A recap of our Web Audio autoplay policy changes which are rolling out soon in Chrome.
Control Picture-in-Picture for video elements on your website.
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.
WebAssembly lets us extend the browser with new features. This article shows how to port the AV1 video decoder and play AV1 video in any modern browser.
A round up of the audio/video updates in Chrome 69: AV1 and HDCP policy check.
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.
Chrome 64 adds support for ResizeObservers, which will notify you when an element’s content rectangle has changed its size. Modules can now access to host specific metadata with import.metadata The pop-up blocker gets strong and plenty more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 64!
Predictable media playback, HDR on Windows 10, offline playback with persistent licenses, and more are waiting for you in Chrome 64.
There are several ways to deal with
Chrome 62 improves the network information API with network quality indicators, support for OpenType Variable Fonts has landed and you can now capture and process media streams from HTMLMediaElements with the Media Capture from DOM elements API.
Learn best practices for good user experiences with the new autoplay policies in Chrome, coming April 2018.
Let's discuss a Web API that would allow websites to create a floating video window over the desktop
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!
Background video track optimizations and automatic video fullscreen when device is rotated are here!
What is really happening with "DOMException: The play() request was interrupted"?
With Chrome 59, you can run Chrome in an automated environment without a user interface or peripherals; notifications on macOS are shown directly by the native macOS notification system; you can now capture full resolution photos with the image capture API, and there’s plenty more!
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!
Today, when using Media Source Extensions (MSE) in Chrome, it's not possible to switch between encrypted and clear streams. Starting in Chrome 58, all this changes.
With Chrome 57, you can now use
display: grid for grid based layouts, use the media session API to customize the lock screen and notifications with information about the media being played, and more. Pete LePage has all the details and how you can use these new developer features in Chrome 57!
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.
Image Capture is an API to control camera settings and take photos.
captureStream() method makes it possible to capture a MediaStream from a canvas, video or audio element.
With Chrome 54, you can now create your own custom HTML tag with and make re-usable web components with Custom Elements v1; it’s easier to send messages between open windows or tabs on the same origin with the
BroadcastChannel API; media experience get better on Android and foreign fetch is now available as an origin trial.
Muted autoplay for video is supported on Android from Chrome 53. Previously, a video element required a user gesture to initiate playback.
From version 52, Chrome uses ECDSA by default — a much more efficient and secure algorithm for WebRTC certificate key generation. In addition, RTCCertificates can now be stored with IndexedDB.
From version 52, Android Chrome uses the same media stack as desktop Chrome, rather than relying on the underlying platform implementation. This enables service worker media caching, variable playback rates, blob URLs on Android, MediaStream passing between APIs, and easier cross-platform debugging.
A round up of some of the latest editions to the Web Audio API in Chrome.
The MediaRecorder API enables you to record audio and video from a web app. It's available now in Firefox and in Chrome for Android and desktop.
From Chrome 48 on desktop and Android, VP9 will be an optional video codec for video calls using WebRTC.
Chrome on Android now allows mobile sites to present to Google Cast devices using the Presentation API and the Cast Web SDK.
Chrome 47 has several significant WebRTC enhancements and updates including audio and video recording, proxy handling and mandatory secure origins for getUserMedia().
The MediaDevices interface gives access to input and output devices available to the browser including cameras, microphones and speakers.
EME Logger is a Chrome extension that logs Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) events and calls to the DevTools console.
The MediaStream API represents synchronized streams of audio or video. MediaStream.ended, MediaStream.label and MediaStream.stop() are being deprecated. Use MediaStream.active, MediaStreamTrack.label and MediaStreamTrack.stop() instead.
When audio or video is playing on a web page, a notification showing the page title and a play/pause button is displayed in the notification tray and on the lock screen. The notification can be used to pause/resume play or return to the page playing the media.