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audio-context-polyfill

1.0.0 • Public • Published

AudioContext

Just code for one API by enjoying this polyfill for the Web Audio API at W3, following the upgrade path outlined at MDN.

Why this is useful

First, as the Web Audio API evolved, many method names were changed from what we find in older Chrome and Safari browsers (e.g. buffer.start() was bufferNode.noteOn()). Second, older browsers retained a vendor prefixed Audio Context method (e.g. window.AudioContext was window.webkitAudioContext).

Which browsers this will effect

Including this polyfill will improve your experience coding for Chrome 10-30, Firefox v23-25, Opera 15-16, Safari 6-7, iOS Safari 6-7, and potentially later versions of these browsers as well.

Examples of the Audio API

Let’s load a sound and autoplay it.

var
// create the audio context
context = new AudioContext(),
// create the http request
request = new XMLHttpRequest();
 
// request the MP3
request.open('GET', 'sound.mp3');
 
// request as an array buffer
request.responseType = 'arraybuffer';
 
// when the request loads
request.addEventListener('load', function () {
    // decode the array buffer
    context.decodeAudioData(request.response, function (buffer) {
        var
        // create the audio source
        source = context.createBufferSource(),
        // create the audio volume
        volume = context.createGainNode();
 
        // set the buffer to the audio source
        source.buffer = buffer;
 
        // set the volume to half
        volume.gain.value = 0.5;
 
        // connect the audio source to the audio volume
        source.connect(volume);
 
        // connect the audio volume to the output
        volume.connect(context.destination);
 
        // play the audio source
        source.start(0);
    });
});
 
// begin the request
request.send();

Install

npm i audio-context-polyfill

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