groupId property is a browsing-session unique
DOMString which identifies the group of devices which includes the source for the
MediaStreamTrack. This lets you determine what value was selected to comply with your specified constraints for this property's value as described in the
MediaTrackConstraints.groupId property you provided when calling either
If needed, you can determine whether or not this constraint is supported by checking the value of
MediaTrackSupportedConstraints.groupId as returned by a call to
MediaDevices.getSupportedConstraints(). However, typically this is unnecessary since browsers will simply ignore any constraints they're unfamiliar with.
var groupId = MediaTrackSettings.groupId;
DOMString whose value is a browsing-session unique identifier for a group of devices which includes the source of the track's contents. Two devices share the same group ID if they belong to the same physical hardware device. For example, a headset has two devices on it: a microphone which can serve as a source for audio tracks and a speaker which can serve as an output for audio.
The group ID is not usable across multiple browsing sessions. However, it can be used to ensure that audio input and output are both being performed on the same headset, for example, or to ensure that the built-in camera and microphone on a phone are being used for video conferencing purposes.
The actual value of the string, however, is determined by the source of the track, and there is no guarantee what form it will take, although the specification does recommend it be a GUID.
Since this property isn't stable across browsing sessions, its usefulness when calling
getUserMedia() is generally limited to ensuring that tasks performed during the same browsing session use devices from the same group (or that they don't use devices from the same group). There is no situation in which the groupId is useful when calling
applyConstraints(), since the value can't be changed.
|Media Capture and Streams
The definition of 'groupId' in that specification.
|Editor's Draft||Initial specification.|
|Feature||Chrome||Firefox (Gecko)||Internet Explorer||Opera||Safari|
|Basic support||(Yes)||No support||No support||(Yes)||?|
|Feature||Android||Android Webview||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||IE Mobile||Opera Mobile||Safari Mobile||Chrome for Android|
|Basic support||?||(Yes)||No support||No support||?||?||(Yes)|