How we built it

WebAudio: Allow developers to close an AudioContext explicitly

An AudioContext can now be explicitly closed, thereby releasing any hardware resources associated with the AudioContext. Without this, developers had to depend on garbage collection of the AudioContext to release hardware resources.




Editor's draft

Status in Chromium

Enabled by default (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 43
  • Opera release 30
  • Opera for Android release 30

Consensus & Standardization

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  • Positive


Last updated on 2015-05-11