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Re: [whatwg] Feature Request for the-video-element to support audiochannel descriptions

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 23:39:51 +0000 (UTC)
To: Christian Horn <chorn1@my.uno.edu>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1307162339270.9685@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: "whatwg@lists.whatwg.org" <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
On Wed, 23 Jan 2013, Christian Horn wrote:
>
> Hello to everybody, unknowingly,
> 
> It would be nice to see audioTrack.channels added to the-video-element 
> for media resources with multiple media tracks.
> 
> It should return the number of channels in the audio track (1 = mono, 2 
> = stereo, 6 = surround, etc).
> 
> A use case can be: A user has an encoded video with multiple audio 
> tracks. Track 1 and 2 are both English, but one is stereo, one is 
> surround.

Can you elaborate on the use case? Wouldn't the browser be the one in the 
best position to know which to pick, in that case?

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