“Media Capture from DOM Elements” document by W3C defines captureStream() method that allows the capture of a <video>/<audio> element in the form of a MediaStream. We want to implement the necessary Blink and Chromium sections that would create this stream by accessing the <video>/<audio> output according to the given play back constraints.




Editor's draft

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 62
  • Chrome for Android release 62
  • Android WebView release 62

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

  • Shipped/Shipping
  • No signal
  • No signal
  • Positive



Gecko has a prefixed implementation. Probably landed this as part of https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=664918.

Last updated on 2021-05-05