[webkit-dev] Feature announcement: Web VHS API

Leandro Pereira leandro at profusion.mobi
Mon Apr 1 13:40:43 PDT 2013

On 04/01/2013 08:17 AM, Alexis Menard wrote:
> This support will be behind the ENABLE_WEB_VHS feature define.
> The spec is here:
> http://bit.ly/YVHIga

Would we also need to support things like Macrovision? Digital video is 
gaining traction and it would be a shame to not be able to play video 
from extremely high-definition sources such as DVDs. In any case, not 
implementing the automatic gain control would help, but I have no idea 
if that's a good idea (piracy concerns et al).

Also, another important thing: I believe the eject() method should throw 
an exception when the tape has not been rewound. Most VHS rental places 
will charge a fee if the user forgets to do so.


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