Would it be helpful if forcing the “video only mod”e would be exposed as a public method? (Currently it can only by switched off by setting the forceHSB flag to true.)
Please find the github repo for the project at https://github.com/WolframHempel/photobooth-js
Proprietary or not but Flash still fills this need better than anything out there and it is sad to see that the so called better alternative is still in such a dismal shape (even in the latest release version of browsers).
Right now, the implementations aren't perfect - and cross-browser support is definitely lacking. But ultimately, I think it's hard to argue that the end goal of having this stuff baked in to HTML and JS is better than relying on a proprietary 3rd-party plugin.
A few minor problems, though - it kind of slows the down the browser. Like a lot. I'm using a new Macbook Air and this thing is incredibly fast and has actually never slowed down on me once (and I really abuse it). Also, it seems like the image is kind of stretched. Maybe I'm getting fat and don't realize it. But all in all, excellent work. Would you consider putting it on GitHub and allowing people to contribute? I'd be first in line!
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