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Media APIs for the Web

Chris Wilson (Google)
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In this session, we will cover the following topics on mobile and desktop:

- WebRTC: realtime communications, for video, audio and data;
- Web Audio: sophisticated audio
- Demo: WebRTC + Web Audio
- Media Source Extensions
- EME: what is it and how can I use it?
- Chromecast
- Codecs for the modern web – VP9
- Best practices for media on mobile

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Chris Wilson


Chris Wilson is an Open Web Platform Developer Advocate working on
Chrome. He began working on web browsers in 1993 when he co-authored
the original Windows version of NCSA Mosaic, went on to Microsoft to
work on Internet Explorer for fifteen years, and joined Google in
2010. He has a particular interest in enabling awesome user
experiences on the web platform, and is a long-time participant in
various web standards working groups.
In his free time, he enjoys photography and scuba diving. You can keep up with Chris on Twitter ( and Google+ (+ChrisWilson).

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Chris Wilson
03/14/2014 1:35am PDT

Yep, slides are posted at

Ryan Tainter
03/14/2014 1:04am PDT

I wonder if there was a link to the slides for this session anywhere? I didn’t take notes, but I was hoping to review. Thank you.

Burke Ingraffia
03/12/2014 5:00am PDT

Excellent overview of media APIs. :)