Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New Google Chrome beta lets webcams go plugin-free, video chats don't use flash

Google has been talking up the prospects of integrating WebRTC into Chrome for the past several months.

You can now test this out by getting the latest beta of the very fast, WebKit-based web browser.

The upgrade uses WebRTC to let typical microphones and webcams talk to the browser without using a plugin like Flash or something similar (such as Microsoft Silverlight). Just to embrace this future of direct hardware support ever the more tightly, Google is also building in a gamepad programming interface that lets controllers tap into Chrome without having to rely on Native Client's magic.

For more info (such as more direct tie in with Google Cloud Print), check out the source link below.

Source: Google Chromium Blog , Google