[whatwg] Consider changing the default volume for <audio> and <video> to be 1.0 instead of 0.5

Philip Jägenstedt philipj at opera.com
Thu Jun 26 18:54:48 PDT 2008

I support this change, assuming that volume 1.0 corresponds to digital
0 dB. This way, no volume adjustment is needed by default, which seems
like a sensible... default.

On Thu, 2008-06-26 at 18:27 -0700, Adele Peterson wrote:
> Hi all,
> The spec currently says that the default volume level is 0.5.  In  
> WebKit's initial implementation, we have received feedback that the  
> audio seems much too soft.  If a user has already adjusted their  
> device's volume to their liking, then I think 1.0 should correspond to  
> that level, and that should be the default.  This will enable the  
> browser to have similar volume levels to other applications on the  
> system, and will respect the system volume.
> Thanks,
> 	Adele
Philip Jägenstedt
Opera Software

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