[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever
eric.carlson at apple.com
Wed Oct 15 14:21:51 PDT 2008
On Oct 15, 2008, at 2:10 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 7:56 AM, Eric Carlson
> <eric.carlson at apple.com> wrote:
>> As we discussed on IRC today, I think a valid use case for looping is
>> background audio. It is possible to implement looping from script,
>> but as
>> someone else in this thread commented, it will be very difficult to
>> cleanly (eg. without artifacts).
> I think that's an excuse for poor coding. That should not influence
> our decision making.
> If it was impossible to implement, I would use it as an argument - but
> not if it's just hard.
> The implementation of a good codec is hard in the first instance. Lots
> of things are hard, but do-able with some skill.
> We should react more to user needs than programmer capabilities here.
I think you misunderstood what I was (trying to) say. I mean that
because of callback latency, single threaded interpreters, etc.
I think looping is useful and common enough that we should have an
attribute for it, and thus make the implementation the responsibility
of the UA/media engine.
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