Failing to use experimental getDisplayMedia

Fixed Issue #15960321


Wilhelm W.
Feb 15, 2018
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I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to use (the experimental) navigator.getDisplayMedia. I’ve tried two things: first, to play it in a local video tag, and secondly to send the mediastream across an RTCPeerConnection, none of which I have gotten to work. When exchanging the mediastream for one obtained through getUserMedia it works as expected.

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”

    • Any updates on this? Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.

    • Sorry for pinging again. I can still reproduce the issue with Edge 41.16299.248.0, any updates on this?

    • Any updates?

    • Chrome and Firefox have non-standard ways of supporting screen sharing which work well. This tracker: is still true since the getDisplayMedia API (according to the standard) is not in place in any other browsers yet. Edge could lead the way here as the first major browser to support the standard! But if not, a non-standard means would at least keep Edge at par with other major browsers.

    • I did some more testing on the latest weekly build (Edge 42.17134.1.0 , EdgeHTML 17.17134) and found that it now works as expected. Excited to see this launch in the next stable release.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

    • Hi Wilhelm,

      Thank you for giving an update.  I apologize for the delay and not responding sooner.  The lead developer in this area told me to re-test in a build greater than or equal to 17120.  I appreciate you doing that for me.  :)

      Thanks again for submitting this.  We review the tickets when then come in, even though we don’t always respond immediately.


    • Thank you for your reply Steven. I’m glad to have this confusion cleared out.

      For what it’s worth, it would have greatly helped to have the information you were provided relayed to us, especially given that the issue was bumped by people having similar issues :)

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