More native echo cancellation!
A new Origin Trial is run in Chrome M68, which adds support for more native echo cancellers, as well as a constraint to control them.
macOS native echo cancellation
Since version 10.12 (Sierra), macOS includes a native echo canceller. Here's how you can try it out in Chrome!
Disabling hardware noise suppression
Chrome 64 can experimentally disable hardware noise suppression when using the WebRTC echo canceller, to improve audio quality.
Take Photos and Control Camera Settings
Image Capture is an API to control camera settings and take photos.
Capture a MediaStream From a Canvas, Video or Audio Element
captureStream() method makes it possible to capture a MediaStream from a canvas, video or audio element.
Muted Autoplay on Mobile: Say Goodbye to Canvas Hacks and Animated GIFs!
Muted autoplay for video is supported on Android from Chrome 53. Previously, a video element required a user gesture to initiate playback.
ECDSA for WebRTC: Better Security, Better Privacy and Better Performance
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.
Service Worker Caching, PlaybackRate and Blob URLs for Audio and Video on Chrome for Android
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.
Media Source API: Automatically Ensure Seamless Playback of Media Segments in Append Order
Record Audio and Video with MediaRecorder
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.
VP9 Is Now Available in WebRTC
From Chrome 48 on desktop and Android, VP9 will be an optional video codec for video calls using WebRTC.
Chrome 47 WebRTC: Media Recording, Secure Origins and Proxy Handling
Chrome 47 has several significant WebRTC enhancements and updates including audio and video recording, proxy handling and mandatory secure origins for getUserMedia().
Choose Cameras, Microphones and Speakers from Your Web App
The MediaDevices interface gives access to input and output devices available to the browser including cameras, microphones and speakers.
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.
Chrome Dev Summit: Open Web Platform Summary
The capabilities of the Open Web Platform is accelerating at a pace that has never been seen before. At the Chrome Dev Summit we talked about how we are working on improving Blink, Security and Media for the platform