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Re: Web Audio API is now available in Chrome

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 08:28:59 +1100
Message-ID: <AANLkTinVT9afreu1L+EmFK=RDq2+SxP27G5U5XUD5xX_@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alistair Macdonald <al@bocoup.com>
Cc: Olli@pettay.fi, public-xg-audio@w3.org
I'd like to chip in. I've looked and experimented with both APIs - to
Firefox one and the Webkit one. I actually think they are both
important approaches - one is a filter graph based approach and one is
an approach for direct access to audio samples. If we could get both
approaches consolidated and also integrated with the existing Audio()
API of HTML5, I think we have a winner.


On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 4:00 AM, Alistair Macdonald <al@bocoup.com> wrote:
> Yes Olli, this is a good point. More information and examples on the Audio
> Data API (the cross-platform Firefox4 audio implementation) can be found
> here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Audio_Data_API
> In case this is not clear to anybody, the Audio Group are currently in
> Incubation mode at the W3C, and all the specs to this point are, by nature:
> "suggestions". I am excited that we have browser developers so far ahead in
> implementing their ideas already, this puts us in a great strategic position
> for the future, as we can already begin to identify what works, how people
> will use the API, and so on.
> I am looking forward to seeing the Webkit API land cross-platform, as it
> will allow for greater community based research/feedback that can be
> utilized in the coming Audio Working Group / official Audio Spec. of the
> future.
> I would be particularly interested to talk to those in the wider proximity
> of the group, who would be interested in working with both existing vendor
> implementations/specs to write reviews/guides or simply collect their
> thoughts on the work thus far. If that sounds like you, please get in touch.
> -- Al
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 11:17 AM, Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
> wrote:
>> On 02/01/2011 02:03 AM, Chris Rogers wrote:
>>> Hi Everybody,
>>> I'd like to announce that Google Chrome now supports the Web Audio API.
>> I could remind that the other web audio API is available
>> in Firefox 4 ;)
>> -Olli
>>>  For now, it needs to be enabled in "about:flags" and runs on Mac OS X
>>> (Windows and Linux are nearly ready!).  I've updated the demo page with
>>> a link to the binary:
>>> http://chromium.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/samples/audio/index.html
>>> In addition to the downloadable binary I've provided, the code has made
>>> its way into the Chrome 10 release branch, and will be available in the
>>> Chrome developer channel (updated weekly).
>>> As a side note, the Apple Safari binary is built from the same audio
>>> engine code in WebKit.  Not surprisingly, the experience in both the
>>> browsers is very similar when using the audio API.  But I'm interested
>>> in any browser-specific bugs which people find.
>>> Here are some of the next things I plan to do:
>>> * Work on the final Windows and Linux porting work for Google Chrome
>>> * Take a vacation!
>>> * Develop comprehensive layout tests for the Web Audio API in WebKit.
>>>  This will result in a more stable and robust implementation, and can
>>> help the standardization process move further along.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Chris
Received on Tuesday, 1 February 2011 21:29:53 UTC

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