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[whatwg] Video source selection based on quality (was: <video> feedback)

From: Tim Hutt <tdhutt@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:07:46 +0000
Message-ID: <c120886e1002151607w3ad9b476lfda35ee3a99e0bd@mail.gmail.com>
On 15 February 2010 23:07, Hugh Guiney <hugh.guiney at gmail.com> wrote:
> But even if we had a standard, YouTube further dilutes the meaning of
> these abbreviations since they now also have a toggle button (depicted
> as two arrows at a right angle) that expands or contracts the player
> but leaves the quality setting the same. So if you select "360p", and
> decide you want it to fill more of your screen, it will, but then it's
> no longer 360 pixels tall because it's been scaled.

Erm, what? The 360p refers to the 'native' resolution of the video
file youtube sends. If you play a 360p video fullscreen, it's still
only got 360 lines; they're just scaled up. It would be meaningless if
the number referred to the final playback size since that is
independent of the video quality.
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