Rainbow: Firefox Audio / Video Recording

Firefox RainbowMozilla Labs is up to reinventing how we use the browser, yet again.  The latest innovation, Rainbow, will bring video and audio recording to Firefox.  The Rainbow add-on for Firefox is a really early developer prototype that lets you see how easy it could be to capture audio and video using only a few lines of JavaScript. 

This early version of the add-on only exports into two open formats, Theora for video and Vorbis for audio, but for web developers and application builders, this exciting ‘bit of news means you may soon be able to to even more with the web browser of tomorrow.

It is not yet ready for prime time.  Here are a few more important notes from the developers:

This pre-alpha version of the add-on only works with the Firefox nightly builds on a Mac. We’re working hard to extend support to Windows, Linux and 64 bit platforms as soon as possible (there are currently no plans to support earlier versions of Firefox). We recommend going through the README, which lists known issues.

They do plan to allow live streaming of video feeds, build in support for Windows and Linux, plus a few more tweaks for performance and reliability too.  Head over to the Mozilla Labs if you want to try it out, or learn more about the Rainbow project.

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6 Responses to Rainbow: Firefox Audio / Video Recording

  1. Angie Nov/05 at 10:24 pm #

    Wow. Just when I thought people couldn`t find any more simple things they can make Ridiculously complicated with JS. Sorry, but this is one of your tips I will not be looking into.

  2. Angie Nov/06 at 8:31 am #

    Just an Addendum to my last response: Not that I don`t know what JS is, just that I don`t know the code itself. xD

  3. Ares Nov/06 at 10:22 am #

    When close the comments in the posts, leave visible the comments. By hiding them could does not cause comment nor read these posts, since it seems freedom of expression only interested in running of an only side and that many times the contributions of people are so useful as the same entry.

  4. Jude Schwabauer Nov/08 at 8:10 am #

    Interesting, useful, thx, book marked.

  5. Jefferey Nov/12 at 5:19 pm #

    I’m seriously on my last leg with firefox. It seems the more updates they do the more it crashes and becomes less responsive. Am I the only one experiencing this?

  6. Angie Nov/12 at 11:37 pm #

    @Jefferey Yes.