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Opera Adds HTML5 Webcam Input: getUserMedia

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Opera Adds HTML5 Webcam Input: getUserMedia

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The latest builds of Opera now support the 'getUserMedia' HTML5 API.  This allows you to set up an HTML5 <video> as the input for a webcam recording.  



Here's a simple code snippet showing how this works:

// Replace the source of the video element with the stream from the camera
  var video = document.getElementById('sourcevid');
  if (navigator.getUserMedia) {
      navigator.getUserMedia('video', successCallback, errorCallback);
      function successCallback(stream) {
          video.src = stream;
      }
      function errorCallback(error) {
          console.error('An error occurred: [CODE ' + error.code + ']');
          return;
      }
  } else {
      console.log('Native web camera streaming (getUserMedia) is not supported in this browser.');
      return;
  }

Source: http://labs.opera.com/news/2011/10/19/

The other major new feature in the new build is 'Native Pages', which is Opera's own implementation of a feature similar to Safari Reader where you can use CSS3 extensions to split pages of content into book-like pages with page turning arrows.  Check out the post for the full changelist.

 

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