The Media Capture API

W3C Working Group Note 22 March 2012

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Dzung D Tran, Intel
Ilkka Oksanen, Nokia
Ingmar Kliche, Deutsche Telekom


This specification defined an Application Programming Interface (API) that provided access to the audio, image and video capture capabilities of the device. Development on it has stopped, and further work is taking place as part of “getusermedia: Getting access to local devices that can generate multimedia streams”.

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Table of Contents

A. References

A.1 Normative references

No normative references.

A.2 Informative references

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