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Articles by François Beaufort

Dives into Chromium source code

Get started with GPU Compute on the Web

This article is about me playing with the experimental WebGPU API and sharing my journey with web developers interested in performing data-parallel computations using the GPU.

Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 75

A round up of the audio/video updates in Chrome 75: predicting whether playback will be smooth and power efficient for encrypted media and support of the video element's "playsInline" attribute hint.

Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 73

A round up of the audio/video updates in Chrome 73: Hardware media keys support, HDCP policy check, Picture-in-Picture origin trials, and more.

Watch video using Picture-in-Picture

Control Picture-in-Picture for video elements on your website.

Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 70

A round up of the audio/video updates in Chrome 70: AV1 decoder, cross-codec and cross-bytestream buffering and playback, Opus in MP4 with MSE, and protected content playback allowed by default on Android.

Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 69

A round up of the audio/video updates in Chrome 69: AV1 and HDCP policy check.

Present web pages to secondary attached displays

Chrome 66 allows web pages to use a secondary attached display through the Presentation API and to control its contents through the Presentation Receiver API.

Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 63/64

Predictable media playback, HDR on Windows 10, offline playback with persistent licenses, and more are waiting for you in Chrome 64.

Autoplay Policy Changes

Learn best practices for good user experiences with the new autoplay policies in Chrome, coming April 2018.

Picture-in-Picture (PiP)

Let's discuss a Web API that would allow websites to create a floating video window over the desktop

Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 62

Offline playback with persistent licenses and Widevine L1 on Android, video track optimizations, automatic video fullscreen when device is rotated, customizable seekable range on live MS streams, FLAC in MP4 with MSE are here!

Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 61

Background video track optimizations and automatic video fullscreen when device is rotated are here!

DOMException: The play() request was interrupted

What is really happening with "DOMException: The play() request was interrupted"?

Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 58

Media controls customization, Autoplay for Progressive Web Apps added to the home screen, pause the autoplaying of muted video when invisible, and color-gamut media query are there!

Customize Media Notifications and Handle Playlists

Finally! We can customize web media notifications (title, artist, album name, artwork) and respond to media related events such as seeking or track changing with the new Media Session API.

Take Photos and Control Camera Settings

Image Capture is an API to control camera settings and take photos.

Alpha transparency in Chrome video

WebM just added alpha transparency, and support for it has landed in Chrome 31.