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

Chris Double chris.double at double.co.nz
Thu Jun 26 20:06:18 PDT 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 1:27 PM, Adele Peterson <adele at apple.com> wrote:
> 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.

I agree. I've noticed with the Firefox implementation that defaulting
to 0.5 is too quiet and can cause a bit of confusion with people
adjusting the system volume to make it louder - which makes other apps
even louder.


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