Adds a property to determine whether the pitch of an audio or video element should be preserved when adjusting the playback rate.


This feature is needed for creative purposes (e.g. pitch-shifting "DJ deck" style applications), and is already supported by Safari and Firefox. It can also allow prevent the introduction of artifacts from pitch-preserving algorithms at playback speeds very close to 1.00.



Working draft or equivalent

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 86
  • Chrome for Android release 86
  • Chrome for iOS release 86

Consensus & Standardization

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

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


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Last updated on 2021-05-05