CanvasCaptureMediaStreamTrack.canvas

The CanvasCaptureMediaStreamTrack canvas read-only property returns the HTMLCanvasElement from which frames are being captured.

Syntax

var elt = stream.canvas;

Value

An HTMLCanvasElement indicating the canvas which is the source of the frames being captured.

Example

// Find the canvas element to capture
var canvasElt = document.getElementsByTagName("canvas")[0];

// Get the stream
var stream = canvasElt.captureStream(25); // 25 FPS

// Do things to the stream
...

// Obtain the canvas associated with the stream
var canvas = stream.canvas;

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Capture from DOM Elements
The definition of 'CanvasCaptureMediaStreamTrack.canvas' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome No support NoEdge ? Firefox Full support 41
Disabled
Full support 41
Disabled
Disabled From version 41: this feature is behind the canvas.capturestream.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 41
Disabled
Full support 41
Disabled
Disabled From version 41: this feature is behind the canvas.capturestream.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also

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