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[whatwg] Enabling/disabling tracks in MediaStreams

From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 14:29:26 +0200
Message-ID: <4E242726.4010701@alvestrand.no>
Additional question:

What is the scenario in which this behavioiur is useful?

On 07/18/11 14:17, Tommy Widenflycht (?????) wrote:
> I am very confused regarding the below paragraph from the latest spec:
>
> When a track in a
> MediaStream<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/video-conferencing-and-peer-to-peer-communication.html#mediastream>
>   parent is disabled, any
> MediaStreamTrack<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/video-conferencing-and-peer-to-peer-communication.html#mediastreamtrack>
>   objects corresponding to the tracks in any
> MediaStream<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/video-conferencing-and-peer-to-peer-communication.html#mediastream>
>   objects that were created from parent are disassociated from any track, and
> must not be reused for tracks again. If a disabled track in a
> MediaStream<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/video-conferencing-and-peer-to-peer-communication.html#mediastream>
>   parent is re-enabled, from the perspective of any
> MediaStream<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/video-conferencing-and-peer-to-peer-communication.html#mediastream>
>   objects that were created from parent it is a new track and thus new
> MediaStreamTrack<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/video-conferencing-and-peer-to-peer-communication.html#mediastreamtrack>
>   objects must be created for the tracks that correspond to the re-enabled
> track.
>
>
>
> After cloning a LocalMediaStream it looks like this:
>
> LocalMediaStream ->  MediaStream1
> Track1(E)           Track1(E)
> Track2(E)           Track2(E)
> Track3(E)           Track3(E)
>
> and as I interpret the spec it looks like this if Track1 in the
> LocalMediaStream is disabled:
>
> LocalMediaStream ->  MediaStream1
> Track1(D)           Track2(E)
> Track2(E)           Track3(E)
> Track3(E)
>
> So Track1 disappears from the MediaStream1 object and doesn't come back even
> if Track1 in the LMS object is enabled:
>
> LocalMediaStream ->  MediaStream1
> Track1(E)           Track2(E)
> Track2(E)           Track3(E)
> Track3(E)
>
> And to get it back again has to create a new MediaStream object from the
> LMS:
>
> LocalMediaStream ->  MediaStream2
> Track1(E)           Track1(E)
> Track2(E)           Track2(E)
> Track3(E)           Track3(E)
>
> Is this interpretation correct?
>
>
> /Tommy
>
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> Tommy Widenflycht, Senior Software Engineer
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>
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