[whatwg] Video source selection based on quality (was: <video> feedback)

Hugh Guiney hugh.guiney at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 22:13:56 PST 2010

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 12:35 AM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...
> Pixel aspect ratios.
> This whole discussion has been painful to watch.

I know what pixel aspect ratios are. All too well, actually—for
instance, the square-pixel equivalent of 720x480 widescreen can be
either 853x480, 854x480, 856x480, 864x480, 873x480, or 875x480
depending on whom you ask. What fun! I actually attempted to explain
this in another thread:

So, yes, I realize that those dimensions are PAR-compensated. Most
users don't, which is why the shorthand form doesn't do them any

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