deviceId property is a
DOMString which uniquely identifies the source for the corresponding
MediaStreamTrack for the origin corresponding to the browsing session. This lets you determine what value was selected to comply with your specified constraints for this property's value as described in the
MediaTrackConstraints.deviceId property you provided when calling either
If needed, you can determine whether or not this constraint is supported by checking the value of
MediaTrackSupportedConstraints.deviceId as returned by a call to
MediaDevices.getSupportedConstraints(). However, typically this is unnecessary since browsers will simply ignore any constraints they're unfamiliar with.
var deviceId = MediaTrackSettings.deviceId;
DOMString whose value is an origin-unique identifier for the track's source. This ID is valid across multiple browsing sessions for the same origin and is guaranteed to be different for all other origins, so you can safely use it to request the same source be used for multiple sessions, for example.
The actual value of the string, however, is determined by the source of the track, and there is no guarantee what form it will take, although the specification does recommend it be a GUID.
Since there is a one-to-one pairing of ID with each source, all tracks with the same source will share the same ID for any given origin, so
MediaStreamTrack.getCapabilities() will always return exactly one value for
deviceId. That makes the device ID not useful for any changes to constraints when calling
An exception to the rule that device IDs are the same across browsing sessions: private browsing mode will use a different ID, and will change it each browsing session.
|Media Capture and Streams
The definition of 'deviceId' in that specification.
|Editor's Draft||Initial specification.|
|Feature||Chrome||Firefox (Gecko)||Internet Explorer||Opera||Safari|
|Basic support||(Yes)||36 (36)||No support||(Yes)||?|
|Feature||Android||Android Webview||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||IE Mobile||Opera Mobile||Safari Mobile||Chrome for Android|
|Basic support||?||(Yes)||36.0 (36)||No support||?||?||(Yes)|