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Bug 21520 - decodeAudioData Prose: avoid video containers that have an audio track
Summary: decodeAudioData Prose: avoid video containers that have an audio track
Alias: None
Product: AudioWG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Web Audio API (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: TBD
Assignee: Chris Rogers
QA Contact: public-audio
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-04-02 14:41 UTC by Olivier Thereaux
Modified: 2014-10-28 17:16 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Olivier Thereaux 2013-04-02 14:41:45 UTC
Per discussion at Audio WG f2f 2013-03-26


"Audio file data can be in any of the formats supported by the audio element"


"...can be accepted in formats containing only audio data (w/o video)"

This is to avoid the overhead of dealing with video containers that have an audio track.
Comment 1 Robert O'Callahan (Mozilla) 2013-04-03 01:19:11 UTC
What's the downside of supporting media formats that contain video tracks? I think in our implementation there's no implementation cost to supporting all the formats our HTML media elements support.
Comment 2 Olivier Thereaux 2014-10-28 17:13:48 UTC
Web Audio API issues have been migrated to Github. 
Comment 3 Olivier Thereaux 2014-10-28 17:16:42 UTC
Closing. See for up to date list of issues for the Web Audio API.