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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.
Say goodbye to automatic playback uncertainty!
play() now returns a Promise.
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.
Hardware video support brings efficient decoding to plugins as well as HTML5 video. Flash users should switch from the old style Video to the StageVideo object.
WebM just added alpha transparency, and support for it has landed in Chrome 31.