IRC log of webtv on 2014-06-25

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Meeting: Web and TV Interest Group Teleconference
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Date: 25 June 2014
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scribenick: ddavis
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scribe: Daniel
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Previous minutes:
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yosuke: Here is a timeline of the use cases and requirements.
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yosuke: Today, we'll finalise the use cases
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yosuke: After that, we'll work on the requirements and gap analysis
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yosuke: We'll have a one-day face-to-face meeting at TPAC in October
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yosuke: Any comments or questions about the schedule?
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Topic: Use cases
13:10:32 [yosuke]
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yosuke: Let's check whether each use case is worth pursuing.
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ddavis: Audio fingerprinting is when the app listens to a short clip of audio and compares that to a database of existing media. It can then offer more information to the user or e.g. share it on social networks.
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yosuke: I think we can include this use case. We may be able to implement this system using client and server technology but there may be a better way using web APIs.
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ddavis: I agree. My instinct is it could be possible already with existing APIs but we should investigate this during the gap analysis phase.
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yosuke: OK, so let's include this.
13:17:19 [ddavis]
ddavis: Audio watermarking is similar but media is detected by audio tones that are inaudible to humans. These are unique to each media.
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yosuke: let's deal with this use case in the IG as well.
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ddavis: The next use case has been removed because it's already part of the HTML spec.
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ddavis: The two synchronisation use cases have not changed since the last call.
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yosuke: I think these could be included too.
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ddavis: I'd be interested to hear if anyone thinks these are too similar to second-screen use cases we did in the previous gap analysis iteration.
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Bin_Hu: In the first round, synchronisation was covered but the scenario was slightly different.
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Bin_Hu: In this scenario, the media is played at identical times so it's different.
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Bin_Hu: The media stream may not be identical but it's played at the same time.
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Bin_Hu: We can investigate to see if there's any overlap.
13:22:08 [ddavis]
yosuke: There may be some overlap but it's worth investigating.
13:22:26 [ddavis]
gmandyam: We've discussed this in ATSC. One example is tracks from multiple cameras
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gmandyam: There's scepticism as to how important that use case is.
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gmandyam: It could be looked into but I won't go into too much technical detail on this call.
13:23:51 [ddavis]
yosuke: I understand your point - there have been some ideas from the broadcasting industry to use multiple cameras and synchronise those screens.
13:24:02 [ddavis]
yosuke: This is supposed to increase engagement.
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yosuke: That kind of use case has been suggested but not actually adopted.
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yosuke: There are movements in web technologies that combine multiple views into one data source.
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yosuke: There are JavaScript frameworks that can achieve this - you can see the same object in different places within the DOM.
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yosuke: It's good to look into this use case again.
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yosuke: Next - interactive overlay.
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Bin_Hu: This is from a feature that's already available on native platforms.
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Bin_Hu: An event is triggered by in-band or out-band triggering mechanisms.
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Bin_Hu: In-band means the events are embedded in the media stream.
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Bin_Hu: Such as text or other tracks.
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Bin_Hu: Out-band is at the platform level.
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Bin_Hu: Platform triggers are passed to an API - the app can receive these events.
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Bin_Hu: The web app can overlay the triggered content on top of the current media screen.
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Bin_Hu: The use case is just how the user perceives this type of event.
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Bin_Hu: The more important part is that this use case requires a more generic API to handle in-band and out-band triggers.
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yosuke: I think this use case is also interesting because we don't have a generic API to cover this.
13:30:34 [ddavis]
yosuke: External standards organisations are defining their own APIs for this.
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yosuke: Currently, web standards are heading towards more declarative or generic APIs so it's a good time to tackle this use case.
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yosuke: Next use case is Clean Audio
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ddavis: This was submitted by Janina from the media accessibility sub-group
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gmandyam: How is this different to just synchronisation.
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yosuke: I'm not sure this use case is a special case. I added a comment that this use case conflicts with EME.
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yosuke: EME doesn't allow users to modify or manage audio tracks.
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yosuke: Synchronisation use cases don't include modification.
13:37:18 [ddavis]
ddavis: Increasing or decreasing certain frequencies differentiates it from the other use cases IMO.
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tune the app to the frequencies that are best for that
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particular viewer.
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... This is a very important strategy.
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... It could also be possible to use the same app in the cinema
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watching movies."
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ddavis: Even if it does affect EME it's still relevant for content that's not protected.
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yosuke: If EME allows this or not, then the accessibility task force should talk to the HTML Media Task Force
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ddavis: I can suggest that to Mark Sadecki
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ACTION: ddavis to bring up issue of frequency-changing affecting EME
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Created ACTION-204 - Bring up issue of frequency-changing affecting eme [on Daniel Davis - due 2014-07-02].
13:41:25 [ddavis]
yosuke: I think at least we should keep this use case as a specific example of synchronisation.
13:42:18 [ddavis]
yosuke: We can see if it's different depending on feedback from Mark (accessibility group).
13:42:59 [ddavis]
yosuke: I put a note about the web and TV accessibility initiative at the bottom of the page.
13:43:22 [ddavis]
yosuke: Mark S, Janina and I exchanged some ideas.
13:43:38 [gmandyam]
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13:43:44 [ddavis]
yosuke: One was a concept of 5-star accessibility, similar to the 5-star open data measurement process.
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yosuke: This has helped increase awareness of linked open data on the web and a similar thing could be done for accessibility.
13:44:52 [ddavis]
yosuke: There could be a rating system for accessibility to see the achievement of a site.
13:45:18 [ddavis]
gmandyam: Another thing we've been discussing in ATSC is personalisation information, for example closed caption preference.
13:45:35 [ddavis]
gmandyam: Extensions to the runtime engine are necessary for this feature so that apps can get access to use your preferences.
13:45:59 [ddavis]
gmandyam: There's standardised storage preferences. Is this something the accessibility efforts have been considering?
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gmandyam: This is a case where the persistent storage mechanism (appcache, cookies) are not sufficient and cross-domain issues, but data like this is universally applicable.
13:46:51 [ddavis]
yosuke: The team is now creating media accessibility guidelines.
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yosuke: I'm not sure it covers this point.
13:48:18 [ddavis]
yosuke: We're not sure that the guidelines will cover this and other efforts in other SDOs.
13:48:41 [ddavis]
yosuke: We can check this and make sure things are inline.
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yosuke: A further thing we discussed is to make the the accessibility guidelines relevant for the TV industry.
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gmandyam: I don't like other standards bodies creating new web APIs for their use cases.
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gmandyam: If the accessibility group can come up with a recommendation that would be useful.
13:51:47 [ddavis]
yosuke: Third idea is a work in progress which is deciding the use cases and working with the accessibility sub-group.
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yosuke: There is also work going on in the TV Control API Community Group
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yosuke: This group will define a new API and they'd like to make sure that it satisfies the accessibility requirements.
13:53:06 [ddavis]
Bin_Hu: The TV Control API CG so far has taken technical requirements - we plan to finish this input stage by July 6th.
13:53:25 [ddavis]
Bin_Hu: So far we have input from Mozilla and the BBC regarding channel scan, etc.
13:53:40 [ddavis]
Bin_Hu: One use case talks about accessibility-related requirements but it's very simple.
13:54:07 [ddavis]
Bin_Hu: So we're still collecting use cases. Next we'll work with the editors to address the technical requirements.
13:54:52 [ddavis]
Bin_Hu: One requirement is the ability to show subtitles, the other is the ability to play supplementary audio tracks (descriptions).
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Bin_Hu: We are not quite clear if those use cases would satisfy the accessibility guidelines.
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Bin_Hu: Another question is how accessibility APIs could benefit the whole TV industry, considering this TV Control API is only a part of hybrid TV.
13:56:20 [ddavis]
Bin_Hu: It's still a grey area.
13:57:43 [ddavis]
yosuke: So we should start with the big picture and when we dig into the TV Control API, if it helps accessibility then we address it then.
13:58:13 [ddavis]
yosuke: Daniel and I will talk about how to proceed with the accessibility team.
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Topic: Info for IG members about testing
13:58:51 [ddavis]
yosuke: The co-chairs are re-visiting testing efforts.
13:59:08 [ddavis]
yosuke: The chairs sent a message to other SDOs to ask about their thoughts about testing.
13:59:20 [ddavis]
yosuke: The email was sent on June 19th and we're waiting for replies.
13:59:30 [ddavis]
yosuke: We'd like to share them when we have some replies.
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yosuke: I think that's all for now.
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Topic: Summary
14:00:24 [ddavis]
yosuke: How about creating a spreadsheet that summarises the use cases?
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ddavis: What's the best format for that?
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yosuke: The format we used for the first round is good.
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ddavis: OK, so we can copy it and change the data.
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yosuke: So we will create that spreadsheet to work collaboratively online.
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yosuke: Then we can work together on the gap analysis and requirements.
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yosuke: Any other business?
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ACTION: yosuke and ddavis to create online docs for requirements/gap analysis
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Created ACTION-205 - And ddavis to create online docs for requirements/gap analysis [on Yosuke Funahashi - due 2014-07-02].
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wuwei: I'm from the accessibility team.
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wuwei: Talking about the use cases, what's the timeline for discussing the use cases?
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yosuke: For this second iteration of work, today we finalised the list of use cases.
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yosuke: From today, we'll polish the use cases and extract requirements, then start a gap analysis.
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wuwei: I want to make sure we can implement the requirements for accessibility in this second round.
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wuwei: I'd like to join the discussion about accessibility.
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yosuke: Thank you very much. Meeting adjourned.
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