[whatwg] Media sink device selection on <audio>/<video>

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Dec 18 20:38:12 PST 2013

On Tue, 17 Dec 2013, Ami Fischman wrote:
> Recently <https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23263> 
> Navigator acquired the ability to enumerate media output devices (in 
> addition to input devices): 
> http://dev.w3.org/2011/webrtc/editor/getusermedia.html#enumerating-devices 

What's the privacy story for this API?

> It would be nice to allow media elements to direct their output to such 
> an output device.
> The primary use-case is to allow app UI/script to select which audio 
> output device should play the audio track of a <video> or <audio> tag 
> (wired speakers, bluetooth headset, etc.).

Seems reasonable. Is any other browser vendor interested in implementing 
something to address this?

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