MediaTrackSettings.latency

The MediaTrackSettings dictionary's latency property is a double-precision floating-point number indicating the estimated latency (specified in seconds) of the MediaStreamTrack as currently configured. This lets you determine what value was selected to comply with your specified constraints for this property's value as described in the MediaTrackConstraints.latency property you provided when calling either getUserMedia() or MediaStreamTrack.applyConstraints().

This is, of course, an approximation, since latency can vary for many reasons including CPU, transmission, and storage overhead.

If needed, you can determine whether or not this constraint is supported by checking the value of MediaTrackSupportedConstraints.latency as returned by a call to MediaDevices.getSupportedConstraints(). However, typically this is unnecessary since browsers will simply ignore any constraints they're unfamiliar with.

Syntax

var latency = MediaTrackSettings.latency;

Value

A double-precision floating-point number indicating the estimated latency, in seconds, of the audio track as currently configured.

Example

See Example: Constraint exerciser in Capabilities, constraints, and settings for an example.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Capture and Streams
The definition of 'latency' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome No support NoEdge ? Firefox No support NoIE ? Opera No support NoSafari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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