Chrome 64 adds support for ResizeObservers, which will notify you when an element’s content rectangle has changed its size. Modules can now access to host specific metadata with import.metadata The pop-up blocker gets strong and plenty more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 64!
Chrome 62 improves the network information API with network quality indicators, support for OpenType Variable Fonts has landed and you can now capture and process media streams from HTMLMediaElements with the Media Capture from DOM elements API.
Offline playback with persistent licenses and Widevine L1 on Android, video track optimizations, automatic video fullscreen when device is rotated, customizable seekable range on live MS streams, FLAC in MP4 with MSE are here!
With Chrome 59, you can run Chrome in an automated environment without a user interface or peripherals; notifications on macOS are shown directly by the native macOS notification system; you can now capture full resolution photos with the image capture API, and there’s plenty more!
With Chrome 57, you can now use display: grid for grid based layouts, use the media session API to customize the lock screen and notifications with information about the media being played, and more. Pete LePage has all the details and how you can use these new developer features in Chrome 57!
With Chrome 54, you can now create your own custom HTML tag with and make re-usable web components with Custom Elements v1; it’s easier to send messages between open windows or tabs on the same origin with the BroadcastChannel API; media experience get better on Android and foreign fetch is now available as an origin trial.
Service Worker Caching, PlaybackRate and Blob URLs for Audio and Video on Chrome for Android
From version 52, Android Chrome uses the same media stack as desktop Chrome, rather than relying on the underlying platform implementation. This enables service worker media caching, variable playback rates, blob URLs on Android, MediaStream passing between APIs, and easier cross-platform debugging.
Media Source API: Automatically Ensure Seamless Playback of Media Segments in Append Order
The MediaStream API represents synchronized streams of audio or video. MediaStream.ended, MediaStream.label and MediaStream.stop() are being deprecated. Use MediaStream.active, MediaStreamTrack.label and MediaStreamTrack.stop() instead.
Media playback notifications for Chrome on Android
When audio or video is playing on a web page, a notification showing the page title and a play/pause button is displayed in the notification tray and on the lock screen. The notification can be used to pause/resume play or return to the page playing the media.