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The MediaStreamTrackGenerator interface of the Insertable Streams for MediaStreamTrack API creates a WritableStream that acts as a MediaStreamTrack source. The object consumes a stream of media frames as input, which can be audio or video frames.


MediaStreamTrackGenerator() Experimental Non-standard

Creates a new MediaStreamTrackGenerator object which accepts either VideoFrame or AudioData objects.

Instance properties

This interface also inherits properties from MediaStreamTrack.

MediaStreamTrackGenerator.writable Experimental Non-standard

A WritableStream.

Instance methods

This interface doesn't implement any specific methods, but inherits methods from MediaStreamTrack.


The following example is from the article Insertable streams for MediaStreamTrack, and demonstrates a barcode scanner application, which process barcodes and highlights them before writing the transformed frames to the writable stream of MediaStreamTrackGenerator.writable.

const stream = await getUserMedia({ video: true });
const videoTrack = stream.getVideoTracks()[0];

const trackProcessor = new MediaStreamTrackProcessor({ track: videoTrack });
const trackGenerator = new MediaStreamTrackGenerator({ kind: "video" });

const transformer = new TransformStream({
  async transform(videoFrame, controller) {
    const barcodes = await detectBarcodes(videoFrame);
    const newFrame = highlightBarcodes(videoFrame, barcodes);



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