Web audio – Sono Webs http://sonowebs.com/ Sat, 20 Nov 2021 10:41:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://sonowebs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-favicon-5-32x32.png Web audio – Sono Webs http://sonowebs.com/ 32 32 Apple Adds WebM Web Audio Support to Safari in Latest iOS 15 Beta https://sonowebs.com/apple-adds-webm-web-audio-support-to-safari-in-latest-ios-15-beta/ https://sonowebs.com/apple-adds-webm-web-audio-support-to-safari-in-latest-ios-15-beta/#respond Tue, 10 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/apple-adds-webm-web-audio-support-to-safari-in-latest-ios-15-beta/ Apple’s latest iOS 15 beta includes options to enable the WebM audio codec in Safari, hinting at full integration when the operating system launches this fall. Currently available as an option in the Experimental Features of WebKit section of Safari Advanced Settings, WebM Web Audio and the associated WebM MSE parser are two parts of […]]]>

Apple’s latest iOS 15 beta includes options to enable the WebM audio codec in Safari, hinting at full integration when the operating system launches this fall.

Currently available as an option in the Experimental Features of WebKit section of Safari Advanced Settings, WebM Web Audio and the associated WebM MSE parser are two parts of the larger WebM audiovisual media file format developed by Google.

An open source initiative, WebM presents a royalty-free alternative to popular web video streaming technology and serves as a container for the VP8 and VP9 video codecs. As for Safari, WebM Web Audio supports Vorbis and Opus audio codecs.

Code discovered by 9to5Mac reveals that the WebM audio codec is expected to be enabled by default in the future, suggesting that Apple will officially adopt the standard when iOS 15 is released.

Apple added support for the WebM video codec on Mac when a second beta of macOS Big Sur 11.3 was released in February. The video portion of WebM has yet to be implemented on iOS, but that may soon change with the adoption of WebM audio assets.

WebM dates back to 2010, but Apple has been hesitant to integrate the format into its flagship operating systems. The late co-founder Steve Jobs once called the format a “mess” that “wasn’t ready for prime time.”

As Appleinsider Noted when WebM hit macOS, Apple might want to support high-resolution playback from some streaming services like YouTube, which rely on VP9 to stream 4K content. The validation of WebM Web Audio is a step in this direction.

Apple is expected to launch iOS 15 this fall with a list of new iPhone and Apple Watch models.


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W3C promotes Web Audio API https://sonowebs.com/w3c-promotes-web-audio-api/ https://sonowebs.com/w3c-promotes-web-audio-api/#respond Tue, 13 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/w3c-promotes-web-audio-api/ The Web Audio API was promoted by the W3C and is now an official standard as a JavaScript API for creating and manipulating audio content directly in web browsers. The W3C describes the Web Audio API as a JavaScript API for creating, shaping, and manipulating sounds directly in a web browser. The Web Audio API […]]]>

The Web Audio API was promoted by the W3C and is now an official standard as a JavaScript API for creating and manipulating audio content directly in web browsers.

The W3C describes the Web Audio API as a JavaScript API for creating, shaping, and manipulating sounds directly in a web browser.

The Web Audio API is already widely used by developers creating music and sound effects for web pages, and W3C reports that it is also used for creating musical instruments online, for web games. and for collaborative works of art such as sound installations.

What makes the Web Audio API different is that it was designed to be used for sound creation rather than just playing back recorded audio. W3C says it “provides a rich set of modular building blocks that web and application developers can combine to create a wide range of applications.” Suggested uses include auditory feedback in user interfaces, musical instruments, soundtracks and effects for entertainment and games, education, spatial audio for augmented and virtual reality, computer applications. online audio editing, crossfading and compression for in-car music management, as well as audio analysis and visualization.

Acceptance as a standard by the W3C is largely a formal step, as the API was already standardized and deployed as a royalty-free feature in web browsers and other devices and platforms, both on desktop and mobile computer. In view of this, the W3C claims that creating sound with the Web Audio API has become a reliable, widely deployed, built-in capability, eliminating the need to install plugins or download separate applications.

Looking to the future, the Web Audio working group has already started work on the Web Audio API v2. They say this will build on and enrich the first version of the API, adding more complex and high-demand features that were not sufficiently developed to be included in the first version of the API.

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W3C Announces Web Audio API as Official Standard https://sonowebs.com/w3c-announces-web-audio-api-as-official-standard/ https://sonowebs.com/w3c-announces-web-audio-api-as-official-standard/#respond Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:12:48 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/w3c-announces-web-audio-api-as-official-standard/ Weekly News Collection June 22, 2021 – In addition to this week’s NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers weekly news summaries that feature the latest product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information today. For more breaking news, check […]]]>
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W3C Announces Web Audio API as Official Standard

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has made Web Audio API—Which focuses on the creation and manipulation of music and audio — an official standard. This JavaScript API is “for creating, shaping and manipulating sounds directly in a web browser.” It is already widely deployed for the creation of music and sound effects on web pages, for the creation of musical instruments online, for web games, and for collaborative works of art such as sound installations.

Web and application developers can use it to create resources such as “auditory feedback in user interfaces, musical instruments, soundtracks and effects for entertainment and games, education, spatial audio for augmented reality and virtual reality, in-line audio editing applications, crossfading and compression for in-car music management, audio analysis and visualization.

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Google Chrome Adds Live Closed Captioning Feature For Any Web Audio Source https://sonowebs.com/google-chrome-adds-live-closed-captioning-feature-for-any-web-audio-source/ Thu, 18 Mar 2021 18:35:52 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/google-chrome-adds-live-closed-captioning-feature-for-any-web-audio-source/ Google Chrome has released a new update that will allow users to enjoy live captions when watching videos and listening to audio through the browser. According to XDA Developers, the real-time captioning feature harnesses machine learning to produce real-time transcriptions of your favorite audio and video files from your Chrome browser. Whereas before, users could […]]]>

Google Chrome has released a new update that will allow users to enjoy live captions when watching videos and listening to audio through the browser.

According to XDA Developers, the real-time captioning feature harnesses machine learning to produce real-time transcriptions of your favorite audio and video files from your Chrome browser.

Whereas before, users could have background audio and video, the feature produces automatic transcriptions which can then be recorded and reviewed, making Chrome much more accessible to hearing impaired people.

To activate Live Caption in Chrome, paste chrome: // flags / # enable-accessibility-live-caption in the search bar and look for Live Caption. After enabling Live Caption, you will need to restart Chrome before you can start using it. After Chrome relaunches, you’ll see a little bar at the bottom with live captions when you’re playing a video or podcast. Since Live Caption is still an experimental feature on desktop platforms, it does not yet work with YouTube on the stable channel.

When activated for the first time, Live Caption downloads speech recognition files. The captions will then appear in a text box at the bottom of the window which can be maximized or minimized as desired. Fortunately, Chrome also adds an icon to the toolbar so users don’t have to revisit settings just to turn Live Caption on and off.

This decision is important, especially since there are still places on the internet that still haven’t enabled live captioning for audio content, let alone the occasional new features that roll out without thinking about the community. the deaf or hard of hearing.

Additionally, Chrome is one of the most popular browsers, which means that many people who use PCs or Macbooks can use the new feature.

Live Caption will be available worldwide (in the latest version) on Windows, Mac, and Linux and will soon be available on ChromeOS.


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Chrome Brings Live Closed Captioning to Any Web Audio Source https://sonowebs.com/chrome-brings-live-closed-captioning-to-any-web-audio-source/ https://sonowebs.com/chrome-brings-live-closed-captioning-to-any-web-audio-source/#respond Thu, 18 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/chrome-brings-live-closed-captioning-to-any-web-audio-source/ This gray box is live captioning in action. It’s great for Jim Salter’s podcast and any other unsubtitled audio on the web. Ron Amadeo The settings. This shows the small startup download in action. Ron Amadeo This also works on YouTube, but YouTube already has automatic captioning. Ron Amadeo Stress test! It didn’t work out […]]]>

Google is officially bringing its “Live Caption” technology to any website with the new version of Chrome. The feature, which debuted on Pixel phones and is expected to be available on most Android 10+ devices, allows you to easily apply Google’s speech-to-text technology to any audio source, making it easy to use. ‘Obtaining closed captions on the audio that lacks accessibility department. Starting today, Google is starting to roll out the feature to Chrome 89 and later versions on desktops.

You can enable the feature from Chrome settings by going to “Advanced” and “Accessibility”, then enabling “Live Caption”. Live captions appear on web pages as a gray area that fills with text while the video or audio is playing. You can slide the box out so that it never gets in your way, and you can even choose between two sizes. Live Caption will attempt to work with all audio sources on the web; you can temporarily close the box every time you load a page, but there is no way to turn it on on some websites and turn it off on others.

Some Google services, like YouTube and Google Meet, have had machine-generated captions for a while now, so it’s not very useful there, but it’s a good band-aid for everything else. This means that podcasts, Twitch streams, social media sites, other video chat services, streaming sites and more are all covered. The feature even tries to caption the music. It’s not perfect, but for clearly spoken words it works pretty well.

Google says all processing happens locally on your device and won’t end up on the internet. Interestingly, activating the feature for the first time will trigger a 10 second download. On my computer, it looks like Chrome has deposited around 130MB of voice data in two new folders called “SODA” (Speech API on device) and “SODALanguagePacks.” Right now the feature only works for English and the only language pack is “en-US”, but it looks like support for multiple languages ​​will eventually arrive.

For now, Google says Live Caption “currently supports English and is available worldwide on the latest version of Chrome on Windows, Mac and Linux devices and will soon be available on ChromeOS.”

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Google Chrome will resume blocking web audio in October https://sonowebs.com/google-chrome-will-resume-blocking-web-audio-in-october/ https://sonowebs.com/google-chrome-will-resume-blocking-web-audio-in-october/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 07:00:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/google-chrome-will-resume-blocking-web-audio-in-october/ Google’s Chrome browser logo Stephen Shankland / CNET Google rolled back a Chrome feature that blocked audio from autoplaying on some websites, but the feature will be back in October. Blocking autoplay, intended to make the web more enjoyable and curb push websites, also had the unintended side effect of crippling many web games in […]]]>

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Google rolled back a Chrome feature that blocked audio from autoplaying on some websites, but the feature will be back in October.

Blocking autoplay, intended to make the web more enjoyable and curb push websites, also had the unintended side effect of crippling many web games in Chrome. Chrome has therefore temporarily disabled the audio blocking from autoplay, but not the video blocking from autoplay which also happened recently with Chrome 66.

Wednesday, Announcing Chrome Developer Account on Twitter an update to the policy that auto-play audio blocking will return with Chrome 70 in October.

It’s a sign that Google, without being oblivious to recent issues, is sticking to its canons in trying to improve the web as a whole. It is not alone. Other browsers, including Mozilla’s Firefox, Brave from Brave Software, and Apple’s Safari, become more assertive, sometimes blocking video, audio, ads, and behavioral tracking software on the web.

Google has pointed to people's dissatisfaction with automatic media playback as a rationale for its decision to stop it in some cases.

Google has pointed to people’s dissatisfaction with automatic media playback as a rationale for its decision to stop it in some cases.

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Chrome sets autoplay blocking based on a predefined list of 1,000 sites, but it customizes that list based on what you’re actually doing in Chrome. Google also gives advice to web developers on how to get people to turn on audio: “A cool way to engage users [involves] using mute autoplay and [letting] they chose to turn the sound back on, “said François Beaufort, a member of the Chrome team.” Some websites are already doing this effectively, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. “

It’s not clear what changes Google is making to Chrome itself. Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Chrome 29 Beta brings WebRTC and Web Audio API to Android, Omnibox enhancements, VP9 desktop support – TechCrunch https://sonowebs.com/chrome-29-beta-brings-webrtc-and-web-audio-api-to-android-omnibox-enhancements-vp9-desktop-support-techcrunch/ https://sonowebs.com/chrome-29-beta-brings-webrtc-and-web-audio-api-to-android-omnibox-enhancements-vp9-desktop-support-techcrunch/#respond Tue, 16 Jul 2013 07:00:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/chrome-29-beta-brings-webrtc-and-web-audio-api-to-android-omnibox-enhancements-vp9-desktop-support-techcrunch/ Google today released the first beta of Chrome 29 for desktop and Android. Most of the major changes in this update happen to the Android platform, which now supports the Web Audio API for audio processing and synthesis, and WebRTC, the future real-time communication API. On the desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux), today’s update introduces […]]]>

Google today released the first beta of Chrome 29 for desktop and Android. Most of the major changes in this update happen to the Android platform, which now supports the Web Audio API for audio processing and synthesis, and WebRTC, the future real-time communication API.

On the desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux), today’s update introduces an adjustment to Chrome’s omnibox suggestions, which now take into account the recency of visited websites. The desktop version now also supports Google’s VP9 codec for WebM video playback.

It should be noted that the Web Audio API will currently only work on ARM devices that support NEON optimizations, a way to execute certain instructions on ARM chips that was introduced in the ARM Cortex-A8 processor. To see the Web Audio API in action, take a look at this demo. This should work on the desktop, where Chrome has long supported at least some aspects of this API, as well as iOS and the new beta of Chrome for Android.

Firefox, it should be noted, just implemented this API in its Nightly release channel last week.

Screenshot 10/07/2013 at 6:01:59 p.m.WebRTC, which enables real-time communication using video and audio without the need for plugins, is now also available in the beta version of Android. Chrome for the desktop was one of the first browsers to support this protocol. The more browsers that implement it, of course, the more developers will be interested in this technology, and now we are getting to the point where WebRTC is gaining critical mass. Chrome and Firefox now support it, although Microsoft continues to hold up with Internet Explorer 11 not yet supporting it.

To try WebRTC, check out Google’s video chat demo here.


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Huffduffer records web audio in your own podcast feed https://sonowebs.com/huffduffer-records-web-audio-in-your-own-podcast-feed/ https://sonowebs.com/huffduffer-records-web-audio-in-your-own-podcast-feed/#respond Thu, 02 May 2013 07:00:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/huffduffer-records-web-audio-in-your-own-podcast-feed/ Sometimes you want to listen to a specific episode of a podcast without subscribing to it. Sometimes you have been directed to an audio file on the Internet, and even though you cannot listen to it immediately, you want to save it for later. And sometimes a nasty podcast producer will do what I did […]]]>

Sometimes you want to listen to a specific episode of a podcast without subscribing to it. Sometimes you have been directed to an audio file on the Internet, and even though you cannot listen to it immediately, you want to save it for later. And sometimes a nasty podcast producer will do what I did recently and post an audio file outside of the regular podcast RSS feed. (Mine was an enhanced AAC version of my podcast’s special radio drama episode.)

What is a podcast fan on a mobile device supposed to do with these files? IOS users can add them through iTunes, as long as they still sync media through iTunes regularly. Users of some podcast apps, such as Downcast, may be surprised to find that there is a place to paste the URLs of files.

But there is an easier way, a service that is to audio files what Instapaper and the like are to podcasts. It’s called Huffduffer, a free service created by Jeremy Keith.

Here’s how Huffduff works: You create an account and drag the Huffduff It bookmark to your browser’s toolbar. (There’s also a Safari extension.) When you visit a webpage that has an audio file that you want to save, you click the Huffduff It button, add optional metadata, and hit the button. You can also just visit Huffduffer.com and manually add any file url.

Clicking on the Huffduff It bookmark opens a new window that allows you to enter information about the file you are adding.

The other piece of the puzzle is your own Huffduffer podcast feed. That’s right, Huffduffer works by creating a podcast feed that has all the audio you add to Huffduffer. Subscribe to this stream from your favorite podcast app, and all those miscellaneous audio files you want to listen to will now have one home.

I’ve been using Huffduffer for a few months now and it’s now my go-to service for recording audio to listen to later. It integrates seamlessly with my podcast app of choice (currently Downcast) and allows those random audio results to live alongside my regular podcast subscriptions.


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The legendary tools of the BBC radio workshop recreated with the Web Audio API https://sonowebs.com/the-legendary-tools-of-the-bbc-radio-workshop-recreated-with-the-web-audio-api/ https://sonowebs.com/the-legendary-tools-of-the-bbc-radio-workshop-recreated-with-the-web-audio-api/#respond Tue, 04 Dec 2012 08:00:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/the-legendary-tools-of-the-bbc-radio-workshop-recreated-with-the-web-audio-api/ The BBC is bringing the iconic sounds and tools created by the legendary Radio Workshop to life using the latest technology and a few hacks, just like the original team did. The catch is that instead of connecting oscillators to tape recorders, the new project connects the Web Audio API to other standard web technologies […]]]>

The BBC is bringing the iconic sounds and tools created by the legendary Radio Workshop to life using the latest technology and a few hacks, just like the original team did.

The catch is that instead of connecting oscillators to tape recorders, the new project connects the Web Audio API to other standard web technologies to recreate everything in the browser.

The results are impressive, if only because it’s easy to recreate something that only the most inventive minds of half a century ago could do, in a browser using modern but basic web technology.

In fact, the developers had to limit themselves to keep the recreations fateful, the Web Audio API provides much more powerful tools than anything available to the Radiophonic Workshop at the time.

The BBC’s research and development department has put together a website and four classic machines you can play with, the Wobbulator, the Ring Modulator, a shot effects generator, and a trio of tape loops.

Each of these was used to create much of the sound that would accompany radio shows and early BBC TV shows, including the voice of the Dalek and Cybermen from Dr. Who.

The site explains how the original effects were created, so it serves as an interesting history lesson for any fan of audio technology, but also provides the source code for the recreations.

The team relied heavily on the Web Audio API for sound processing. This means that, for now, the site will only work in Chrome, as other browsers have yet to adopt the draft specifications.

For the user interface, they relied on common jQuery and backbone.js. You can check all the code for yourself to find out how everything was set up. The explanations next to the code are great if you are new to the Web Audio API.


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Devo’s Mitt Romney Anthem on the Web (audio) – The Hollywood Reporter https://sonowebs.com/devos-mitt-romney-anthem-on-the-web-audio-the-hollywood-reporter/ https://sonowebs.com/devos-mitt-romney-anthem-on-the-web-audio-the-hollywood-reporter/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2012 07:00:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/devos-mitt-romney-anthem-on-the-web-audio-the-hollywood-reporter/ In politics, almost anything can come back to haunt a candidate, even a long-dead pet. After the announcement on Tuesday that Devo would publish an ode to the presidential candidate Mitt Romney‘s dog, the new wave rockers followed and unleashed “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro!” (Remember Seamus). PHOTOS: Hollywood campaign contributions: 15 of the best […]]]>

In politics, almost anything can come back to haunt a candidate, even a long-dead pet.

After the announcement on Tuesday that Devo would publish an ode to the presidential candidate Mitt Romney‘s dog, the new wave rockers followed and unleashed “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro!” (Remember Seamus).

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The song is inspired by a 1983 incident in which Romney tied his Irish setter, Seamus, to the top of his car via a cage attached to a roof rack and drove for 12 hours. The dog reportedly had diarrhea and Romney put it there to dry off after watering it.

Unfortunately for Romney, the Seamus incident has fueled late-night comedians and political opponents since his first presidential candidacy in 2008.

In the new song, singer Devo Gerald V. Casale hums about hot political topics like Super PACS, but spends most of his time expressing sympathy for Seamus.

“Your old master is on the attack. If he was honest and told the truth, he would go to jail for what he did to you, ”sings Casale. “Seamus, why did he bring you up outside?”

The song is just the last track from Casale’s Seamus-crusaide. The singer previously launched RememberSeamus.com, where he urges visitors to choose “a non-human as the most prominent political figure in this election.”

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As if Devo’s song wasn’t enough, Romney also struggled with indie rockers The Silversun Pickups on Wednesday, whose members sent his campaign a cease and desist letter for using one of his songs. during events without authorization. The campaign released a statement saying the song was “inadvertently played while staging the event before Governor Romney arrived at the scene.”

Listen to Devo’s new song below.

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