Mozilla has released the Firefox 25 yesterday, it brings some new feature, the most prominent is the Web Audio API support. Mozilla boasts that the Web Audio support added to the Firefox is a substantial upgrade to Web’s ability to process audio. Although previous Audio Data API has audio support the new API brings some new capabilities not possible with the previous one.
“Audio engineers can now build robust audio engines capable of outputting amazing soundscapes for people to enjoy. A few new features to highlight include positional audio and support for effects such as reverb, which can create immersive audio experiences on the Web, like never before.,” Mozilla wrote. The release makes it possible to finally build more advanced games and applications on the web.
Firefox is working on this for quite some time and thinks that this is the right time to enable it. To showcase the functionality Mozilla has collaborated with Goo Technologies who built an open source demo. The video is embedded below, try after upgrading to Firefox 25.
That is not the only new addition, the list of other features include:
- The find bar is no longer shared between tabs
- If away from Firefox for months, you now will be offered the option to reset it to its default state while preserving your essential information
- Resetting Firefox no longer clears your browsing session
- iframe document content can now be specified inline
- Blank or missing page thumbnails when opening a new tab
The release also includes security fixes. Download Firefox