W3C

First Public Working Drafts: Media Capabilities, Picture-in-Picture, Media Session Standard

The Media Working Group has published First Public Working Drafts of three specifications that enhance media user experiences on the Web:

  • Media Capabilities defines APIs to allow websites to make an optimal decision for decoding, encoding, and rendering when picking media content for the user.
  • Picture-in-Picture allows websites to create a floating video window always on top of other windows so that users may continue consuming media while they interact with other content sites or applications on their device.
  • The Media Session Standard enables web developers to show customized media metadata on platform UI, customize available platform media controls, and access platform media keys such as hardware keys found on keyboards, headsets, remote controls, and software keys found in notification areas and on lock screens of mobile devices.