The W3C Audio Working Group is chartered to develop specifications which define a client-side script API adding more advanced audio capabilities than are currently offered by audio elements. The API will support the features required by advanced interactive applications including the ability to process and synthesize audio streams directly in script.
The HTML5 specification introduces the
<video> media elements, including an API
to play back prerecorded audio and video files and to get
limited information about the media, such as duration. The Audio
Working Group will build upon and expand that basic
This group works in public. For details see the WG's Wiki.
Publications and drafts
A detailed list of this group's publications and their status is available.
The Chairs of the Working Group are Joe Berkovitz (Noteflight / Hal
Leonard Corporation) and Matt Paradis (BBC).
The W3C Team Contact for the Audio Working Group is Chris Lilley.