[foms] Fwd: [whatwg] Removing mediagroup/MediaController from HTML

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 16:32:43 PDT 2015

Hi all,

Interesting discussion that I thought would be good to bring to the
attention of the FOMS list.

The MediaController API was developed to synchronise independent video
and audio streams to each other. I've in the past used it to
synchronise sign language video with a video file, or an audio
description audio file with a video file.

What do people think about the removal of that API? Do we have a
replacement that would allow media file synchronisation in a different


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk at annevk.nl>
Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 6:49 AM
Subject: [whatwg] Removing mediagroup/MediaController from HTML
To: WHATWG <whatwg at whatwg.org>

In https://github.com/whatwg/html/issues/192 we're planning on
removing mediagroup/MediaController from HTML since other than WebKit
no implementations appear interested in implementing these features.


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