The interoperability team at Microsoft today released the first Media Capture prototype, which includes Audio capabilities only, as they plan to add image and video support over the next month or so.
"This first version of the Media Capture prototype implements the Audio portion of this W3C specification. We've also included a sample that demonstrates how to properly utilize the APIs that the IE9 plugin exposes," revealed the team.
"Once a user has connected their microphone and the drivers are properly installed, they can click on the microphone iconand the web page will capture the sound until it either hears silence or it's stopped (the captured sequence is preserved), or cancelled (captured sequence is discarded). When the Play button is pressed, the sounds just captured will play back," explained the team.
The team further stated that "Our next prototype will support Speech recognition and will implement the Microsoft proposal available on W3C website. It'll also include two implementations of the sample apps that're described in sections 5.1 and 5.2 of the draft.
Then, after that, we'll deliver another update to the Media Capture prototype that'll add video capabilities. We're very excited about the ability of these extensions to the existing IE9 capabilities to showcase how everybody will be able to interact in an ever more natural way with the Web going forward."
[Source: Interoperability @ Microsoft]