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

From: Hugh Guiney <hugh.guiney@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 01:13:56 -0500
Message-ID: <2a1386f81002152213n424a7f6dr79769bdc23d21a9a@mail.gmail.com>
On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 12:35 AM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Pixel aspect ratios.
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> This whole discussion has been painful to watch.

I know what pixel aspect ratios are. All too well, actually?for
instance, the square-pixel equivalent of 720x480 widescreen can be
either 853x480, 854x480, 856x480, 864x480, 873x480, or 875x480
depending on whom you ask. What fun! I actually attempted to explain
this in another thread:
<http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-December/024541.html>

So, yes, I realize that those dimensions are PAR-compensated. Most
users don't, which is why the shorthand form doesn't do them any
favors.
Received on Monday, 15 February 2010 22:13:56 UTC

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