useful. How 
do you envisage using these features on Web pages?

(There has been some discussion of suppoting an "audio canvas" before, but 
a lack of compelling use cases has really been the main blocker. Without a 
good understanding of the use cases, it's hard to design an API.)

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