Bug 19034 - Playlist! We need it to <em>easy</em> define.
Summary: Playlist! We need it to <em>easy</em> define.
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/...
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Reported: 2012-09-25 21:57 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2012-09-25 22:26 UTC (History)
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Description contributor 2012-09-25 21:57:15 UTC
This was was cloned from bug 10711 as part of operation LATER convergence.
Originally filed: 2010-09-24 08:00:00 +0000

 #0   contributor@whatwg.org                          2010-09-24 08:00:18 +0000 
Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-source-element

Playlist! We need it to <em>easy</em> define.

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 #1   Silvia Pfeiffer                                 2010-09-24 08:39:27 +0000 
It would be possible to support something like XSPF http://xspf.org/ or mediaRSS http://www.rssboard.org/media-rss could be supported as input format to media elements. It's an indirection though.

An alternative is to run your own in JavaScript using the media.load() function on a list of files.

The biggest question comes when (and if) we want to support standard playlist functionality in browsers, such as forward to next file/rewind to previous - then we need additions to the JavaScript API and possibly to the @controls user controls.
 #2   Ian 'Hixie' Hickson                             2010-09-29 07:10:23 +0000 
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Status: Partially Accepted
Change Description: none yet
Rationale: Playlists are similar to the media element synchronisation problem, except that instead of having one timeline that is synchronised across multiple elements, it's handling switching from one to another in real time. I think we'll probably have some sort of Controller object that gets a list of media elements and a configuration for how they relate. That's not for this version though.