Claudio Caldato of Microsoft's Interoperability team announced yesterday that they've released for IE9 a new prototype of the W3C's Media Capture API. The specification
defines HTML form enhancements to provide access to the audio, image
and video capture capabilities of a device. For this prototype, the
focus is specifically on the audio portion of the spec with a plan to
add speech, image and video support soon after.
Our next prototype will support Speech recognition and will implement the Microsoft proposal available on the W3C website here and here. It will also include two implementations of the sample apps that are described in sections 5.1 and 5.2 of the draft.
The release sticks to Microsoft's conservative approach of allowing
developers to experiment with important features that may not be 100%
ready for release. To download and install the new prototype along with IndexedDB, WebSockets and the FileAPI, be sure to visit the Microsoft HTML5Labs.