Accessing Your Webcam in HTML5 |


I think the APi has been changed to:

The tutorial will be updated in a few moments to support it instead of the now-deprecated navigator.getUserMedia.



I updated the tutorial to reflect the new getUserMedia API that everyone should be using:

Thanks for bringing this to my attention :slight_smile:


How to stop video streaming completely


You can’t prevent the code from disabling your webcam. Is that what you are asking?


Hi, thanks for the article, however I’m not seeing the webcam in Firefox on Windows 7, just the grey box and the error warning. Works fine in Chrome.


What is the error you are seeing in Firefox?


Hi, my bad! Turns out it wasn’t working because the webcam was still in use in a Chrome browser whilst I was testing in FF!
In the hope of someone else not making the same stupid mistake, the error was ‘NotReadableError: Failed to allocate videosource’


Haha! That has bitten me so often. The error message could be more helpful in a case like this as well :stuck_out_tongue: