W3C

Audio Working Group

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 <audio> and <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 functionality.

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 Contacts for the Audio Working Group are Doug Schepers and Chris Lilley.

Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Past Meetings

  • 1- November 2011 in Santa Clara California during TPAC week
  • 2- 23/24 January 2012 in Venice California, Google
  • March 2013 in San Francisco California, Google

News


W3C Launches Audio Working Group

25 March 2011

W3C today launches the Audio Working Group, whose chartered mission is to develop 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, and will extend the HTML5 <audio> and <video> media elements. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

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