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This API is available on Firefox OS for privileged or certified applications only.


Stops recording video on the device; you should call this at some point after calling CameraControl.startRecording().






This code starts recording video, and, when the user clicks (or taps the screen), stops recording.

var myCamera = null;
var storage  = navigator.getDeviceStorage('videos');
var cameraOptions = {
  camera: navigator.mozCameras.getListOfCameras()[0]
var recordOptions = {
  rotation: 0,
  maxFileSizeBytes: 1024 * 1024 * 1024 // 1Go
  maxVideoLengthMs: 1000 * 60 * 60     // 1h

function onRecordStart() {
  console.log("The device is recording the video output from the camera");

function onAccessCamera( camera ) {
  myCamera = camera;

  camera.startRecording(recordOptions, storage, 'myVideo.3gp', onRecordStart);

navigator.mozCameras.getCamera(cameraOptions, onAccessCamera);

function stopRecord() {
  if (myCamera) {
    console.log("The device has stopped recording the video output from the camera");

document.addEventListener('click', stopRecord);


Not part of any specification; however, this API should be removed when the WebRTC Capture and Stream API has been implemented.

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