[whatwg] Microphone Device API

Harald Alvestrand harald at alvestrand.no
Mon Feb 28 06:43:27 PST 2011

On 02/28/11 15:35, Bjartur Thorlacius wrote:
> On 2/28/11, Harald Alvestrand<harald at alvestrand.no>  wrote:
>> - Let users control access to microphone (whether my app can reach it or
>> not)
>> - Let users turn off and on their microphone
> Seems to be out of HTML's scope.
>> I would very much want to avoid having the "record to file/buffer" be a
>> fundamental part of the microphone abstraction, since it's irrelevant to
>> my application (if anything should be recorded, it's the conversation,
>> not the output from the microphone), so I think we should try to find a
>> model where a microphone is an object that provides a data stream, and
>> that data stream can be connected to a different object that acts as a
>> recorder; if I don't need recording, I should not have to instantiate a
>> recorder.
> In effect, you want to create pipelines in JS/ES?
I need pipelines that can be manipulated from Javascript, yes.
Javascript is not a millisecond-precise language; the running of the 
pipelines has to happen elsewhere.

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