InputDeviceInfo.getCapabilities()

The getCapabilities() method of the InputDeviceInfo interface returns a MediaTrackCapabilities object describing the primary audio or video track of the device's MediaStream.

Syntax

InputDeviceInfo.getCapabilities();

Parameters

None.

Return value

A MediaTrackCapabilities object containing the following members:

deviceId

A ConstrainDOMString object containing the device ID.

groudId

A ConstrainDOMString object containing a group ID.

autoGainControl>

A ConstrainBoolean object reporting if the source can do auto gain control. If the feature can be controlled by a script the source will report both true and false as possible values.

channelCount

A ConstrainULong containing the channel count or range of channel counts.

echoCancellation

A ConstrainBoolean object reporting if the source can do echo cancellation. If the feature can be controlled by a script the source will report both true and false as possible values.

latency

A ConstrainDouble containing the latency or range of latencies.

noiseSuppression

A ConstrainBoolean object reporting if the source can do noise suppression. If the feature can be controlled by a script the source will report both true and false as possible values.

sampleRate

A ConstrainULong containing the sample rate or range of sample rates.

sampleSize

A ConstrainULong containing the sample size or range of sample sizes.

aspectRatio

A ConstrainDouble containing the video aspect ratio (width in pixels divided by height in pixels) or range of aspect ratios.

facingMode

A ConstrainDOMString object containing the camera facing mode. A camera may report multiple facings, for example "left" and "user".

frameRate

A ConstrainDouble containing the frame rate or range of frame rates which are acceptable.

height

A ConstrainULong containing the video height or range of heights in pixels.

width

A ConstrainULong containing the video width or range of widths in pixels.

resizeMode

A ConstrainDOMString object containing the mode or an array of modes the UA can use to derive the resolution of the video track.

Note: If the user has not granted permission to access the input device an empty object will be returned.

Examples

In the following example we ask for permission to access audio and video devices with mediaDevices.getUserMedia(), as to use getCapabilities() we need permission to access the devices.

If device is an InputDeviceInfo object, then getCapabilities() will return an object with members representing its capbilities. A video stream will not include auto properties such as noiseSuppression, for example.

// Get permission to access audio or video devices
navigator.mediaDevices.getUserMedia({ audio: true, video: true });

navigator.mediaDevices.enumerateDevices()
  .then(function(devices) {
    devices.forEach(function(device) {
      console.log(device.getCapabilities()); // a MediaTrackCapabilities object.
    });
  })

Specifications

Specification
Media Capture and Streams
# dom-inputdeviceinfo-getcapabilities

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