[whatwg] Volume and Mute feedback on <video>

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 17:38:49 PDT 2010

On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 5:57 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Thu, 10 Jun 2010, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> >
> > That requires editing the resource. Think about it from a process
> > point-of-view: you're a Web developer and have been given a set of media
> > resources to put on a Website. As you put it all together, you notice
> that
> > the volume of the different files is different and thus playing them back
> > next to each other will create a very confusing user experience. Do you
> > really want to shoot the files back to the production to adjust the
> volume
> > settings so they are all similar? If you're under time pressure, you'd
> > probably much prefer just setting a volume attribute on each so they all
> > play back with the same level.
> What if you notice that each file uses different fonts for titles, or each
> video is colour-corrected differently, or uses a different lens, or has a
> different aspect ratio, or four are filmed during the day and one during
> the night and the latter one really stands out in a bad way? I don't think
> we should assume that just because we can do post-processing in the
> client, it's the right thing to do. :-)

I really wouldn't classify volume change as part of "video editing". My TV
remote has a volume up and down button that allows me to increase the volume
beyond what the video was originally encoded in. Do we really want to refuse
such a simple functionality to both users and web developers?

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