Fibericon Fibericon - 2 months ago 33
Javascript Question

HTML5 record audio to file

What I ultimately want to do is record from the user's microphone, and upload the file to the server when they're done. So far, I've managed to make a stream to an element with the following code:

var audio = document.getElementById("audio_preview");

navigator.getUserMedia = navigator.getUserMedia || navigator.webkitGetUserMedia || navigator.mozGetUserMedia || navigator.msGetUserMedia;
navigator.getUserMedia({video: false, audio: true}, function(stream) {
audio.src = window.URL.createObjectURL(stream);
}, onRecordFail);

var onRecordFail = function (e) {

How do I go from that, to recording to a file?


There is a fairly complete recording demo available at:

It allows you to record audio in the browser, then gives you the option to export and download what you've recorded.

You can view the source of that page to find links to the javascript, but to summarize, there's a Recorder object that contains an exportWAV method, and a forceDownload method.