Mozilla is working to extend recording capabilities in the browser as well. Today Mozilla Labs has released an early version of a new add-on for Firefox - Rainbow - that will enable web developers to access local video and audio recording capabilities in the browser.While much of the emphasis on multimedia content on the web involves playback,
The add-on generates files that are encoded in open formats - Theora for video and Vorbis for audio in an Ogg container. These files are accessible in DOM using HTML5 APIs, which can be used to upload them to a server.
This pre-alpha version only works with the Firefox nightly builds on a Mac, although there are plans to add support for Windows and Linux. Also on the "to do" list will be live streaming of video feeds, as well as support for WebM/VP8 video encoding as an alternative to Ogg/Theora.
The code is available on GitHub.