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Web Media API Community Group

Media web application developers want to deploy their content on a wide and heterogeneous range of devices and platforms, e.g. televisions, set-top boxes, and mobile devices. To ensure a smooth user experience across devices, these user agents need to support a minimum set of Web technologies that developers can rely on being supported. This Community Group plans to specify such a set of Web technologies and additionally plans to provide guidance for developers and implementers e.g. on performance constraints and portability issues.

See the CG charter for more information.

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Links to specifications and discussions on GitHub

The Web Media API Community Group develops the following documents:

Web Media APIs 2017
The Web Media APIs 2017 specification details the Web APIs that should be included in device implementations to support media web apps in 2017.
Check the specification’s issue tracker on GitHub to provide feedback and track progress.
Web Media Application Developer Guidelines
This Web Media Application Developer Guidelines specification is a companion guide to the Web Media API spec. While the Web Media API spec is targeted at device implementations to support media web apps in 2017, this specification will outline best practices and developer guidance for implementing web media apps.
Check the specification’s issue tracker on GitHub to provide feedback and track progress.