[whatwg] Video playback UI

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at feldgendler.ru
Sun Mar 18 15:55:56 PDT 2007

On Sun, 18 Mar 2007 21:02:55 +0100, Kornel Lesinski <kornel at osiolki.net>  

> How about controls overlaid on top of video, which are visible only when  
> mouse hovers it? Something like fullscreen controls in QuickTime Pro or  
> iTunes 7.

I was also thinking along the lines of IE's image toolbar. However, this  
is up to browser vendors to decide.

> To ensure that video is always usable:
> * UI would be on by default (but visible on hover)
> * Author could disable it using attribute of <video> element
> * User could re-enable controls using context-menu or some other method  
> (in case author disabled default UI and failed to provide usable  
> alternative)

Better if it's disabled with CSS -- that way it could be re-enabled by a  
user stylesheet, a mechanism already implemented in browsers.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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