[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 18:34:25 PDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 11:52 AM, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
> Eduard Pascual wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 6:16 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
>>> Maciej (and I think others) have suggested that it would be useful if it
>>> was
>>> possible to allow <audio> to be used such that a single file can be
>>> downloaded that contains multiple sound effects, and then use javascript
>>> to
>>> play different sound effects contained in that file at various times.
>>> For example someone creating a shoot-em-up game might create a file that
>>> contains the sound for "shoot weapon", "enemy exploding", "player dying",
>>> and "player finishes level". It can then when appropriate use javascript
>>> to
>>> play any one of these sound effects.
>> Wouldn't multiple <audio> elements be better here? They'd point to the
>> actual same file, but different fragments. That would even make the
>> script less bloated (just selecting each element, instead of
>> explicitly getting the appropriate fragment from the "master" file
>> each time you need it). This brings the additional advantage that, in
>> the event the server does support file fragments, only the actually
>> required fragments will be downloaded.
> The whole idea was to make a single HTTP request to the server. Doesn't seem
> like your proposal accomplishes that.
> As I said, I'm fine with not satisfying this use case (of allowing multiple
> sound effects downloaded in a single request). But that was the use case
> that was cited.

No, that's not a use case - that's a proposed solution for the use
case of having multiple small audio files required for playback of one
larger audio presentation. If another solution can satisfy this need
with appropriate qos, then I don't think we need to worry further.


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