[whatwg] video tag: pixel aspect ratio

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Mon Nov 17 23:33:51 PST 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 7:28 PM, Sander van Zoest <sander at vanzoest.com>wrote:

> By the way, the "pixel-aspect-ratio" on video caps in the GStreamer
>> framework has precisely the same meaning as this attribute, overriding
>> it on a video sink also has an effect similar to what is suggested in
>> the HTML5 spec. In other words, it's not so outlanding from a media
>> framework's point of view.
> In the capture world it makes a lot of sense. You are converting analog
> content
> into digital. It is my understanding that HTML5 is presentation technology,
> not
> a video capture, transcoding or editing framework.

Video capture is getting popular on the Web, so it would not be surprising
to see HTML5 extend in that direction in the future.

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