[whatwg] Scripted querying of <video> capabilities

Tim Starling tstarling at wikimedia.org
Fri Aug 8 12:13:23 PDT 2008

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> HTML5 needs to delegate it to something that is implementable given
> the APIs QuickTime, GStreamer, DirectShow and Phonon provide. A
> standard doesn't help if it doesn't match the APIs.
> Does what HTML5 says now match the framework APIs?
> The MIME codecs parameter seems to confuse both WebKit and Minefield,
> for instance:
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/test/moz/video-selection/source-mp4-ogg.html
> vs.
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/test/moz/video-selection/source-mp4-ogg-params.html

Well, the Mozilla bug is this one:
It's not implemented yet.

Where do I go from here with this? Should I make a concrete proposal? A
sample implementation? Get that Mozilla bug fixed? Or have I been shot
down already?

-- Tim Starling

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