MediaSource()

Experimental: This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The MediaSource() constructor of the MediaSource interface constructs and returns a new MediaSource object with no associated source buffers.

Syntax

var mediaSource = new MediaSource();

Parameters

None.

Example

The following snippet is taken from a simple example written by Nick Desaulniers (view the full demo live, or download the source for further investigation.)

var video = document.querySelector('video');

var assetURL = 'frag_bunny.mp4';
// Need to be specific for Blink regarding codecs
// ./mp4info frag_bunny.mp4 | grep Codec
var mimeCodec = 'video/mp4; codecs="avc1.42E01E, mp4a.40.2"';

if ('MediaSource' in window && MediaSource.isTypeSupported(mimeCodec)) {
  var mediaSource = new MediaSource;
  //console.log(mediaSource.readyState); // closed
  video.src = URL.createObjectURL(mediaSource);
  mediaSource.addEventListener('sourceopen', sourceOpen);
} else {
  console.error('Unsupported MIME type or codec: ', mimeCodec);
}

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Browser compatibility

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See also