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Re: Enabling MIDI devices in audio demos

From: Jussi Kalliokoski <jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:12:14 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=RLfD6GxgZWFVJSbUwZCkjkZjJ_dnGztKYrwTu@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tom White (MMA)" <lists@midi.org>
Cc: public-xg-audio@w3.org
Hello Tom!

A valid point, the DAP WG page seems pretty vague. I'm actually not the best
person to ask about this, it's been quite a while since I last took a look
at it, but back then it seemed like Device API was going to provide some
sort of interface to any external / internal device, allowing browser to
listen to it's events and thus providing access also to MIDI I/O. I'm not
sure about the details, I haven't talked with any of the members of the WG,
and the documentation was... Well you saw it. ;)

Maybe someone else on this mailing list knows more? Doug?

Jussi Kalliokoski

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 8:01 PM, Tom White (MMA) <lists@midi.org> wrote:

>  Jussi,
>  Well, in this group we're probably all anxiously waiting for the Device
> API WG ( http://www.w3.org/2009/dap/ ) finish their work, so that we would
> have standard, cross-browser API to get data from external soundcards, MIDI
> devices, web cameras (ooh, theremin) etc. I don't know what's exactly their
> progress, but let's hope there's progress. ;)
> I took a look at that WG page and I don't see any indication that they are
> working on APIs that will handle MIDI I/O... but I'm not a programmer
> myself, so maybe I wouldn't recognize such a thing unless it said "MIDI" on
> it... do you know that they are working on MIDI, or are you saying you just
> hope so?
> Thanks,
> - TW
> ----- original message ------
>    Hi Jussi,
>> Can you explain this a little more?
>> Namely, what you meant by "waiting for <device> support"... is someone
>> actually working on that somewhere?
>> Also, where does one get 'audiolib.js' if one wants to do this kind of
>> thing?
>> Thanks,
>> Tom White
>> MMA
>> >>>> ....progress in MIDI device -> browser communication research with
>> the XG.
>> >>>>.... all my audio demos can now be connected to external MIDI devices
>> via Java while we wait for the <device> support to be able to do the same.
>> >>>> ... should work with both APIs, due to the support from my
>> audiolib.js ).
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