Say hello to getUserMedia

It feels like a dream comes true. The HTML5 makes many of our dreams come true. You already know many of it’s dreaming features like localStorage, WebGL, Web Database, Audio/Video, Canvas etc. Fortunately, we can access users’ media devices like Camera, Microphone using browser’s native API. Yes, so, we don’t need any other third party plugins like flash or silverlight.

getUserMedia is a native browser API which allows us access user’s camera and/or microphone (of course upon user’s approval). So, you can capture sounds and videos with a few lines of Javascript and without support of any other plugins.

If you want to learn more and see working examples, you can follow these links: