Browsers have come a long way over the years, and we are now able to achieve surprising results using all of the excellent new technologies often referred to as HTML5. However, generally speaking, audio still sucks. Thankfully, Google decided to create Web Audio API and make all our lives easier. The problem is that only the latest browsers support this new-fangled browser audio, so what are we to do?
The jQuery HTML5 Audio / Video Library
Speech Recognition Library – Annyang.js
Ejecta is like a Browser without the Browser. It’s specially crafted for Games and Animations. It has no DIVs, no Tables, no Forms – only Canvas and Audio elements. This focus makes it fast.
Open Source Audio Library – Wedge.JS
Wedge.js is a small audio library that provides HTML5 apps with low latency audio if available, and falls back to Buzz! If not.
ION.Sound – jQuery Plugin for Playing Sounds on Events
A free jQuery-plugin for playing sounds on events.
The HTML Audio Compatibility Layer – Audio5js