First Drafts of Three Audio API Specifications Published

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The Audio Working Group has published three First Public Working Drafts to provide an advanced audio API for the Web:

  • the Web Audio API and MediaStream Processing API specifications each define a different approach to process and synthesize audio streams directly in script. These APIs can be used for interactive applications, games, 3D environments, musical applications, educational applications, and for the purposes of accessibility. They include the ability to synchronize, visualize, or enhance sound information when used in conjunction with graphics APIs.
  • Audio Processing API introduces and compares two client-side APIs for processing and synthesizing real-time audio streams in the browser.

Read the blog post Sounding Out the Audio APIs for more information about the possibilities unlocked by an audio API, and learn more about the Rich Web Clients Activity.

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